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Bioresource Production Science Major

In the Shikoku region, agricultural and livestock industries have developed by taking advantage of the complicated geographical features on Shikoku Island. The industries cover a wide range such as the horticultural production of vegetables and ornamental plants in open fields as well as under structure; the production of citrus fruits; aquaculture fisheries in the inland sea and coastal areas; forestry; and animal husbandry. This course is intended to enhance the level of fundamental research and develop applied technology for the production and management of plant and animal resources.

Bioresource Production Science Department

To achive the educational goals of this course, study and research is developed for each of the four fields of study listed below.

Plant Resource Production

This Chair is intended to train specialists who would have full knowledge about rationalizing qualitative and quantitative improvement of the production of field crops, fruits and vegetables, ornamental plants and forestry and forestry products as well as plant idioplasm.

EH : Ehime University KG : Kagawa University KC : Kochi University

Professor (Affiliation) Research Field Main Subject
ARAKI Takuya (EH) Crop Science Ecophysiological studies on dry matter production and yield of crops
ICHIE Tomoaki (KC) Tree ecophysiology Ecophysiological responses to environmental stresses in tropical and temperate trees
UENO Hideto (EH) Soil Science and Plant Nutrition Dynamics of soil nutrients and agroecological soil management for sustainable agriculture
OKUDA Nobuyuki (KG) Vegetable Horticulture Development regulation of vegetable raising of superior strain
KATAOKA Keiko (EH) Horticultural Science of Vegetables and Ornamentals Developmental physiology of vegetables and ornamentals
KAMIYA Koichi(EH) Forest Genetics Molecular population genetics and conservation genetics of forest organisms
KAYA Hidetaka (EH) Plant Molecular Biology Plant Molecular genetics and physiology
KOBAYASHI Kappei (EH) Plant Molecular Biology and Virology Molecular biology of plant viruses, plant-virus interactions and plant pathogenesis
TOYOTA Masanori (KG) Crop Ecophysiology Ecophysiology and morphology on yield determination of crops
BEPPU Kenji (KG) Pomology Reproductive physiology of fruit trees
MIYAZAKI Akira (KC) Crop Science Yield production and physiology in field crops
MOCHIOKA Ryosuke (KG) Pomology Wild grape
Plant and Animal Production under Structure

This chair is concerned with the fields of study for understanding basic problems about the improvement of productivity by creating artificial environments such as greenhouses, and the technological examination of agricultural facilities, along with environmental and behavioral characteristics of plants and animals.

Professor (Affiliation) Research Field Main Subject
ARIMA Seiichi (EH) Agrocultural Machinery and Mechatoronics Development of agricultural machinery and robot for intelligent bioproduction system
KAWANO Toshio (KC) Post-harvest Process Engineering Processing, handling and distribution technology for agricultural products
SUZUKI Yasushi (KC) Forest Engineering Logging cable system, Forest operation system, Forest road, Effects of forest operation to residual stands, Woody biomass
TAKAHASHI Noriko (EH) Postharvest Engineering and Technology Development of storage technique on improvement of quality for agricultural products
TAKEMURA Takejiro (KG) Horticultural Plant Breeding Utilization and genetic improvement of horticultural plant resources. Genetic improvement and environmental control for flower color expression
TAKAYAMA Kotaro (EH) Plant diagnostic engineering Measurement and analysis of plant biological information for plant diagnosis in agricultural plant production
HATOU Kenji (EH) Information Systems for Plant Factory Research on measurement and artificial intelligence for smart agriculture
MORI Makito (KC) Applied Meteorology Climatological studies on agricultural ecosystems
WADA Hiroshi (EH) Plant Biophysics/Biochemistry Environmental plant physiology using single-cell analyses combined water relations with mass spectrometry
Aquaculture and Livestock Production

This chair provides instruction and research programs concerning the culture, propagation (reproduction), feeding, pathology and environment of aquatic life and domestic animals from the integrated viewpoint of biology, chemistry and physics.

Professor (Affiliation) Research Field Main Subject
IKEJIMA Kou (KC) Coastal and Fisheries Ecology Ecology and Conservation of coastal ecosystems and fisheries resources
IMAJOH Masayuki (KC) Fish Pathology Studies on epidemiology and prevention of fish diseases caused by viruses, bacteria and parasites
EDASHIGE Keisuke (KC) Applied Cryobiology Studies on the cryobiological property of gametes and embryos Development of cryopreservation methods for gametes and embryos
KAWASAKI Kiyonori (KG) Animal Nutrition Study of the effects of using underutilized resources and insect into feed on the nutritional and physiological responses of animals ( i.e. rabbits, pigs, and poultry)
GOTO Rie (EH) Fish Reproductive Physiology and Aquaculture Studies of developmental biotechnology and reproductive physiology in aquaculture species
SAITO Taiju (EH) Aquaculture, developmental engineering Development of an efficient aquaculture technology by using developmental engineering methods
SEKI Shingo (KC) Fish Genetics and Breeding Science Fish genetics and breeding science, Conservation genetics in fish
TAKAGI Motohiro (EH) Fish Breeding and Conservation Genetics Studies on fish breeding and conservation genetics
TACHIBANA Tetsuya (EH) Poultry Nutritional Physiology Studies on the bioactive molecules related to growth and behavior of chickens
FUKADA Haruhisa (KC) Fish Nutritional Physiology Studies on hormonal regulation of growth and digestion in fish
MASUMOTO Toshiro (KC) Fish Physiology and Biochemistry Studies on bioavailability and physiological roles of nutrients in Fish
MIURA Takeshi (EH) Fish Reproductive Physiology Development of a new efficient aquaculture system based on reproductive physiology, and study on insect feed for aquaculture and its physiological function for fish and shellfish
Bioresource Economics

The research and instruction field of this chair is the following: farm, forest, and fishing ground management, including business analysis and planning of farm, forest, and fishing ground operation, and marketing of fruits, vegetables, livestock, timber, and fishery products; resource economics, including effective use of biotic resources as production factors, energies and green resources; and social economic field, including policies and strategies closely related to farm, forest, and fishing ground management, and domestic and international marketing of agricultural, forest and fishery products.

Professor (Affiliation) Research Field Main Subject
ICHIKAWA Masahiro (KC) Rural Resource Management Studies on resource uses, livelihood, society and culture in rural areas in Japan and Asia
TAKENOUCHI Naruhito (EH) Fisheries management and business Study on economics and management theories of the sustainable development in the fisheries and fishing village.
TSUBAKI Shinich (EH) Agricultural policy Agricultural structure policy, Perspective of Paddy Fields Agriculture, Large Scale Farming, Group Farming
MATSUOKA Atsushi (EH) Resources and Environmental Management Economical studies on management and preservation of agricultural land
MORIGUCHI Kai (KC) Forest Planning and Management Optimal long-term forest resources management strategies, including harvesting schedule, land use zoning, and subsidy policy
YAMAMOTO Kazuhiro(EH) Farm management Studies on the Agricultural Structures in Rural Economy from Economic and Managerial Perspective

Applied Bioresource Science Major

The processing and storage of agricultural produce, or more specifically its effective use, is a growing sector important for the national economy and is also a means of meeting diverse social needs for agricultural products. There is an increasing need for basic research and education in the development of new biochemical technology. This course aims to apply that basic reseach and education.

Applied Bioresource Science Department

To achieve the educational goals of this course, study and research is developed for each of the two fields of study listed below.

Food Science

This chair is concerned with the field of study for understanding the utilization process of food from its production to ingestion. Chemistry, physics, nutrition hygienics, manufacturing of agricultural products and aquatic products, and applied microbiology of food as well as applied biochemistry including morphology, structure, and functions of tissue contents and cell organellae are studied.

Professor (Affiliation) Research Field Main Subject
ADACHI Kohsuke (KC) Marine Biotechnology Biochemical investigation for more efficient utilizationof fisheries products(fisheries waste, deep-sea animals and etc)
OGAWA Masahiro (KG) Food Protein Chemistry Structure-function analysis of food proteins and their functional development
KASHIWAGI Takehiro (KC) Food Functional Chemistry Isolation and identification of functional compounds in foods, agricultural products, and medical plants
KAWAMURA Osamu (KG) Food Hygiene Development and application of immunological methods for mycotoxins, and toxicolgy and human exposure of mycotoxins
KISHIDA Taro (EH) Nutrition Studies on nutritional and physiological effects of food components, especially non-nutrient
SHIMAMURA Tomoko (KC) Food Chemistry Studies on reaction of food components, food functionality, and food analysis
TAKATA Goro (KG) Applied Enzymology Production of Rare Sugar from bio-resources using microbial and enzymatic reactions
MATSUO Tatsuhiro (KG) Nutrition Effects of diets and exercises on metabolism and physiological function in mammals
MARUYAMA Koutatsu (EH) Community Health and Nutrition The approaches of nutritional epidemiology to do research on the association between dietary habits ( and nutrient intakes, eating behaviors, and eating foods with function claims) and human health
MORIOKA Katsuji (KC) Fisheries Chemistry Studies on post‐harvest science and technology of fish and fisheries products, Studies on more efficient utilization of fish
MORIMOTO Kenji (KG) Applied Enzymology Production of various rare sugars using microbial and enzymatic reactions.
YONEKURA Lina (KG) Food Chemistry Bioavailability, metabolism and function of bioactive compounds
WATANABE Akira (KG) Microbial Biochemistry Studies on biological characteristics of basidiomycetous mushrooms
WATANABE Seiya (EH) Biochemistry Identification and bioindustrial application of enzymes involved in novel metabolic pathway from microorganisms
Bioresource Science for Manufacturing

This chair gives the student various types of instruction and research programs concerning the fields of chemistry, biochemistry and biotechnology as a base of production of plant and animal resources as well as application of knowledge about the use of economic resources from the viewpoint of chemistry, physics, physiology and biochemistry.

Professor (Affiliation) Research Field Main Subject
AKITA Mitsuru (EH) Applied Molecular Cell Biology Protein transport and metabolite transport in plant organelles
AKIYAMA Koichi (EH) Genetic engineering in fungi Molecular biology and recombinant protein production in Fusarium oxysporum
ASHIUCHI Makoto (KC) Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Development of Multi-functional Bionanomaterials and Their Applications
ICHIURA Hideaki (KC) Material Chemistry of Forest Resources Material Chemistry for utilization of forest resources
ICHIMURA Kazuya (KG) Plant Stress Signaling Biotic and abiotic stress signal transduction in plants
ITOH Kazutaka (EH) Forest Chemistry Chemistry for utilization of forest resources
OHNISHI Kouhei (KC) Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Molecular analysis of virulence factor secretion systems in plant and animal pathogenic bacteria
KAWADA Miyuki (EH) Molecular Microbiology Biochemistry and molecular biology of membrane transporters
KIMURA Yoshio (KG) Physiology of microorganisms Studies on environmental adaptation in bacteria
SAKURABA Haruhiko (KG) Enzyme Engineering Structure-function analysis of enzymes from extremophiles and development of their application
SATO Masashi (KG) Bioactive Natural Products Chemistry Bio-organic chemistry of natural bioactive substances
SUEYOSHI Noriyuki (KG) Molecular and Cellular Biology Signal transduction mediated by protein phosphorylation and dephosphorylation
SUGAHARA Takuya (EH) Animal Cell Technology Screening and application of biofunctional substances from foodstuffs.
SUGIMOTO Hiroyuki (EH) Physics of Wood and Engineered wood Development of the novel wood and wood based materials
SUGIMORI Masatoshi (EH) Wood Science and Technology Wood Quality
SUGIYAMA Yasunori (KG) Animal Cell Biology Molecular mechanisms of biological phenomena and disease in mammalian cells and animals
SUZUKI Toshisada (KG) Biomass Chemistry Organic chemistry, biosynthesis, biodegradation and utilization of wood components
SEKITO Takayuki (EH) Genetic engineering of microorganism Molecular mechanism and regulation of intracellular transport
TANAKA Naotaka (KG) Cell biology Functional analysis of the Golgi apparatus and its application to protein production
TABUCHI Mitsuaki (KG) Applied Molecular Cell Biology Analysis of the regulatory mechanism of sphingolipid metabolism using yeast and functional analysis of plant pathogen effectors using yeast expression system
TEBAYASHI Shinichi (KC) Bioactive chemistry Organic chemical studies on bioactive chemicals from natural occurring: eg. isolation and identification of medical agents from folklore medical plants. Screening for pesticidal agents form natural occurring
NISHI Kosuke (EH) Molecular pharmacology of bioactive compounds Functional molecular analysis of naturally occurring and synthetic bioactive compounds
NISHIWAKI Hisashi (EH) Bioorganic chemistry Structure-activity relationship and mode of action of bioactive substances
NOMURA Mika (KG) Molecular Plant Nutrition Physiology and molecular biology in plant-microbe interaction
FUKADA Kazuhiro (KG) Biophysical Chemistry Physical chemistry on biological amphiphile, monosaccharide, and colloidal materials
FUKAHORI Shuji (EH) Paper Science Development of high-performance paper
FURUMOTO Toshio (KG) Plant Functional Chemistry Bioorganic chemistry on natural products and their biosynthesis in plants
MURAMATSU Hisashi (KC) Applied Microbiology Screening, characterization, and application of micobial enzymes
YANAGITA Ryo(KG) Bioorganic chemistry Structure-activity relationship study and analog development of natural organic compounds
YAMAUCHI Satoshi (EH) Chemistry and Utilization of Bioresources Synthetic Organic Chemistry for research about function and effective utilization of bioresources
WAKAMATSU Taisuke (KC) Biomolecular functional science Structure-function analyses of function-unknown proteins

Life Environment Conservation Science Major

The increasing world population and consumption of natural resources has reached an unprecedented level, to the extent that the limits of global resources, and human existence and activities are now recognized. Conservation and efficient use of the environment, the base for bioresource production and human existence, are major issues for agriculture. This course provides education and research based on engineering and ecological methods.

Life Environment Conservation Science Department

To achieve the educational goals of this course, study and research is developed for each of the two fields of study listed below.

Land Conservation and Irrigation Engineering

Using physical and technological methods, students study the consolidation, maintenance and improvement of varrious geographical features such as forests, cultivated land, shores and coastal waters, along with the rationalization of water use, and maintenance and development of facilities related to water use.

Professor (Affiliation) Research Field Main Subject
IHARA Masaru (KC) Environmental toxicology, Environmental microbiology Research about the adverse effect of trace chemicals on aquatic organicism; occurrence of the health-related water microbiology and their source; and water-based epidemiology.
OUE Hiroki (EH) Hydrometeorology for Environmental Science Micrometeorology of the plant canopy under chaging environment, hydrological processes in forest and farmland watersheds, irrigation and drainage and integrated agricultural water use management
KUME Takashi (EH) Soil hydrology Study on water and solute transport in soil of irrigated land
KOBAYASHI Noriyuki (EH) Geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering Application of rehabilitation engineering for Hydraulic Structures
SAKAMOTO Jun (KC) Urban Planning and Disaster Management Urban planning in an Era of Declining Population
SASAHARA Katsuo (KC) Erosion and Sediment Control, Landslide Engineering Early warning system against Landslide, Landslide disaster due to climate change
SATO Shushi (KC) Water Use and Environmental Engineering The overall engineering research for achieving the management of water environment and infrastructure in river basin
HARA Tadashi (KC) Geotechnical enginering Research on soil dynamics and liquefaction. Development of environmentally and low cost civil structures using natural materials such as wood and stone
HARUTA Shinsuke (EH) Rural Resources Management for Environmental Preservation Improvement and Management of Water Quality and Resources in Rural Area
YAMASHITA Naoyuki (EH) Water Environmental Engineering Study on securing of sanitary safety water environment
Environmental Science

This chair provides instruction and research programs concerning the basic study and applied technology about the structure and function of various ecosystems ranging from the terrestrial land to the seas, along with environmental changes caused by the human activities, and conservation and management of life environments.

Professor (Affiliation) Research Field Main Subject
AKIMITSU Kazuya (KG) Molecular Plant Pathology Molecular biology of plant microbe interactions.
ADACHI Masao (KC) Aquatic Environmental Science Biology, physiology and ecology of harmful algal blooms
ISHIBASHI Hiroshi (EH) Ecotoxicology/ Molecular toxicology Studies on ecotoxicological effects of environmental contaminants in animals/ Studies on disruption mechanism of nuclear receptor signaling pathway by environmental contaminants
ICHIMI Kazuhiko (KG) Biological and Chemical Processes in Coastal Ecosystems Biological and chemical processes in estuarine and coastal ecosystems
ITO Katsura (KC) Insect Ecology Ecology of herbivorous insects and mites
ITO Fuminori (KG) Insect Ecology Behavior and ecology of social insects
UENO Daisei (KC) Plant Nutrition and Physiology Analysis on mechanisms of mineral transport in plants
OBAYASHI Yumiko (EH) Marine molecular ecology/ Biogeochemistry Biogeochemical cycles and related microbial ecology in marine environment
KAWASHIMA Ayato (EH) Environmental Science for Industry Development of analysis and treatment technologies for chemical substances in the environment and effective utilization technologies of biomass
KANG Yumei (KC) Soil Environmental Science Mechanism of soil pollution and rehabilitation of contaminated soil
KIBA Akinori (KC) Phytopathology Analysis of plant immunity and disease development
GOMI Kenji (KG) Plant Pathology Signal transduction on plant-microbe interaction
SUZUKI Noriyuki (EH) Environmental Sciences Studies on multimedia fate and transport of chemicals in regional to global scales
SUZUKI Noriyuki (KC) Insect Ecology Evolution and community of insects
TAKAHASHI Shin (EH) Environmental Analytical Chemistry/ Environmental Chemistry Ecotoxicology/ Resources Recycling Engineering Studies on development of analytical methods, elucidation of emission sources and environmental behaviors, and assessment of ecological effects for persistent bioaccumulative and toxic substances
TAKEUCHI Ichiro (EH) Ecosystem Conservation/ Marine Ecology Studies on the structure, mechanism and conservation methods of the shallow water ecosystem
TADA Kuninao (KG) Biological and chemical oceanography Biological and chemical studies on biophilic element cycling in coastal food web
TATARAZAKO Norihisa (EH) Ecotoxicology/ Environmental Risk ecotoxicity/ evaluation of environmental risk/ microplastics/ endocrine disruptors
HIKICHI Yasufumi (KC) Plant Pathology Analysis on pathogenicity mechanisms of plant pathogens and responses of host plants
MORITSUKA Naoki (KC) Soil science and plant nutrition Dynamics of fertilizer elements in agroecosystems for sustainable agriculture
YAENO Takashi(EH) Plant Pathology Molecular biology of plant-microbe interactions
YASUI Yukio (KG) Evolutionary Ecology Evolution of female multiple mating or polyandry, Evolutionary bet-hedging
YAMAGUCHI Haruo (KC) Aquatic mictobial physiology and ecology Ecology and physiology of aquatic microorganisms including harmful algae
YAMAGUCHI Hitomi(KG) Coastal Oceanography and Biogeochemistry Analysis of material cycle and energy flow in coastal ecosystems
YAMADA Yoshihiro(KG) Limnology Biogeochemistry Analysis of the material cycling and ecosystem structure in the watershed. Research for the water environment in the region whit small precipitation. Development of the environment assessment method by the multiple tracers
YOSHITOMI Hiroyuki (EH) Entomology Systematics and taxonomy of Insects, conservation of biodiversity

Rendai Adjunct Professor

Professor Responsibilities
MURPHY, Dennis Roy Teaching English for Scientific Writing and Presentations I & Ⅱ, Proofreading English papers, Research Ethics Educations, Consultaion support for international students