About Bioscience and Biotechnology Center

The Bioscience and Biotechnology Center (NUBBC) has been established since April 2003, with the purpose of elucidating the more advanced biological functions in higher plants and animals at biochemical and molecular biological levels. Bioresource of rice mutant lines and of freshwater fish stocks is another important subject. Further, biotechnological approach is used for the application of fundamental research of bioscience. The center comprises the Fundamental and Incubation Division, the Developmental and Applied Division, together with seven related laboratories.

NUBBC cooperates with the Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences and the Graduate school of Sciences in research and educational activities, especially in Department of Bioengineering Sciences and Division of Biological Sciences under a joint program.

1. Organization and staff

BBC is composed of two divisions: Fundamental and Incubation Division and Developmental and Applied Division. The former division has three laboratories, and the latter division has four laboratories. We have two positions for visiting professors, one for a Japanese visiting professor that has a one-year tenure, and another for a foreign visiting professor/research fellow that has a three- to twelve-months' tenure.

Division Professor Associate
Fundamental and Incubation 3 3 - - 6
Developmental and Applied 3 3 1 2 9
Total 6 6 1 2 15

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