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¡Labolatory Concepts

Microorganisms still have many unknown features and properties even when human genome analysis has been completely achieved. Some microorganisms are harmful to human lives whereas some of them contribute much to our survival on the earth. Microorganisms are counterparts of human beings and any other organisms that constitute the living world. Why not take a scientific look at the microbial world with us by means of biological and chemical procedures.

¡What's new?

In 21st century, we are facing various problems concerning food, environment and energy. Fungal and viral infection will become one of the most serious diseases in addition to bacterial infection and cancer that have to be hopefully conquered in this century. In our laboratories, we are developing biologically active molecules either by screening through microbial secondary metabolites or by structural modifications of natural products of microbial and plant origin in order to deal with these problems. We have special interest in understanding the mechanisms of their actions at the molecular level. 


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