Reports on the current activity by "Young Initiative Researchers" employed under the “Initiative for the Promotion of Young Scientists’ Independent Research” program funded by Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology commissioned by the MEXT from FY2007 to 2011.


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【 External Fund 】


▼ Grants in Aid for Scientic Research by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS)


<Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(A)>
Ryusuke Niwa(representative):H25.4-H28.3
 "Functional analysis of noppera-bo, a gene regulating cholesterol metabolism and homeostasis"


▼ Japan Science and Technology Agency, Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO)


<2012 Research Grants>

Ryusuke Niwa(representative):H24.10-H28.3
"Towards an understanding of the inter-organ humoral factor network that controls developmental homeostasis"



▼ Other Government Fundings


<The Naito Foundation Natural Science Scholarship Year 2012>

Ryusuke Niwa(representative):H24.10-H26.9
"Elucidation of hormone networks controlling steroid hormone biosynthesis and their role in animal growth"


<2012 Research Grants, Inamori Foundation>

Kenji Miura (representative):H24.4-H25.3
"Epigenetic regulation through plant specific PHD domain in the SUMO E3 ligase SIZ1"


<2012 Research Grants, Inamori Foundation>

Shunsuke Yaguchi (representative):H24.4-H25.3
"Function and formation of the apical tuft presented at the anterior end of the sea urchin embryo."


<Joint research grant of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (2012)>

Kenta Tanaka (representative):H24.4-H25.3
"Demographic parameter modeling in continuous environmental gradients."