TOKUJI Yoshihiko Associate Professor

Theme1. Elucidation of components that alleviate rice allergy 2. Shoot re-differentiation in azuki

My DreamI want to make tasty and healthy crops


Research Department/Department of Human Sciences/Division of Natural Sciences and Physical Education/Section of Natural Sciences and Physical EducationCenter for Industry-University Collaboration/共同利用設備ステーション長
Field Food Science, Plant Physiology, Molecular Biology
Keyword totipotency, DNA methylation, Arabidopsis thaliana, rice, azuki, allergy


<Food Science>
Active components of rice varieties that are less likely to cause allergic symptoms

<Plant Science>
Mechanism of shoot re-differentiation in Arabidopsis and azuki. Aiming for applications in transformation and genome editing.

List of current research topics

  • Research on the molecular structure of rice allergy symptom-reducing components.
  • Studies on shoot re-differentiation in azuki
  • Relationship between loss of shoot re-differentiation potential and DNA methylation in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Related industries Food industry, Agriculture
Academic degree Ph.D. (Science)
Self introduction

I have studied totipotency of plant cells, and have also used transcriptomic and metabolomic methods to evaluate and explore the functionality of food products. My hobbies are fishing and music.

Room addressGeneral Research Building 1
Room numberN1302-2
Mail address tokuji atmark