PHYSIOLOGICAL GENETICS, THE NIWA LAB, UT
The Niwa lab, the Physiological Project in TARA Center, University of Tsukuba, is investigating interorgan communications for reproduction (germline stem cells), energy homeostasis (sugar metabolism, lipid metabolism), developmental timing, and parasitism. The main model organisms are the fruit fly Drosophila and its parasitoid wasps.
筑波大学 生存ダイナミクス研究センター 生理遺伝学研究プロジェクト（丹羽プロジェクト）は、生殖（特に生殖幹細胞）、エネルギーホメオスタシス（特に糖代謝と脂質代謝）、幼体から大人への発育タイミング、そして寄生を調節する臓器連関を、ショウジョウバエなどの昆虫を主材料として追究しています。
2019-11-14-15: RN gave an invited talk at Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation, Gunma University
2019-11-05: We organized a TARA seminar by Dr. Takayuki Kuraishi (Kanazawa University) about Drosophila innate immunity. See a poster.
2019-09-30: Imura-kun's preprint of the Corazonin-PTTH axis is open at Cell Press Sneak Peak.
2019-09-27: Inaba-san's preprint of the crystallographic analysis of Noppera-bo is open at bioRxiv.
2019-09-26: RN gave a lecture for students at Tsuchiura Nihon University Secondary School. 土浦日大中等教育学校サイトでの紹介
2019-09-15: Dr. Wei Sun (Chongqing University, China) joined our lab as an international visiting scientist.
2019-09-12-14: Hoshino-kun, Kurogi-kun and RN attended the annual meeting of Zoological Society of Japan at Osaka.
2019-08-31: Summer Lab BBQ
2019-07-13: RN gave an invited talk at the Cell Death Meeting, Tokyo.
2019-07-12: RN gave an invited talk at the HFSP Alumni Meeting, Tsukuba.
2019-07-08: RN gave an invited talk at a Research Report at Southwest University, Chongqing, China.
2019-07-05: RN gave an invited talk at the 4th International Conference of Insect Genomics (ICIG) and the 7th International Symposium on Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IPBMB), Chongqing, China.
2019-07-01: RN gave an invited talk at the 4th Insect Hormone Workshop, Kolymbari (Crete), Greece.
2019-06-28: RN gave an invited talk at an Ad-Hoc seminar at MRC London, UK.
2019-12-04: RN will give an invited talk at MBSJ 2019, Fukuoka.
2020-01: Imura-kun and Yoshinari-kun will attend the Asian-Pacific Drosophila Research Conference, India.
2020-09-9-11: RN will organize the 15th Japanese Drosophila Research Conference（日本ショウジョウバエ研究集会）at Tsukuba.
2020-12: RN will give an invited talk at Pacifichem 2020, Hawaii, USA.