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。詳しくは RESEACH をご覧ください。

Upcoming Schedule

2024 Apr: An invited talk (RN) at EMBL symposia "Organismal Physiology" (Heidelberg, Germany)

2023 Oct: An invited talk (RN) at The 27t European Drosophila Research Conference (EDRC2023) (Lyon, France)

2023 Sep: An invited talk (YK) at 日本昆虫学会@佐賀

2023 Sep: A talk (YSN) at 第69回トキシンシンポジウム@京都

Past Schedule

2023 Aug: YS gave oral presentations at「腸と腸外組織コミュニケーション」研究会@名古屋

2023 July: RN and TK gave oral presentations at the 6th Asian-Pacific Drosophila Research Conference (APDRC6) (Cairns, Australia)

2023 July: RN gave an invited talk at the 20th-anniversary symposium of the Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL) (Singapore)

2023 June: NO, YK, EK, and YM gave presentations at the International Insect Hormone Workshop 2023 (Riverside, California, USA)

2022 Dec: TK, YSN, and NO gave a talk; NO and RN organized workshops at MBSJ2022 (Makuhari, Chiba)

2022 Nov: RN gave a presentation at the international symposium "Totipotency and Germ Cell Development" (Fukuoka)

2022 Nov: RN gave an invited talk ソフトバイオ研究会2022 招待講演 (Akita)

2022 Oct: RN gave an invited talk at the workshop "Insect Reproductive Molecules and Their Mechanisms: Bringing New Tools and Ideas for  Agriculture" (Jerusalem, Israel)

2022 Oct: RN gave a talk at 食欲・食嗜好を形成する感覚・内分泌・神経基盤研究会(online)

2022 Sep: Fifteen people from our group attended the 15th Japan Drosophila Research Conference (JDRC15) at Nagoya University.

2022 Sep:  HM, YK, and RN attended the 93rd annual meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan日本動物学会)at Waseda University.

2022 July: RN gave an invited talk at the International Congress of Entomology.

2021 December: RN gave an invited talk at Pacifichem 2021 online.

2021 December: A review article by Hoshino-kun was published in Frontiers in Physiology. DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2021.785435

2021 September: A review article by Kurogi-kun was published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2021.715029

2021 September: We organized the 14th Japan Drosophila Research Conference (JDRC14).  We thank all of the 356 Drosophilists for attending the conference!

2021 August: Yoshinari-kun's paper was published in Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-25146-w

2021 June: 内閣府系サイトで紹介してもらいました。サイト

2021 May: Mizuno-kun's paper was published in DGD! DOI: 10.1111/dgd.12733

2021 April: 岡本直樹助教、令和3年度科学技術分野の文部科学大臣表彰若手科学者受賞 プレスリリース