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。

Twitter: @TsukubaNiwaLab

News 2021

2022 April: Hira-san and Yamaguchi-kun join the lab. Welcome!

Up-coming Schedule

2022 July: RN will give an invited talk at the International Congress of Entomology 2020, Finland, which is postponed to 2022.

Past Schedule

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: A paper by Dr. Hajime Ono at Kyoto University was published in Journal of Insect Physiology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2021.104294

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

2021 April: Matsumura-san, Shi-san, Abe-kana-san, Mori-san, and Rai-san join the lab. Welcome!

2021 May 31: RN gave an invited talk at KEK (online). Info.

2021 June 17-18: RN and YSN gave presentations at the online JSDB meeting. RN's presentation was selected as the best 12 presentations.

2021 June 28-30: RN gave a talk at the International Insect Hormone Virtual Workshop 21 (online).

2021 July 23: YY gave a talk at the 7th Worldwide Insect Neuropeptide Collective (WINC).

2021 September 02-04: RN, RH, YK, and YM attended 日本動物学会第92回大会(online).

2021 September 09-10: RN gave a talk at 第67回トキシンシンポジウム.

2021 September 13-15: YSN, TM, YY, TK, YK, RH, YM, AK, MA, and AW gave presentations at the 14th Japan Drosophila Research Conference.

2021 September 27: RN gave an invited talk at 第6回食欲・食嗜好の分子・神経基盤研究会.

2021 December 1-3: NO, AW, TM, YY, YSN, and RN gave presentations at the annual Molecular Biology Society Meeting at Yokohama. RN also organized the Tomizawa-foundation special workshop.