Synthetic Bioengineering Research Group

Manipulating microbial functionality through advanced analyses of individual cells and populations

Microorganisms such as bacteria and yeasts are unicellular organisms that play a crucial role in bioengineering and biotechnology. A big challenge is, however, analyzing their functions at the individual cell level and further controlling their collective performance at the population level. Interactions between microbes make the system more complicated.

To address this challenge, our lab develops new technologies for precisely analyzing microbial functions and dynamics at both single-cell and population levels. Using interdisciplinary approaches combining molecular biology, ecology, and informatics, we aim to advance biotechnologies that enable bioeconomy.