Bio-System Research Group

Design of bioactive compound and its production platform: From molecules to individuals

Our mission is to create the production platform for bioactive compounds through synthetic biology approaches, as well as exploring unknown biomolecules which function on social behavior of insects.

  • Fermentation production of bioactive compounds by bacteria, yeasts and fungi
  • Design of metabolic and biosynthetic pathways to improve production
  • Mining and design of biosynthetic pathways by AI technologies like LLM etc
  • Protein engineering by using peptide ligation for improvement of stability and function
  • Development of technology for producing anti-carbohydrate antibodies
  • Analysis of the molecular basis for social systems using social insects
  • Elucidation of advanced and specific biological functions with a focus on sociality