Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology
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Let Us Unlock the Power of Life.
Faculty of Bioenvironmental Science, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology
Professor Yoshihisa Yano
My Laboratory analyzes functional components of foods that are effective against lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. For example, we discovered that burdock leaves have a functional component that suppresses the absorption of sugar, suggesting that burdock may have applications in the prevention of diabetes. This line of research possesses great potential for contributing to the field of health sciences as it pursues not only the application of foods but also the powers held by various lifeforms including genes, microorganisms and plants. I want our students to enjoy challenging projects related with the investigation of life itself.