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YASUKAWA Hiro

Professor

Affiliation

[Master's Program] Biological Sciences
[Doctoral Program] Fundamental and Applied Sciences

Specialties

Molecular microbiology

My Areas of Research

Whole genome analysis of the brain-eating amoeba N. fowleri

Analysis of the BLUF-containing proteins encoded by the pathogenic amoebae Naegleria fowleri.
Whole genome analysis of N. fowleri showed that it encodes two BLUF-containing proteins, suggesting that the pathogenic organism exhibits a photoresponse. Analysis of photoresponse has not been conducted for N. fowleri, but we should start such an investigation for public health prevention.

My Teaching Philosophy

The quest of excellence is a state of mind. I can support students who have the passion to be the first and the unique.

Laboratory URL
http://www.edu.iwate-u.ac.jp/rika/biology/MolMicrobiol/hiro.html

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