Program Overview

Chief
Biosciences Major
Masamichi Ikeguchi
The Department of Biosciences was established in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering in April 2020. This department replaced the Department of Bioinformatics, which was established in 2003. The previous department focused its graduate education on both life sciences and information sciences, whereas this new department will expand and cover four fields of study in the life sciences: Biomolecular sciences, Cellular biosciences, Bioinformation sciences, and Functional biosciences.

Our department offers both master’s and doctoral programs. In the master’s program, students are expected to conduct research in laboratories across four major fields: Biomolecular sciences, Cellular biosciences, Bioinformation sciences, and Functional biosciences. Students can develop knowledge in a wide range of areas, including biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, molecular and cellular biology, glycobiology, virology, immunology, neuroscience, bionanotechnology, and bioelectronics. Students can also choose to study common subjects such as technical writing, instrumental analysis, intellectual property, and technology and entrepreneurship. We provide guidance in cutting-edge research in life science and technology. In the doctoral program, students conduct research in one of 10 laboratories toward their degrees to pursue professional careers. In this way, we aim to raise scientists who have a basic understanding in the fundamental workings of life and skills in biological research.

Our professors and students are committed to advancing research in the new era of biology and technology to support the future of humanity.