Laboratory for Transcriptome Technology


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1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045


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The team develops technologies to comprehensively analyze function and regulation of the genome, with particular emphasis on non-coding regions and with particular interest in non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) identification and comprehensively functional characterization. We develop technologies to explore regulatory interactions of ncRNAs within cells, with particular emphasis on the interaction of ncRNAs with chromatin, retrotransposition and ncRNAs having a role in the regulation of protein synthesis. Additional efforts are dedicated to standardize of transcriptome technologies like the cap-analysis gene expression (CAGE), which is essential for accurate quantitative applications, including identification of novel biomarkers and drug target candidates.



2023/09/25 Dr. Pauline Robbe, Research Scientist of the Laboratory for Transcriptome Technology, received Hamblin Prize 2023 at the UK CLL Forum
2023/07/31 Dr. Pauline Robbe, Research Scientist of the Laboratory for Transcriptome Technology, received the JSH Best Symposium Award Diamond
2022/11/11 Whole-genome sequencing of chronic lymphocytic leukemia identifies subgroups with distinct biological and clinical features
2022/07/26 DNA recombinations are widespread in human genomes and are implicated in both development and disease
2020/11/02 Researchers discover mechanism that allows SINEUPs to amplify protein production
2020/07/28 RNA biology provides the key to cell identity and health
2020/02/25 New RNA mapping technique shows how RNA interacts with chromatin in the genome
2019/12/20 Why map every cell in the human body?
2019/11/15 Could cytotoxic T-cells be a key to longevity?
2019/07/04 Italian Minister of Health visits RIKEN Yokohama Campus
2019/04/05 Mapping RNA on a single-cell level
2019/01/08 Twenty RIKEN researchers recognized as Highly Cited Researchers
2018/04/19 Deepening our view of small RNAs
2018/04/19 A novel method enabling quantitative studying of small RNAs at thousands times deeper
2018/04/17 Dr. Carninci, Dr. Ohno and Dr. Okada awarded by the Minister of the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology


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