Laboratory for Cellular Function Conversion Technology


Team Leader
Harukazu SUZUKI  Ph.D.

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

Research Area

We will develop technologies for direct cell conversion to target cell types of potential therapeutic interest, based on the integrated knowledge of the transcriptome status, the transcriptional basins, the epigenome, and the non-coding RNA, including technologies for high efficient, loci specific epigenome modification. Linked to the direct cell conversion, differentiation and safety of stem cells will be explored. We also aim at application of the transcriptional regulatory network analysis technologies to wide variety of biological research.



2018/01/02 Explore the mystery of DNA methylation switch
2017/03/02 Improved gene expression atlas shows that many human long non-coding RNAs may actually be functional
2015/02/13 FANTOM5 project discovers general rules governing how cells change
2014/06/24 Pushing cells towards a higher pluripotency state
2014/03/27 FANTOM5 releases atlas of human gene expression
2013/10/03 Advanced gene expression analysis to facilitate drug development