Kenji Osabe

Assistant Professor, SANKEN, Osaka University*Profile is at the time of the award.

2023Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Analysis of phenotypic and gene expression change upon transformation of light quality in plants
Many land plants appear green because chlorophyll, a pigment needed for photosynthesis, absorbs mainly blue and red light and reflects the remaining green light. Influence on the traits has been observed in liverworts introduced with a gene coding for a fluorescent protein that converts green to red light, but the mechanism is unknown. In this study, gene expression change will be analysed by next-generation sequencing using these liverworts to ultimately aim to establish a technology that can enhance growth rate and biomass using fluorescent proteins.


I would like to try and contribute to building a better society through plant molecular biology!

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