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Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics

The Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics aims to contribute to the society by promoting the integration of life and medical sciences from the viewpoint of developmental biology. This institute was founded in 1992, and extensively reorganized in 2000 and 2009.
It has three divisions (Developmental Regulation, Stem Cell Research, and Organogenesis) consisting of 12 laboratories. Our research interests include: epigenetics chromosome and protein regulation, DNA damage and repair, intercellular communications, ES and iPS cells, mesenchymal stem cells, hematopoietic differentiation, gametogenesis, brain morphogenesis, and kidney development. The 21st Century Center-of-Excellence (COE) Program (2002-2006), followed by the global COE Program (2007-2011) in the Institute, leads to the outstanding research and educational activities. The Center for Organ Regeneration Research started in 2012 to realize future regenerative medicine and scientific collaborations with the University Hospital. In addition, the Institute is one of the Joint Usage/Research Centers in Japan, and contributes to support the research community.

URL: http://www.imeg.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/en/
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