|Biotechnology has made rapid
progress over the last quarter of the twentieth century. Much of this
success is due to the expectation that the development of new
technologies can produce various compounds beneficial to the daily
lives of human beings and in preserving the environmental health of the
earth. The aim of the Department of Biotechnology, which is a unique
department in the Faculty of Engineering in Japanese universities in
that its academic disciplines are based on biology in addition to
physics and chemistry, is to develop new technologies in biotechnology
and to educate students in this area.
Our efforts are dedicated to elucidating various biological mechanisms and to determining their utilization in the interests of human welfare. In this regard, various scientific and technical advances in the area of industrial application are currently in progress. Our interest has expanded, through recent progress in the biological sciences, from the use microorganisms to include the industrial application of plant and animal cell cultures.
The Department is challenged by the task of creating new technologies and procedures for the production of various materials useful in the fields of medicine and food processing, for the effective usage of agricultural and forestry bio-mass as commodity chemicals, and for solving the problems of environmental pollution.
|Bioresource Engineering: Prof.
Molecular Genetics: Prof. Harashima
Bioenvironmental Science: Prof. Watanabe
Dynamic Cell Biology: Prof. Fukui
Cell Technology: Prof. Muranaka
Biochemical Engineering: Prof. Ohtake
Bioprocess Systems Engineering: Prof. Kino-oka
Center for Biotechnology: Prof. Nihira, Prof. Fujiyama
Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research
Department of Biomolecular Science and Engineering: Prof. Nagai
Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Material and Life Sciences
Biological Extremity Engineering: Prof. Kanaya
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology,
Department of Bioinformatic Engineering
Metabolic Engineering: Prof. Shimizu
Symbiotic Network Design: Prof. Yomo
Endowed Chair, Yeast Genetic Resources. Lab: Prof. Kaneko
Hitz Biomass Developing Collaborative Research Laboratory :Invited Prof.Nakazawa
Society for Biotechnology, Japan
White Paper on School/Graduate School of Engineering Osaka University
-Graduate School of Engineering Division of Advanced Science and Biotechnology