Molecular dynamics simulation of a transcription factor p53 sliding along nucleosome DNA

The Department of Biophysics consists of three Groups


The Integration Biology Group elucidates the molecular mechanism of expression, maintenance, and regulation of synaptic plasticity, studies the molecular mechanism of evolution and the diversity of living organisms, and promotes the theoretical study of the structure and function of biomolecules.


In the Signal Biology Group, we research the structure & function of signaling proteins, and the molecular mechanism which adjusts the expression of genome information.


The Systems Biology Group investigates the molecular mechanism of sight, and the molecular mechanism of central nervous system formation with a focus on planaria.


Research Fields:
Structural Biology / Molecular Biology / Neuroscience / Theoretical Biophysics / Molecular Physiology / Molecular Developmental Biology


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