The Milky Way

What’s New!

Dec.20,2015 Associate Prof.Y.Kebukawa appears on NHK TV "Science ZERO"

Nov.4,2015 Softball tournament between labs

Sep.19,2015
      The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Geochemical Society of Japan;
       Lectures for the public
(Cordinator: Prof.K.Kobayashi)

Sep.16-18,2015
      The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Geochemical Society of Japan
       (Yokohma National University)

Sep.4,2015
     "Search for the origin of life in universe" lectured by Prof.K.Kobayashi
       (YY Public Lectures 'Current society and engineering science')

Sep.4,2015 Lecture by Dr.George D. Cody of Carnegie Institution
       (Yokohama National University)

Aug.4,2015 Lecture by Dr.William Schopf of UCLA
       (Yokohama National University)

Analytical chemistry / Astrobiology

 We are trying to develop microanalysis for biological molecules and complex high molecular organic matter, and tying to approach Earth and planetary science, life science, and environmental science with it.
 Among them, we focus our attention to research project related with Astrobiology including origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe and the Earth.


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Current Research

Origins of Life

 a) Analysis and synthesis of biological molecules in simulated primitive Earth
  environment
 b) Analysis and synthesis of organic matter in simulated space environment
 c) Analysis of organic matter in extraterrestrial samples

Distribution of Life

 d) Research on detection method of microbial activity under extreme
  environment within or out of the Earth environment


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