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Nono Tomita-Takeuchi / Associate Professor / Division of Biosciences
Department of Computational Biololy and Medical Sciences / Laboratory of Biomolecules/ Protein synthesis
http://park.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/molbio/uedalab.en/index.html

Career Summary
March, 1994: BEng, University of Tokyo
March, 1996: MSci, Graduate School of Chemistry and Biotechnology, University of Tokyo
March, 1999: PhD, Graduate School of Chemistry and Biotechnology, University of Tokyo
April, 1999 - July, 2000: Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Biochemistry, Ecole de Polytechnique (Paris, France)
August, 2000 - May, 2010: Assistant professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo
June, 2010 - present: Associate professor, Department of Medical Genome Sciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo

Educational Activities
Graduate school: Practice in Medical Genome Sciences
Undergraduate School: Molecular and Cellular Biology II
Research Activities
Protein synthesis in eukaryote (mammalian mitochondria)

Literature
1) Tsuboi M., Morita H., Nozaki Y., Akama K., Ueda T., Ito K., Nierhaus K. H., and Takeuchi N.: EF-G2mt is an Exclusive Recycling Factor in Mammalian Mitochondrial Protein Synthesis. Molecular Cell (2009) 28, 502-10.

Other Activities
Japanese Society of Biochemistry, Japanese Society of Molecular Biology, The RNA Society of Japan, The Japanese Society of Mitochondrial Research and Medicine

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Future Plan
Translational control in biology and medicine.

Messages to Students
The ultimate verification of life is to reconstitute it using the purified elements. Life should be explained in terms of bio-chemistry.

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