Kyushu University Academic Staff Educational and Research Activities Database
Researcher information (To researchers) Need Help? How to update
Tomohiko KAZAMA Last modified date:2023.09.21

Graduate School
Undergraduate School
Other Organization

E-Mail *Since the e-mail address is not displayed in Internet Explorer, please use another web browser:Google Chrome, safari.
 Reseacher Profiling Tool Kyushu University Pure
Academic Degree
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Plant molecular breeding
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Our aims are understanding of structure and functions of genome, and utilization of the knowledge into genome engineering technologies. Especially, we have focused on cooperative regulation between nuclear genome and genomes of symbiotic organelles, such as mitochondria and chloroplasts, in plants, by using biochemical, genetic, and molecular biological approaches. Pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) protein is one of such regulators, which is nuclear-encoded, sequence-specific RNA binding protein and involved in organelle gene expression. We have elucidated the RNA recognition rule of PPR protein, and have started the development of a new genome-editing tool.
Research Interests
  • Genetic engineering of plant mitochondrial genome
    keyword : mitochondria
Academic Activities
1. Omukai, S., Arimura, S. I., Toriyama, K. & Kazama, T.,, Disruption of mitochondrial open reading frame 352 partially restores pollen development in cytoplasmic male sterile rice, PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 10.1093/plphys/kiab236, 187, 1, 236-246, 2021.09.
Membership in Academic Society
  • 日本植物細胞分子生物学会
  • 日本植物生理学会
  • Japanese Society of Breeding
  • 第118回講演会日本育種学会優秀発表賞
  • 平成27年度先端農学研究奨励賞