Welcome to Laboratory of Metabolic Engineering

Our laboratory develops new bioprocesses utilizing microorganisms excellent in useful substance production and environmental purification, or ecosystems involving various microorganisms. To this end,  we (1) develop methods to search for unknown/useful microorganisms, (2) understand the flow (metabolism) of substances in microbial cells or between microorganisms, and (3)  control the flow of substances using metabolic engineering and fermentation technology. Based on the experimental novel findings and developed methods, we propose and demonstrate processes for environmental purification and conversion from biomass energy (methane, electricity), or various useful substance production processes.