Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University

Department of Biosystems Science

Laboratory of RNA system


Assistant Professor Makoto Kitabatake (kitabatake∗
Assistant Professor Ichiro Taniguchi (taniguchi∗

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Research theme

RNA in the cell exists as ribonucleoprotein complex or RNP. We study broad biological phenomena regarding “Life of RNP”, including birth (production), dairy life (functional expression), and death (degradation) of RNP. Current main research themes are: (1) RNA processing and transport, (2) RNA regulation by HIV, (3) Quality control of ribosome particles, (4) Discrimination between long non-coding RNA and mRNA, etc. Anyone is welcomed anytime to see our laboratory.


Graduate Education

  • Graduate School of Science (Division of Biologocal Sciences, Department of Biophysics)


  • Doctor course 1, Master course 2.

Contact Information

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TEL 075-751-4018