Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)

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  • Research highlight【Iwasaki project, Apr 19 , 2021】

    The article “Moving toward generalizable NZ-1 labeling for 3D structure determination with optimized epitope tag insertion” was published in Acta Crystallographica Section D, Structural Biology at DOI:10.1107/S2059798321002527

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  • Research highlight【Fukamizu project, Mar 15 , 2021】

    The article “Age-dependent decline in remyelination capacity is mediated by apelin–APJ signaling” was published in Journal of Neurochemistry at DOI: 10.1111/jnc.15149.

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  • 2ndTARA International Symposium: Frontiers in cryo-electron microscopy [March 10, 2021]

    Date : Wednesday, March 10, 2021
    Time : 9:30 – 14:20
    Veneu: Online seminar(Zoom live stream& On-demand)
    Registration for participation: https://activenet-tv.jp/tara2/e/
    Poster

    Program
    ━ 10th, Mar, Wed ━
    ・[09:30-09:35] Opening Remarks: Akiyoshi Fukamizu – Vice Director, TARA, University of Tsukuba

    ・[09:35-09:45] Introduction to Symposium: Kenji Iwasaki – Professor, TARA, University of Tsukuba

    ・[09:45-10:20] Kenji Murakami – University of Pennsylvania
                              “Structural studies of DNA repair and transcription”

    ・[10:20-10:55] Vignesh Kasinath – University of Colorado Boulder
                              “Overcoming bottlenecks in cryo-EM for structural studies of chromatin modifier PRC2”

    ・[10:55-11:30] Cornelius Gati – University of Southern California
                              “Structural basis of metabotropic GABA receptor activation”

    ・[11:40-12:40] Luncheon seminar: JEOL
                              “Introduction of New generation cryo TEM “CRYO ARMTM 300 II”

    ・[13:00-13:35] Radostin Danev –The University of Tokyo
                              “Pushing the performance limits of cryo-EM for GPCRs”

    ・[13:35-14:10] Fabian Eisenstein – The University of Tokyo
                              “In-situ and in-vitro structure of a novel contractile injection system”

    ・[14:10-14:20] Closing Remarks: Kenji Iwasaki – Professor, TARA, University of Tsukuba

  • Research highlight【Kobayashi project, Mar 1, 2020】

    The Article “Absence of X-chromosome dosage compensation in the primordial germ cells of Drosophila embryos” was Published in Scientific Reports at DOI:10.1038/s41598-021-84402-7

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  • Research highlight【Yanagisawa project, Dec 22 , 2020】

    The article “Defining compartmentalized stem cell populations with distinct cell division dynamics in the ocular surface epithelium” was published in Development at DOI:10.1242/dev.197590.

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  • Research highlight [Nomura ERATO project, Dec 9, 2019]

    The article “Polyfunctional Nanofibril Appendages Mediate Attachment, Filamentation, and Filament Adaptability in Leptothrix cholodnii.” was published in ACS Nano at DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b04663.

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  • Research highlight [Shibuya project, Dec 7, 2019]

    The article “Clec10a regulates mite-induced dermatitis.” was published in Science Immunology at DOI: 10.1126/sciimmunol.aax6908.

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  • Research highlight [Shibuya project, Dec 4, 2019]

    The article “Type 1 Innate Lymphoid Cells Protect Mice from Acute Liver Injury via Interferon-γ Secretion for Upregulating Bcl-xL Expression in Hepatocytes.” was published in Immunity at DOI: 10.1016/j.immuni.2019.11.004.

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  • Research highlight [Nov 8, 2019]

    The article “Disruption of the mouse Shmt2 gene confers embryonic anaemia via foetal liver-specific metabolomic disorders.” was published in Scientific Reports at DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-52372-6.

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  • Research highlight [Kobayashi project, May 17, 2019]

    The article “Maternal Nanos inhibits Importin-α2/Pendulin-dependent nuclear import to prevent somatic gene expression in the Drosophila germline.” was published in PLoS Genetics at DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1008090.

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  • TARA Seminar [November 5, 2019]

    Date: tuesday, November 5, 2019
    Time: 16:30 – 17:30
    Venue: Seminar room, Building A, TARA Center
    Speaker: Takayuki Kuraishi, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, Kanazawa University)
    Subject: Sterile induction of innate immunity in Drosophila larvae
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  • TARA Seminar [September 20, 2019]

    Date: Friday, September 20, 2019
    Time: 16:00 – 17:15
    Venue: Seminar room, Building A, TARA Center
    Speaker: Rita C. Tostes, Ph.D., FAHA (Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Ribeirao Preto Medical School, University of Sao Paulo, The Federative Republic of Brazil)
    Subject: The impact of testosterone in the cardiovascular system: still a controversial topic
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  • TARA Seminar [September 19, 2019]

    Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
    Time: 15:00 – 16:30
    Venue: Seminar room, Building A, TARA Center
    Speaker: Dr. Jonathan G. Heddle (Bionanoscience and Biochemistry Laboratory, Malopolska Center of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, The Republic of Poland)
    Subject: Synthetic Structural Biology: Building Bespoke Protein and DNA Nanostructures
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  • TARA Seminar [September 9, 2019]

    Date: Monday, September 9, 2019
    Time: 17:00 – 18:00
    Venue: Seminar room, Building A, TARA Center
    Speaker: Dr. Robert Passier (Department Chair, Professor Applied Stem Cell Technologies University of Twente, The Netherlands)
    Subject: Advanced human stem cell-based models for mimicking cardiovascular disease. Towards personalized medicine.
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  • TARA Seminar [August 26, 2019]

    Date: Monday, August 26, 2019
    Venue: Seminar room, Building A, TARA Center

    Time: 16:30 – 17:15
    Speaker: Dr. Yukako Nishimura (Mechanobiology Inst., National University of Singapore)
    Subject: A mechano-signalling network for integrin-based adhesions
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    Time: 17:15 – 18:00
    Speaker: Dr. Fumio Motegi (Mechanobiology Inst.,National University of Singapore. Temasek Lifesciences Lab.)
    Subject: Mechanical control of symmetry breaking in zygotes
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  • Notification of reorganization of TARA Center

    In April 1st 2018, the center was reorganized and renamed as the Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA).

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Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics
Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)

1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577 Japan
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University of Tsukuba

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