Horitani Lab has been launched since December 2016.
Our research goals are understanding the (i) life itself and (ii) artificially difficult enzymatic reactions.
Current Projects and Keywords
(1)biological inorganic chemistry
(2)advanced magnetic resonance (pulse EPR, high-field high-frequency EPR, ESEEM, ENDOR...)
(3)rapid freeze quench
(4)radical SAM (S-adenosylmethionine) enzymes from Pyropia yezoensis
(5)Cold adaption enzymes
Techniques; Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR, ESR), Electron Spin Echo Envelope Modulation (ESEEM) and other spectroscopic techniques (ex. UV-vis absorption, circular dichroism, resonance Raman...), Rapid Freeze Quenching techniques (rfq), mutagenesis, molecular biology, biochemistry
🌸🌸🌸For undergrad students🌸🌸🌸
We are doing the experiments everday. Additionally, we have a group meeting and biochemistry/biophysics journal clubs every week.
If you are interested in our research group, please come in our office.
Our place is "1P-313" at Nougakubu middle-building 3rd floor.
🌟🌟🌟For grad students🌟🌟🌟
We definetely welcome grad students from other labs/universities and of course over seas. Please contact me (horitani＠cc.saga-u.ac.jp（＠→ @）)
We welcome collaborations, especially using electron paramagnetic resonance (including ENDOR, DEER, ESEEM and high field EPR) and rapid freeze quench. If our techniques help your research, please don't hesitate to email me.
Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Applied Biochemistry and Food Science
1 Honjo-machi, Saga
Saga, 840-8502 JAPAN