We study the genome, its associated epigenomes, and their dynamics
during development and during evolution.
Genome and epigenome evolution through retrotransposons in mammals is a major interest.

What's new (Laboratory of Genome and Epigenome Dynamics, Nagoya University)

2024/05/24
Sophia Nunez and Jacob Baker (3rd year undergraduates in North Carolina State University) joind the lab as short-tem students
2024/04/17
Our paper on the effect of insertions of mouse L1 retrotransposons on histone acetylation has been accepted by Mobile DNA.
Boyboy and Ichiyanagi "Insertion of short L1 sequences generates inter-strain histone acetylation differences in the mouse."
2024/04/01
Buno and Pan (new Ph. D. students) joined the lab.
2024/03/25
Kitao (post-doc) and Suzuki (M. Sc. student) presented a talk in the 4th spring meeting of Japanease Society of Genetics.
Kitao: The birth and evolution of species-specific genes - a transposon perspective.
Suzuki: Comparative study of transcriptome and chromatin accessibility in human and chimpanzee cells during neural development.
2023/12/12
Meeting report for the 6th TE meeting has been published in Mobile DNA.
link to the article
2023/12/07
Ichiyanagi presented a talk in a symposium entitled "The TE code in the formation of 3D nuclear structure" in the 46th annual meeting of Japanese Society of Molecular Biology.
Title: Regulatory mechanism of the expression of human Alu SINE.
2023/11/17
Ms. Kawabe and Mr. Yamanaka joined the lab.
2023/09/19
Our review article has been accepted by Genes and Genetic Systems.
Kawase and Ichiyanagi "Mouse retrotransposons: sequence structure, evolutional age, genomic distribution, and function." link to the article
2023/09/08
Shimomuku´╝łM. Sc. student) received Young Best Poster Award in the 95th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Genetics.
2023/09/07
Shimomuku and Yoshida (M. Sc. students) presented a poster in the 95th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Genetics.
Shimomuku: Mechanisms for regulation of retrotransposons in mouse male germ cells.
Yoshida: Analysis of chimeric transcripts composed of a gene and a retrotransposon induced in human COVID-19 patients.
2023/09/07
Ichiyanagi gave an oral presentation in the 95th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Genetics.
Title: Analysis of expression of human Alu SINEs by the melRNA-seq method.
2023/09/07
Suzuki (M. Sc. student) gave an invited talk in a symposium "EvoDevo studies of phenotypic novelty and diversity in mammals using zoo iPS cells" in the 74th Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan.
Title: Understanding primate evolution in view of epigenome using the iPSC-based technology.
2023/09/07
Ishikawa (M. Sc. student) gave an oral presentation in the 74th Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan.
Title: Exploration of genes involved in a phenomenon of male-specific chromosome inactivation in the Japanese mealybug Planococcus kraunhiae
2023/08/24
Ichiyanagi organized the 6th Japanease transposable element meeting in National Institute of Genetics; and Kitao (post-doc) and Ichiyanagi presented invited talks.
Kitao: Diversity of transposon-derived genes in amniotes.
Ichiyanagi: Regulatory mechanisms of SINE expression in mammals.
2023/07/07
Suzuki (M. Sc. student) presented a poster in the 39th annual meeting of Primate Society of Japan.
Title: Comparative analysis of epigenomes between human and chimpanzee during their neural development.
2023/06/20
Ichiyanagi presented an invited talk in the 16th annual meeting of Japanese Society of Epigenetics.
Title: Epigenetic regulation of retrotransposons during germ-cell development in the mouse --- a retrotransposon perspective.
2023/03/29
Boyboy (Ph. D. student) presented a poster in the 36th International Mammalian Genome Conference.
Title: Paternal transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of diabetes in mice.
2023/03/27
Kawase (Ph. D. student) and Ishikawa (M. Sc. student) presented a poster in the 3rd spring meeting of Japanease society of Genetics.
Kawase: The mechanisms of retrotransposon regulation in mouse spermatocytes by H3K9me3 and DNA methylation.
Ishikawa: Toward idemntifying genes involved in male-specific whole-chromosome silencing in a mealybug, Planococcus kraunhiae/.
  • Nagoya University
  • Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences and School of Agricultural Sciences, Nagoya University