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2022

2022/11/18
Mr. Tsuzuki and Uebayashi (undergraduate students) joined the lab.
2022/11/15
Otani presented an invited talk at a symposium in the 51st annual meeting of Japanese society of environmental mutagen and genome.
Title: DNA demethylation agents inhibit proliferation of cancer cells via activation of retrotransposons.
2022/09/22
Our paper on the epigenome evolution using human and chimpanzee iPS cells has been accepted by Molecular Biology and Evolution.
Hirata et al. "Sequence divergence and retrotransposon insertion underlie interspecific epigenetic differences in primates."
2022/09/18
Ichiyanagi presented an invited talk in the workshop entitled “Stem cell technologies driving cellular anthropology and primatology” in the joint annual meeting of the Antoropological Society of Nippon and Primate Society of Japan.
Title: Toward the understanding of the epigenome evolution in primates.
2022/09/15
Ichiyanagi organized a workshop entitled “the basis and function of the higher order nuclear structure” in the 94th annual meeting of Japanese Society of Genetics.
2022/09/15
Otsuka (M. Sc. student), Kawase (Ph. D. student), and Ichiyanagi presented a talk in the 94th annual meeting of Japanese Society of Genetics.
Otsuka: Alteration in DNA methylome and transcriptome during spermatogenesis in diabetic mice.
Kawase: Loss of H3K9me3 due to SETDB1 deficiency in mouse male germ cells derepress ERVK retrotransposons.
Ichiyanagi: Genomic origins of interspecies epigenetic differences in human and chimpanzee iPS cells.
2022/09/14
Kawase organized (Ph. D. student) the 1st meeting of young researchers of Japanese Society of Genetics.
2022/06/18
Ichiyanagi presented an invited talk in the symposium for enviromental epigenomics.
Title: Epigenetic regulation of retrotransposons in mammals.
2022/04/26
Our paper on the expression dynamics of piRNAs during male germ cell development has been accepted by Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology.
Kawase M. and Ichiyanagi K. "The expression dynamics of piRNAs derived from male germline piRNA clusters and retrotransposons."
2022/04/01
Ms. Yoshida and Mr. Suzuki (MSc. students) joined the lab.
2022/03/23
Ichiyanagi presented an invited talk in the 50th himinization research meeting.
Title: Comparative study on the ep@igenomes of human and chimpanzee iPS cells.
2022/03/18
Ichiyanagi presented an invited talk in a symposium entitled "Medical biosciences using primate iPS cells" in the annual meeting of Japanease Society of Regenerative Medicine.
Title: Study on the epigenome evolution using primate iPS cells.
2022/01/14
Meeting Report on the 5th TE meeting has been published in Mobile DNA. [link]

2021

2021/12/03
Ichiyanagi organized a workshop entitled "Epigenetic regulation of retrotransposons in germ cells and its transgenerational effects" in the annual meeting of Japanese Society of Molecular Biology, and Masaki Kawase (Ph. D. student) presented an invited talk there.
Title: Role for H3K9me3 and DNA methylation in regulation of retrotransposons in mouse spermatocytes.
2021/12/02
Ichiyanagi presented an invited talk in a workshop entitled "Genome functions created by transposable elements" in the annual meeting of Japanese Society of Molecular Biology.
Title: Mouse B2 SINE serves as a transposable chromatin boundary.
2021/11/18
Ms. Kondo and Morita (undergraduate students) joined the lab.
2021/09/09
Ichiyanagi organized a workshop entitled "Towards the understanding of the mechanisms of transgenerational inheritance -- from the view of environmental factors and epigenetics" in the annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Genetics, and Beverly boyboy (M. Sc. student) presented an invited talk there.
title: Paternal Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance of Diabetes in Mice
2021/09/08
Otani organized a workshop entitled "Evolutionary interplay between mammalian genomes and retrotransposons" in the annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Genetics, and presented a talk there.
title: Demethylation of retrotransposons inhibits proliferation of cancer cells.
2021/09/08
Ichiyanagi presented a talk in the annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Genetics.
title: MelRNA-seq: a new method to analyze SINE expression at the single-locus level.
2021/08/26
Ichiyanagi organized the 5th Japanease transposable emelemt meeting, and Kawase (Ph. D. student) and Ichiyanagi presented their talks.
Masaki Kawase "SETDB1-dependent mechanisms of transcriptional regulation of retrotransposons in mouse male germ cells"
Kenji Ichiyanagi "Chromatin conpartmetalization by SINE sequences"
2021/06/11
Kawase (Ph. D. student) presented a poster in FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Mobile DNA meeting (online).
title: The role of SETDB1 in repression o f retrotransposons in mouse germ cells.
2021/06/11
Ichiyanagi K. presented a talk in FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Mobile DNA meeting (online).
title: B2 SINE copies serve as a transposable boundary of DNA methylation and histone modifications in the mouse.
2021/06/03
Our paper on a new sequencing method for noncoding RNAs of intermiediate length has been accepted by Mobile DNA.
Mori Y. and Ichiyanagi K. "melRNA-seq for expression analysis of SINE RNAs and other medium-length noncoding RNAs."
link to the article page
2021/05/30
A review article by Otani and Iwasaki on the role of transposons in gene regulation and evolution has been accepted by Dev Growth Differ.
Ohtani H. and Iwasaki YW. "Rewiring of chromatin state and gene expression by transposable elements."
link to the article page
2021/02/17
Our paper on the function of SINEs has been published in Mol Biol Evol.
Ichiyanagi T. et al. "B2 SINE copies serve as a transposable boundary of DNA methylation and histone modifications in the mouse."
link to the article page

2020

2020/12/02
Boyboy (M.Sc. student) presented a poster entitled "Paternal transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of diabetes in mice" in the annual meeting of Japanease Society of Molecular Biology.
2020/11/19
Ms. Shimomuku and Mr. Ishikawa (undergraduate students) joined the lab.
2020/04/01
Dr. Hitoshi Otani joined the lab as an assistant professor.

2019

2019/12/05
Four graduate students presented posters in the annual meeting of Japanease Society of Molecular Biology at Fukuoka.
Hirata M. "Comparative analysis of histone modifications between human and chimpanzee iPS Cells."
Sugimoto H. "Study on the retrotransposon regulatory systems during male germ cell development in mice."
Kawase M. "The role for SETDB1, a H3K9 methyltransferase, during development of male germ cells in the mouse."
Mori Y. "Epigenetic regulation of SINEs during male germ cell development in mice."
2019/11/13
Mrs. Ohtsuka and Fujiwara (undergraduate students) joined the lab.
2019/09/20
Ichiyanagi K. organized the symposium entitled "Stem cell anthropology" and presented a talk in Nagoya University.
title: Roles for cis regulatory sequences and transposons in the evolution of primate epigenome.
2019/09/17
Ms. Sarina Salamon (Univ. Bristol, UK) joined the lab.
2019/09/13
Sugimoto (M.Sc. student) presented a talk in the annual meeting of Japanease Sciety of Genetics.
title: Dynamics of epigenetic states during mouse male germ cell development and its association with retrotransposon regulation.
2019/09/13
Ichiyanagi K. organized the workshop entitled "Gene reguratory mechnisms during development of vertebrates" and presented a talk in the annual meeting of Japanease Sciety of Genetics.
title: Epigenetic regulation of retrotransposons during mouse male germ cell development.
2019/06/28
Ichiyanagi K. presented an invited talk in FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Mobile DNA meeting at Palm Springs, CA, USA.
title: Epigenetic regulation of retrotransposons during mouse male germ cell development.
2019/05/13
Ichiyanagi K. presented an invited talk in the 3rd Korea-Japan symposium on transposable elements at Busan, South Korea.
title: Expression, DNA methylation, and the activity of chromatin boundary formation of mouse short interspersed elements (SINEs).
2019/04/01
Ms. Beverly Ann Boyboy (from the University of Philippine) joined the lab.
2019/03/16
Meeting Report on the 4th TE meeting has been published in Mobile DNA. [link]
2019/01/18
Ms. Sugiwaka and Mr. Hondo (undergraduate students) joined the lab.

2018

2018/11/30
Ichiyanagi K. presented a talk in the workshop entitled "Germ cell epimutations by environmental stress and their inheritance" in the annual meeting of Japanease Society of Molecular Biology at Yokohama.
title: Locus-specific hypomethylation of the mouse IAP retrotransposon is associated with transcription factor-binding sites..
2018/11/30
Sugimoto (M.Sc. student) presented a poster in the annual meeting of Japanease Society of Molecular Biology at Yokohama.
title: Temporal changes in the retrotransposon regulatory systems during male germ cell development in mice.
2018/11/28
Ichiyanagi K. organized the workshop entitled "Epigenomic perspectives of human diversity, evolution, and disease" in the annual meeting of Japanease Society of Molecular Biology at Yokohama.
2018/09/17
Ichiyanagi K. presented an invited talk in the 2018 meeting of Korean Society of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Soeul.
title: Epigenetic regulation of retrotransposons during male germ cell development in mice.
2018/08/20
The 4th meeting on interactions between hosts and transposable elements was held at National Institute of Genetics (NIG), Japan.
Organizers: Kenji Ichiyanagi (NU), Kuniaki Saito (NIG), and Tetsuji Kakutani (NIG)
2018/04/01
Mr. Kawase (MSc. student) joined the lab.
2018/01/19
Messrs. Hashimoto and Mori (undergraduate students) joined the lab.

2017

2017/11/30
Our paper (by Shimosuga et al.) studying the regulation of DNA methylation in mouse IAP retrotransposons has been accepted by Mobile DNA.
2017/07/15
Our paper (by Inoue et al.) studying the roles for DNA methylation and piRNAs in retrotransposon regulation in mouse male germ cells has been accepted by PLoS Genetics.
2017/06/27
K. Ichiyanagi presented an invited talk at the 2nd Japan-Korea International Symposium for Transposable Elements.(26-27 June, Tokyo)
2017/06/15
Our paper (by Fukuda et al.) studying the DNA methylomes of human, chimpanzee, and Japanese macaque has been accepted by Human Molecular Genetics.
2017/01/27
Ms. Hirata and Mr. Sugimoto (undergraduate students) joined the lab.

2016

2016/12/07
Meeting Report on the 3rd TE meeting has been published in Mobile DNA. [link]
2016/10/01
Dr. T. Ichiyanagi (post-doc) joined the lab.
2016/09/05
The 3rd meeting on interactions between hosts and transposable elements was held at National Institute of Genetics, Japan.
Organizers: Kenji Ichiyanagi (Nagoya U.) and Tetsuji Kakutani (NIG)
2016/08/01
Ms. Yoshikawa joined the lab.
2016/07/01
The new lab started.
  • Nagoya University
  • Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences and School of Agricultural Sciences, Nagoya University