Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Minoru Ueda

Minoru Ueda, first author of Histone modifications form epigenetic regulatory networks to regulate abiotic stress response

Current Position: Researcher

Education: B.A. in Genetic Engineering, faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, and Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Genetics, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Non-scientific Interests: fishing, stargazing, watching and playing Rugby football games

Brief bio: During my Bachelor’s degree studies at Hokkaido University, I became interested in genome evolution, in particular endosymbiosis. During my Ph.D. study I worked on gene transfer or substitution in angiosperms at NIAS (currently known as NARO) and The University of Tokyo, using genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic approaches. Then I moved to Kyoto University to reveal the details of endosymbiosis using Marchantia plastid transformation technology. The study took notice of how epigenome contributes to constructing eukaryotic genomes. Now, I study epigenetics from the view point of environmental stress responses at RIKEN Yokohama and Wako, which will give me a fair idea of what shapes genome during evolution.