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Welcome to Metabolic Epigenetics YCI lab led by Azusa Inoue at RIKEN, Yokohama, Japan. We are studying the mechanisms of maternal epigenetic inheritance in mammals. Please contact me if you are interested in joining us. 

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*A mouse is playing with a fertilized egg. This image represents our research goal that connects between maternal environment and female germline epigenome.

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What's new

Upcoming events

Dec 1-3, 2021, Symposium
Inoue will give a talk at ASCB Cell Bio International Symposium.

Nov 15-17, 2021, Workshop
Inoue will give a talk at workshop for "Totipotency program" of Innovative Area.

July 14-16, 2021, Symposium
Inoue gave a talk at KALAS International Symposium.

May 20, 2021, Seminar
Inoue gave a talk at 10th Symposium of the Smart-Aging Research Center, Tohoku University.

May 10, 2021, Seminar
Inoue gave a talk at Biology Dept Seminar at Univ of Tokyo.

May 7, 2021, Seminar
Inoue gave a talk at online seminar for "Totipotency program" of Innovative Area.

Jan 29, 2021, Seminar
Mei gave a talk at Jose-Luis Gomez-Skarmeta zoominar series.

Jan 26-27, 2021, Workshop
Inoue gave a talk at AMED/PRIME annual workshop.

Jun 16, 2021
Research was updated.​

Apr 14, 2021
Publication was updated.​

Apr 1, 2021
Welcome Masahiro Matsuwaka as a graduate student!

Mar 19, 2021
We wrote chapters of "Epigenetic inheritance across generations" in Japanese (Experimental Medicine 2021 Apr, Yodosha Co.).

Dec 18, 2020
We wrote a chapter of CUT&RUN protocol with many tips in "Chromatin research protocols" in Japanese (Experimental Medicine, Yodosha Co.).
Jan 6, 2020
Welcome Hailiang Mei as a postdoctoral researcher!

Dec 22, 2019
The research and publication were updated.​

Oct 1, 2019
Welcome Mami Kumon as a technical staff!

Oct 1, 2019
Ryoya Hayashi obtained the JSPS fellowship (DC1). Congratulations!