Welcome to Metabolic Epigenetics YCI lab led by Azusa Inoue at RIKEN, Yokohama, Japan. We are studying the mechanisms of materna epigenetic inheritance in mammals. Please contact me if you are interested in joining us. Let's enjoy science together!

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

What's new

Jan 05, 2020


Welcome Hailiang Mei as a postdoctoral researcher!

Jan 04, 2020


Research section was updated. 

Dec 21, 2019


Publication list was updated. 

Sep 30, 2019


Welcome Mami Kumon as a technical staff!

Sep 30, 2019


Mr. Ryoya Hayashi got the JSPS Fellowship (DC1). Congratulations!

Aug 31, 2019


Grant-in-aid for scientific research on innovative areas awarded for our project.

Mar 31, 2019


Welcome Ryoya Hayashi, the first graduate student in our lab!

Dec 12, 2018


Uehara Memorial Award Funding awarded for our project.

Nov 26, 2018


Publication was updated. A mouse model that allows to study functions and mechanisms of maternal H3K27me3-mediated imprinting was created (Inoue et al., 2018 Genes Dev). The Research section was updated accordingly.

Sep 30, 2018


PRIME funding awarded for our project.

Sep 30, 2018


Dr. Chisayo Kozuka obtained the Special Postdoctoral Researchers Program. Congratulations!
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Upcoming events

Dec 20, 2020

Synposium at Tokyo

Inoue will give a talk at joint symposium of "Totipotency program" and "Gametogenesis Integrity" Innovative Area at Tokyo Agricultural Univ, Japan.

Oct 04, 2020

Online seminar

Inoue gave a talk at RIKEN-Helmholtz Zentrum München joint epigenetics seminar (online).

Sep 23, 2020

Online Meeting

Inoue gave a talk at the 113th Society for Reproduction and Development meeting (online).

Sep 13, 2020

Online Meeting

Inoue gave a talk at the 93rd Japanese Biochemical Society annual meeting (online). 

Mar 17, 2020

Symposium at Kyoto

Inoue will give a talk at the 1st International Symposium on Replication of Non-genome at Kyoto, Japan. This meeting was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Mar 14, 2020

Meeting at Tokyo

Inoue will give a talk at the 15th Japanese Repro-Developmental Medicine annual meeting at Tokyo, Japan. This meeting was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Feb 13, 2020

Seminar at Shiga

Inoue gave a talk at the CiRA retreat 2020 (Kyoto Univ) at Shiga, Japan.

Jan 19, 2020

Workshop at Tokyo

Inoue gave a talk at AMED/PRIME annual workshop at Tokyo, Japan.

Dec 04, 2019

Workshop organizer at Fukuoka

Inoue and Hiroaki Okae (Tohoku Univ) organized a workshop, titled 'Development and epigenetics of extra-embryonic tissues' at the 42nd MBSJ at Fukuoka, Japan. 

Nov 20, 2019

Symposium at Osaka

Inoue gave a talk at the kickoff symposium of "Totipotency program" Innovative Area at Osaka Univ, Japan.

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