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 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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Upcoming events

May 20, 2021, Seminar

Inoue will give a talk at 10th Symposium of the Smart-Aging Research Center, Tohoku University.

May 10, 2021, Seminar

Inoue will give a talk at Biology Dept Seminar at Univ of Tokyo.

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.

Dec 21-23, 2020, Symposium 

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

Oct 5, 2020, Seminar 

Inoue gave a talk at RIKEN-Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen joint epigenetics seminar.

Sep 24-25, 2020, Meeting 

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

Sep 14, 2020, Meeting 

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

Apr 14, 2021

The 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!