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

What's new

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!

Feb 28, 2019


​The 1st anniversary of the lab. We appreciate all of our supporters! 

Dec 20, 2018


Dr. Yuting Chen got the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japan. Congratulations!

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!

Sep 30, 2018


Welcome Dr. Chisayo Kozuka as a research scientist!

Jul 31, 2018


Welcome Dr. Yuting Chen, the first postdoc in the Inoue lab!

Jun 20, 2018

The lab website was opened.

Feb 28, 2018

The Metabolic Epigenetics YCI lab was launched.
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Upcoming events

Feb 13, 2020

Seminar at Shiga

Inoue will give a talk at the CiRA retreat (Kyoto Univ) at Shiga, Japan.

Feb 23, 2020

Workshop at Kobe

Inoue will give a talk at the RIKEN Epigenome Editing retreat at RIKEN IMS, Japan.

Jan 19, 2020

Workshop at Tokyo

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

Dec 04, 2019

Workshop organizer at Fukuoka

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

Nov 20, 2019

Symposium at Osaka Univ

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

Oct 27, 2019

Workshop at Kobe

Inoue will give a talk at the RIKEN Epigenome Editing workshop at RIKEN BDR, Kobe, Japan.

Sep 17, 2019

Seminar at Beijing

Inoue gave a talk at Tsinghua Univ at Beijing, China.

Sep 10, 2019

Meeting at Fukui

Inoue gave a talk at the 91st Genetics Society of Japan at Fukui, Japan.

Sep 02, 2019

Meeting at Sapporo

We attended the 112th Society for Reproduction and Development meeting at Sapporo, Japan.

Aug 29, 2019

Workshop at Osaka

Inoue gave a talk at Institute for Protein Research at Osaka Univ, Japan.

Jun 04, 2019

Workshop at Mishima

Inoue presented a new story at National Institute of Genetics at Mishima, Japan

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E6.5 mouse embryo