Welcome to Actinomycete Research Group !


The filamentous soil bacteria Streptomyces produce various secondary metabolites such as antibiotics, immunosuppressants, antitumor compounds and herbicides. Actually, two thirds of antibiotics are produced by Streptomyces species. Therefore, this genus is one of the most important microorganisms in pharmaceutical and industrial fields. We frequently hear bacterial infections caused by antibiotic-resistant mutants such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococci). So, our lasting struggle against infectious bacteria will still continue in future.
We have been studying on Streptomyces by using various methods of biochemistry, molecular biology, and organic chemistry. The present main projects in our laboratory are as follows. We believe that these studies will contribute to produce new hybrid antibiotics with biological activity that are useful for human life.

Address for Correspondence:

Kenji ARAKAWA, Ph.D (Associate Professor) (CV)

Laboratory of Cell Biochemistry Room# 610N
Program of Biotechnology
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life
Hiroshima University
1-3-1 Kagamiyama, Higashihiroshima-shi
Hiroshima 739-8530, JAPAN

E-mail: karakawa(at)hiroshima-u.ac.jp
TEL&FAX: +81-82-424-7767



2019/4/1 New member joined in our lab.

2019/2/28 Updated (Publication).

2019/1/25 Updated (Publication).

2019/1/17 Student Award.

2019/1/9 Student Award.

2018/12/5 Invited lectures on 1st Egyptian-Japanese Joint Symposium (Ain Shams Univ., Cairo) and JSPS Cairo Center Special Seminar

2018/9/26 Updated (Publication).

2018/10/5 Organizer for the 33th HiHA Seminar

2018/9/26 Updated (Publication).

2018/7/10 Student Award.

2018/4/1 New member joined in our lab.

2018/3/9 Updated (Publication).

2018/2/23 Updated (Publication).

2018/1/10 Student Award.

2017/12/19 Student Award.

2017/12/1 New member joined in our lab.

2017/7/23 Student Award.

2017/4/1 New member joined in our lab.

2017/1/9 Updated (Publication).

2016/12/16 Organizer for the 8th HiHA Workshop

2016/12/12 Updated (Publication).

2016/11/5 Dr. Arakawa received the 15th Hiroshima University President Award

2016/10/8 Updated (Publication).

2016/10/1 New member joined in our lab.

2016/4/22 Dr. Arakawa received the Nagase Award.

2016/4/1 New member joined in our lab.

2016/1/13 Student Award.

2016/1/1 Updated (Publication).

2015/10/14 Dr. Arakawa received the JBA Award for young scientists

2015/9/8 Student Award.

2015/8/24 Updated (Publication).

2015/4/1 New member joined in our lab.

2015/3/25 Student Award.

2014/12/9 Updated (Publication).

2014/11/6 Updated (Publication).

2014/4/1 New member joined in our lab.

2013/12/24 Updated (Publication).

2013/11/13 New member joined in our lab.

2013/10/2 New member joined in our lab.

2013/7/30 Updated (Publication).

2013/4/8 New member joined in our lab.

2013/3/24 Dr. Arakawa received the JSBBA Award for young scientists

2012/7/7 Updated (Publication).

2012/6/18 Updated (Publication).

2012/6/14 Updated (Publication).

2012/2/23 Updated (Publication).

2012/2/6 Homepage was renewed (temporary)

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