Our research group started in 2011; in 2018, we moved from Hakozaki campus to Ito campus. We are working on our research step by step, creating an at-home and active research group while improving our research environment.

We welcome graduate students who like plants, want to solve something, are interested in our research topics, and enjoy research and student life in Kyushu/Japan. Our group is rather international. The ratio between international and domestic students is almost half every year. For more information on graduate school admissions, please click here.

We are happy to hear from researchers, people who are interested in collaborative works, and alumni.

Please feel free to visit our laboratory or contact us for further information.

Members in FY2023

Dr. Akiko Maruyama-Nakashita, Professor

1 Research Scientist
1 Technical Staff
2 PhD Students (China and Lao PDR)
3 Master Students (China, Japan, Vietnam)
4 Bachelor Students (Japan)


Annual Events

AprilStart of Spring Semester
Welcome Party, Guidance, Start of Classes and Seminar, Health Check
MaySoftball Game
Deadline of Abstract Submission for JSSSPN and JSPB Annual Meetings
JuneStart of Summer Semester
JSBBA Domestic Meeting Spring
JulyThesis Presentation (International Course)
AugustM2 Midterm Presentation, M1 Project Presentation
JSPB Annual Meeting
SeptemberGraduation Ceremony
JSSSPN Annual Meeting, JSBBA Domestic Meeting Autumn
OctoberStart of Autumn Semester
Start of Lab Experiments for B3 Students
Welcome Party, Guidance, Start of Classes and Seminar, Health Check
NovemberJSSSPN Kyushu Domestic Meeting, Research Society for Plant Nutrition
DecemberStart of Winter Semester
Year-end Party
JanuaryNew Year's Party
FebruaryThesis Presentation (Japanese Course)
MarchFarewell Party, Graduation Ceremony
JSPP Annual Meeting, JSBBA Annual Meeting

Weekly Activities

Journal Club(Whole lab)
📝 In May and December, we have progress reports for whole lab members.
Progress Reports(Research Group)
📝 In addition to the progress reports, we studied the basic matters (e.g. statistical analysis, paper writing, etc.), held the guest's seminar, etc.
Sometimes we have a party to welcome new members and celebrate members' birthdays, awards, paper publications, etc.
We also do cleaning and prepare dairy materials on Friday.
Monday and ThursdayPlant Watering(Rotation)
Once a month
(no limitation)
One on One Meeting with Supervisor
📝 We decide on the research topic with discussion based on each members' interests.
SeasonalSakura Viewing, Welcome Party (April, October), Softball Game, Year-end party, New Year's Party, Farewell Party