Research interests

Plants are continually exposed to a variety of microbes. These microbes include potential pathogens that induce diseases on plants and symbionts that benefit plants. To achieve sustainable agriculture it is important to use the beneficial microbes instead of applying large amount of chemical fertilizers and agricultural chemicals. The work in our laboratory focuses on beneficial microbes such as rhizobium, AM fungi and endophytic bacteria.



News & Topics

17 May 2019, Ms Safirah Ratu won poster prizes at 5th Asian Conference on Plant-Microbe Symbiosis and Nitrogen Fixation.

10 May 2019, our work has been published in Microbiology Resource Announcement.

18 Dec 2018, our work has been published in Frontiers in Microbiology.

29 Sep 2018, our work has been published in Microbes and Environment.

8 Dec 2017, our work has been published in Genes.

18 June 2017, our review paper has been published in Current Opinion in Plant Biology.

16-19 Oct 2016, Dr. Miwa and Ms Yuan won poster prizes at 4th Asian Conference on Plant-Microbe Symbiosis and Nitrogen Fixation.

17-21 July 2016, OKAZAKI was invited to give a talk in 17th IS-MPMI Congress.

20-25 June 2016, we invited Dr. Hiep Huu Nguyen (Can Tho University, Vietnam) to our laboratory. We have started collaboration on beneficial plant microbes.

3 July 2016, our work has been published in Plant and Cell Physiology.

Contact info.

We encourage your application to our Master or Ph.D. courses, or some fellowship positions for postdoc as follows;
For Graduate students
Department of International Environmental and Agricultural Science (IEAS)
For non-Japanese scientists
JSPS Fellowship for Overseas Researchers
For non-Japanese scientists
JSPS Fellowship for Young Researchers

Shin OKAZAKI, Dr. (Agriculture)
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
3-5-8 Saiwaicho, Fuchu, Tokyo 183-8509 Japan
Tel. 042-367-5847
E-mail: sokazaki(at)cc.tuat.ac.jp [substitue "@" for (at) ]