Faculty of Textile Science and Technology Research Activity2016|Shinshu Univ

54Department of Applied BiologyLearning from the environment through environmental analysis and developingnew environmental purification methods using materials creating by living organismsI am carrying out research in a wide range of domains related to environmental contamination, from environmental analysis and toxicological testing to the development of environmental purification methods. This effort includes numerous activities, for example analyzing litter and searching in caves for microorganisms that might be useful in environmental purification. In recent years, my lab has been focusing on the development of environmental purification methods that use materials produced by living things.Professor Moriwaki took his current position in 2015 after working as a researcher at the Osaka City Institute of Public Health and Environmental Sciences and as an associate professor at Faculty of Textile Science and Technology at Shinshu University.His areas of research include environmental chemistry and analytical chemistry with a focus on the development of environmental purication and analysis methods as well as environmental monitoring.I believe that understanding the state of environmental contamination while developing purication methods is essential for the future of humanity. Through environmental analysis and research on purication, I hope to obtain results that prove useful in addressing numerous environmental problems.Outlook for researchI carry out education and research to train students to become leaders in the next generation of environmental research and measures. Graduates are employed as public ocials and by companies engaged in environmental analysis and inspection.Outlook for students after graduationWe analyzed mud from the moat of Osaka Castle to recreate 350 years in the history of the atmospheric environment. The aerial bombing during the war caused the greatest damage to the environment.Throughout the world, countless children contract communicable diseases because they do not have access to safe water. In this way, purication is an extremely important research topic.Hiroshi MoriwakiProfessor水質汚濁 世界的に重大な問題新しい浄化法生物資源の利用・安全かつ環境にフレンドリー・低コスト・廃棄物利用注)写真はイメージ図です。 安全な水を作る!・羊毛・くず繭・バイオポリマー水質汚濁 世界的に重大な問題新しい浄化法生物資源の利用・安全かつ環境にフレンドリー・低コスト・廃棄物利用注)写真はイメージ図です。 安全な水を作る!・羊毛・くず繭・バイオポリマーWater pollutiona serious global problemuse of biotic resources・wool・Waste cocoons・biopolymer・safety and environmentally friendly・low cost・recycling of wastenew catharsisMake a safety water!Department of Applied BiologyUsing insects’ high-performance sensors to develop methods for exterminationI am carrying out research on the sensors carried by insects to monitor the arrival of the seasons via sensor proteins that respond to temperature and day length. My findings can be applied to the extermination of pests and invasive species through such techniques as causing eggs to hatch in winter and making adult insects without wings grow them. This approach is garnering attention as a pest extermination method that does not harm nature or humans.Associate Professor Shiomi took his current position in 2007 after serving in the Faculty of Textile Science and Technology at Shinshu University as an assistant professor. His areas of research include environmental molecular entomology and applied entomology with a focus on the dormancy, metamorphosis, and seasonal morphology of insects.The ability to control the dormant stage of insects is useful not only for exterminating pests, but also for protecting ecosystems. Further, I believe that explaining the ecology of insects can contribute solutions for global environmental, food-related, and medical problems.Outlook for researchGraduates can nd employment at food and pharmaceutical companies, environmental companies working with nature, companies engaged in genetic analysis, and even trade-related inspection companies.Outlook for students after graduationHestina assimilis larva. There are many insects like this. Typically, students who gather in my lab are lovers of insects who see the appeal of their mysteries.A student observes cultured cells into which insect sensor genes have been inserted.Useful genes are cloned from insects of the order Lepidoptera.Kunihiro ShiomiAssociate Professor


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