A project by name Leading Academia in Marine and Environment Pollution Research (LaMer), is granted by MEXT, Japan to CMES for a six year period from 2016 to 2021, as the second Joint Usage / Research Center at Ehime University.
The aim of LaMer is to make constructive contributions to environmental research fields through well organized and efficient utilization of the es-BANK facility by this Joint Usage/Research, and systemizing the usage of our specimens collected from all over the world in the last more than five decades.
We now have advanced facilities, human resource and network of researchers gained through our previous research schemes such as the 21st-Century Center of Excellence Program from 2002 to 2006, the Global Center of Excellence Program from 2007 to 2011, and three Grants-in Aid for Scientific Research (S). Efficient use of the resources, facilities and knowledge acquired by these precious programs will make a great impact and induce invaluable progress in future upon the marine and environmental pollution research fields all over the world.
To achieve these aims, we are organizing most effective joint use of the frozen specimens archived in our es-BANK, and build up strategies for collaborative works with both domestic and foreign research groups. We are also systemizing joint usage of facilities and equipment at CMES to analyze chemical pollution and evaluate toxicity through collaborative and interdisciplinary works not only in our research field but also in related fields. We appreciate your great support and cooperation.
Joint Usage/Research Center of “Leading Academia in Marine and Environment Pollution Research (LaMer)”
Project Leader Hisato Iwata, Ph.D.
Professor of Center For Marine Environmental Studies,
Professor of Faculty of Science,
Professor of Graduate School of Science and Engineering,
My recent research interests are to understand the species diversity of the nuclear receptor-cytochrome P450 signaling pathway in fish, birds, and mammals, and to assess the effects of environmental pollutants on this pathway.
- Division of Environmental Dynamics
- Division of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology