Noda Institute for Scientific Research



1. Research Activity

At present NISR is carrying out research in a project as follows:

1) Molecular breeding of brewing microorganisms with high functionality.
Koji mold plays a most important role in soy sauce brewing, in which all materials, the soybeans and the wheat, are cultured with it to make koji. Much effort has been made to develop koji mold suitable for soy sauce brewing. It has, so far, been difficult to genetically analyze koji mold, but with recent progress in molecular biology, and EST and genome analysis of koji mold, Aspergillus oryzae, it is now possible to study koji mold genetically. In this study, the functional analysis of the genes of koji mold in soy sauce brewing is being studied using newly developed techniques and information. From this research, we intend to develop a new koji mold, which is useful for koji making and improving the quality of soy sauce.

2. Grant Project

NISR started the new project which supports the research fund in the field of applied biology for the purpose of developing the fermentation and brewing industry.
Grants List:

3. Others

Biotechnology Seminar

A lecture and exhibition concerning biotechnology are held annually for citizens living in and around Noda City.
Publication of "Report of The Noda Institute for Scientific Research"
Research articles by our researchers published during the year in academic journals are compiled in "Report of the Noda Institute for Scientific Research". The report has been published annually and distributed to researchers and research organizations in related fields since its first issue in 1957.
Tables of contents: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

If you need a copy of our annual report, please contact us via e-mail F info(AT)

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