Staff

TSUKAMOTO TakashiAssistant Professor

Laboratory
Laboratory of Biological Information Analysis Science
Research Theme
Understanding the molecular mechanism of photoreceptor proteins Development of proteins with novel light-driven functions
Research Keywords

Flash-photolysis, Membrane transport, Membrane protein, Retinal protein, Microbial rhodopsin, Ion pump, Ion channel, Biophysics, Photobiology, Extremophile

Overview of Research

My research interests are to elucidate the molecular mechanisms including the ion transport, the structural dynamics in the photochemical reaction, and the structure-function relationship of retinal-based photoreceptor proteins in microbes, called microbial rhodopsins. Through these, I pursue the goal of deeply understanding how ion-pumping rhodopsins can pump ions. Based on the findings from my study, I try to develop the proteins with novel light-driven functions.

Charge

Representative Publications

Refer to HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS DIRECTORY
(https://researchers.general.hokudai.ac.jp/profile/en.6rpNQ9xeG0c7dWK6pHar7w==.html)

Note

Web page: https://tenure-track.cris.hokudai.ac.jp/lab/tsukamoto/en

<Office Hour>
– Time: Anytime during the lecture period
– Place: Science Bldg. No.2, 8F, #2-802
Please contact in advance by E-mail.
E-mail: t-tak[at]sci.hokudai.ac.jp

Affiliation