The Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, offers a variety of graduate programs including lectures on a wide range of current biology, research training and advanced seminars focusing on specific topics. The programs are guided by researchers at the Department of Biological Sciences, Institute for Protein Research, Research Institute of Microbial Diseases, Genome Information Research Center, Frontier Biosciences, and three affiliated institutes outside the university.
The Department of Biological Sciences was reorganized in 1996 by combining two departments, Physiology and Biochemistry, both of which had been founded in 1953. Reorganization together with cooperation with three institutes outside the university covers a wide range of research fields of current biology and life sciences, which have been rapidly expanding.
Postgraduate students enrolled in the Master and/or Doctoral programs are requested to conduct their own researches in the laboratories to be conferred with their degrees. The research is supervised by one of the supervisors of the Graduate School. In the doctoral course, two advisers in addition to the supervisor will guide your research.