Welcome to IINO G at IMS 日本語

Protein molecular motors supporting life are far superior to synthetic molecular machines in many aspects [1-3]. We unveil operation principles of protein molecular motors with single-molecule imaging [4]. To understand their design principles, we also engineer non-natural protein molecular motors with automated screening.

See Research page for detail.

[1] Iino R et al, Chemical Reviews (2020) "Introduction: Molecular Motors"
[2] The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 "The design and synthesis of molecular machines"
[3] Peplow M, Nature (2015) "The tiniest Lego: a tale of nanoscale motors, rotors, switches and pumps"
[4] An Interview posted in the website of IMS (April 2, 2020)


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We also welcome highly-motivated PhD students. Contact: iino_at_ims.ac.jp (change _at_ to @)

News from our group, Old news

[Papers and Reviews]

May 27, 2020 Aki's review article has been accepted in Biophysics and Physicobiology.
Crystalline chitin hydrolase is a burnt-bridge Brownian motor

Mar 26, 2020 Kei-ichi's preprint has been posted in bioRxiv.
Chemical-state-dependent free energy profile from single-molecule trajectories of biomolecular motor: Application to processive chitinase

Jan 23, 2020 Jun's paper has been published in Scientific Reports! Open access
Small stepping motion of processive dynein revealed by load-free high-speed single-particle tracking
Press release in EurekAlert

Jan 10, 2020 Akasit's paper has been online publshed in J Biol Chem! Open access
Single-molecule imaging analysis reveals the mechanism of a high-catalytic-activity mutant of chitinase A from Serratia marcescens

Jan 8, 2020 Zev, Kazushi, and I served as guest editors of "Molecular Motors" Thematic Issue of Chemical Reviews!
Introduction: Molecular Motors Open access

[Members and Awards]

May 1, 2020 Yayoi joined lab member as a Technical Assistant and Akihiro has been appointed as a Assistant Professor.

Apr 3, 2020 We took a group photo

Apr 1, 2020 Monique will stay in our lab for a while, because her flight has been canceled many times...

Mar 27, 2020 We had a farewell party for Monique (Internship student from LMU Munich, Germany)!

Mar 2, 2020 Akihiro got an offer letter of JSPS Research Fellow PD!

Feb 13, 2020 We had a farewell party for Ling (Internship student from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)!

Jan 1, 2020 Iino serve as an Editorial Board member of Biophysical Journal

Jan 1, 2020 Akihiro joined our lab as a JSPS Resarch Fellow PD!

[Presentations and Events]

Dec 19, 2020 Iino give a talk in Pacifichem 2020

May 26-28, 2020 Iino attend Workshop on interferometric scattering microscopy @Erlangen, Germany Changed to online

Feb 24, 2020 Iino give a talk in Department of Physics, Oregon State University

Feb 17, 2020 Iino give a talk in 2020 Biophysical society annual meeting @San Diego

Jan 28-31, 2020 Iino visit Prof. Haw Yang lab at Princeton University to discuss collaboration

Jan 8, 2020 Iino give a talk in The 1st International Symposium on Molecular Engine @Chiba