How do chromosomes divide?

In a body, every single cell has the same number of chromosomes. This is because when a cell divides, the replicated chromatids are equally segregated into daughter cells. But, the first meiotic division is a clear exception. This division segregates maternal and paternal chromosomes for production of eggs and sperms, which are the origin of a new life. What is the story behind this division?

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14 Feruary, 2018

Lab Ski Trip 

We went skiing to Hachi-Kita Kogen Ski resort with family and friends. It was perfect weather for skiing and we had a great time.


17 January, 2018

A review has been published. This review introduces cell biological causes of kinetochore-microtubule attachments in oocytes, a risk for aneuploidy in eggs.  

Kitajima, T.S.

Mechanisms of kinetochore-microtubule attachment errors in mammalian oocytes.

Dev Growth Differ. Jan 10. doi: 10.1111/dgd.12410. (2018)


9 January, 2018

ConBio2017 

Tomoya Kitajima, Hirohisa Kyogoku, Masashi Mori and Shuhei Yoshida attended ConBio2017(The 40th Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan) held in Kobe from 6-9 December, and presented their researches.




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26 Mar.-28 Mar., 2018

CDB Symposium 2018

11 Apr.-15 Apr., 2018

117th International Titisee Conference

10 Jun.-15 Jun., 2018

Meiosis, Gordon Research Conference

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