Tomoya KITAJIMA /Lab for Chromosome Segregation


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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News

20 July, 2018

New Publication 

A protocol for live imaging of mouse oocytes is now available.
Courtois A., Solc P., and Kitajima T.S.
Triple-color live imaging of mouse oocytes. Methods Mol Biol. 2018;1818:89-97. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-8603-3_10.


25 June, 2018

New Publication 

A protocol for micromanipulation of mouse oocytes is now available.
Kyogoku H., Yoshida S., and Kitajima T.S.
Cytoplasmic removal, enucleation, and cell fusion of mouse oocytes. Methods Cell Biol. 2018;144:459-474. doi: 10.1016/bs.mcb.2018.03.038.


25 June, 2018

Meiosis, Gordon Research Conference 

Tomoya Kitajima was invited to present our research at Meiosis, Gordon Research Conference, held in New London, USA on 10-15 July, 2018


8 June, 2018

EMBL Microtubles: From Atoms to Complex Systems 

Aurelien Courtois attended EMBL Microtubles: From Atoms to Complex Systems, held in Heidelberg from May 27 to 30 May and gave a poster presentation.