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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11 September, 2017

Summer Internship Program 

Summer internship program for undergraduate students was held from August 21-25. Kitajima Lab welcomed 3 students. They had the opportunity to carry out experiments using live-imaging of mouse oocytes and present their results to the other internship participants.


11 September, 2017

EMBO Conference on Meiosis

Tomoya Kitajima was invited to present our research at EMBO Conference on Meiosis, held in Hvar, Croatia from 27 August-1 September, 2017.


9 August, 2017

The International Research Symposium on Regulation of Germ Cell Development in vivo and in vitro

Tomoya Kitajima was invited to present our research at the International Research Symposium on Regulation of Germ Cell Development in vivo and in vitro, held in Fukuoka from 26-28 July, 2017.