1. Chemical genomics based on yeast genomic tools

2. Metabolism and senescence in microbes

3. Chemical regulation of nitrogen cycle by microbe

4. Physiological roles of phospholipase producing signaling lipid molecules

5. Developing microbial technologies for utilizing plant biomass

6. Functional analysis of GPCR in Aspergillus oryzae

7. Role of secreted phospholipase A2 in survival and differentiation