Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University

Japanese

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The Graduate School of FBS aims to train pioneering leaders in biosciences. In recent years, there has been a succession of major breakthroughs in the field of biosciences, including the establishment of methods for genome sequencing and the introduction of modified genes. Such breakthroughs have expanded the possibility of applying findings in bioscience research to a wider range of fields, such as medicine, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and material engineering, in hitherto unpredictable ways, while helping to solve some of the questions concerning the essence of life itself. Research methods are also progressing. While much of the research in biology has centered on genetics and enzymology so far, an interdisciplinary approach is now required, using advanced technologies in optical engineering, information engineering, robotics and various other fields. To meet the needs of the new era of biosciences, the Graduate School of FBS aims to nurture future leaders who are capable of conceiving creative ideas and contributing to the world through research. Together with academic staff in wide-ranging specialties, the Graduate School educates students in a five-year doctoral-degree program in an interdisciplinary research environment encompassing the fields of medicine, engineering and science.