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Short History of the Laboratory

This Laboratory is named as "Laboratory of Insect Science and Bioreguration, Environmental Biology Section, Environmental Bioremediation Course, Graduate School of Agriculture, Tohoku University". Its too long to write down the correct name. You may call it simply as "Entomology Lab., Tohoku Univ."

This Lab was founded in April, 1988, as a laboratory in the Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agricultue, Tohoku Univ., for the purpose of education and research on entomology. Prof. Yoshiharu Matsumoto moved from Tokyo University is the first professor of this Lab; and he launched the Lab with Dr. Kazuhiro Matsuda, Lecturer. Major field of the research was the mechanishm of host selection in phytophagous insects.

Prof. Takashi Shido, former Director of Department of Farm Chemicals, the National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES), was the successor who worked mostly on resistace mechanism of plants to herbivores from April, 1992.

In 1995, the University established a new course in its Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, i.e., Environmental Bioremediation Course which covers education and research challenging the recent environmental problems in agriculture and related fields. The laboratory incorporated in the newly established course concerns the education on insect science and the use of biological and chemo-ecological functions of insects for the regulation or management of agroecosystems.

History of Teaching Staffs (1995– )

April 1995–September 1998
Prof. Yoshio Tamaki, Associate Prof. Kazuhiro Matsuda
September 1998–March 1999
Associate Prof. Kazuhiro Matsuda
April 1999–July 2000
Prof. Kazuhiro Matsuda
August 2000–August 2003
Prof. Kazuhiro Matsuda, Associate Prof. Yasuhiko Konno
September2003–March 2008
Prof. Kazuhiro Matsuda, Associate Prof. Yasuhiko Konno, Assistant Prof. Masatoshi Hori
April 2008–March 2009
Associate Prof. Yasuhiko Konno, Assistant Prof. Masatoshi Hori
April 2009–March 2010
Prof. Yasuhiko Konno, Assistant Prof. Masatoshi Hori
April 2010–April 2011
Prof. Yasuhiko Konno, Associate Prof. Masatoshi Hori
May 2011–
Prof. Yasuhiko Konno, Associate Prof. Masatoshi Hori, Assistant Prof. Atsuhiko Nagasawa

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