Marine Biosciences Course

Marine Biochemistry


Basic and applied science on biochemistry and food chemistry of aquatic organisms


For the aim of effective utilization of aquatic bioresource, we promote both basic and applied research, not only to elucidate the metabolism and functions of aquatic organisms, but also to develop new industrial and pharmaceutical materials. We have been focusing on chemical analysis of nutrients and components in marine organisms, biochemical analyses of fish muscle proteins, maintenance and improvement of freshness and quality of fish and shellfish, the functional components from marine organisms (i.e., anti-oxidative and anti-allergic components), and the effects of chemical stressors on the biochemical parameters of fish.


Aquatic biochemistry, effective utilization, freshness maintenance, functional substances