University Farm

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University Farm

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Facilities to learn the practical aspects of plant development

This farm has greenhouses and an experimental farm for conducting educational and research activities related to the collection, evaluation, and storage of plant resources, the utilization and introduction of genetically recombined plants, evaluating the characteristics of engineered plants, and the evaluation of environmental influences. In particular, the Division of Plant Biosciences uses this farm for “Bioscience field training” for the practical techniques of cultivating plants essential for developing and improving plant resources, developing useful plant resources, evaluating characters, and managing LMO. This farm is also widely used for graduation research projects by undergraduates of the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, for research by graduates of the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, and also for research activities of industry-academic collaborations.

Veterinary Medical Center

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Learning the value of life through diagnosis and treatment

One of the major objectives of veterinary science is to prevent animal disease and to diagnose and treat animals. After acquiring basic knowledge and thought processes, students in the Division of Veterinary Science undergo comprehensive technical training at the Veterinary Medical Center to learn how to deal with sick animals. Now that the idea of animal protection has been firmly established and a growing number of people consider animals as human companions, full field training at the center is now attracting great attention. “Approach to animal sickness” at Veterinary Medical Center can be directly reflected in veterinary clinical cases and understanding the thought processes and value of life becomes the basis of veterinary science. Materials and data obtained from several thousand clinical cases each year are utilized in research and the results of research are fed back to the society through Veterinary Medical Center. In this way, the faculty members in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences and other subdivisions provide support for the center.

Since April 2009, it has transferred to our new Rinku Campus..

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Learning practical skills in conducting laboratory animal experiments

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Learning practical skills in conducting laboratory animal experiments

The Education and Research Center for Experimental Animal Science is newly established on the Rinku Campus as an inter-faculty core facility for conducting experimental animal research in the university.
The main feature of the center is an animal farm for breeding small laboratory animals such as specific pathogen-free rodents and genetically modified mice as well as medium-sized animals such as dogs and goats under proper breeding conditions as directed by a central control system. The center is also equipped with laboratory equipment supporting various investigations into the development of novel medical treatments, the clarification of mechanisms of disease onset, the prevention of infectious diseases, particularly zoonotic diseases, and so on. The center will also effectively and efficiently provide not only equipment and rooms for animal experiments but also information covering all aspects of experimental animal research including genetic features of animals, proper handling, and appropriate experimental protocols. The center will also promote animal welfare and protection from a practical point of view. Through these activities, the center will practically support education and research in animal biology as the core element of its veterinary science program.

Opened in April 2009

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