About KIT


KIT, Kyoto Institute of Technology, is a national university in Kyoto, which had been the capital city of Japan for more than a thousand years. KIT was founded to do research on silk and textile, important for artistic kimono industries for Kyoto. Though its name has 'technology' in it, KIT is a fusion of science and arts. KIT has been committed in the genetics more recently. A good example is the Drosophila Genetic Resource Center (DGRC), an essential model organism in life science research, from laboratories around the world. There are only two other such centers in the world. The institute has also collaborated actively with industries in Kyoto and beyond. KIT's competence is beyond science. It also has arts and design courses. KIT is a place of robust science and creative arts. We will exert our strength as students of KIT. We are very proud of competing with wonderful students in other universities in iGEM. We will show you what you will get when arts and science merge. See you in Boston!

Team Members

Student Members

I'm interested in silkworms.
I've lived in New York.
Languages: Japanese and English
Born in Hong Kong.
I love mascot characters.
I'm looking forward to the Giant Jamboree:)
Let's enjoy Giant Jamboree:D
I have a good time.
I'm dying:(


M2 Applied Biology
Toyokazu Nakamura
M2 Applied Biology
Takao Kawai
M2 Applied Biology
Trinh Thi My Nguyen
D1 Applied Biology
Yukina Yamauchi
M1 Applied Biology
Nozomi Kawazoe
B4 Applied Biology
Nana Yoshimoto
B4 Applied Biology


Shingo IZAWA
Fermentation engineering
Masamitsu Yamaguchi
Molecular Biology
Sumiharu Nagaoka
Ayako Shimada