See in Achievements section. Click HERE
Go to Dr. Takai's page!@Click HERE
The IODP Expedition DEEP HOT BIOSPHERE (#331) by the Deep Sea Drilling Vessel "Chikyu" with Co-chief Scientist Dr. Ken Takai, now finished successfully with global new findings. The Expedition took place from September 5th to October 4th.

To see the Press Release, Click HERE
To watch videos of this Expedition on JAMSTEC Channel, Click HERE
(Choose the ones with English subtitles.)

Dr. Takai just after landing receives a warm welcome by Sascha from JWAVE. (@Okinawa)

Let's keep watching the forthcoming results from the "back in the lab" analyses from now on as well!

An interview scene from JST News
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1st January
A Happy New Year from SUGAR!


In expedition carried out in November YK09-13 leg in Kairei Field, Central Ridge (Indian Ocean), a large population of Scaly Foot which have scales made of iron sulfide was discovered. These deep-sea gastropods were alive and were in Enoshima Aquarium from 30th November 2009 to 2nd December. (Presently, they are displayed as specimens.)

A large population of "Scaly Foot" discovered in Kairei Field
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Sanae's words...
"In this seminar, I made a presentation on genome analyses results of hydrogenotrophic methanogen Methanocella paludicola. I never thought I would be awarded a Good Poster Prize, so I am so glad and honored. I will keep it up with my research works from now on as well."

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1st September
Subsurface Geobiology and Advanced Research Project (SUGAR project)'s web page is now put out to the public!
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