Name: Takashi Adachi-Yamada
Professor , Life Sciences, Gakushuin University, Japan.
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Department of Life Science Faculty of Science Gakushuin University 1-5-1 Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8588
Keywords: Insect development, apoptosis and reproduction. Imaginal disc, Male accessory gland, Brain-gut hormones, Drosophila genetics.Molecular and cellular mechanisms to achieve optimized organ function revealed by Drosophila genetics. For example: Cell death in development and maintenance of external organs, intestine and reproductive organs. Cellular events accompanied by homeotic transformation between various organs. Plasticity in cell size and morphology depending on organ condition. Selective adhesion between cells and cell/substratum for optimized tissue architecture.