Inoue Laboratory, ISSP, Univ. Tokyo


We are studying mechanism of photo-receptive proteins driven by light-energy such as microbial and animal rhodopsins. Also, we are trying optogenetic applications on the basis of fundamental insights of the photoreceptive proteins.

If you would like to perform research in our laboratory, please contact to “inoue* (Exchange "*" to "@")”.


  1. September 1, 2022 Member page was updated. Miki Saito joined to our laboratory.
  2. August 2, 2022 Publication page was updated. "Kinetic study on the molecular mechanism of light-driven inward proton transport by schizorhodopsins" was published in Biochim. Biophys. Acta Biomembr.
  3. June 17, 2022 Publication page was updated. "Rhodopsin-bestrophin Fusion Proteins from Unicellular Algae form Gigantic Pentameric Ion Channels" was published in Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol.