Dr. Sachiko Isobe
Kazusa DNA Research Institute
Sachiko Isobe started her career as a conventional red clover breeder. Currently she is a plant molecular biologist, lab head of Plant Genomics and Genetics of Kazusa DNA Research Institute. The research group has performed genome sequencing and molecular genetics including DNA marker development, linkage map construction, QTL identification and marker assisted selection. More than 30 model and crop species have been targeted such as strawberry, sweetpotato, tomato, Lotus japonicus, groundnut, and clovers. Of these, strawberry is one of the main species, and comprehensive analysis has been performed such as genome sequencing, RNA-Seq and Genomic Selection.