Our goal is to contribute to explain our body activity and development at the atomic level. In order to achieve this goal, our group focuses on determining the structure of the centrosome and basal body primarily using structure-biology techniques such as X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy. These organelles are essential for normal body development. Mutations in genes related to them result in disease altogether called ciliopathies. Therefore, our research contributes to gain basic biological knowledge as well as medical science. Please see "Centrosome and cilia" and "Structure biology" for their details!.