Pesticide Chemistry


In our laboratory, we aim to elucidate the relationship between in vivo physiological mechanisms of various biological phenomena of organisms in order to elucidate the physiological function of biologically activite compounds used as molecular probes to control the biological phenomena.
Emphasised on organic chemistry, compounds are developed with biological activity against insects, higher plants and microorganisms (molecular design and synthesis, structure-activity relationship). Substances produced by organisims are analised from a chemical standpoint to elucidate the action mechanism of new biologically active materials.

Research Theme

  1. Study on growth-behaviour control in Insect (Octopamine receptor, Tyramine receptor, Homology modeling)
  2. Molecular modeling of sex-pheromone regulators (Syntheses, Structure-activity relationship, Octopamine receptor)
  3. Elucidation of stress reaction and genome drug design of anti-stressors (Stress, Tribolium freemani, Bombyx mori)
  4. Inhibition of tyramine β-hydroxylase (Molecular design, Pharmacophore model)
  5. Regulators of plant growth and development (Syntheses, Structure-activity relationship)
  6. Inhibitors of carotenoid biosynthesis (Syntheses, Structure-activity relationship)


Akinori HIRASHIMA  Ph.D., M.Sc.
Naotaka YAMADA  Ph.D., M.Sc.


Location6-10-1 Hakozaki Higashi-ku Fukuoka 812-8581 JAPAN
Pesticide Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
(Faculty of Agriculture Building 5, Hakozaki Campus)
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