Welcome to Analytical Chemistry and Carbonate Chemistry Lab.

Research in the laboratory

"How the biogenic carbonate minerals respond to global environmental" has been the major concern in this laboratory,

  1. Solution Chemistry of CaCO3 Crystallization [more...]
  2. Monitering of Carbonate System in Coral Reef(PCO2, FCO2, IP and OP) [more...]
  3. Chemical Impacts of Hazardous Substance on Coral Reef Ecosystem [more...]
  4. Extraction, Identification and Function of Matrix Protein in Sclerite of Soft Corals [more...]
  5. Biodiversity of Deep-sea Gorgonians and Response to Grobal Environmental Change [more...]
  6. Shallow Submarine Hydrothermal Activity in Coral Reef at Taketomi-jima [more...]
  7. Biogeochemical Observation of Deep-sea Hydrothermal Vent Fields by SINKAI2000 and SINKAI6500 [more...]
  8. Radiochemical and Neutron Activation Analysis of Marine and Coral reef sediments, and Hydrothermal Ores collected by Submersible Expedition



  1. M. Azizur Rahman and Tamotsu Oomori. Analysis of Protein-induced Calcium Carbonate Crystals in Soft Coral by Near-Field IR Microspectroscopy. Analytical Sciences 25: 153-155, 2009
  2. M. Azizur Rahman and Tamotsu Oomori. In vitro regulation of CaCO3 crystal growth by the highly acidic proteins of calcitic sclerites in soft coral, Sinularia polydactyla. Connective Tissue Researc 50, 285-293, 2009
  3. M. Azizur Rahman and Tamotsu Oomori. The Isolation, Purification and Function of New Proteins in Calcified Endoskeletons: New Insights into the Calcification Mechanism of Soft Corals. Protein Expression & Purification (Accepted), 2009
  4. Sheikh, M.A., H. Fujimura, T. Miyagi, Y. Uechi , T. Yokota , S. Yasumura , T. Oomori . 2009. Detection and ecological threats of PSII herbicide diuron on coral reefs around the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Mar. Pollut. Bull. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2009.09.010.
  5. Sheikh, M. A., T. Higuchi; H. Fujimura; T. S. Imo; T. Miyagi; T. Oomori. 2009. Contamination and impacts of new antifouling biocide Irgarol-1051 on subtropical coral reef waters. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Tech., 6 (3), 353-358.



Members of Analytical Chemistry Group
Main Campus of University of the Ryukyus
Team Members of Monaco Project
Pictures live soft corals diving Live soft coral


  1. In the Campus: Center of Molecular Biosciences
  2. Tropical Biosphere Research Center Sesoko Station
  3. Monaco Scientific Center
  4. Munich University
  5. Chura-umi Aquarium