Located on the Boso Peninsula facing Tokyo Bay, the Kazusa DNA Research Institute (KDRI) supports sequencing and functional analysis of the genomes of biologically as well as biotechnologically important organisms.

KDRI is operated by the Kazusa DNA Research Foundation established by the Chiba Prefecture Government and authorized as a nonprofit organization by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and the Science and Technology Agency. Annual budget, mostly supported by the Prefectural Government through the Kazusa DNA Research Foundation, was about 1.8 billion yen (16 million dollars). KDRI houses about 25 scientists and 50 support staff.

Projects include the following:

Nobuo Nomura
Kazusa DNA Research Institute
1532-3 Yana, Kisarazu, Chiba 292 JAPAN
Tel +81-438-52-3930; Fax: -3931