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Department of Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry

Development of new analytical methods of dynamics of phenomena and reactions at the interface.

Satoshi TSUKAHARA

Professor

Radiochemistry

Chemistry of superheavy elements.
Chemistry related with radioactivity.

Atsushi SHINOHARA

Professor

Inorganic Chemistry

Time-domain behavior of magnetically highly anisotropic molecular systems such as single molecule magnets (SMM).

Naoto ISHIKAWA

Professor

Bioinorganic Chemistry

Synthetic studies on metal complexes mimicking the active metal centers of oxidoreductases catalyzing small molecule conversion.

Yasuhiro FUNAHASHI

Professor

Condensed Matter Physical Chemistry

Studies on physical properties of molecular conductors, superconductors, and magnets by thermodynamic, magnetic and transport measurements.

Yasuhiro NAKAZAWA

Professor

Surface Chemistry

Dynamics of electronically excited states of adsorbed molecules.

Toshiaki MUNAKATA

Professor

Quantum Chemistry

The investigations depending on only theory and calculation are performed for many chemical subjects.

Mitsutaka OKUMURA

Professor

Biophysical Chemistry

Elucidation of molecular mechanism of protein by advanced spectroscopic techniques.

Yasuhisa MIZUTANI

Professor

Reaction Dynamics Chemistry

Molecular recognition force microscopy for receptor-ligand reaction.

Takuya MATSUMOTO

Professor

Structural Organic Chemistry

Syntheses and functional properties of novel π-electronic systems including PAH radicals, non-planar quinones, and oligothiophenes.

Takashi KUBO

Professor

Physical Organic Chemistry

Studies of the single molecular properties using new scanning probe microscopes and nano gapped electrodes.

Takuji OGAWA

Professor

Organic Biochemistry

Chemical synthesis of glycoproteins and glycopeptides to elucidate oligosaccharide functions.

Yasuhiro KAJIHARA

Professor

Natural Product Chemistry

Synthesis of glycoconjugates from bacterial cell surface and their biofunction in innate immunity.

Koichi FUKASE

Professor

Biomolecular Chemistry

Structure elucidation of biomolecular assemblies in lipid bilayer membrane.

Michio MURATA

Professor

Coordination Chemistry

Creation of chiral polynuclear and supramolecular structures by the stepwise aggregation of metal complexes.

Takumi KONNO

Professor

Research Center for Structural Thermodynamics

Heat Capacity Calorimetry. Reaction Heat Calorimetry. Higher Derivatives of Gibbs Energy.

Motohiro NAKANO

Professor

High-technology Research for the Analysis and Utilization of Materials

Physical chemistry of molecules and their condensed phases confined in nanometer-sized space, using Solid-state NMR.

Takahiro UEDA

Professor

Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Effect of reaction field on the function of biological metal complexes as the active site of metalloenzyme.

Kazuya YAMAGUCHI

Professor

 

Radio Isotope Research Center

Syntheses and luminescent properties of transition metal complexes. Syntheses of uranium complexes.

Takashi YOSHIMURA

Professor

Semiconductor Materials and Processes

Semiconductor materials and processes for crystalline Si solar cells and thin film transistors.

Hikaru KOBAYASHI

Professor

Bionanotechnology

Single molecule science for detecting, identifying, and manipulating single molecules, controlling dynamics of single molecules.

Masateru TANIGUCHI

Professor

Regulatory Bioorganic Chemistry

Synthesis of small molecules binding to DNA and RNA, and regulation of the function of nucleic acids by these synthetic molecules.

Kazuhiko NAKATANI

Professor

Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Development of multifunctional asymmetric catalyses and their application to the synthesis of biologically active compounds.

Hiroaki SASAI

Professor

Protein Organic Chemistry

Development of a method for protein synthesis based on the ligation chemistry and protein functional study.

Hironobu HOJO

Professor

Protein Informatics

Structural bioinformatics and molecular simu-lations, covering database analysis, quantum chemistry, protein modeling, and drug design.

Haruki NAKAMURA

Professor

Molecular Biophysics

Structure and function of biomolecular systems as studied by advanced high-resolution magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

Toshimichi FUJIWARA

Professor

Protein Profiling and Functional Proteomics

Mass spectrometry for protein structural analysis including post-translational modifications and proteomics for biomarker discovery.

Toshifumi TAKAO

Professor

Advanced Research System Development Group

Surface chemistry explored with newly developed original experimental techniques and their related apparatuses.

Michio OKADA

Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

Plant Growth and Development

Cell type identity determination, cell patterning, intercellular communication, and environmental response.

Tatsuo KAKIMOTO

Professor

Molecular and Developmental Biology

Transcriptional regulation of retinal development, neuronal microRNA, neuronal lincRNA, retinal circuit formation, and cilia development.

Takahisa FURUKAWA

Professor

Cell Biology

Left-right asymmetric development
Cell chirality
Notch signaling

Kenji MATSUNO

Professor

Neural Circuit Function

Understanding how mind activities, such as decisions and emotions, are generated in the neuronal network of the nematode C. elegans.

Kotaro KIMURA

Associate Professor

Developmental Biology

Animal embryogenesis with focus on developmental fate specification of embryonic cells during urochordate development.

Hiroki NISHIDA

Professor

Plant Cell Biology

Cellular responses to environmental fluctuations
Cytoskeleton dynamics

Shingo TAKAGI

Professor

Laboratory of Biohistory

Evolution, development and ecological diversity of organisms including arthropods and vertebrates.

Zhi-Hui SU 

Professor

Genome & Chromosome Functions

Understanding molecular mechanisms of genome stability and instability which is related to cancer and infertility.

Akira SHINOHARA

Professor

Theoretical Biology

Mathematical modeling and computer simulation of self-organizing multi-cellular phenomena. Physics of complex systems.

Koichi FUJIMOTO

Associate Professor

Cellular Structure and Function

Dynamics and functional organization of the cell nucleus in mammalian, fission yeast and Tetrahymena cells.

Tokuko HARAGUCHI

Professor

Oncogene Research

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis caused by the dysregulation of proto-oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes.

Masato OKADA

Professor

Laboratory of Cell Motility

Protein crystallography, EM and Cell biology focusing on elucidation of the molecular mechanism of intracellular transport systems.

Takahide KON

Professor

Single Molecule Biology

Our laboratory develops quantitative imaging and computational modeling methods to reveal the molecular mechanisms of intracellular signaling with single-molecule resolution.

Masahiro UEDA 

Professor

Laboratory of Protein Folding

Comprehensive understanding of protein folding and misfolding including amyloid fibrillation on the basis of solubility and supersaturation.

Yuji GOTO

Professor

Protein Synthesis and Expression

Structural analysis of receptor-ligand interaction using X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy.

Junichi TAKAGI

Professor

Membrane Protein Chemistry

How eukaryotic cells selectively deliver the right cargo (proteins etc) to the right place (organelles etc) in the endomembrane systems.

Joji MIMA

Associate Professor

Nuclear Network

Analyses of the molecular functions of the proteins at telomere, the end of a chromosome.

Junko KANOH

Associate Professor

Interdisciplinary Biology

Biophysics on motor, pump, and clock proteins, and photosynthesis. Cell and developmental biology, and phylogenetics on animal and plant.

Hidetaka FURUYA

Associate Professor

Protein Crystallography

Structural studies on photosynthetic energy-transducing protein complexes and cytoskeletal motor proteins.

Genji KURISU

Professor

Molecular Biophysics

Structure and function of biomolecular systems as studied by advanced high-resolution magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

Toshimichi FUJIWARA

Professor

Supramolecular Crystallography

Structural biology of biological macromolecules / macromolecular assemblies using X-ray diffraction technique.

Atsushi NAKAGAWA

Professor

Protein Organic Chemistry

Development of a method for protein synthesis based on the ligation chemistry and protein functional study.

Hironobu HOJO

Professor

Cancer Biology

Elucidating the molecular mechanisms of aging- or obesity-associated cancer focusing on cellular senescence.

Eiji HARA

Professor

Organic Biochemistry

Our laboratory examines chemical synthesis of glycoproteins and oligosaccharides in order to elucidate their biological functions.

Yasuhiro KAJIHARA

Professor

Biomolecular Informatics

Chromosome segregation during meiosis and mitosis in mammalian oocytes and embryos.

Tomoya KITAJIMA

Associate Professor

Macromolecular Structure

Three dimensional structure and functional mechanism of biological macromolecular machines, such as the bacterial flagellum.

Katsumi IMADA

Professor

Biomolecular Informatics

Morphogen-dependent pattern formation in developmental process.

Hidehiko INOMATA

Associate Professor

Polymer Assemblies

Structure and properties of polymer assemblies, polymer micelles, and polymer colloids, formed by synthetic and biological macromolecules.

Takahiro SATO 

Professor

Protein Profiling and Functional Proteomics

Mass spectrometry for protein structural analysis including post-translational modifications and proteomics for biomarker discovery.

Toshifumi TAKAO 

Professor

Functional Supramolecular Chemistry

Creation of functionalized materials through molecular recognition and self-assembly of bio-related polymers.

Hiroyasu YAMAGUCHI

Professor

Cellular Regulation

Cellular mechanisms of cancer cell invasion and cell-cell communication between normal and cancer cells.

Hiroaki MIKI

Professor

Nano-biotechnology

Bio-mimicking DDS nanocarriers, oriented immobilization of sensing molecules, single cell analysis, and quinone-containing enzymes.

Shun’ichi KURODA

Professor

Department of Macromolecular Science

Polymer Reaction Chemistry

Development of new functional polymers using organometallic catalysts and investigation of the functions of metalloenzymes.

Kiyotaka ONITSUKA

Professor

Polymer Physical Chemistry

Physical properties and molecular dynamics of soft matters, including polymers, surfactant micelles, liquid crystals, and supramolecules.

Tadashi INOUE

Professor

Macromolecular Precise Science

Understanding of macromolecularity and creation of high-performance macromolecular systems utilizing precise macromolecules.

Akihito HASHIDZUME

Professor

Supramolecular Functional Chemistry

Creation of functionalized materials through molecular recognition and self-assembly of bio-related polymers.

Hiroyasu YAMAGUCHI

Professor

Macromolecular Structure

Three dimensional structure and functional mechanism of biological macromolecular machines, such as the bacterial flagellum.

Katsumi IMADA

Professor

Polymer Assemblies

Structure and properties of polymer assemblies, polymer micelles, and polymer colloids, formed by synthetic and biological macromolecules.

Takahiro SATO

Professor

Protein Physical Chemistry

Comprehensive understanding of protein folding and misfolding including amyloid fibrillation on the basis of solubility and supersaturation.

Yuji GOTO

Professor

Protein Crystallography

Structural bioenergetics mainly in photosynthetic energy transduction and molecular motors based on protein crystallography.

Genji KURISU

Professor

Supramolecular Crystallography

Structural biology of biological macromolecules / macromolecular assemblies using X-ray diffraction technique.

Atsushi NAKAGAWA

Professor

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