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Living organisms exhibit a variety of biological functions derived from various biomolecules such as proteins, nucleic acids, lipid membranes, and sugar chains. In this area, we investigate biological functions of these biomolecules in molecular and cellular levels and design and synthesis of novel artificial biomolecules and biomolecular systems through utilization of unique biotechnologies that have been developed in JAIST. We also contribute to society with collaboration with industry in medical and environmental fi elds by applying our innovative biotechnologies including biodevice and biosensing technologies.

Keywords:

Bio-related chemistry, Biotechnology, Chemical biology, Synthetic biology, Biomolecular design, Biodevices, Biosensing, Advanced medicine

Education policy:

This area aims to understand, explore, and design biological functions. Students belonging to this area will study basics and applications of biology and its related subjects including chemistry and physics, and explore advanced and challenging research topics under the excellent research environment equipped with the latest research instruments. Through these activities, they will learn scientific knowledge, experimental skills, and abilities required of researchers in this area. After graduation, they will work as scientists and experts who can contribute to solution of various problems in society from a view point of bioscience and biotechnology.

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