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Kenzo Fujimoto Professor
School of Materials Science、Bioscience and Biotechnology Area


B.E.(1992), M.E.(1994), Ph.D (1997) from Kyoto University

■Professional Career

Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (1994),Research Associate Kyoto Univ.(1997),Visiting Lecture Kyoto Univ.(2002),PRESTO Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Corporation (2002-2005), Visiting Lecturer Tokyo Institute University (2006)


bioorganic science,nucleic acids chemistry, chemical biology

■Research Keywords

modified ODN, Gene Analysis, Photochemical DNA Manipulation, DNA Computing, DNA Memory



  • 化学フロンティア「ゲノム化学」17章「光による遺伝子操作法の開発」,藤本健造,化学同人出版
  • Photo-Cross-Linking reaction in Nucleic Acids: Chemistry and Applications" in “Mofified Nucleic Acids”,Kenzo Fujimoto,Springer,2016,145-158
  • Phototriggered Reactions of DNA and Their Applications,Isao Saito, Kiyohiko Kawai, Takashi Nakamura, Shigeo Matsuda and Kenzo Fujimoto,Taylor & Francis, London & NY,2004,Chapter 12, 190-195

◇Published Papers

  • DNA photocrosslinking using 3-vinylcarbazole derivatives in two-color detection of methylcytosine,Shigetaka Nakamura, Ryou Nakajima, Kenzo Fujimoto,Chemisstry Letter
  • Details of the ultra-fast DNA photocrosslinking reaction of 3-cyanovinylcarbazole nucleoside; Cis-trans isomeric effect and the application for SNP based genotyping,Kenzo Fujimoto, Asuka Yamada, Yoshinaga Yoshimura, Tadashi Tsukaguchi and Takashi Sakamoto,J. Am. Chem. Soc,135,43,16161-16167,2013
  • Signal turn-on probe for nucleic acid detection based on 19F nuclear magnetic resonance,Takashi Sakamoto, Yu-ki Shimizu, Jun Sasaki, Hikaru Hayakawa and Kenzo Fujimoto,Bioorg.Med.Chem.Lett 2011,21,1,303, 5

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◇Lectures and Presentations

  • Possibility of Genetic Code Restoration by Chemical RNA EditingBIT's,Toshifumi Tsukahara, Vu Thi Luyen, Hitoshi Suzuki, and Kenzo Fujimoto,BIT's Biopharmaceutical Summit 2013,Frankfurt,Augst 7-8, 2013
  • Photochemical ODN Manipulation Based on Reversible DNA Photoligation,Kenzo Fujimoto,International Conference of Photopolymer Science and Technology,Chiba University,2005/06/24-27
  • Quantitative interstrand photocrosslinking of DNA via p-carbamoylvinyl phenol nucleoside containing ODN,Y. Yoshimura, Y. Ito, K. Fujimoto,The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies 2005,USA,2005/12/19

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■Extramural Activities

◇Other Activities

  • Chemical Society of Japan,Selected as Front Cover
  • Royal Society of Chemistry,Front Cover as Org. Biomol. Chem., 2007, 5, 2509
  • Royal Society of Chemistry,Highlighted Paper in the magazine Chemical Technology edited by Royal Society of Chemistry

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■Academic Awards Received

  • BCSJ Award Article,Chemical Society of Japan,2007