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Overview:

Living organisms exhibit a variety of biological functions derived from various biomolecules such as proteins, nucleic acids, lipid membranes, and sugar chains. In this research area, we investigate biological functions of these biomolecules in molecular and cellular levels through utilization of advanced biotechnologies including our unique biomolecular analysis technology, artificial biomolecule creation technology, biodevice technology, gene editing technology, molecular robotics technology, etc. We expand the application of our research achievements in biomedical and healthcare fields that contribute to the development of human health and medical care. We also work on the practical application and social implementation of our advanced biotechnologies in collaboration with industry.

Keywords:

Biotechnology, Biomedical, Protein, DNA/RNA, Biomembrane, Sugar Chain, Biomolecular Analysis, Artificial Biomolecule Creation, Biodevice, Gene Editing, Molecular Robotics

Education policy:

This area aims fundamental understanding of biological functions and their applications to biomedical and healthcare fields. 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, biotechnology, and biomedical engineering.

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