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Department of Applied Life Science

Working from a base of intellectual curiosity culti-vated through general studies, students may choose from four unique courses. Our aim is activity in the sphere of medicine and medical treatment.

Educational System

Feedback from students shouldering the next era with the fruits of llife science research on the global level

Computational Biological Science Course

Cultivating professionals through the scientific analysis of computational biology

  • Main Areas of Study/ Molecular Biology- Biochemistry- Biological Systems
  • Through studies concerned with areas such as Hemostatic agent development research, Alzheimer Type Dementia, and theoretical research of individual size governance, we strive to cultivate researchers scientifically analyzing computational biology on the professional level.

Staff Research Themes

  • Associate professor Takahito Chigiwa / Isozyme acceleration progress of the poison of the Habu genus snake of the Southwestern Islands of Japan and the varieties found there.
  • Associate Professor Masashi Shin / Research of immunity systemization of Amine organisms (such as polyamine, and histamine).
  • Instructor Kouji Miyahara / Research pertaining to the individual size regulation mechanism of the nematode.
  • Assistant Instructor Hayato Matsunaga / New transport mechanisms of proteins and clarification of function acquisition and regulation via self-organization.

Biomedical Engineering Course

Medical professionals on the cutting edge of research such as cancer suppression

  • Main Areas of Study/ Medical Engineering- Medicinal Chemistry
  • Through research of cancer suppression agents without side effects, medical remedies for obstinacy ailments related to diseases such as AIDS, artificial internal organs, we strive to cultivate Medical Engineering and Medicinal Chemistry professionals.

Staff Research Themes

  • Professor Youko Matsumoto / Clarification of the cancer suppression mechanism and tretment development for Alzheimer's.
  • Professor Taku Matsushita / Applications of development and regenerative medicine in use of stem cells for artificial internal organs.
  • Associate Professor Kouichi Gotou/ Research into enzyme function and the medical engineering of the immunity faculty.

Cellular Engineering Course

Cultivating professionals of useful substances production and regenerative medicine

  • Main Areas of Study / Cellular Cultivation Engineering- Study of Cellular Function
  • Research development of areas such as the high efficiency manufacturing of useful substances, and regeneration technology for cartilage tissue of the knee, is developing professional researchers of the cellular field.

Staff Research Themes

  • Professor Suteaki Shioya /
    (1)Applied microbial symbiosis analysis.
    (2) Biochemical engineering research of organism production processes.
  • Associate Professor Shinjirou Yamamoto /
    (1) Use of plant cells for high-efficiency production of paclitaxel total synthesis cancer suppressants.
    (2) Regeneration of cartilage tissues in the knee through cartilage cell research.
  • Assistant Instructor Syuuhei Hayashi /
    (1) Enzyme reaction systems construction in organic solvents
    (2) Hair regeneration.

Life and Environmental Sciences Course

Cultivation professionals preserving and improving the environment.

  • Main Areas of Study / Environmental Ecology- Environmental Measurement
  • Through research development of areas such as the clarification of disassembling bacteria of environmental hormones, and breaking down environmental chemical substances with enzymes, we are cultivating professional researchers who are preserving and improving the environment.

Staff Research Themes

  • Professor Takao Fugii/ Research of the Denitration of anaerobic ammonia oxidation bacteria and the breakdown of environmental hormones with bacteria.
  • Assistant Instructor Takashi Nishiyama/ Clarification and application of microbial enzymes which have the ability to repair the environment.

Research characteristic of The Department of Applied Life Science

Research of cancer treatments without side effects by the Medical Biotechnology Course

We strive to develop new nano-treatments of obstinacy diseases with development of cancer suppressants with the use of artificial cellular membrane (hybrid liposome) at the center. We continue to work at the medical engineering research Nobel Prize winner Doctor T.R. Cech began.

Research of cancer tratments without side effects by the Medical Biotechnology Course

Research in relation to cancer-suppressing antibiotics and biologically active substances by the Computational Biological Science Course

Some of the research includes use of antigen-antibody reaction, creation of medicines (anti-cancer antibiotics) and research of the intracellular distribution construction of biologically active substances such as polyamine and histamine. If one were to compare cells to the earth, we spend our days like Robinson Crusoe, in constant exploration for new discoveries.

Research in relation to cancer-suppressing antibiotics and biologically active substances by the Computational Biological Science Course

Facility and Equipment Application

Intracellular Signal Response Analysis Equipment

Intracellular Signal Response Analysis Equipment

Equipment used in measurement of change in cellular ph, or observing cellular activity. Excellent for investigating effective drug administration methods.

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy

This is a microscope capable of viewing a single concentrated point within any sample. With thicker samples takes tomographical images, and makes solid body image reconstruction possible.

DNA Base Sequence Determination Equipment

DNA Base Sequence Determination Equipment

This apparatus allows for viewing of genetic information on a computer monitor as well as reading of genetic base sequencing.

Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

With this mechanism measurement of cells and of the organization of specific genes is possible.

Atomic Force Microscope

Atomic Force Microscope

By tracing the features of a sample with a laser, the contours of the molecular surface can be determined, as well as glimpsing the way in which molecules interact with other molecules.

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Water-soluble molecules from proteins and such can be removed by rapid separation of a fixed quantity.

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