Faculty and Researchers
Biology and Life Sciences
An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Biophysics.
Note: Information on the laboratories is current as of the 2020 academic year. There may be changes to this information in the 2021 academic year.
- Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Biophysical Chemistry, Solution Chemistry
Research on elucidating the so-called “blueprint” and “operating manual” of proteins by understanding the nature of proteins under a variety of conditions (temperature, pressure, solvents, additives, etc.).
- Biological Chemistry Laboratory
We focus on the mechanisms of photobiological reactions, such as photosynthesis, at the molecular level. In addition, we develop photofunctional nanomaterials that will contribute to solve energy and environmental issues.
- Bioengineering Laboratory
Peptide and Protein Folding, Physiological Activity, Molecular Evolution, Genetic Engineering, Peptide and Protein Science, Disulfide Binding
The conformational changes of the native proteins cause several diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease. Disulfide bonds play a critical role in the maintenance of the native (bioactive) conformation of peptides and proteins under thermodynamic or kinetic control. Therefore, it is important to regulate disulfide bond formation in protein folding. We currently focus on the development the chemical methods to regulate disulfide-coupled peptide and protein folding
- Associate Professor
- Laboratory for Dynamic Living Systems
Biomolecules are nanometer-sized molecular machines working in living cells. Our research goal is to elucidate the operating principle how biological molecular machines work efficiently in collaboration with water molecules.
- Molecular Function and Structure Regulation Laboratory
Structural Biology, Thermodynamics
The function of proteins depends on its native tertiary structure. In order to clarify their function mechanism and regulate their function, we perform the structure determination of proteins and thermodynamic analysis.