In addition to thorough education on basic subjects such as biology, chemistry and physics, the Department of Medicinal and Life Sciences formulates basic grounds for medicinal and life sciences complemented by information science, such as IT and statistics/stochastics. Afterwards, students take subjects that are directly linked to the development of drugs, such as genome science, synthetic chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, etc. Through these educational and research activities, the goal of the department is to cultivate pharmaceutical researchers (medicinal personnel) who, with advanced, specialized knowledge and techniques based on the foundation of life science, can stand on unwavering life ethics to contribute to maintaining the health of human beings and conquering disease. Research in this department is diverse, and opportunities for interdisciplinary subjects are provided.

Research Groups & Research Areas

  • Drug Discovery Science

    The genes and proteins involved in diseases have been uncovered. Today, the goal of drug discovery research is to create new drugs also from theoretical approaches utilizing genome information and computer science in addition to the conventional techniques of synthetic chemistry.

    Aoki Research Group / Goto Research Group / Hayakawa Research Group / Uchiro Research Group / Wada Research Group / Yokoyama Research Group

  • Life Pharmacy

    We study life from a multifaceted approach at the genetic level, the molecular level, the cellular level, and the organism level, to clarify the mechanisms by which cancer, Alzheimer's Disease, diabetes, immune disorders, infectious diseases and the like are caused, and to contribute to the development of even better drugs.

    Akimoto Research Group / Harada Research Group / Hayata Research Group / Higami Research Group / Miyazaki Research Group / Uchiumi Research Group

List of Faculty Members

Name Title Research Area Keyword
AKIMOTO Kazunori Professor
AOKI Shin Professor Bio-related chemistry
Chemical pharmacy
Biological Organic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry, Biological-related Molecules
GOTO Satoru Professor Physical pharmacy Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship, Topology
HAYAKAWA Yoichi Professor Drug development chemistry Microbial chemistry
Higami Yoshikazu Professor Environmental physiology (including physical medicine and nutritional physiology) Regulation of lifespan and aging, development of anti-obesity drug
MIYAZAKI Satoru Professor Genome biology Bioinformatics,database
UCHIRO Hiromi Professor Chemical pharmacy
Drug development chemistry
Organic Synthesis
Synthetic Chemistry for Drug Discovery
UCHIUMI Fumiaki Professor Biological pharmacy
WADA Takeshi Professor Chemical pharmacy Nucleic acid therapeutics
HARADA Yohsuke Associate Professor Biological pharmacy
HAYATA Tadayoshi Associate Professor Developmental biology
Orthopaedic surgery
Functional basic dentistry

YOKOYAMA Hideshi Associate Professor Structural biochemistry Protein structural biology, X-ray crystallography
KOBAYASHI Masaki Junior Associate Professor Applied health science Molecular Metabology
KIMATA Shoko Assistant Professor Natural medicines
NAKANO Yoshio Assistant Professor Physical pharmacy Bioinformatics
NOZAKI Yuka Assistant Professor Tumor biology
Functional biochemistry
Biological pharmacy

OGINO Yoko Assistant Professor Biological pharmacy
OTSUKA Yuta Assistant Professor Physical pharmacy
SATO Kazuki Assistant Professor Bio-related chemistry carbohydrate, nucleic acid, peptide chemistry
TAMORI Shoma Assistant Professor Biological pharmacy Cancer stem cells
TANAKA Tomohiro Assistant Professor

Information on Career Paths

  • Graduate School
  • Professional and Technical Services
  • Other (Persons Planning on Continuing Education, Studying Abroad, etc.)
(As of March 2021)