The objectives of human resource cultivation in the Department of Pharmacoscience are as follows:

  • Through education and research of pharmacoscience and the development of its application, cultivate human resources with a wide range of specialized knowledge and practical abilities, which enable them to deeply understand comprehensive information science on pharmaceuticals (pharmacoinformatics) from the perspective of the pharmacoscience and apply it for development purposes.
  • Cultivate advanced professional engineers and educators, and make special efforts to cultivate researchers who are knowledgeable in the following three disciplines: drug discovery science (to identify protein molecules of drug discovery targets from disease-related genes, etc., design and synthesize new drugs, and evaluate physical properties), pharmaceutical life science (to clarify pharmacological actions, side effects and pharmacokinetics of drugs) and pharmaceutical science (to use concerning drug safety and toxicity, environmental health, etc.).
  • Cultivate human resources who have acquired both advanced research capabilities, which enable them to find solutions to challenges in pharmacoscience-related areas with scientific exploration, and outstanding leadership skills, which enable them to conduct education and training in this area.

List of Research Areas and Faculty Members

Major Name Title Research Area
Drug Discovery Science AOKI Shin Professor Chemistry related to living body,
Chemical pharmaceutical science
UCHIRO Hiromi Professor Chemical pharmaceutical science,
Drug development chemistry
GOTO Satoru Professor Physical pharmaceutical science
MAKINO Kimiko Professor Physical pharmaceutical science
YAMASHITA Chikamasa Professor Physical pharmaceutical science
WADA Takeshi Professor Chemical pharmaceutical science
YOKOYAMA Hideshi Associate Professor Physical Biochemistry
HIGASHI Kyohei Junior Associate Professor Physical pharmaceutical science
MORI-YASUMOTO Kanami Junior Associate Professor Natural products chemistry
Pharmaceutical Life Sciences AKIMOTO Kazunori Professor Molecular Medical Science,
Molecular Oncology
UCHIUMI Fumiaki Professor Biological system pharmaceutical
HAYAKAWA Yoichi Professor Drug development chemistry
Higami Yoshikazu Professor Environmental physiology
(includes sports medecine/nutritional physiology)
MIYAZAKI Satoru Professor Applied genome Science
HAYATA Tadayoshi Associate Professor Developmental biology Orthopaedic surgery Functional basic dentistry
SATO Akira Junior Associate Professor Biological system pharmaceutical
HARADA Yohsuke Junior Associate Professor Cellular and molecular immunology
Medicinal Science HORIGUCHI Itsuko Professor Public health
SHIMADA Shuji Associate Professor Clinical pharmaceutical science
SUZUKI Tatsunori Associate Professor Sports science
SATO Tsugumichi Junior Associate Professor Clinical pharmaceutical science
TAKASAWA Ryoko Junior Associate Professor Biological system pharmaceutical