Research

Biological Science
Life science is an area that aims for a fundamental understanding of the life system to promote human health.
The Life Science Track aims to train the next generation of leaders in the field of life science by providing quality education.
Research facilities for students and researchers are globally competitive and are being expanded through convergence research centers such as the Experimental Animal Center, the Stem Cell Research Center, the Olympus Imaging Center, and the Cancer Research Center.

In addition, the continued emphasis on convergence research has led to the development of innovative research programs involving many scientists from different fields, producing new research that goes beyond the limits of students and researchers in individual fields.
Current Research Field of Life Science Track
  • Cancer biology

    Identify the mechanism of molecular cell level inherent in the process of tumor formation, penetration and metastasis, and conduct research for clinical applications such as cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

  • Immunology

    The area of the body's defense mechanism against pathogens and the study of immune diseases such as autoimmune, cancer, allergies, and transplantation. Knowledge gained through immunological research can be applied to vaccine development and treatment enhancement.

  • Medical life information science

    The field of identifying and applying the cellular network through the repair and statistical analysis of genomic data.
    In particular, by illuminating the marker and functional network of disease, ultimately toward the study of personal medicine and personal genomics.

  • Microbiology

    It is a research field that identifies the interaction between microorganisms such as eukaryotic cells and prokaryotic cells and their impact on mankind. We intend to promote the health and welfare of mankind by understanding the life activities of pathogens and beneficial microorganisms and their by-products.

  • Molecular cell biology

    The field of studying dynamic cell processes such as cell structure and gene expression, signalling, protein targeting, parcel traffic, intercellular communication, molecular manipulation of disease.

  • Neurobiology

    Neurobiology is a major field of research in modern medical life sciences, trying to understand the structure and function of the major genes that make up the neural network, the interaction between components, and the fundamental principle of regulating them. By utilizing the knowledge gained through this process, we are trying to solve important problems such as the development of nerve cells, high-level brain activity through the action of neural circuits, and various brain diseases.

  • Stem cell biology

    By studying stem cell-specific characteristics such as self-renewing and electrolysis, we are trying to understand the process of embryonic stem cells or reverse-differentiated stem cells being differentiated into somatic cells, and to develop cell therapy materials that can be applied clinically to treat intractable diseases.

  • Structural biology

    Structural biology is a field of research that identifies and analyzes the three-dimensional structure of proteins and understands life phenomena at molecular level. Structural biology uses X-ray protein crystallography, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, and so on as the main research methods. It can be said that the three-dimensional structure of proteins is of great importance not only because it identifies the molecular warfare of life phenomena, but also because it can prepare the necessary molecular structure for the development of new drugs.