Organization

Research Management Team

  • Principal Investigator
    Asako Yamayoshi

    Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University
  • Co-Investigator
    Koichi Shiraishi

    Associate Professor, The Jikei University, School of Medicine
  • Co-Investigator
    Yusuke Ohba

    Professor, Department of Cell Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Hokkaido University
  • Co-Investigator
    Katsumi Maenaka

    Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University
  • Co-Investigator
    Takeshi Mori

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
  • Co-Investigator
    Mitsuhiro Ebara

    Group Leader, Research Center for Functional Materials, National Institute for Materials Science
  • Co-Investigator
    Koji Hase

    Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University
  • Co-Investigator
    Mochizuki Shinichi

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, The University of Kitakyushu
  • Co-Investigator
    Tsuyoshi Yamamoto

    Associate Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University
  • Co-Investigator
    Takuya Uehata

    Assistant professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
  • Co-Investigator
    Maho Amano

    Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Department of Cell Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Hokkaido University

Planned Research Projects

A01: Measurement of “Weak Interactions” for Material Symbiosis

A01-1 Visualization of symbiotic interfaces and cellular responses

  • Yusuke Ohba
    Professor, Department of Cell Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Hokkaido University
  • Yoichiro Fujioka
    Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Department of Cell Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Hokkaido University
  • Maho Amano
    Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Department of Cell Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Hokkaido University
  • Aiko Yoshida
    Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Hokkaido University
  • Sayaka Kashiwagi
    Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Hokkaido University

A01-2 Quantification and structural analysis of weak intermolecular recognition of cell surface proteins

  • Katsumi Maenaka
    Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University
  • Mochizuki Shinichi
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, The University of Kitakyushu

A02: Identification of Symbiotic Parametars between Materials and Biomolecules/Living cells

A02-1 Identification of Symbiotic Communications between Artificial Nucleic Acids and Human Immune Systems

  • Asako Yamayoshi
    Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University
  • Tsuyoshi Yamamoto
    Associate Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University
  • Takuya Uehata
    Assistant professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University

A02-2 Elucidation of origin of weak interactions of synthetic polymers with its specific proteins

  • Koichi Shiraishi
    Associate Professor, the Jikei University, School of Medicine

A03: Design and Development of Novel Symbiotic Materials

A03-1 Application of symbiotic interaction in intestinal immune system for material symbiosis

  • Takeshi Mori
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
  • Koji Hase
    Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University

A03-2 Design of Biomimetic Polymers Which Can Induce Immuno-tolerant Effects via Week Interactions

  • Mitsuhiro Ebara
    Group Leader, Research Center for Functional Materials, National Institute for Materials Science
  • Koichiro Uto
    Independent Scientist, Research Center for Functional Materials, National Institute for Materials Science

Advisors

  • Shizuo Akira
    Professor, Osaka University Immunology Frontier Research Center
  • Shigeki Sasaki
    Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science, Nagasaki International University
  • Atsushi Maruyama
    Professor, School of Life Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Tetsuji Yamaoka
    Director, Department of Biomedical Engineering,National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Research Institute