About our Researches

Yamashita group

We synthesize imprinting resigns which adsorb the target molecules. Our target molecules were heavy metal ions and pollution molecules like phosphoric acid and so on. And also, we prepare the hydrogel compounds which functionalized the natural compounds like natural rubber or paper. Furthermore, in our team, we focused our growth for advanced engineer. Therefore, our member play an active role in student support system in our University.

Dewa group

Structure and Function of Biomolecular Assembly

Biomolecules forms dynamic supramolecular assemblies to function in vivo, where component molecules work cooperatively. Understanding how they assemble and work provide basic concepts for constructing biomolecule-based nanodevices. We target two systems of biomolecular assemblies with lipid bilayer structures: (1) Supramolecular Assemblies of Photosynthetic Membrane Proteins that work as highly efficient light energy conversion systems in the primary photosynthetic events, (2) Synthetic polyamine-lipid conjugates for gene carriers

Kondo group

Molecular Assembly for Development of Biomolecular devices

In biological membrane, biomacromolecules play important roles such as electron transfer, ion transfer and energy production among other things. These biomolecules work with specific directions. Therefore, we are interested in molecular assembly onto a substrate to construct devices using these biomolecules’ functions. In our research group, membrane protein related to photochemical reactions are immobilized on various substrates, and their functions are evaluated by absorption spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, photocurrent measurement and photohydrogen production.

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