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Materials and BioScience

Materials and Bioscience

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In order to confront the complicated problems that contemporary society faces, the integration of science and technology in harmony with a broad range of fields has become increasingly important. The disciplines of chemistry and biology have contributed in this endeavor and it is certain that synergy between these branches of science will produce further breakthroughs by combining their common perspectives of “molecular transformation” and “functional organization of interactions.”

To promote these developments, a new department was established in 2007 that fused chemistry and chemical biology, which has grown into the Division of Molecular Science. We are home to more than 30 research groups in major research areas of Molecular Science, Material Science and Chemical Biology. Each research group pursues its own research mission as well as collaborating on joint research projects with other groups.

Faculty Members and Fields of Specialization

Faculty MembersFields of Specialization
professor Naoki Asakawa Bio-inspired devices using emergent property found in polymers
professor Motoko S. Asano Photophysics and design of photofunctional composite molecular systems including coordination compounds
professor Hideki Amii Development of synthetic organic reactions and their applications
professor Hiroki Uehara Development of property and functionality of nano-structured polymeric materials
professor Masafumi Unno Organosilicon and organic heteroatom chemistry: molecular design, synthesis, and application
Professor Md. Zakir Hossain Chemical modification of epitaxial graphene on SiC substrate
professor Tetsuo Okutsu Physical chemistry, photochemistry and crystal growth
professor Hiroaki Ozaki Development of modified nucleic acids and its application
professor Ken-ichi Kasuya Structure and function of polyester-degrading enzymes, screening of microorganisms involved in the environmental cleanup
professor Soichiro Kyushin Structures and properties of organosilicon compounds
professor Toru Kyomen Solid state chemistry and design of functional oxides
professor Takako Kudo Molecular orbital study of silicon or transition metal compounds
Professor Kiichi Sato Development of micro bioanalysis systems
professor Soshi Shiraishi Development of carbon-based nanoporous materials and electrochemical capacitors
professor Yoshihiro Sumiyoshi Studies on molecular structures of transient species and complexes consisting of radicals
professor Masashi Sonoyama Biomolecular science, Biophysical chemistry of proteins, Biospectroscopy, Bioinformatics
professor Hiroshi Takahashi Structural analysis and thermal study of model biomembranes
professor Shigeki Takeda Functional analysis of receptors, characterization and application of protein self-assembly
professor Yosuke Nakamura Construction and properties of novel π -conjugated systems including fullerene chemistry and supramolecular chemistry
professor Minoru Hanaya Development and characterization of functional solid-state materials
professor Ichiro Matsuo Glycoscience, Glycotechnology, Synthetic study of glycoconjugates
professor Takeshi Yamanobe Structure of polymers and solid state NMR
professor Takao Yamamoto Statistical physics
professor Kaori Wakamatsu Structural biology of proteins involved in signal transduction, prevention of protein aggregation, and development of epileptic rat
Associate Professor Yusuke Inoue Functional analysis of the liver-enriched nuclear receptors using gene-targeted mice
Associate Professor Shinji Iwamoto Solvothermal synthesis of inorganic materials and their performance as catalysts
Associate Professor Atsushi Enomoto Suppression of antibody and T cell responses against allergens and autoantigens, advanced functional foods for prevention of diseases
Associate Professor Hiroyuki Oku Malaria vaccine and diagnosis material; biofunctional chemistry; biomedical and functional polymers
Associate Professor Ken-ichiro Kanno Synthesis and properties of novel organosilicon compounds using transition-metal complexes
Associate Professor Tsuyoshi Takahashi Construction and application of functional molecules using peptide and protein engineering
Associate Professor Nobuhiro Takeda Synthesis of metal complexes bearing new ligands for the purpose of activating small molecules
Associate Professor Hiroyuki Takeda Functionalization of First Transition Metal Complexes Intending Artificial Photosynthesis
Associate Professor Hiroyuki Takeno Self-assembling structure and dynamics of multicomponent polymer systems
Associate Professor Yuya Tachibana Development of biobased and biodegradable polymers
Associate Professor Nobukazu Nameki Analyses of novel translation regulation mechanisms, and structural bioinformatics
Associate Professor Jun-ichi Fujisawa Studies of organic-inorganic hybrid materials for light energy conversions
Associate Professor Hiroaki Horiuchi Study of photofunctional materials based on photo-physical chemistry
Associate Professor Takako Muraoka Studies on unique ligands with heavier typical elements and their transition metal complexes
Associate Professor Tomohisa Moriguchi Development of functional oligonucleotides, chemistry of natural products
Associate Professor Minoru Yamaji Photophysics and photochemistry of organic and organometallic compounds
Associate Professor Keiichi Yamada Development of novel bioactive peptides utilizing molecular imaging technique
Associate Professor Toshitada Yoshihara Photophysical and photochemical studies of aromatic compounds and its application for bioimaging
Associate Professor Masaru Yoneyama Transition metal-catalyzed polymerization, Synthesis of polymers from unutilized resources
Visiting Professor Hideki Abe Studies on molecular and material design of polymers from biomass organic chemicals
Visiting Professor Takayuki Kawashima Creation of new functional molecules utilizing main group elements
Visiting Professor Takeshi Saito Preparation and evaluation of organic standard reference materials
Visiting Professor Noriaki Seko R & D of the polymer modification technique by radiation processing
Visiting Professor Mitumasa Taguchi Reactions of radiation-induced reactive species and their applications in water environment conservation
Visiting Professor Naoko Nonose Chemical standards for inorganic materials and plasma spectrometry
Visiting Professor Masahiko Numata Preparation and evaluation of organic standard reference materials
Visiting Professor Tetsuya Yamaki Nanotechnology Research and Material Development for Applications to Next-Generation Energy Devices
Visiting
Associate Professor
Yoshihiro Kikkawa Studies on Surface Molecuclar Assembly, Development of Biodegrable Polymer Materials with Controlled Biodegradation
Visiting
Associate Professor
Ryoji Tanaka Exploration of new synthesis methods in organosilicon chemistry
Visiting
Associate Professor
Keiji Numata Studies on structure-function relationship of spider dragline silk and artificial silk materials
Visiting
Associate Professor
Akihiro Hiroki Radiation modification technologies for environment-friendly polymer materials
Visiting
Associate Professor
Hiroki Yamamoto Study on Ultra-finefabrication Matterials Based on Reaction Induced by Quantum Beam

Researchers

New functional bio-based plastics and clarifying the biodegradation mechanism of plastics

Ken-ichi Kasuya leads the Green Polymer research group at Gunma University. Research in his group focuses on the development of new functional bio-based plastics and clarifying the biodegradation mechanism of plastics. Recently his group has succeeded in synthesizing a fully bio-based plastic from a plant. In addition, he has been addressing the development of novel biodegradable plastics in order to solve profound problems caused by microplastics in the ocean.

Ken-ichi Kasuya
Professor
Ken-ichi Kasuya

Toward understanding the biological function of carbohydrate through chemical synthesis

The main research focus in Professor Matsuo’s laboratory is carbohydrate chemistry. Carbohydrates play various biological roles such as cell-cell recognition, differentiation, malignant transformation, bacterial infection, and glycoprotein quality control. Our research group is working on synthesis of glycoconjugates (e.g. N-linked and O-linked glycoprotein glycans, glycolipids, and glycosylated natural products) and chemically modified glycans, with the aim of clarifying the biological roles of carbohydrates, developing diagnosis systems for carbohydrate-related disorders, performing functional analysis of glycosyltransferases / glycosidases, and developing glycosylated new materials.

Ichiro Matsuo
Professor
Ichiro Matsuo

Student’s voice

One of my dream is to be a contributor to solve environmental issues causing by plastic wastes. It has come true when I became a member of Kasuya’s Laboratory at Gunma University. Now I am studying biodegradable polymers, which could be broken down by microorganisms through the metabolic processes.
Besides researching, I enjoy Japanese traditional culture such as tea ceremony and Zazen, which were hold by kind Japanese in Kiryu city. It was not only the place to learn Japanese culture, but also the place that I could make friends with lovely local people. I am really enjoying student life here at Gunma University.

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