In order to enhance research capability in life science, Bioscience Research Laboratory was established in January 2018 by integrating related research functions that were located in three laboratories (Genomic Science Laboratory, Advanced Materials Development Laboratory and Environmental Health Science Laboratory).
Utilizing state-of-the-art technologies for creation of drugs, agrochemicals and other chemicals, and for microbial engineering and safety assessment of chemicals, we aim to promote research and development in life science and to create new businesses.
Mass spectrometry-based proteomics
Major Research Areas
Bioinformatics analysis of omics data
Biological phenomena are orchestrated by large-scale multi-layered systems networked with various biomolecules such as DNA, RNA, proteins and endogenous metabolites. Omics research helps to understand each phenomenon as an integrated system of biomolecular interactions by utilizing bioinformatics which offers valuable clues and insight from large and diverse data on biomolecules; and it contributes to elucidation of the onset mechanism and diagnostic method of diseases, and the mode of action of pharmaceuticals and agricultural chemicals. The research also focuses on the prediction of safety, diagnosis, and the mechanism of toxicity through extensive analysis on the enormous amounts of safety data that have been accumulated over past years.
Automatized high-throughput screening using a robotic platform
We explore valuable compounds by combining various biological phenomena-based assays with high-throughput robotics* technologies.
- Robotics: System design for laboratory automation by integration of sensors, detectors, drive systems and controllers
Applied Protein Science
3D structure of antibody
We are promoting research on protein structure, properties and functions to reveal biological mechanisms and to apply these findings toward new business development.
Enrichment culture of beneficial industrial microorganisms
By utilizing various functions of microorganisms such as enzymes, we are developing technology for industrial use, such as production of useful substances and biological treatment of wastewater.