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Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Applied Chemistry

Polymer Chemistry Laboratory

Biopolymer Nano & Material Science

Staff

Nobuyuki HIGASHI [Professor]

Nobuyuki HIGASHI
[Professor]
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Telephone : +81-774-65-6622
higashi
Office : SC-422
Database of Researchers
Tomoyuki KOGA [Associate Professor]

Tomoyuki KOGA
[Professor]
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Telephone : +81-774-65-6621
koga
Office : SC-421
Database of Researchers

Research Topics

  • Research and development of functional peptide nano-materials
  • Development of high-function block polymers through hybridization of artificial peptides and synthetic polymers
  • Elucidation of biopolymer self-assembly
  • Design of a functional biointerface
  • Research and development of supra-molecular artificial membranes and functional design based on their higher-order structure

Research Contents

Research at the Polymer Chemistry Laboratory is aimed at producing innovative high-function polymer assemblies with structural control at the nano-scale. To meet this objective, the highly sophisticated molecular systems found in organisms are a fitting reference point. For example, proteins express their essential function by way of highly-organized conformations based on amino-acid sequences. We model these biological functions at a molecular level, elucidate the fundamental and academically important mechanisms for the expression of biofunctions, and consider the formation of energy-efficient, functional polymer elements for use in engineering. And, to accomplish these goals, we work comprehensively on the design of molecular organization systems, the molecular synthesis required for it, and its functional assessment.
Design of peptide nano-material / Functional biointerface

Keywords

  • Biopolymer
  • Functional peptide
  • Polymer with specific structures
  • Nano-structure
  • Molecular assembly

  • Self-assembly
  • Polymer synthesis
  • Biomaterial
  • Artificial membrane

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