In this course, we educate life science incorporating basic knowledge of physics and chemistry in the scientific and engineering fields. We develop research on the application of cellular engineering and regenerative medicine engineering from the fundamental aspects of biological phenomena and biological functions. From there, we foster students who can contribute to the development of medical technology including pharmaceutical products and medical equipment.
Contents of Study
Field of Biofunctions
We educate and research about the nervous system centered in the brain, the muscular system that moves the body, and the mechanisms of breathing, cardiac circulation and the visceral organs that support life.
Field of Cellular Engineering
Cells are the basic units of organisms. In addition to the basic field of understanding the cell mechanisms and the communication between cells, we educate and research on the application of cell modification techniques and cell culture methods.
Field of Regenerative Medical Engineering
Students will study the basics of medical technology and medical engineering technology for regenerative medicine. We educate and research on technology that compensates for functions through gene therapy and artificial internal organs for rebuilding lost functions.
Field of Biomolecular Systems
Students will study the basic functions and structure of biomolecules such as nucleic acids and proteins.
We educate and research on technologies and knowledge to clarify the function of cells and individuals life phenomena, and to apply them to control.
I enjoy a fulfilling student life. I work hard at my studies, my club activity, and my part-time job
Applied Chemistry and Bioengineering KAWABATA Sara
[from Aomori Higashi High School, Aomori Prefecture]
I liked chemistry and biology, so I wanted to study this course that is related to both. My dream is to get closer to the mechanisms of many lives that are still in a mystery.
I work hard on both my studies and my club activity. I got into lacrosse, but we had no supervisor to advise us and most members had no experience. We had to do everything from looking for a coach to managing events. Finally, for the first time, we went to the finals in 2015 and finished in the second prize, so our efforts paid off. The lacrosse club practices only in the mornings, so in the evenings I study or work at my part-time job. If you use your time efficiently, you can enjoy a fulfilling student life.
|First year||Second year||Third year||Fourth year|
|Specialized Basic Courses|
●Probability and Statistics
|Biological Sciences Course Subjects|
|●Molecular Cell Biology Ⅰ
●Molecular Cell Biology Ⅱ
●Biological Information Science
●Exercises in Biological Science and Engineering Ⅰ
●Exercises in Biological Science and Engineering Ⅱ
●Reading Academic Papers in English Ⅰ
|●Molecular Cell Biology Ⅲ
●Reading Academic Papers in English Ⅱ
●Biological Science and Engineering Laboratory Ⅰ
●Biological Science and Engineering Laboratory Ⅱ
●Biological Science and Engineering Information
○Regenerative Medical Engineering
○Medical Device Engineering
○Introduction to Microbiology
|Common Courses within Science|
|●Chemistry and Biotechnology Seminar Ⅰ
○Structural Inorganic Chemistry
○Basic Physical Chemistry
○Organic Chemistry Ⅰ
|●Introduction to Neuroscience
○Basic Analytical Chemistry
○Physical Chemistry Ⅰ
○Basic Chemical Engineering
|●English for Science Ⅰ
●English for Science Ⅱ
○Chemistry and Biotechnology Seminar Ⅱ
○Introduction to Chemistry and Biotechnology
○Organic Synthetic Chemistry
|Common Courses within the Department|
|●Introduction to Soft Path Science and Engineering||●Ethics for Engineers
○Quality Control and Industrial Management Plan
○Selected Topics in Patent Law
●Compulsory Subjects ○Elective Subjects
We expect our graduates to play an active role in developments of equipment and pharmaceuticals related to health, welfare and medical care, and the health and welfare industry related to people, as well as in educational fields by utilizing the latest life science knowledge.
Research institute / medical industry / food manufacturing industry / chemical petroleum manufacturing industry / retail / civil service / going on to graduate school / etc.
|Utilizing artificial retinas and green algae genes to restore visual functions in the blind|
|Research related to infinitely dividing cells and induced pluripotent stem cells|
|The research of high-level axonal RNA|
|The clarification of the functions of mitochondrial calpain and the development of peptide drugs|
|Reproductive tecnologies and genetic engineering in animals|
|Determine how mucins are produced and secreted, and understand how disruption of mucus layer occurs in human diseases.|
|The development of treatments for the neurodegeneration that accompanies aging|
|Computer reproductions of the neural circuits of nematodes, and research into the signal processing and transmission of neural circuits in living organisms|
|Striving to understand how animals experience taste through genetic research|