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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Biological Sciences

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A rat and a water dispenser

A rat and a water dispenser

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.

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Contents of Study

A brain embedded with fat-soluble colored crystals to mark the neuroaxis

A brain embedded with fat-soluble colored crystals to mark the neuroaxis

Visualization of NANOG proteins with immunofluorescent staining in iPS cells

Visualization of NANOG proteins with immunofluorescent staining in iPS cells

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]

KAWABATA Sara

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.

Curriculum

First year Second year Third year Fourth year
Specialized Basic Courses
Basic Mathematics
Calculus I
Calculus Ⅱ
Linear Algebra
Physics I
Physics Ⅱ
Chemistry I
Chemistry Ⅱ
Biology
Differential Equations
Vector Analysis
Probability and Statistics
Chemistry Laboratory
Fourier Analysis
Biological Sciences Course Subjects
Molecular Cell Biology Ⅰ
Molecular Cell Biology Ⅱ
Basic Physiology
Human Anatomy
Biological Information Science
Exercises in Biological Science and Engineering Ⅰ
Exercises in Biological Science and Engineering Ⅱ
Reading Academic Papers in English Ⅰ
Biostatistics
System Physiology
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
Biometric Engineering
Clinical Physiology
Brain Science
Biotechnology
Regenerative Medical Engineering
Medical Device Engineering
Introduction to Microbiology
Nutritional Chemistry
Graduation Research
Common Courses within Science
Chemistry and Biotechnology Seminar Ⅰ
Biochemistry
Structural Inorganic Chemistry
Basic Physical Chemistry
Organic Chemistry Ⅰ
Introduction to Neuroscience
Developmental Biology
Basic Analytical Chemistry
Physical Chemistry Ⅰ
Quantum Chemistry
Basic Chemical Engineering
Molecular Genetics
English for Science Ⅰ
English for Science Ⅱ
Chemistry and Biotechnology Seminar Ⅱ
Introduction to Chemistry and Biotechnology
Organic Synthetic Chemistry
Medicinal Science
Common Courses within the Department
Introduction to Soft Path Science and Engineering Ethics for Engineers
Nuclear Engineering
Quality Control and Industrial Management Plan
Introduction to Intellectual Property
Selected Topics in Patent Law
Internships
Overseas Training in English for Science and Engineering

Compulsory Subjects Elective Subjects

Career Paths

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.

Faculty Members

ICHINOSE Mitsuyuki
Professor
Sensitivity assessment through the analysis of the central nervous system and the autonomic nervous system
OGURUSU Taro
Professor
The structures and functions of neurological function elements
TOMITA Hiroshi
Professor
Utilizing artificial retinas and green algae genes to restore visual functions in the blind
FUKUDA Tomokazu
Professor
Research related to infinitely dividing cells and induced pluripotent stem cells
ARAKI Isato
Associate Professor
The research of high-level axonal RNA
OZAKI Taku
Associate Professor
The clarification of the functions of mitochondrial calpain and the development of peptide drugs
KANEKO Takehito
Associate Professor
Reproductive tecnologies and genetic engineering in animals
SHIBA Yoko
Associate Professor
Determine how mucins are produced and secreted, and understand how disruption of mucus layer occurs in human diseases.
SUGANO Eriko
Associate Professor
The development of treatments for the neurodegeneration that accompanies aging
SAKATA Kazumi
Assistant Professor
Computer reproductions of the neural circuits of nematodes, and research into the signal processing and transmission of neural circuits in living organisms
WAKABAYASHI Tokumitsu
Assistant Professor
Striving to understand how animals experience taste through genetic research
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