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Office for Shinshu Univ. - RIKEN BDR Research Partnership

The RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (RIKEN BDR) and the Institute for Biomedical Sciences (IBS) at Shinshu University have been holding joint seminars since 2019. In 2021, we opened a joint graduate school between the Graduate School of Shinshu University and RIKEN. As a base for collaboration with RIKEN BDR, we will promote the advancement of research and graduate school education.

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Head of the Office for Shinshu Univ. - RIKEN BDR Research Partnership
Academic Assembly Professor (Institute of Health Sciences), Ph. D. in Medicine
Director of the Institute for Biomedical Sciences
Full-time Contributor
Naoto Saito
Career
1988 Graduated from School of Medicine, Shinshu University, Medical staff of Shinshu University Hospital
1996 Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Shinshu University
1999 Senior Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Shinshu University
2004 Professor, School of Medicine, Shinshu University
2014 Director of the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research, Shinshu University
2019 Distinguished Professor, Shinshu University
Research Field
Biomedical engineering; biomaterials; nanobiotechnology; bone metabolism; orthopedics; rehabilitation medicine
Research Theme
Novel prosthetic and spinal fusion implant development
Biomaterial application of nanocarbons
Biosafety evaluation of nanocarbons
Bone regenerative medicine
Message
Through research collaboration with RIKEN BDR, which is a leader in life sciences research, the IBS will obtain tremendous knowledge and technologies. Holding joint seminars, conducting collaborative research, and sending graduate students to RIKEN BDR will provide unprecedented research capabilities and the development of human resources to compete against the world.
Academic Assembly Professor
(Institute of Medicine)
Ph. D. in Medicine
Full-time Contributor
Takayuki Shindo
Research Field
Cardiovascular Research, Developmental engineering
Research Theme
・Clarification of the mechanism of diseases and development of novel therapies using disease model
・Roles of vasoactive peptides in vascular development, angiogenesis and cancer metastasis 
・Generation and analysis of gene-engineered mice using CRISPR/Cas9
・Regenerative medical research of heart, vasculature and liver
Academic Assembly Professor (Institute of Agriculture)
Ph. D. in Agriculture
Deputy Director of the Institute for Biomedical Sciences
Full-time Contributor
Hidefumi Makabe
Research Field
Bioorganic chemistry, Synthetic organic chemistry
Research Theme
The research in our group is focused on the synthesis of biologically active natural products and their biological activities.
Academic Assembly Associate Professor (Institute of Textile Science and Technology)
Ph. D. in Engineering
Full-time Contributor
Ryoichi Arai
Research Field
Protein engineering, Structural Biology, Synthetic Biology
Research Theme
We conduct protein engineering research to design, develop and apply useful artificial and engineered proteins, and structural biology research to analyze protein structure and function. In particular, we aim for biomolecular innovation by using protein nanobuilding blocks.
Academic Assembly Professor
(Institute of Agriculture)
Ph. D. in Science
Part-time Contributor
Isao Kii
Research Field
Protein Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemical Biology
Research Theme
Development of selective inhibitor for protein kinase related with diseases
Selective inhibition targeting protein folding process
Cellular quality control mechanism on protein folding process
Next-generation antibody-drug conjugates