Laboratories and Faculty
- Ongoing research to challenge the unknown is a university's mission.
- Starting from their fifth year in the Department of Pharmacy, or from the latter half of their third year in the Department of Health and Biopharmacological Sciences, students will enter the laboratory and begin working on their graduation research.
The lab is a place to make challenges every day in search of new discoveries. It is the place where scientists are born.
Laboratory work is a time to consolidate all that you have learned in lectures and seminars, all the knowledge and the skills, to grow your ability to think for yourself about a research topics, do experiments, organize and evaluate results. Research is the elucidation of unknown phenomena. You will experience many "close encounters" with the unknown. Please remember: "Think about it! Try it! Are there any other points of view?" And enjoy.
- Kazumasa Shinozuka
Our chemistry laboratories have a long history and tradition of contributing to pharmaceutical research in Japan. They have produced many research results, from seeking out active ingredients from natural resources, to creating new chemical substances by organic synthesis, to developing speedy and sensitive analytic techniques using theoretical physical chemistry.
Our biological laboratories are gaining more and more importance as we move into the post-genome era. They have produced results in biochemistry, searching for the points of contact between chemical substances and living bodies; in genome science, seeking the true nature of life from genetic information; and in hygiene pharmacy, contributing to people's health through food and the environment.
Our medical laboratories are indispensable to the making of medicines that work on the human body. We have produced results in many fields, including analysis of recipients, the targets of pharmaceuticals, analysis of drugs' action in the body, research into drug formulation techniques, and research into correct uses of drugs.
Our Center for Education in Clinical Pharmacy lets you experience what it is like to be on a medical treatment site before doing your on-site practicum. In our Analysis Center, we have state-of-the-art analytical equipment to support pharmaceutical research.