Our laboratory aims to construct functional biodevices and systems by integrating nanotechnology and microfabrication techniques cultivated in the field of electronics with various biomaterials such as cell membranes, membrane proteins, and neurons.
To this end, we are working daily to create new medical and electronic devices that utilize the properties of these biomolecules, and to construct new experimental systems to investigate the principles of information processing in the cranial nervous system.
Research theme ①
Using the device shown above, we hope to create a sensor that can rapidly detect the side effects of candidate drugs, which will be useful for future tailor-made medicine.
Research theme ②
As applied research using artificial cell membranes, we are also working on the creation of completely new nano-bio hybrid devices that respond to external light.
Research theme ③
We are also conducting research to understand how the brain processes information by constructing neural circuits by arranging nerve cells on a substrate and examining their functions.