Biomedical Research Center

The Biomedical Education and Research Center was established in the Center for the Possible Future in 2022. Inheriting the university’s 120-year tradition of research on the industrial use of silkworms and decades of bioengineering research, the Center has been promoting interdisciplinary research and education that fuses life science, materials chemistry, and fiber science and has expanded on these efforts. We are promoting research and education that integrates different fields of science, such as life science, material chemistry, and fiber science. Using organisms and cells, we will clarify the functions of disease-related genes in humans, elucidate the pathogenic mechanisms of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, etc, and contribute to developing therapeutic drugs for such diseases. We will also elucidate the mechanisms of biological aging and develop foods and drugs that inhibit its progression. We will also use genetically modified silkworms to produce useful proteins such as cell growth factors and develop biomaterials necessary for tissue regeneration and other regenerative medicine. We will also promote joint research with domestic and international research institutions and biotech companies related to biomedical science.

At the Biomedical Education and Research Center, we are committed to engaging in joint research with domestic and foreign research institutions and biotech companies, leveraging cutting-edge life science research technologies. Our collaborative efforts are focused on a range of biomedical-related themes, ensuring a diverse and comprehensive approach to our research as follows:

1) Identification and analysis of genes that cause human diseases and aging, research that contributes to the elucidation of the mechanisms of diseases and aging, and the search for therapeutic agents.

2) Research to contribute to regenerative medicine by producing useful proteins such as human growth factors.

3) Inter-university and industry-academia collaborative research using individual insects, mammals, and cultured cells.

4) Producing useful proteins such as cell growth factors using genetically modified silkworms and developing biomaterials that can be used for tissue regeneration, etc.