Centers & Labs

RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

Drug Discovery Chemical Bank Unit

Unit Leader: Hiroyuki Osada (D.Agr.)
Hiroyuki  Osada(D.Agr.)

Our unit takes the role of chemical bank in DMP; we store compounds synthesized or purchased in the process of exploration and structure optimization of drugs and supply them for the purpose of validation of biological activity, toxicity or safety. In cooperation with Chemical Resource Development Research Unit, we also construct and provide a chemical library for drug-discovery screening to the Seed Compounds Exploratory Unit for Drug Discovery Platform and other researchers. We have constructed the database for management of chemical library to provide compounds efficiently.

Main Research Field

Medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy

Related Research Fields

Informatics / Biological Sciences


  • Chemical Biology
  • Natural Products Depository
  • Chembioinformatics
  • Chemical Library

Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Hiroyuki Osada
Unit Leader

Core Members

Yasumitsu Kondoh
Deputy Unit Leader
Takeshi Shimizu
Senior Research Scientist
Reiko Sato
Technical Staff I
Yuta Iwai
Technical Staff II
Hiroyuki Hirano
Technical Staff II
Aiko Hiraki
Technical Staff II