RIKEN-Max Planck Joint Research Center for Systems Chemical Biology
RIKEN and Max Planck Society concluded an agreement to establish the RIKEN-Max Planck Joint Research Center for Systems Chemical Biology in March 2011, and have been holding joint symposiums and promoting exchanges of researchers and technology.
In addition to our unique chemical library (NPDepo) on the RIKEN side, together we have different technologies to solve chemical biological issues, such as technologies for glycoconjugation and molecular imaging, methods for exploring specific interactions between ligands and proteins of interest, and derivatization by chemical synthesis for making new compounds for improved biological activity, opening the way to understanding various biological phenomena as well as leading to drug discovery.
- Participating laboratories from RIKEN
- Hiroyuki Osada, RIKEN-Max Planck Joint Research Division for Systems Chemical Biology, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
- Katsunori Tanaka, Chief Scientist, Biofunctional Synthetic Chemistry Laboratory