(Established: April 1, 2006)
The center was established to promote translational research, in which the results of basic life science research are applied to clinical research for the purpose of contributing to medical science, medical care and health maintenance.
The center supports large-scale research projects of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) and the Global Station for Quantum Medical Science and Engineering (GSQ; part of the Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education, also known as GI-CoRE).
The promotion of collaborative research by teams from a wide range of disciplines has produced a variety of world-leading results in interdisciplinary areas covering medical science, life science, general science and engineering. The Division of Medical Physics and the Division of Zoonosis Prevention, which achieved their predetermined purposes, were abolished in academic 2015, and the center is now comprised of six divisions.
(As of July 2016)
This cutting-edge research division promotes temporal and spatial molecular/cellular visualization of time-dependent gene and protein expression, neurotransmission-receptor functions and other considerations as well as related application.
The research division focuses on the development of new comprehensive treatment strategies for the provision of rational medical solutions to issues of joint restoration/reconstruction.
The division focuses on cutting-edge research on brain science.
The division focuses on research to elucidate the fundamental molecular mechanisms behind the little-understood radiation resistance of cancer cells using optical imaging technology.
The division focuses on research to promote medical innovation that will help to establish regulatory science in academia and promote the use of technological seeds at the university in clinical application.
The division focuses on cutting-edge research on proton beam therapy in collaboration with overseas universities.