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Research Center for Cooperative Projects

Center to support industry-academia cooperative projects

(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 initiatives such as large-scale research projects of the Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education (GI-CoRE Cooperating Hub).
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.
In 2017, the naming of divisions/departments changed in association with reorganization of the Graduate School of Medicine. In 2020, the Department of Molecular and Cellular Function Imaging and the Department of Treatment/Working Balance Medicine and in 2021, the Department of Medical AI Education and Research, were newly established. In 2021, the Department of Photonic Bioimaging and the Department of Treatment/Working Balance Medicine, having served their purposes, were abolished, and research activities are currently conducted at four departments.



(Data as of April 1, 2022)

Regenerative Medicine and Tissue EngineeringDirector TANAKA Shinya

The research department focuses on the development of new comprehensive treatment strategies for the provision of rational medical solutions to issues of joint restoration/reconstruction.

  • Cancer Pathology
  • Pathology
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Medical and Health Research Promotion Involving Human SubjectsDirector TAMAKOSHI Akiko

The department focuses on research involving human subjects in order to promote human health maintenance and promotion, accelerate patients' recovery from illness and help improve the quality of their lives.

  • Public Health
  • Biostatistics
  • Hygiene
  • Clinical Research and Medical Innovation Center, Hokkaido University Hospital
  • Data Science Center, Hokkaido University Hygiene Hospital

Molecular and Cellular Function ImagingDirector KUDO Kohsuke

The department focuses on research aimed at elucidating biological functions and pathological conditions by clarifying molecular and tissue functions using functional imaging at the molecular and cellular levels.

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Nephrology
  • Molecular Psychoimmunology, Institute for Genetic Medicine

Medical AI Education and ResearchDirector KUDO Kohsuke

The focus at this department is research and development of cutting-edge medical AI while medical AI educational programs are available for graduate students and working adults

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Development
  • Laboratory of Media Dynamics, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
  • Laboratory for Bioanalysis and Molecular Imaging, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Dept. of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Dept. of Health Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Dept. of Emergent Neurocognition, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • [Principal Laboratory] An organization selected from among key departments (including affiliated educational and research facilities) in the Faculty of Medicine; close relations with the Collaborative Laboratory
  • [Collaborative Laboratory] An organization with external funding at which research projects are implemented in collaboration with the Principal Laboratory
  • [Extra Support Organization] A non-Faculty of Medicine organization contributing to project research collaboratively implemented by the Principal Laboratory and the Collaborative Laboratory