(Established: March 1, 2004)
Medical and Dental Research Building is a unique facility in Hokkaido University that is managed jointly by two different departments: one medical and the other dental. Undergraduate and graduate students are educated here.
Anatomy Lab, Histology and Pathology Lab, Biochemistry and Microbiology Lab, Physiology and Pharmacology Lab, Lab of Forensic Medicine (Center for Cause of Death Investigation), Lab of Medical Informatics
Cell Biology Lab, Molecular Biology Lab, Ultramicroscopic Lab, Brain Science Lab, Biomaterial Lab
SPF animal Lab, Specific Infection Lab, Animal Care Room
Meteorological Lab, Brain Science Lab, Lab of Development and Differentiation
The center was established for education and research on cause-of-death investigation* , the development and implementation of educational programs on human resource cultivation, and sharing knowledge on cause-of-death investigation and improvement in diagnostic technology in collaboration with relevant organizations in Hokkaido University and elsewhere.
* Cause-of-death investigation includes cause-of-death determination by anatomy and autopsy imaging, identity confirmation by dental findings and the appropriate response to crimes, abuse and accidents based on clinical forensic medicine.