Dept. of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry
1. Medicinal chemistry of retinoids
2. The search for new nuclear receptor ligands
3. Research on the creation of functional molecules based on a coenzyme structure
4. R&D on fluorescent sensors useful in the analysis of ecological functions
5. Production of functional molecules with the three-dimensional characteristics and functionality of aromatic amide
In the medicinal chemistry classroom, our main research objective is to produce functional molecules and biologically active substances with organic chemistry as a base. Particularly in medicinal chemistry research, we do not stop at just observing the structural modification and computational-chemistry-type active structures of active substances. We take the next step by performing drug discovery research aimed at actually developing pharmaceutical applications.
As a result of remarkable advances made in analysis, separation, and computational chemistry, in recent years much work has been done on developing new methods in drug discovery research, but I want to consider the role that should be played by medicinal chemistry research aimed at drug discovery in a university setting.
In addition, highly interesting phenomena have been identified in the three-dimensional chemistry of aromatic amide, and using organic compounds showing unique three-dimensional behavior as the subject matter, we are moving forward with research aimed at making new discoveries while keeping an eye out for possible applications not only in basic chemistry and medicinal chemistry but also physical property chemistry.