Research goals

Our research strategy is to use organic synthetic chemistry to analyze biological functions, specifically the mechanisms of the immune system. Furthermore, our research objectives include the development of novel chemical synthesis and functional analysis methods as well as the creation of novel biological immune-regulating substances.

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News

Aug 28, 2021
We had an online summer school, "The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, Division of Medical Chemistry 2021 Kanto Area Drug Discovery Summer School".
Aug 19, 2021
We had an online seminar of "New Modality and Synthetic Organic Chemistry" research group, The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan.
Apr 1, 2021
We welcomed new members, and Academic year 2021 started.
Feb 17, 2021
Prof. Yukari Fujimoto received the Shionogi Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry (The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan)
Fall, 2020
Mr. Yu Saito (M2) joined back from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH) in DD program.
Apr 1, 2020
We welcomed new members, and Academic year 2020 started.
Jul, 2019
Mr. Yi-Ren Huo (D2) (National Tsing Hua Univ.) joined as a summer student.
Apr 1, 2019
We welcomed new members, and Academic year 2019 started.
Jul 19, 2018
The 29th International Carbohydrate Symposium in 2018 (ICS 2018)
Yohei Arai (D2) won Carbohydrate Research Best Poster Award.
Jul, 2018
Ms. Pei Yun Chiang (D3) (National Tsing Hua Univ.) joined as a summer student.
Jul 10, 2018
Dr. Shinsuke Inuki (our previous member) received the 18th Young Scientist’s Research Award in Natural Product Chemistry.
Jun -, 2018
Riku Ogasawara (M2) departed to study at Prof. David Crich Lab (WSU) as a visiting student.
May 25, 2018
Dr. Shigeru Matsuoka (Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Translational Chemical Biology Laboratory) gave a lecture.
Apr 23, 2018
Prof. Shang-Cheng Hung (Director, Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei) gave a lecture.
Apr 1, 2018
We welcomed new members, and Academic year 2018 started.
Mar 26, 2018
Estuko Nabika (B4) received the Keio Engineering Foundation Award (summa cum laude).
Feb 26, 2018
Prof. Loïc Lemiègre (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes, France) gave a lecture.
Feb 1, 2018
Prof. Antonio Molinaro, Prof. Alba Slipo (University of Napoli Federico II, Italy) gave a lecture.
Oct 1, 2017
Dr. Takanori Mastumaru Joined our Laboratory as Research Associate.
Aug 19, 2017
Dr. Ambara Pradipta(RIKEN) gave a lecture.
Jun 31, 2017
Dr. Shinsuke Inuki moved to Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University.
Jun 1, 2017
Toshihiko Aiba (D3) received The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Student Presentation Award 2017.
Apr 1, 2017
We welcomed new members, and Academic year 2017 started.
Feb 20, 2017
Prof. Antonio Molinaro (University of Napoli Federico II, Italy) visited our laboratory.
Feb 1, 2017
Prof. Francesco Peri (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy) gave a lecture.
Jul 3-31, 2016
Yuan-Ting Cho (National Tsing Hua Univ.) joined as a summer student.
Jun 25, 2016
We held the 25th endotoxin/LPS research conference at Keio University Hiyoshi campus.
Apr 21, 2016
Prof. Yukari Fujimoto received the Nagase Research Foundation Award.
Apr 1, 2016
We welcomed new members, and Academic year 2016 started.
Feb 18, 2016
Prof. Antonio Molinaro (University of Napoli Federico II, Italy) gave a lecture.
Oct 24, 2015
We held the GlycoTOKYO2015 at Keio University Yagami campus.
Oct-, 2015
Toshihiko Aiba (D2) departed to study at Bernhard-Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (Germany) for joint research.
Jul, 2015
Merve Demir (Bogazici Univ.) joined as a summer student.
Jul, 2015
Shunichi Ishibashi (M1) visited National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan) as an exchange summer student.
Apr 1, 2015
We welcomed new members, and Academic year 2015 started.
Feb 26, 2015
Prof. Antonio Molinaro (University of Napoli Federico II, Italy) gave a lecture.
Jun 3, 2014
Prof. Nina Berova (Columbia University, USA) gave a lecture.
May 24, 2014
Toshihiko Aiba (D1) received the Best Presentation Award at Kansai Glycoscience Forum.
May 15, 2014
Qianqian Wang (D3)departed to study at at Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital for joint research.
Apr 1, 2014
We started the new laboratory.

Research topics

Lectures

  1. 16th Meeting of the International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society (IEIIS2021)/The 7th International Symposium on Middle Molecular Strategy (ISMMS-7) “Glycoconjugates as immune modulators”
    Yukari Fujimoto (Kobe/Online, 2021. 10.15)
  2. Asian Carbohydrate Chemistry and Glycobiology Webinar “Glycoconjugates as immune modulators”
    Yukari Fujimoto (Online, 2021. 9.24)
  3. American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring 2021 “Immunomodulatory glycolipids: synthesis and modulation of cytokine-biasing responses”
    Yukari Fujimoto (Online, 2021. 4.7)
  4. 第94回日本生化学会大会“免疫調節性糖脂質の合成分子ライブラリを基盤とした機能解明” 藤本ゆかり(横浜,2021.11.3)
  5. 有機合成化学協会「2020年企業冠賞」受賞講演会“免疫調節性分子の合成と免疫制御機能の解明” 藤本 ゆかり(オンライン,2021.10.28)
  6. The 101st Chemical Society of Japan Annual Meeting (2021) Lesson from Nature – Koji Nakanishi Memorial Symposium- “Chemistry of Receptor-Lipid Ligands for Understanding of Immune System”
    Yukari Fujimoto(Online, 2021.03.19-22)

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2020-2021
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