In biological systems, life process is led by the unique behavior of macromolecules such as proteins and DNA. Molecular recognition by macromolecules plays an important role, for example, in substrate specificity of enzymes and antigen-antibody reactions in human life. Selective molecular recognition among macromolecules is achieved through a large number of weak interactions. We have focused our attention on the special behavior of antibodies, especially monoclonal antibodies, because they can recognize a larger and more complicated compound with high specificity than that can synthetic host molecules or enzymes.
In this laboratory, we develop novel materials through hybridization of bio-related macromolecules such as monoclonal antibodies with artificial/synthetic small molecules. We construct functionalized catalytic and energy conversion systems based on specific molecular recognition of biomacromolecules and selective assembly of bio/synthetic molecules.

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13rd October 2017
Dr. Yoshinori Takashima gave an invited lecture at IUPAC-FAPS 2017 Polymer Congress.
1st September 2017
Suguru Nomimura won a presentation award at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cyclodextrin Symposium, Japan.
1st September 2017
Suguru Nomimura and Yasushi Shojima made oral presentations and Shinji Ikejiri performed a poster presentation at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cyclodextrin Symposium, Japan.
30th August 2017
Takuma Adachi won a poster award at IUPAC 17th International Symposium on MacroMolecular Complexes (MMC-17).
30th August 2017
Prof. Hiroyasu Yamaguchi gave an invited lecture at IUPAC 17th International Symposium on MacroMolecular Complexes (MMC-17).
29th August 2017
Takuma Adachi made a poster presentation at IUPAC 17th International Symposium on MacroMolecular Complexes (MMC-17).
April 1st, 2013:
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