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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14th Jan, 20232
Kobayashi won The 30th CERI Paper Presentaion Award.
17th Nov, 2022
Kobayashi won The Senshu Ikeda Bank, Ltd. award (4th OSAKA TECH PLANTER).
7th Nov, 2022
Our paper on "Efficient cyclization of linear polymer with pseudopolyrotaxane assistance" was published in Chem. Lett. (Publications updated. and Recent Work)
27th Oct, 2022
Publications updated.
18th May, 2022
Kobayashi won Young Scientist Lecture Awardn award (The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, Kansai Regional Chapter).
1th April, 2022
New members joined our laboratory. (Members)
31th March, 2022
Our paper on "Control of Photoinduced Electron Transfer Using Complex Formation of Water-Soluble Porphyrin and Polyvinylpyrrolidone" was published in Polymers (Publications updated. and Recent Work)
18th March, 2020
Farewell party for graduate
Congrats graduates!
We wish you luck in all your future endeavors.
27th January, 2022
Our paper on "Supramolecular polysulfide polymers with metal-ligand interactions" was published in ChemistrySelect (Publications updated. and Recent Work)