Recent major projects are as follows:

1.Advanced chemical biology research for establishing system chemotherapy in order to cure multi-factorial diseases; e.g. cancer, myocardial infarction, immunodeficiency, diabetes, and neuronal diseases.
2.HCS (high-contents screening) and HTS (high throughput screening) for identifying useful small molecules (bioprobes).
3. Natural product chemistry for mining novel bioactive small molecules.
4. Biosynthetic studies of natural products and their application to combinatorial biosynthesis.
5. Medicinal chemistry for development of new drug candidates utilizing both chemoinformatics and bioinformatics methods.