History of Molecular & Cellular BioAnalysis

Fomer self of our laboratory, Biomembrane Chemistry was established on April 1997 and it was quite a new laboratory compared to others in Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Kyoto University. The first professor Testurou Handa had graduated the course of pharmaceutical physical chemistry / fields of pharmaceutical material science which had been established since 1963, and he also held a chair of pharmaceutical physics field. He developed a research about biomembrane and plasma protein - lipid complexes and taught physical chemistry to under graduate and graduated students. On March 2007, associate professor Yoshihiro Kuroda has took a post of professor at Himeji Dokkyo University, and on April research associate Minoru Nakano has advanced as an associate professor. On March 2010, professor Handa retired on age of 65 and on October Yasushi Ishihama came from Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University as a new professor. Professor Ishihama started up a proteomic research based on separation chemistry and mass spectrometry, and also continued research of biomembrane chemistry. He changed the name of the field to Molecular & Cellular BioAnalysis and set an aim to analyze a biocomposition factor in cellular and molecular levels. On May 2011, Masaki Wakabayashi came from National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center as an assistant professor and started a proteomic research based on mass spectrometry. Associate professor M. Nakano advanced to take a chair on University of Toyama Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Science for Education on March 2012, and now we are progressing toward development of novel technology for proteomics and application to cellular biology, drug discovery and clinical study.