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About the division

Drug Discovery Laboratory

We support research and development of therapeutic drugs for age-related diseases.

Research Focus

  1. We search for compounds that act on target molecules involved in the onset and pathological progression of dementia such as Alzheimer's disease, and aim to create clinical candidate drugs by optimizing the lead compounds found.
  2. We support the creation of novel PET ligands and aim to apply them to diagnostic, clinical, and drug discovery research.
  3. We support drug discovery that targets molecules that regulate aging.


Associate Professor Shinichi Imamura
Research Fellow Koichi Koseki
Visiting Researcher Akiyoshi Kawai​