Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University

Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University

Center Director: Professor Kenichiro Itami

The World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) for the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) at Nagoya University in Japan is committed to advance the integration of synthetic chemistry, plant / animal biology and theoretical science, all of which are traditionally strong fields in the university. As part of the Japanese science ministry’s MEXT program, the ITbM aims to develop transformative bio-molecules, innovative functional molecules capable of bringing about fundamental change to biological science and technology in a "Mix-Lab" system, where international young researchers from multidisciplinary fields work together. Through these endeavors, the ITbM will create “transformative bio-molecules” that will dramatically change the way of research in chemistry, biology and other related fields to solve urgent problems, such as environmental issues, food production and medical technology that have a significant impact on the society.



Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601


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