Environmental and Sociomedical Sciences

Structural Biology

Environmental and Sociomedical Sciences
Great Departments
Environmental and Analytical Sciences


Associate Professor IKEMIZU Shinji
ikemizu(at mark)
Assistant Professor NAKAMURA Teruya
tnaka(at mark)

Research theme

Our research purpose is to understand the biological process based on the three-dimensional structures of biomacromolecules. We determine their structures by X-ray crystallography, which is the most powerful method to solve the structures. Our targets are the proteins related DNA, RNA and nucleotides, immunological system and signal transduction. Up to date, we have determined many protein structures as shown in figures and understood the structural basis of protein function.