Department of Food Function and Drug Development


We establish methods of analysis and extraction and quality stabilization technology regarding functional ingredients which are involved in special local products as well as develop anti-obesity and anti-hyperglycemic foods using local foodstuffs.

Furthermore, we research and develop the seeds of drugs to get over obesity and diabetes. Especially, as aiming at developing of the new seeds of drugs to get over oxidant stress, we work toward practical use of cellular membrane protectant which we have propounded, target the development of the seeds of drugs based on natural materials and aim for drug discovery which is targeting to control the intracellular labile iron pool.

Toshiaki Tamaki, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of the Department of Drug Development
Diabetes Therapeutics and Research Center
The University of Tokushima