Institute of Advanced Medical Sciences

Institute of Advanced Medical Sciences

Tokushima University, also known as University of Tokushima, has a long history of advanced medical sciences. Miyoshi muscular dystrophy and adjuvant disease were discovered here. Immunopro-teasomes, hepatocyte growth factor, and cathepsin L as well as many other disease-related human molecules have their home in our campus. In 1961, the medical school of Tokushima University founded three laboratories of enzyme research, which successfully formed Institute for Enzyme Research in 1987. In 1998, Institute for Genome Research was founded to extend medical research to focus on genome functions. In 2010, Diabetes Therapeutics and Research Center was formed to overcome the diabetes by creating platform for the collaborations between clinical and basic researchers. In 2013, Fujii Memorial Institute of Medical Sciences was founded in memory of Professor Setsuro Fujii, one of the founding professors of original enzyme research laboratories. In 2016, the University merged these four institutes to form the Institute of Advanced Medical Sciences, in order to facilitate multi-disciplinal and trans-omic studies for advanced medical sciences. The Institute was established on 1st April 2016, and currently hosts 17 laboratories.

 

Institute of Advanced Medical Sciences

 

Fujii Memorial Institute of Medical Sciences

Fujii Memorial Institute of Medical Sciences was established to commemorate Dr. Setsuro Fujii, a former professor at Tokushima University, who developed many pharmaceutical drugs. The mission of the Institute is to conduct outstanding and interdisciplinary bioscience research that lead to the innovation in our society. The institute provides an interdisciplinary and multifunctional space for innovative researchers.

 

Fujii Memorial Institute of Medical Sciences

 

Diabetes Therapeutics and Research Center

Diabetes Therapeutics and Research Center is focusing from basic research to clinical therapeutics to overcome diabetes, serious health problems not only in Tokushima, but also in all over the world. The aim of this center is to build up a platform for translational medicine, which brings basic research to clinical practice for diabe-tes care.

 

Diabetes Therapeutics and Research Center