Research Results

Research results

 Backed by the specialty of each laboratory, the Kitasato Institute for Life Sciences has received public research funds and research grants. It has also conducted joint research with other graduate schools, departments, and research institute attached to Kitasato University, as well as with other universities, academic research institutes, and pharmaceutical and other companies.

  1. Joint research by laboratories within the Kitasato Institute for Life Sciences
  2. Joint research with other graduate schools, departments, research institutes, and hospitals attached to Kitasato University
  3. Joint research with other universities and academic research institutes
  4. Joint research with pharmaceutical companies

Research Accomplishment Report Meeting

 The research accomplishment report meeting is held annually in December, in which the teaching staff and researchers from all laboratories report their research results.
 This meeting is designed to further develop research through presentations and question-and-answer sessions, which allow other teaching staff to assess and make suggestions on the research being conducted.

Academic Papers and Other Research Achievements

year Academic
Books Presentations Other Total
2010 3 108 23 0 205 1 340
2009 9 124 29 12 291 30 483
2008 1 90 22 8 225 23 369
2007 1 69 20 16 198 70 374

* Multiple papers and presentations derived from the same joint research by multiple laboratories are counted as one paper or presentation.

Accepted Public Research Funds and Research Grants

year MEXT MHLW Others Grants Total
2011 23 8 2 16 49
2010 22 7 2 8 39
2009 19 8 5 9 41
2008 18 8 4 4 34
2007 11 8 1 11 31

MEXT: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, MHLW: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Others: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and Local government, Grants: Private and public research grants

21st Century COE Program

 In 2003, a 21st Century COE program titled "Discovery of Anti-infectious Drugs from Natural Resources, and its Basic studies" was selected. Under this program, in the five years running up to 2008, 20 types and 65 elements of anti-infective drug candidates were discovered, the chemical library of natural product-derived compounds was expanded, joint research with the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO/TDR), Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), and other international organizations was conducted, overseas research and education centers were developed, and achievements made included the release of 613 original papers, applications for intellectual property (58 open patents), and 28 academic awards. The assessment committee of the 21st Century COE Program also highly valued educational efforts, such as the hosting of 6 international symposiums, 14 special lectures, 92 open seminars (with 56 speakers from overseas and 81 speakers from Japan), and lectures in English by a native English-speaking teacher at the Graduate School of Infection Control Sciences on the use of scientific English.

Intellectual Property

 At the Kitasato Institute for Life Sciences, the findings of research conducted by the laboratories and projects are made public through academic papers and presentations at academic societies. Patents are applied for and published for research findings considered to be useful.