Chemistry always plays a central role in all areas of life science. The Tsukiji lab is interested in exploring new chemistry for cell biology, biotechnology, and drug development. In particular, we are currently focusing on the invention of new molecular tools, concepts, and techniques that make it possible to study and control living cellular systems in unprecedented ways. By combining methods and knowledge of organic chemistry, protein engineering, and molecular biology, we seek to…

  1. Develop new chemical tools for live-cell fluorescence imaging
  2. Generate new synthetic ligands and drugs that control intracellular protein localization
  3. Create synthetic cells whose signaling networks and functions can be controlled at will

More details will be updated in due course.