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Discovering Molecular Probes Research Unit

Development of molecular probes for diagnosis and therapy of various diseases

Specialty:nuclear medicine molecular imaging organic chemistry analytical chemistry

Keyword:molecular imaging molecular probes PET

/ Associate Professor

OGAWA Kazuma

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Research Content

This Research Unit searches for target molecules related to various diseases, notably cancers. By designing and synthesizing molecular probes that are selective for target molecules, we also aim to create/identify compounds such as agents directly applicable to life science research, drug discovery and medical research, high–accuracy diagnostic agents and therapeutic agents of high effectiveness with little adverse effect. In addition, we aim to generate a “molecular probe library” by characterizing such compounds and by evaluating them for their applicability to diagnosis and treatment. This will allow us to promote interdisciplinary research with other Research Units of InFiniti and various research institutes of Kanazawa University and other research organizations.