Tomomi Koshiyama

Associate Professor,College of Life Sciences, Ritsumeikan University*Profile is at the time of the award.

2020Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Synthesis of metal particles on inner surface of cell membrane and characterization
The biotechnological application of metal microparticles with various properties leads to the development of biocomposites such as artificial enzymes, imaging, and controlled-release drug transporters, and many methods of synthesizing metal microparticles using the internal space of biomolecules have been reported. In this research, I focus on the cell membrane space as a new field for the synthesis of metal particles, and aim to establish a versatile method for the direct synthesis of metal particles by preparing cell membranes fused with metal-binding peptides that promote the growth of uniform crystals under mild conditions.


I have been working on research using proteins and artificial membranes, but this year's theme will be a new experiment using cell membranes. I would like to thank you for your support in meeting this challenge. Through our research, I hope to establish synthetic methods and develop research that will lead to the creation of highly useful and functional biomaterials.

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