Sawada, Toshiki

Assistant Professor, School of Materials and Chemial Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology *Profile is at the time of the award.

2021Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Construction of liquid crystalline oriented membrane composed of filamentous virus toward highly sensitive detection of biomarker molecules
Membrane-based separation is one of the indispensable technologies in various fields. In this study, the construction of functional separation membranes composed of liquid crystalline oriented filamentous viruses through chemical cross-linking using the interfacial polymerization technique. Control of the function and assembled structures for the viruses enables separation membranes, which have the capability to separate desired biomarkers selectively.


We hope to expand the applicability of viruses as material components.

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