Chemical syntheses for detection and optical control of biomolecular functioning in living cells

 Optical control (light control) on the matter is a powerful and promising method because it can achieve precise spatiotemporal control (<μm, <nsec scale).

   Our group develops photo-functional organic molecules and nanomaterials for efficient control and detection of living cellular activities.

This technology will contribute to developing novel bio prove for chemical biology and phototherapy for medicine, including emerging cancer phototherapy.

   For this purpose, we design, synthesize and investigate new molecules and nanomaterials which possess controllable and efficient photoexcited states.