Division of Emerging Research Advanced Research & Development Programs for Medical Innovation(AMED-CREST, PRIME)

Understanding of the biological phenomena and responses at the early life stages to improve the quality of health and medical care

[Research and Development Objective] Molecular understanding of the biological phenomena and responses at the early life stages to improve the quality of health and medical care

Outline of the Research & Development (R&D) Area

The goal of this R&D area is to develop a comprehensive understanding of various biological phenomena at the early stage of life (between fertilization and young adulthood) and the effect of environmental factors on the body during that period for better health and medical care in the future.

Over the past decade, we have come to understand that various biological and environmental factors at the early stage of life later affect health and disease. There have also been a series of studies suggesting that these factors could be risk factors for disease during middle-to-late stages of life (from adulthood into old age) and that the risk factors can even be passed on to subsequent generations. Research focusing on the early stages of life is expected to contribute to improved quality of life (QOL) across all stages. To develop an understanding of biological phenomena and responses at the early life stages, this R&D area will bring together and promote interactions between scientists from diverse fields, including basic biology, medical science, agriculture, engineering, and informatics. This R&D area also aims to establish analytical technology platforms to deepen our understanding, develop applications for these technology platforms, and discover new control technology seeds.

Year the Area adopted

2019

Management and Evaluation Framework

Program Supervisor (PS)

 SASAKI Hiroyuki
Distinguished Professor, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University

Program Officer (PO)

 TAKEDA Hiroyuki
Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo

R&D Area Advisors

ISHII Shunsuke
Deputy Director, RIKEN, Cluster for Pioneering Research
UMEZAWA Akihiro
Deputy Director, National Center for Child Health and Development
OHTANI Naoko
Professor, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine
KANAI Yae
Professor, Keio University School of Medicine
KIMURA Hiroshi
Professor, Cell Biology Center, Institute of Innovative Research, 
 
Tokyo Institute of Technology
SUHARA Tetsuya
Deputy Director General, Institute for Quantum Life Science,
 
National Institute for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology
SEHARA Atsuko
Professor, Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University
TSUNODA Tatsuhiko
Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
MATSUMOTO Mitsuru
Professor, Institute for Enzyme Research, Tokushima University
YOSHIDA Tomokazu
Executive Officer and Executive Vice President,
 
Central Research Laboratories, Sysmex Corporation
 
 

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Last updated 2020.2.26