Akai Group, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University


What’s New

Mar. 29, 2023 Assistant Professor Kanomata was selected for the Sasakawa Science Research Grant 2023 to promote overseas presentations.
Mar. 25, 2023 Prof Shuji Akai received the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award.
Mar. 15, 2023 2nd Symposium onOrganic Chemistry was held.
Jan. 23, 2022 Mr Keisuke Imai (M1) and his colleagues’ paper ‘Homemade Solution of NaOD in D2O: Applications in the Field of Stilbene-d1 Synthesis’ has been accepted for publication in Asian J. Org.
Jan. 6, 2023 The latest edition of ‘2023 An Invitation to the Frontiers of Life Sciences’, which introduces our Graduate School, is now available. Click here for the information page about our laboratory.
Dec.5, 2022 The electronic version of the book Science of Synthesis: Dynamic Kinetic Resolution (DKR) and Dynamic Kinetic Asymmetric Transformations (DYKAT), co-authored by Assistant Professor Kanomata and Professor Akai, has been The electronic version of the book has been published.
Nov.13, 2022 The manufacturing team (Akazawa, Fumi, Ito, Koyama, Kim, Shimizu) won third place in the inter-lab volleyball tournament.
Nov, 3, 2022 A joint team including Tamaki Koyama (B3) and Noboru Kanazawa (B3) won third place in the inter-lab futsal tournament at the Faculty of Pharmacy.
Oct. 25, 2022 Associate Prof Sawama, Miyu Mae (M1) and colleagues’ paper ‘Oxidative Two-way Regiocontrolled Coupling of 3-Methoxycarbonylcatechol and Indoles to Arylindoles’ was published in Chemical Communication. Click here for details.
Oct. 20, 2022 Satoshi Horino (D1) and his colleagues’ paper “Enantiodivergent Chemoenzymatic Dynamic Kinetic Resolution: Conversion of Racemic Propargyl Alcohols into Both Enantiomers” has been published in Chemistry – A European Journal and was accepted as a cover picture. It was also introduced on the website of the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University.
Oct. 12, 2022 Special Lecture by Prof Kei Okubo (Osaka University, Faculty of Advanced Co-creative Studies). Photo
Sep. 20 – Oct. 11, 2022 Prof Harald Gröger (Bielefeld University, Germany) stayed at the University as a visiting professor by cross-appointment with support from the University’s International Collaborative Research Promotion Programme, where he held joint research meetings, gave lectures and provided research guidance to students. Photo
Oct. 6, 2022 A joint research paper by Assistant Professor Kanamata has been published in Cellulose Chemistry and Technology. Click here for details.
Oct. 3, 2022 Assistant Professor Kanomata’s joint research project has been selected for the Osaka University Datability Frontier Organisation (IDS) Interdisciplinary Co-Creation Project.
Sep. 26, 2022 Satoshi Horino (D1) received the Best Presentation Award at the Mini-Symposium on Organic Chemistry.
Sep. 21 and 26, 2022 Mini-Symposium on Organic Chemistry. Click here for details.
Aug.10, 2022 Nineteen high school students experienced experiments in our laboratory.
July. 7, 2022 Prof Dominique Cahard special lecture.
Jun. 30, 2022 Prof Sawama’s article appeared in Production and Technology vol. 74, No. 3 Summer issue.
May. 6, 2022: Naoki Oka (D3) and his colleagues’ paper has been published in Organic letters and accepted for cover art. Click here for details.
May. 1, 2022: Kengo Kasama et al.’s paper was published in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin and was also selected as Highlighted Paper selected by Editor-in-Chief.
Apr. 21, 2022: Shogo Moriyama (D2) and Keisuke Imai (M1) received the Best Student Presentation Award (Poster) at the 142nd Annual Meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan.
Apr. 1, 2022: Kazuho Ban (D1) has been selected to receive a scholarship grant from the Chugai Foundation for Drug Discovery and Science for the fiscal year 2022.
Apr. 1, 2022: With new members, our research activities for the new fiscal year have started.