Our reseaerch about "Cobalt-catalyzed C-H activation chemistry" is selected as an 4th Thomson Research Fronts Award. Congratulations !
In the 14th Symposium of Organic Chemistry -the Next Generation - (5/27-28), Yuya Morita (D3) received presentation award. Yamato Kanzaki (M2) and Nozomu Nagashima (M2) received best discussion award. Congratulations !
2016 has just started with new members !
Dr. Youhei Sohma (ERATO Group Leader) received poster presentation award at The 8th Takeda Science Foundation Symposium on PharmaScience. Congratulations !
On the reception of PSJ Award for Young Scientists 2014, Dr. Youhei Sohma (ERATO Group Leader) published personal account titled "Medicinal Chemistry Focusing on Aggregation of Amyloid-β" on Chem. Pharm. Bull.
The paper about catalytic stereodivergent synthesis of sialic acid is published on ACS Central Science as an Open Access paper. This work was featured by UT press release, Chem-Station. Prof. Micheal Krische nicely introduced our work. Selected as Cover picture.
Dr. Atsuhiko Taniguchi (ERATO PD) received poster presentation award at 52nd Japanese Peptide Symposium. Congratulations !
Hideoki Nagai (M2) received poster presentation award at The 8th International Forum on Chemistry of Functional Organic Chemicals (IFOC-8). Congratulations !
Hideya Ikemoto (D1) received poster presentation award at 5th CSJ Festa 2015. Congratulations !
Dr. Yoichiro Kuninobu (ERATO Group Leader) received JST-ERATO Lectureship Award. He had lecturing trip for two weeks in several Europian research institutes. He also received 20th award in The Society of Silicon Chemistry, Japan.
Kumiko Yamamoto (D3) attended 6th Otsu Conference as one of selected members. She also received Otsu conference research presentation award. Congratulations !
The paper from ERATO catalysis group (meta-selective C-H bolylation catalyst directed by hydrogen bonding) is published on Nat. Chem. ! Congratulations ! This work is featured by News and Views, JST press release.
Our volleyball team finally won the championship of volleyball match held in pharmaceutical department ! Congratulations !
Kumiko Yamamoto (D3) received NIHON L'Oreal-UNESCO Award for Young Women in Science 2015. Congratulations !
Takushi Araya (D1) received poster presentation award and three best discussion awards in Souyaku-Konwakai in Tokushima. Congratulations !
Kumiko Yamamoto (D3) received student oral presentation award in 13th Symposium of Organic Chemistry -the Next Generation-. Congratulations !
Masahiro Kojima (D1) received oral presentation award for young chemists in 69th Kanto symposium of SSOCJ. Congratulations !
Kumiko Yamamoto (D3), Zhen Wang (D3) received Student Prensetation Award in 95th Spring Meeting of Chemical Society of Japan. Congratulations !
Itoh (D1, oral), Mitsunuma (OB, oral) received Student Prensetation Award in 135th Annual Meeting of Pharmaceutical Society of Japan. Congratulations !
Dr. Matsunaga was promoted as a full professor at Hokkaido University and launched independent laboratory.
2015 has just started with new members !
Photos of Ski Trip 2015 were uploaded at Gallery page.
Dr. Youhei Sohma (ERATO Group Leader) received The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Young Scientists 2014. Congratulations !
We added photographs of 2013-2014.
Yusuke Shimizu (M1) received Poster Presentation Award at 2nd International Conference & 7th Symposium on Organocatalysis. Congratulations !
Yudai Suzuki (D2) and Kiyomichi Shinoda (M2) received Poster Presentation Award at 4th CSJ Chemistry Festa. Congratulations !
Masahiro Kojima (D1) stayed in Dirk Trauner lab at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München as a visiting student (September-October 2014) .
Kumiko Yamamoto (D2) stayed in Tobias Ritter lab at Harvard University as a visiting student (May-September 2014) .
Yohei Seki (D1) received poster presentation award in 9th Annucal Meeting of Japanese Society for Chemical Biology. Congratulations !
Yohei Seki (D1) received student oral presentation award in 12th Symposium of Organic Chemistry -the Next Generation-. Congratulations !
“Angewandte Author Profiles” of Dr. Yoichiro Kuninobu (ERATO group leader) is published on the occasion of his 10th publication on Angew. Chem. Int. Ed..
Our paper titled as"Air-Stable Cp*Co(CO)I2 Complex as a Precursor for Cationic Cobalt(III) Catalysis"(Authors: Sun, Yoshino, Matsunaga & Kanai) was featured as the cover picture of Adv. Synth. Catal. !
Dr. Oisaki (Assistant Professor) and Dr. Tanabe (ERATO Postdoctoral Researcher) reaceved CSJ presentation award in 94th Annual Meeting of Chemical Society of Japan. Congratulations !
Kojima (D1, oral), Morita (D1, oral), and Ikemoto (M2, oral) received Student Prensetation Award in 134th Annual Meeting of Pharmaceutical Society of Japan. Congratulations !
2014 has just started with new members !
Dr. Stephen Kanyiva (JSPS postdoctoral fellow) attended 6th HOPE Meeting held on 3/11-14.
ERATO catalysis group published a paper entitled "Regioselective Trifluoromethylation of N-Heteroaromatic Compounds Using Trifluoromethyldifluoroborane Activator" on Nature Communications ! This paper was featured by Nature Communications Chemistry Selections.
Our basketball team finally won the championship of basketball match held in pharmaceutical department ! Congratulations !
Keiichi Kaneko (D1) and Hideya Ikemoto (M1) received Poster Presentation Award at 3rd CSJ Chemistry Festa. Congratulations !
Dr. Atsuhiko Taniguchi (ERATO PD) received Good Stone Award (Young Oral Presentation Award) at APIPS 2013. Congratulations !
Novel N-oxyl radical catalyst developed by us, ketoABNO, is now commercialized by Wako pure chemical industry, Co., Ltd.(500mg: #016-25001, 1g: #012-25003)。ketoABNO is bench-stable, highly active catalyst for aerobic oxidation of amines and alcohols.
Tatsuhiko Yoshino(D3) attended 4th Otsu Conference as one of selected members.
Yudai Suzuki (D1) stayed in Alois Furstner lab at Max-Planck Institute as a visiting student (Jul.-Sep. 2013) .
Kumiko Yamamoto (D1 student) received poster presentation award in The First Asian Conference for "MONODUKURI" Strategy by Synthetic Organic Chemistry (ACMS). Congratulations !
6th Astellas Lecture (sponsored by Astellas Co.) was held and many people have attended. We enjoyed lecture by Prof. K. C. Nicolaou and plenty of questions and discussions. Thank you all for coming and Prof. Nicolaou for wonderful lecture !
Dr. Shunsuke Sueki (CREST postdoctoral researcher) received presentation award in 93th spring annual meeting of chemical society of Japan. Congraturations !
Yoshino(D3, oral), Sonobe(D2, oral), Kojima (M2, oral), Kawai J.(OB, poster), and Ikemoto (M1, poster) received Student Prensetation Award in 133th Annual Meeting of Pharmaceutical Society of Japan. Congratulations !
We have several new members ! Let’s run this road of our belief.
Kounosuke Oisaki (Assistant Professor) received Research Proposal Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, sponsored by Fuji Film and The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry Japan.
Junya Kawai(M2) attended Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (sponsored by The Japan Prize Foundation). He had a priceless opportunity to attend many events including Nobel Prize Award Ceremony 2012. Only two Japanese students was qualified as the participants every year.
Harunobu Mitsunuma (D1) stayed in John F. Hartwig lab at UC Berkeley as a visiting student (Oct.-Dec. 2012) .
Tatsuhiko Yoshino(D2) received Best Poster Presentation Award at The 2nd Junior ICCEOCA. Congratulations !
Kumiko Yamamoto(M2) received excellent presentation award (poster) at "Hannou to Gousei no Shinpo Symposium". Congratulations !
Our paper titled as "Functional group-tolerant catalytic migratory oxidative coupling of nitrones" (Authors: Hashizume, Oisaki & Kanai) was featured as the cover picture of Chem. Asian J. !
Kounosuke Oisaki (Assistant Professor) received Best Poster Award in ICCOS-2012/FOC-2012.
Harunobu Mitsunuma(D1) received Prensetation Award in 10th Symposium of Organic Chemistry -the Next Generation-. Congratulations !
Shogo Hashizume & Harunobu Mitsunuma (D1) and Takuya Matsumoto & Yufei Wang (M2) received Student Prensetation Award in 132th Annual Meeting of Pharmaceutical Society of Japaan. Congratulations !
Youichiro Kuninobu (ERATO Group Leader) received this year's Young Scienctist's Prize from MEXT, that is awarded to distinguished researchers younger than 40 years old. Congratulations !
We are starting with new members and staffs !
Mr. Yutaka Saga (M2) received President's award of the University of Tokyo. This great honor is only given to 10 brilliant students (selected from over 28,000 students in UT).
Ms. Nakanowatari (M1) received "the highest and Minister of Education and Science award" of science & technology student article contest, sponsored by Nikkan Kogyo Shinbun.
Dr. Shigeki Matsunaga (Lecturer) was the recipient of MBLA 2010, which is one of the most prestigious honor for young Japanese synthetic chemists under 40 years old. He will have a lectureing tour around US top research institutes supported by Banyu Life Science Foundation International.
Our M2 grad student, Yutaka Saga received excellentpresentatioin award at Summer Symposium of The Japanese Society for Process Chemistry (held on July 15-16, 2010).
Our research topic is summarized herein.
We added previous handouts of Literature Seminar held over past 10 years. Get it now !
Photographs of Kemigawa Sports Festival are uploaded.
Our D2 grad student, Yuta Tanaka received excellent presentatioin award at 8th Symposium: Organic Chemistry-the Next Generation- (held on May 13-14, 2010).
We are sharing the Literature seminar handouts on the web. Please feel free to read and discuss with other chemists.
Upcoming and ongoing events (papers, laboratory, etc...) will be tweeted. Please follow us to catch (@kanailab).
Photographs of HonoryLecuture of Prof. Shibasaki were uploaded.
Laboratory homepage was conpletely renewed.