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Tomohiro Asakawa Associate Professor



Institute of Innovative Science and Technology(IIST) (Shonan Campus)


E-mail : t.asakawa[at]tsc.u-tokai.ac.jp

Degree/ License

National Pharmacist License


Jan. 2010 – Sep. 2016
Assistant Professor at University of Shizuoka

Research Field

I study the potential power of functional marine foods and develop a research program focused on synthesizing molecular tools from the bioactive compounds found in marine foods.


Synthetic organic chemistry, functional marine food, Chemical biology, Marin natural product

Membership (of Academic Organization)

  • The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
  • The Chemical Society of Japan
  • The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan


The creation of the ”chemical tool” in order to uncover the biological mechanism will be performed based on organic chemistry. I will train students to be specialists who can evaluate functional food and drug from a chemical perspective.