Rina MAEDA / Students enrolled in 2016

Department Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability
Specialization chemical biology

How I Can Apply What I Learn at Shishu-Kan

In Shishukan, I can meet various attractive people and I always get a lot of encouragement from them. These encounters provide a wide perspective and vitality for me. I will continue to treasure the meeting with people and I want to acquire the ability to find out the essence of things through the study in Shishukan.

Research Topic

Cancer is a serious disease because it is the main cause of death in the world and there are many cancers that don’t respond to treatment. For this reasons, the anticancer agents which directly target cancer cells are required for cancer therapy in recent years. To enhance the selectivity of these agents to cancer cells is expected to reduce strong side effects. In my study, I’ll synthesize the new type of Pyrrole-Imidazole polyamide to improve the selectivity to cancer DNA. This development of Pyrrole-Imidazole polyamide can lead to the progress of anticancer agents more effectively.