Assistant Professor Nahoko KUROKI of Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Engineering wins the Japan Association for Chemical Innovation Award for Outstanding Researcher
In drug discovery, the relationship between medicine and its target protein is often likened to a key and a keyhole. However, it is impossible to observe on the grounds of the intermolecular interaction under the body environment to estimate the medicinal effect. Assistant Professor Nahoko KUROKI (Theoretical Chemistry Lab/ Principal Investigator Hirotoshi MORI) saw molecules in mass scale as an aggregate of small fragment molecular interaction and developed the first principle molecular simulation method for mass scale molecules to clarify intermolecular interaction which contribute to new drug designing retroactive to physical chemistry origin.
The Japan Association for Chemical Innovation has recognized the accomplishment and the future development of the research Assistant Professor Nahoko KUROKI are conducting so far, and awarded the Japan Association for Chemical Innovation Award for Outstanding Researcher.
＜Awarded Research Paper＞
Nahoko KUROKI (Chuo University)