Hamamatsu University School of Medicine

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Institute for Medical Photonics Research

Chairperson Prof. MAGATA Yasuhiro

Prof. MAGATA Yasuhiro

 The Institute for Medical Photonics Research was launched in 2016 based on the previous center, Medical Photonics Research Center. Of 8 departments in this institute, the Department of Medical Spectroscopy is endowed by Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. In this institute, various types of medical research utilizing light or photons are ongoing. Current topics include: (i) pursuit of multilevel mechanism of life from molecules to individuals, (ii) developing novel diagnostic methods, medical devices and probes (tracers) for disease diagnoses or therapies, (iii) use of "omics" technologies to unveil the etiology of various diseases, and (iv) development of photo dynamic treatment methods for cancer therapy.