Life forms are born and grown on this earth, reach maturity, and then age, gradually changing their physiology and motor functions. These changes generally appear more as old age sets in, but in some theories the process of being born and grown is seen as a part of aging. An immortality drug has been a constant dream of humanity, but such a thing can never be. Rather, we are in an era where we need to focus on growing old healthily.
In the Department of Bioscience and Engineering, we tackle the mysteries of life head-on by using biotechnology to scientifically explain human aging through physiological explanations, the effects of drugs and food, environmental causes, microorganisms, and match them with basic research and the development of devices that are based on engineering methods such as artificial organs, regenerative medicine, medical robots, assistive devices, and rehabilitation methods.
The Department of Bioscience and Engineering allows students to select their major from two distinctive courses. The Bioscience Course is based on biotechnology, and the Biomedical Engineering Course is based on creating mechanical and electrical devices. Both courses are paired with instruction in the foundations of bioscience, such as biotechnology, bioinformatics, biological functions, genes, regenerative medicine, welfare support, and life support as joint core subjects. The fusion of these two courses allows us to offer multi-disciplinary research and education.
This course focuses on scientific explanations and solutions for an unavoidable phenomena of life that are genes and aging, based on biotechnology, pharmacology, and biology. Our research fields include microbiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, drug synthesis chemistry, physiology, protein enzymes, food and nutrition, and environmental science.
The Department of Bioscience and Engineering welcomes applicants who understand the features and educational content described above, and are willing to boldly tackle the mysteries of the human bodies and the riddles of life, or who desire to create things to help society.