What's New

  • Ms. Uryu (M1) received SPSJ SOM Poster Award. Congratulations!
  • Mr. Takahashi (M1), Mr. Mori (B4), and Assistant Professor Nishimura will present their research at the 45th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society for Biomaterials @Kobe International Conference Center (November 6-7, 2023).
  • At the 72nd Symposium on Macromolecules @ Kagawa University, Mr. Kanai (M2) and Ms. Uryu (M1) will be presenting posters, while Professor Koga and Assistant Professor Nishimura will be giving oral presentations.
  • We held an interim presentation of our laboratory over two days on September 21st and 22nd. Let’s brush up your research for M2 students’ master’s thesis and B4 students’ graduation thesis!
  • The Polymer Chemistry Laboratory won second place in the chemistry laboratory softball tournament! Best of luck for next year’s tournament, and here’s to aiming for that first-place victory!
  • We had a laboratory tour at the open campus.


The main purpose of our research group is to develop novel functional polymer soft materials with well-regulated nanostructures. For this purpose, the living biopolymer system such as proteins, which includes exquisite molecular structures and versatile biofunctions, would be a good model. Applying the structural and functional principles of biopolymers to a synthetic macromolecular system is of importance, especially for designing novel smart materials. To achieve these objects, we newly design and synthesize biocompatible and environmentally friendly smart polymers including self-assembling peptides and peptide-polymer hybrids and characterize their properties comprehensively.

For students interested in the polymer chemistry laboratory

You are welcome to contact us regarding questions or comments regarding the lab’s work. For interest in joining the research group, please contact Prof. Koga or Prof. Nishimura via e-mail.