Research Funding at the University of Tokyo
Extending Research Funding at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences "Laboratory of Food and Physiological Models" to 2025.
Research funding from Fordays Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo, CEO: Keiko Wada) having begun on May 1, 2015, the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences (Address: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Dean: Nobuhiro Tsutsumi) has agreed to extend its research in "Laboratory of Food and Physiological Models" (Associate Professor: Koichi Ito, Assistant Professor: Daisuke Yamanaka) for five more years until April 30, 2025 (originally scheduled to conclude on April 30, 2020).
This research funding has made the research building within the confines of the Animal Resource Science Center at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences fully operational since April 2016. The purpose of this research is to develop various food/feed, additives and utilizing necessary animal models to facilitate basic research analysis.
In addition, Fordays Co., Ltd. has made an additional donation of ￥10,000,000 for the renovation of facilities and equipment to improve the diagnosis and prevention of livestock diseases at the Animal Research Science Center.
Fordays Co., Ltd. actively promotes social contribution towards the success of building a healthy society. These funds are part of our social contribution to fulfill our aspirations as a "Health Creation Company". We support cutting-edge research on "food" and create new academic fields through the promotion of "Laboratory of Food and Physiological Models". We will continue to contribute to the funding of this research.
"Laboratory of Food and Physiological Models" Overview
Message from Associate Professor, Koichi Ito
My name is Koicihi Ito. I am an associate professor of the "Laboratory of Food and Physiological Models" in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the five year extension on this academic research.
Currently, we conduct our research based on...
- Our attempt to improve and elucidate age-related decline in brain function through food.
- Conducting research on the regulatory mechanisms of fatty liver formation in nutrients such as amino acid.
As of now, it is in our best interest to bring forth further development and positive results in the coming future.