Research Funding at the University of Tokyo
May 2015, Fordays Commences Research Funding to the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences "Laboratory of Food and Physiological Models"
Fordays Co., Ltd. is actively involved in the social contribution towards the success of building a healthy society.
This fund is supported for the four following purposes.
- Part of our CSR activities as an aim towards the success of building a healthy society as a "Health Creation Company".
- Supporting research on cutting-edge food science.
- To sustain the emergence of new academic fields through promoting "Laboratory of Food and Physiological Models".
- To honor the desires of a deceased husband of a Fordays member who was formerly a professor at the University of Tokyo Faculty of Agriculture.
Research Funding Overview
|1. Period||May 1, 2015 - April 30, 2020(5 Years)|
|2. Location||Animal Resource Science Center, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences
(3145 Ago, Kasama City, Ibaraki Prefecture)
|3. Course Name||Laboratory of Food and Physiological Models|
|4. Sponsor||Fordays Co.,Ltd.|
|5. Fund Details||
Total Amount: ￥225,000,000
Dean of Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Bio: Born in 1955, Professor Maeda completed the doctoral course at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agriculture in 1985, PhD in Agriculture (specialty/veterinary reproductive science, endocrinology). After working as a professor at Nagoya University, he has assumed his current position since 2012.
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Bio: Born in 1969, after working as an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, he has assumed his current position since 2015.
Doctor of Medicine (Neurophysiology specialist)
Bio: Born in 1981, after working as a researcher at the University of Tokyo, Professor Yamanaka has assumed current position since 2015.
|8. Purpose||The purpose of this research is to demonstrate further physiological functions of various food/feed additives. To accomplish this goal, it is crucial to utilize the best animal models for testing. In this research, we are developing various food, feed, additives and animal models necessary while conducting basic research of analyzing these animal models.|
|9. Research Details||Implementing basic research methods to discover potential functions by analyzing the core mechanisms found in various food and nutrients such as amino acids, lactic acids, cacao and vanilla. Experiments will be done on small-sized (mouse, rats etc.), medium-sized (goats, miniature pigs etc.) animal models in various experimental methods in electrophysiology, endocrine science and molecular biology.|
|10. Expected Outcomes||In this research, the methods of experimentation on animal models and developing new standards of expressing the physiological functions of food/feed will be made possible through the development and publication of animal and physiological models. This research can expect the discovery of unknown materials through the development of models with various physiological functions.|