Division of Sensory Physiology・Medical Application Sensing

Clarification of physiological mechanism of taste /olfaction and application to medical sensing technologies

The mission of division of sensory physiology and medical application sensing is to clarify the perception and transduction mechanisms, relationship with organs and regulation of food intake in taste and olfactory information by molecular and cellular chemistry, molecular neurobiology and brain science. We also aim to elucidate a biomarker compounds for onset of diseases (in particular cancer) and to conduct their clinical evaluation and translational research for new diagnostic technology.

Elucidation of cognitive mechanism of taste information and application to disease prevention