Control of Crystallinity and Porosity of Covalent Organic Frameworks by Managing Interlayer Interactions Based on Self-Complementary ¼-Electronic Force

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Twenty Postdoctoral Positions:

Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Director: Kenichiro ITAMI

Vice Director: Tetsuya HIGASHIYAMA

Principle Investigators (PIs): Kenichiro ITAMI, Tetsuya HIGASHIYAMA, Jeffrey W. BODE, Cathleen M. CRUDDEN, Stephan IRLE, Toshinori KINOSHITA, Takashi OOI, Keiko TORII, Shigehiro YAMAGUCHI, Takashi YOSHIMURA (five other PIs will be recruited in future)

International Advisory and Review Board: Yuan Tseh LEE, Kazuo SHINOZAKI, Osamu SHIMOMURA, Roald HOFFMANN, Ryoji NOYORI, Gerhard ERKER, Kazuyuki TATSUMI, Takao KONDO

Our goal is to develop innovative functional molecules that make a marked change in the form and nature of biological science and technology by taking full advantage of the cutting-edge molecular synthesis expertise of our chemistry PIs and intense interactions with our leading plant/animal biology PIs. Through this interaction, which is fundamental to the Institute, transformative bio-molecules will be synthesized that can (1) enhance biotic productivity and quality and (2) realize innovative bio-imaging. To ensure the advancement of these projects, we will (3) develop catalysts that enable incredibly efficient synthesis and molecule activation on demand.

We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers who are willing to work with the 10 PIs in the Institute at Nagoya University.

We welcome researchers with strong preference for interdisciplinary work between chemistry and biology. Candidates should have a PhD in Chemistry, Biology, Theoretical Chemistry, or other related fields.

  • Employment conditions:
(1) Salary: an annual income system is employed according to the rules of Nagoya University. The annual salary is 4,344,000 JPY. A setting-in allowance provided. Sickness insurance covered.

(2) Term: annually renewed, up to three years.
  • Starting date: April 1, 2013
  • Documents for Application:
(1) CV (including current address, phone number, e-mail)
(2) A one page summary of previous research contributions

(3) A personal statement of your interest in this Institute

(4) A list of academic works

(5) Reprints of publications (up to three)

(6) Names and contact information of two academic persons from whom references can be obtained.

All the materials should be prepared in English and sent by e-mail to

Closing date for applications is 31 January 2013. Short-listed applicants will be invited to an on-line interview in February; the final interview will take place in March 2013.
  • Contact:
Dr. Tsuyoshi Matsumoto, WPI-ITbM office, Associate Prof, Nagoya Univ. Email:

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分子組織化学研究室の三原のぞみさん(M1)が2012年 9月21日(金)〜9月23日(日)に富山大学で開催されました錯体化学会第62回討論会で学生講演賞を受賞しました。


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[受賞] 白井秀典くんが第6回有機π電子系シンポジウムでポスター賞を受賞

2012年12月14日(金)〜15日(土)に道後温泉 茶波瑠(ちゃはる)にておこなわれた第6回有機π電子系シンポジウムにて、機能有機化学研究室白井秀典君(M1)が見事ポスター賞を受賞しました!


Hydration of Terminal Alkynes Catalyzed by Water-Soluble Cobalt Porphyrin Complexes

[受賞] 山口茂弘教授が第9回日本学術振興会賞を受賞





Electrical Switching Behavior of a [60]Fullerene-Based Molecular Wire Encapsulated in a Syndiotactic Poly(methyl methacrylate) Helical Cavity

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[受賞] 瀬川助教が旭化成ファーマ研究企画賞を受賞






  • 受賞タイトル:「分子不斉触媒の開発・応用・機構解明」
  • 受賞理由:北村雅人氏は、一貫して分子触媒を中核にその開発・ 応用・機構解明を密接に連携して研究を推進してきた。こ の過程で得た触媒設計のための独自の指導原理をもとに 新しいタイプの光学活性配位子やその金属錯体を設計・ 合成し、従来、実現困難とされたいくつかの重要な反応の 不斉触媒化を可能にした。反応性・選択性・生産性のいず れの観点からも、同氏の触媒の性能は高く、有機合成化 学の深化・高度化に大きく貢献した。



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