Professor: Fumitoshi Sato

Fumitoshi Sato Professor

Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Computational biomolecular science, Quantum molecular biology

Research content

As intricate molecules that function efficiently with a minimal amount of energy, proteins are attracting attention as functional materials. The analysis of proteins, however, requires high-accuracy techniques as the manifestation of remarkable functions by proteins is inseparable from their large-scale, complex structures. The straightforward approach to explaining and predicting the essence of protein functions is to analyze reaction mechanisms using quantum chemistry based on the entire molecular structure. Our research group is researching and developing integrated simulation systems using ProteinDF, a protein all-electron calculation program based on density functional theory. By further developing this approach, we aim to design new functional materials and medicines for use by industry and society.