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An Interview with Distinguished Researcher Yuhki Yanase

An Interview with Distinguished Researcher Yuhki Yanase

On February 1, 2013, Hiroshima University established two new programs: the “Distinguished Professors” (DP) program and the “Distinguished Researchers” (DR) program. Individuals who are part of these programs are recognized as senior and junior faculty members respectively, who are engaged in extraordinarily distinguished research activities. What is your name and specialty? My name is Yuhki Yanase. I belong the Department of Dermatology, and focus on skin disorders. My main focus is on biosensors – I develop optical biosensors that detects when cells have been triggered by an allergic reaction. Are allergies becoming more common? The number of patients with allergies is increasing because the world is cleaner! So, we are… Read more

An interview with Distinguished Researcher Kazuyoshi Ukena

An interview with Distinguished Researcher Kazuyoshi Ukena

 On February 1, 2013, Hiroshima University established two new programs: the “Distinguished Professors” (DP) program and the “Distinguished Researchers” (DR) program. Individuals who are part of these programs are recognized as senior and junior faculty members respectively, who are engaged in extraordinarily distinguished research activities.  Can you introduce yourself please? My name is Kazuyoshi Ukena, my specialty in neuroendocrinology – I focus on hormones in the brain. What are you working on now? I’m investigating never before documented neuropeptides. Neuropeptides are proteins used by neuronal cells to pass signals from one to another. I have recently found a new one in the hypothalamus, the brain control center, and we have… Read more