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Greetings from

Executive Director

Greetings from Executive Director

Tohoku University is responsible for the creation of future medical care

Tohoku University is building precise and preventive medicine suitable for individuals. Further, its central organization is the Advanced Research Center for Innovations in Next-Generation Medicine (INGEM). As the successor to Professor Masayuki Yamamoto, who was instrumental in establishing the center, I have been appointed as the Executive Director from April 2021. I will continue the mission of “providing world-class research on investigating the relationship between genetic factors, environmental factors, and diseases, and the clinical implementation and education of the results,” enhance the research base for the implementation of individualized medicine and prevention, and accelerate the return of the results to society.

Tohoku University was named one of Japan’s first three designated national universities in 2017. As one of the Core Research Clusters that lead the creation and transformation advocated by designated national universities, the “Next-Generation Medicine Cluster” was formed. INGEM was established as a central organization. In this center, the 10 departments, namely: the Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University Hospital, Graduate School of Dentistry, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of Engineering, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, and Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization collaborated to create a system that combines the wisdom and collective strengths of Tohoku University.

We aim for a society that can realize personalized healthcare and prevention based on advanced medical examinations founded on personal genomic information and provide preventive health menus tailored to each person. In doing so, it is necessary to collect a lot of data. At Tohoku University, the Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization is building a “Biobank” by collecting samples and data of more than 150,000 healthy individuals. By expanding and developing this Biobank with the cooperation of patients from Tohoku university hospital and conducting the world’s most advanced analysis, we will achieve personalized medicine and prevention.

By combining the traditions that Tohoku University has accumulated over 100 years since its inception and the research capabilities that span across many fields, we will strive to form the world’s leading base. We sincerely ask for your support and guidance, as well as your participation.

April, 2021

Nobuo Yaegashi

Executive Director

Philosophy and Overview

The Advanced Research Center for Innovations in Next-Generation Medicine (INGEM) was established in 2017 as the hub for next-generation medicine to bring together the university’s preeminent research capabilities in fields such as information science, basic life sciences, and genomic medicine as the core subject.

INGEM will promote;

- Research based on data science including artificial intelligence to utilize genomic/omics information and other biological information as well as clinical information.

- Research to unravel the relationship among genetic factors, environmental factors, and diseases.

- Human resource development in these fields.

Through these efforts, INGEM aims to contribute to the realization of next-generation medicine based on systems of personalized medicine and prevention.

Structure

INGEM is one of the four Core Research Clusters established in Tohoku University and have responsible for next-generation medicine. The ten departments from the university operate INGEM with close collaboration to build a hub for next-generation medicine.

Core Research Cluster

  • Advanced Institute for
    Materials Research
  • Center for Science and
    Innovation in Spintronics
  • Advanced Research
    Center for Innovations
    in Next-Generation
    Medicine
  • Advanced Research
    Center for Disaster
    Science
collaboration
  • Tohoku University Hospital
  • Graduate School of Medicine
  • Graduate School of Dentistry
  • Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Graduate School of Engineering
  • Graduate School of Information Sciences
  • Graduate School of Life Sciences
  • Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
  • Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer
  • Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization

About

Tohoku University Advanced Research Center for Innovations in Next-Generation Medicine Organization Chart

Tohoku University Advanced Research Center for Innovations in Next-Generation Medicine Organization Chart Tohoku University Advanced Research Center for Innovations in Next-Generation Medicine Organization Chart
Tohoku University Advanced Research Center for Innovations in Next-Generation Medicine Organization Chart
  • (ToMMo) … Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization
  • (M) … Graduate School of Medicine
  • (IDAC) … Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer
  • (PS) … Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Executive Directors

Executive Director

Prof. Nobuo Yaegashi

Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Dean
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Professor

Deputy Executive Director

Prof. Kengo Kinoshita

Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Deputy Executive Director
Department of Systems Bioinformatics Tohoku University Graduate School of Information Sciences, Professor
Tohoku University Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Professor

Prof. Toru Nakazawa

Department of Ophthalmology Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Professor
Tohoku University Hospital Clinical Research Innovation and Education Center, Deputy Director

Access & Contact

access

INGEM is located in Seiryo Campus.
Please see the following link.
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contact

Phone : +81-22-274-2371Phone : +81-22-274-2371
E-mail address : contact[at]ingem.oas.tohoku.ac.jp
(Please replace “[at]” with “@”)

Mailing address :
2-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8573, Japan