About PROS

The Proteo-Science Center (PROS), Ehime University was established with an objective of understanding life with the help of cutting-edge wheat-germ cell-free protein synthesis technology, and discovering novel treatments for overcoming intractable diseases such as cancer, infectious, and autoimmune diseases. The Center encompasses 3 departments and 12 divisions.

The "Department of Proteo-Research" comprises the divisions: Cell-free Sciences, Malaria Research, Biomolecular Engineering, Super-biomolecular Sciences and Proteo-Drug-Discovery Sciences and focuses on protein science research. The "Department of Proteo-Medicine" comprises the divisions: Molecular Parasitology, Cell Growth and Tumor Regulation, and Proteomics Research and focuses on cellular functional proteomics. The "Department of Proteo-Innovation" comprises the divisions: Integrative Pathophysiology, Pathology, Immune Regulation and Bio-imaging and focuses on the in vivo functional protein research.

The Center strives to draw upon expertise from different field, conduct cutting-edge research and thereby advance scientific understanding and develop novel treatments for innumerous intractable diseases.

Message from the Director

Director Takafumi Tsuboi, M.D., PhD

The Proteo-Science Center (PROS) is founded in 2013 after the fusion of two innovative research centers in Ehime University, Cell-Free Science and Technology Research Center, and the Ehime Proteo-Medicine Research Center. Moreover, the PROS also include the Division of Integrative Pathophysiology, and the Division of Bio-imaging, for the better understanding of biomolecular function in vivo.

The researchers in PROS are focusing on understanding life with the help of cutting-edge wheat-germ cell-free protein synthesis technology, and discovering novel treatments for overcoming intractable diseases such as cancer, infectious, and autoimmune diseases. The mission of the PROS is to create a new research area, “Proteo-Science” in order to conduct cutting-edge research at molecular level (i.e., protein science research), cellular level (i.e., cellular functional proteomics), and individual level (i.e., in vivo functional protein research) and thereby develop new diagnosis and treatment of the highest standards against intractable diseases in the future.

Director Takafumi Tsuboi, M.D., PhD

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