Our research group is a part of the Division of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics at Hokkaido University. In our research programs, we are investigating new methods of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy and imaging for biomedical applications. We have focused on the instrument developments, new technologies, and biomedical applications of EPR spectroscopy and imaging. These programs have been supported by NEXT program of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) .
5 March 2014
Our paper regarding the development/optimization of a 1.1-GHz surface coil resonator for EPR tooth dosimetry has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. This work was jointly performed with the EPR center at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, New Hampshire, USA.
19 February 2014
The study of organic synthesis for 15N-labeled TEEPONE radicals has been accepted for publication in Tetrahedron Letters. This accomplishment is a part of the NEXT program, and performed by the joint-research team of Prof. Arimoto group at Tohoku University, Prof. Fujii group at Sapporo Med University, and Hokkaido University.
X. Wang, M. Emoto, A. Sugimoto, Y. Miyake, K. Itto, M. Amasaka, S. Xu, H. Hirata, H. Fujii, and H. Arimoto, Synthesis of 15N-labeled 4-oxo-2,2,6,6-tetraethylpiperidine nitroxide for EPR brain imaging, Tetrahedron Letters DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2014.02.063 (2014), published online 25 February 2014.
17 February 2014
We visited Niseko, a local ski resort in Hokkaido as a lab trip.
14 February 2014
Mr. Hirotaka (Hiro) Sugawara, microwave engineer, has left our group for the high-tech IT sector. We appreciate Hiro's excellent accomplishments of resonator developments during last two years.