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 research subjects have been supported by a grant from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) .


Latest news

2 April 2014

A grant application regarding EPR imaging of pH and oxygenation in tumor has been approved by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). This research program will be funded next four years (Principal Investigator: Prof. H. Hirata, grant period: April 2014 to March 2018).

1 April 2014

The name of our group has been changed to "Magnetic Resonance Engineering Laboratory".

25 March 2014

Four graduate students and an undergrad student finished their education programs. Congraturations!

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.

H. Sugawara, H. Hirata, S. Petryakov, P. Lesniewski, B. B. Williams, A. B. Flood, and H. M. Swartz, Design and evaluation of a 1.1-GHz surface coil resonator for electron paramagnetic resonance-based tooth dosimetry, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2014.2310217 (2014), published online 6 March 2014.