Principle of Frontier-AMLS

As the current century started, our country is asked to improve the sophistication of industrial structures. Technological innovation is essential to strengthen the national power of Japan and even to make the foundation of an abundant life for the future. Universities take responsibility for this new innovative technology development. Therefore, an action to create new industries is one of important factors to show the social significance of a university.

The former Frontier Research Center for Post-Genome Science and Technology accumulated collaborations on the basis of Life Science academia-industry networks, which is one of what society expects to the university. Furthermore, actions toward academia-industry collaborations will enhance the needs of global perspectives as well as positive actions in the country. In order to promote the global collaborations on which the Hokkaido University put much importance, it is imperative to create the international research center for it. Also, the role of large-sized equipment for leading-edge technology in life science has been very important. We will widely share the cutting-edge devices which were introduced for the past projects and impart the know-how so that life science research in the university can get higher level. Moreover, in order to carry on these projects continuously, it is essential to develop young researchers for the next generation, which needs to build a new organization.

The purpose for establishing the center is to develop the project creating the international collaborations research center as well as to accelerate the move of industry-academia collaborations by progressing the transdisciplinary research that was conducted in the former Frontier Research Center for Post-Genome Science and Technology. In particular, we reorganize a new organization by creating Academia-industry collaboration unit, Global collaboration unit, and Advanced facility collaboration unit. Academia-industry collaboration unit focus on a collaboration which related to life and material creation and medical and health care. Global collaboration unit implements a program “Global Station for Soft Matter (GI-CoRE) from 2016, and this program is the center to conduct international collaboration research. Advanced facility collaboration unit is intended to provide the shared equipment of Faculty of Advanced Life Science such as NMR, MS, and X rays, to accelerate practicability by animal experiments, and to work out the project for developing excellent human resources.