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Category = Chemistry // Subcategory = Research_Institutes
1. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne - Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering The chemical sciences are of vital importance in the modern world, and the research undertaken in our Institute spans fundamental studies in theoretical chemistry and biochemistry to applications in devices and engineering. Fundamental research in our Institute led to the discovery of dye sensitized solar cells and drugs and diagnostics developed within our Institute are now in widespread use. We continue to take a leading role in all aspects of chemistry including research at the interface of biology and physics as well as in sustainability and nanoscience.
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2. Institutes - Biosensors - Olsztyn PolandDepartment of Biosensors
The intensive development of science and technology has brought longevity and higher standards of living but paradoxically also generated new threats to human health. Good health is jeopardised by chemical compounds, both organic and inorganic, found in waste by-products of numerous technological processes. Moreover, pharmaceuticals and pesticides introduced into the food chain and their biological change by - products may have a negative impact on human life and the environment.
3. Kyoto University - Institute of Chemical Research Institute for Chemical Research, launched in 1926 as the first research institute at Kyoto University, will celebrate its 85th anniversary in 2011, but its true roots date back to 1915 (Special Institute of Chemical Research founded at Kyoto Imperial University, College of Science for the study of special medicinal substances,"Salvarsans"). In 2004, we have reached the current large-scale organization of five research divisions and three centers. Currently, 99 faculty members and 230 graduate students are engaged in research activities in 32 laboratories supervised by full-time professors and 5 laboratories supervised by visiting professors.
The research within the Institute encompasses the fields of chemistry, physics, biology, and informatics. The chemical studies core covers fields including physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, materials chemistry, and biochemistry. The graduate schools to which our laboratories belong cover diverse fields of science, engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, agriculture, medicine, informatics, and human/environmental studies. The laboratories at the graduate schools are spearheading leading-edge research, and yielding outstanding results in their own research areas. Our founding vision is to "Excel in the Investigation of Basic Principles of Chemistry and Their Applications." This legacy continues to the present day and describes the essence of our research activities. With this vision in mind, we have entrusted our scientists to choose and pursue research topics at the forefront of advanced chemistry with bottom-up paradigms; this has resulted in substantial contributions to the development of scientific technology. Such accomplishments are proof of our vision of freedom and a bottom-up approach in chemical research. Whether or not the human race can generate sustainable growth is a key issue of the 21st century. In order to contribute to the future of our society, we encourage our scientists to be actively involved in research projects with bottom-up approach in mind, and to value the emergence of unique interdisciplinary research projects.
The Institute is currently collaborating with domestic/oversea universities and research organizations (with 52 official international collaboration agreements) and is functioning as a Joint Usage/Research Center supported by MEXT (2010-2016). In addition, the Institute participates the MEXT Project of Integrated Research on Chemical Synthesis (2010-2016) as one of the key members of core research institutions. The strong collaboration basis so far constructed in-house and also with outside ensures the Institute to serve as the core of global research propellers in chemistry-oriented fields.
4. The Scripps Research Institute - Department of Chemistry The Department of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute was founded in 1989 under the Chairmanship of Professor K.C. Nicolaou. Today it is a bi-coastal department having faculty at the California (La Jolla) and the Florida (Jupiter) campuses of Scripps Research. Its mission includes both education and training at the graduate and postdoctoral level and research and development in the chemical and biological sciences. While most research activities within the department focus primarily on biomedical research, a number of efforts are also directed toward nanotechnology, new energy sources, and the environment.