AIST-University of Tsukuba Open innovation laboratory for food and medicinal resource engineering; FoodMed-OIL

AIST-University of Tsukuba Open innovation laboratory for food and medicinal resource engineering; FoodMed-OIL


April 1st, 2024
Uploaded the list of members for FY2024. Dr. Oisaki has been appointed as the Team Leader of the Biomass Conversion Team.
September 13th, 2023
Prof. Isoda and other members of FoodMed OIL will speak at the session "Tsukuba Digital-Bio International Center & JETRO - Food Resources Research for the Future of the Earth -" at the Tsukuba Conference 2023 to be held on September 28, 2023.
つくばデジタルバイオ国際拠点&JETRO-食薬資源研究が担う地球の未来- - 筑波会議2023 (
June 28th, 2023
The result of our OIL was published in Tsukuba Science News.
“Production of a rare component in olive oil from olive leaves”
オリーブ葉からオリーブ油中の希少成分を製造 | つくばサイエンスニュース (
(only Japanese)
June 15th, 2023
An article on our research result was published on the AIST website.
Production of a rare component in olive oil from olive leaves
-The complex synthesis process has been realized in one step and with high yield by solid catalysts.
(only Japanese)
December 22th, 2022
Press Release: discovered the preventive effect of polyphenols on atrial fibrillation.
November 28th, 2022
Dr. Tran Ngoc Linh, a postdoctoral researcher at this OIL, is awarded the Young Scientist Incentive Award by Japan Oil Chemists' Society.
October. 31th, 2022
AIST board members toured this OIL.
August 25th, 2022
Our OIL Director, Prof. Isoda, will be a speaker at a side event hosted by JST at the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 8).
July 19th, 2022
Our OIL was visited on site by the JST COI-NEXT.
April 1st, 2022
Dr. Konosuke Oisaki from the University of Tokyo has joined our OIL (concurrently as a Senior Researcher of IRC3).
December 9th, 2021
Prof. Hiroko Isoda, Director of this OIL, received the 17th JICA President's Award.
October 15th,2021
Our OIL will be introduced at the 2021 Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Council of Field for knowledge Integration and Innovation (Nov. 1-14, 2021).
October 11th,2021
A result of our OIL will be exhibited at BioJapan2021 (Oct. 11-15, 2021).
September 29th, 2021
"Research Topics" has been updated.
August 25th, 2021
The results of a press release by Deputy Lab Director Kenichi Tominaga (Concurrently serving as Catalysis Chemistry Fusion Research Center) were press release.
Development of a Nanocomposite Containing a Drug for Treating Metastatic Bone Tumors
– Expected to suppress bone destruction caused by metastatic bone tumors –
June 4th, 2021
The Tsukuba Digital Biotechnology International Center Kickoff Symposium will be held online on Saturday, July 3, 2021.
April 9th, 2021
Hiroko Isoda, President of our OIL Lab, established MED R&D, a venture from Tsukuba University.
February 4th, 2021
It was selected for the AMED Bridging Research Strategic Promotion Program (Seeds A).
December 15th, 2020
It was selected as a JST co-creation place formation support program (base name: Tsukuba-type digital bioeconomy society formation international base). The University of Tsukuba and five national research institutes in the Tsukuba region will work together to build an international research center for the digital bioeconomy. This OIL will also participate in the core.
December 11th, 2020
The 4th Symposium on Food, Medicine and Materials Creation Consortium based on Biological Resources and Catalyst Technology Reiwa 2nd Fiscal Year will be held online on Monday, January 25, 2021.
November 3th, 2020
Our web-site is now open!
January 17th, 2020
A kick-off symposium of FoodMed-OIL was held in the AIST shared auditorium (co-sponsored with the Food, Medicine and Material Innovation Based on Catalyst Technology).
December 4th, 2019
The opening ceremony of FoodMed-OIL was held at the University of Tsukuba Innovation Medical Research Institute (COI).
November 15th, 2019
The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and the University of Tsukuba have established the Food and Medicinal Resource Engineering Open Innovation Laboratory (FoodMed-OIL) at the Campus of the University of Tsukuba.

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