Prof Hiroaki Suga
University of Tokyo
Professor Suga has developed the RaPID platform, a technique that allows ribosomal reprogramming to generate very large peptides libraries of great complexity and chemical diversity which now underpins a multi- million dollar private research organisation that regularly interacts with industry partners to find peptides that interact with new protein targets. Within CIPPS, the RaPID technology will be used and expanded to allow for the identification of peptides that selectively bind to desired protein targets both in vitro and in vivo. Professor Suga is affiliated with the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tokyo.