Protein Engineering


The Division of Protein Engineering has been dedicated to developing important protein-based biomaterials through the use of artificial proteins and artificial peptides. For the creation of artificial proteins, we are using our proprietary technology, MolCraft, which is a novel type of in vitro protein evolution system based on a hierarchical approach.Original Web SiteNew Window


Our goals include i) creating artificial proteins that interface between biology and the material sciences, ii) developing a novel carrier for DDS, and iii) developing novel types of nano-devices based on artificial proteins. For more detailes, see our HP.

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Shiba, K.
Exploitation of peptide motif sequences and their use in nanobiotechnology.
Curr Opin Biotechnol, 21, 412-425 (2010)
Shiba, K.
Natural and artificial peptide motifs: their origins and the application of motif-programming.
Chem Soc Rev, 39, 117-126 (2010)
Sano, K., Shiba, K.
In aqua manufacturing of a three-dimensional nanostructure using a peptide aptamer.
MRS Bulletin, 33, 524-529 (2008)
Shiba, K.
Nanotubes, nanowires, nanocantilevers and nanorods in cancer treatment and diagnosis.
In Nanomaterials for cancer diagnosis: Nanotechnologies for the life sciences, Kumar, C.S.S.R., (Weinheim, Wiley-VCH), 285-303 (2007)


Kiyotaka Shiba (Chief)
3-8-31 Ariake, Koto, Tokyo 135-8550
Tel: +81-3-3520-0111(Extension 5382)
Fax: +81-3 -3570-0461

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