Awards at ACCC7 (Malaysia, Oct. 15-18, 2019)
Mr. T. Kanda (D1) : The outstanding poster presentation award (Prof Lars Book Prize)
Dr. H. Takezawa : The Early Career Researcher Presentation Award
Dr. Takaaki Mitsuhashi has joined as a research assistant professor.
Prof. M. Fujita received the Imperial Prize and Japan Academy Prize at the 108th ceremony held at Ueno Park, Tokyo [Link].
Annual group retreat of the Fujita Lab was held at Chiba for research discussion and recreation.
Prof. M. Fujita was awarded a position of the University Distinguished Professor at the University of Tokyo.
Graduation ceremones of FY2018 were held, celebrating our students' successful completion of master's or bachelor's programs, respectively. [album]
Mr. R. Suzuki (D2) was awarded a student presentation award at CSJ99.
The Japan Academy has decided to give the Imperial Prize and the Japan Academy Prize to Prof. M. Fujita for crystalline sponge method: innovation of X-ray crystallography and its development into molecular science and technology. [The Japan Academy]
Mr. Yuuki INOMATA (M2) was awarded the Outstanding Oral Presentation Award at the 68th Conference of Japan Society of Corrdination Chemistry (Sendai, July 28-30, 2018).
Prof. M. Fujita was awarded a position of the Distinguished Emeritus Professor at Chiba University.
Dr. Tomohisa Sawada was promoted to Associate Proffesor!
Annual group retreat of the Fujita Group was held at Chiba for research discussion and recreation.
Prof. M. Fujita concurrently assumed the position of Distinguished Professor at Division of Advanced Molecular Science, Institute for Molecular Science (IMS).
Graduation ceremonies of FY2017 were held.
Wrap-up party for Master&Bachelor theses of the Fujita Group and Farewell party for members of the ACCEL team were held [album].
The Wolf Foundation has decided to give the Wolf Prize to Prof. M. Fujita for conceiving metal-directed assembly priciples leading to large highly porous complexes (Jointly winning witg Prof. Omar Yaghi (USA)).[School of Engineering]
Mr. Shoukou Lee (D3) was awarded the Encouragement Award at the 59th Symposium on the Chemistry of Natural Products, for his outstanding oral presentation (Sapporo, September 20-22, 2017).
Laboratory for Innovative Molecular Structure Analysis has launched as a Social Cooperation Program at U-Tokyo!
60th birthday celebration (Kanreki in Japanese) for Prof. Fujita was held, concurrently in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Fujita Group!
Farewell party for Anouk (coming back to Netherland) & Welcome party for Diego (from UK) were held.
Mr. Shuji Akinaga (M2) was awarded the Dalton Transaction Poster Presentation Award at the 67th Conference of Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (Sapporo, September 16-18, 2017).
A send-off party was given for B4 and M2 students, who will take postgraduate examinations. At the same occasion, farewell party for Dr. Anupam Khutia (JST-ACCEL), moving to Germany, was also held. Good luck everyone!
Mr. Kiyohiro Adachi (D2) was awarded the Outstanding Poster Presentation Award at the 17th Symposium on Rings, Tubes & Supramolecular Chemistry (Sapporo, June 9-10, 2017).
Mr. Naoki Wada (M1) was awarded the Outstanding Poster Presentation Award at the 15th Symposium on Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry (Shiga, June 2-3, 2017).
Dr. Sawada's paper for porous peptide complexes in Chem. Asian J. was selected as VIP (Very Important Paper)!
FY2017 started welcoming new members! The Fujita Group has marked the 20th anniversay ever since establishment in 1997 at IMS.
Mr. Motoya Yamagami was awarded the Distinguished Master's Thesis Award (Dept. Appl. Chem.)!
Mr. Yuuki Inomata was also awarded the Fujishima Award (Bachelor thesis, Dept. Appl. Chem.)!
Graduation ceremonies for bachelor and graduate students were held. Our very best to all the graduates in their new fields!
A commemorative lecture by Prof. Jean-Pierre Sauvage (Univ. of Strasbourg) was held at the Yasuda Hall, co-organized by Prof. M. Shionoya and Prof. M. Fujita.
A paper on protein-encapsulation into the sherical cage by R. Suzuki and Dr. T. Nakama was published in Chem. [Link]
A paper on a visible-light responsive Ir cage with anion binding pockets by H. Sunohara, K. Koyamada, and Dr. H. Takezawa appeared on Chem. Commun. [Link]
A review article on the Crystalline sponge method is published on Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. [Link]
A paper on π-coordination-based highly-entangled cubic assembly by M. Abe and Dr. Y. Domoto et al. is published in J. Am. Chem. Soc. [Link][Highlight]
A paper on structural control of double β-helices by W. Iwasaki, Dr. M. Yamagami, and Dr. T. Sawada was appeared in the new Wiley journal, Nat Sci. [Link]
A paper on crystalline sponge method (absolute configuration determination from low ee compounds) was accepted in Agnew. Chem. Int. Ed. [Link] Congratulations to Anouk Rossen and ex-members of our group.
A paper on confinement of cationic substrates in a cationic cage with capping anions by R. Tabuchi, H. Sunohara, and Dr. H. Takezawa appeared on J. Am. Chem. Soc. [Link]
A paper on embedding molecular cages into inifinite crystalline lattices by M. Abe, K. Yamamoto, and Dr. Y. Domoto was just published in Chem. Sci. [Link]
A paper on observation of a chiral hemiacetal by Ms. Saito and Dr. Sawada published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. [Link]
[Review] T. Sawada & M. Fujita, "Folding and Assembly of Metal-Linked Peptidic Nanostructures", Chem, 2020, 6, 1861-1876. [Link]
A paper by Dr. Takezawa and Mr. Shitozawa on amide twisting by inclusion in a coordination cage appeared on Nat. Chem. [link][Faculty press]
Y. Tamura, H. Takezawa, M. Fujita, A Double-Walled Knotted Cage for Guest-Adaptive Molecular Recognition, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 5504-5508. [Link]
A paper including results of the crystalline sponge project by Dr. T. Mitsuhashi and his co-workers (in collaboration with School of Fharmaceutical Sciences) was selected as a Hot Papaer in Agnew. Chem. Int. Ed. [Link]
A paper by M. Abe and Dr. Y. Domoto et al. on the coordination polyhedra with highly entangled faces induced by metal-acetylene interactions was selected as a Hot Paper in Angew Chem. Int. Ed. [Link]
Y. Inomata, T. Sawada, M. Fujita, Metal–Peptide Torus Knots from Flexible Short Peptides, Chem2020, 6, 294-303. [Link]
A paper titled "Demethylenation of Cyclopropanes via Photo-Induced Guest-to-Host Electron Transfer in a M₆L₄ Cage" (Dr. Cullen and Dr. H. Takezawa) was selected as Very Important Paper (VIP) in Angew. Che. Int. Ed! [Link]
A paper on the crystalline sponge project (Mr. Wada (D1) in collaboration with J.-K. Weng Group (MIT)) has appreaed in Nat. Commun. [Link]
H. Takezawa, T. Kanda, H. Nanjo, M. Fujita, Site-Selective Functionalization of Linear Diterpenoids through U-Shaped Folding in a Confined Artificial Cavity,J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 142, 5112-5115. [Link]