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WHAT'S NEW

  • 2020-10-14
    Ms. Ami Saito (D3) was awarded an Inorganic Chemistry Frontier Award at the 70th Symposium of JSCC (online).
  • 2020-9-25
    Prof. M. Fujita is now one of the Citation Laureats 2020 (Chemistry) by Clarivate.  [Link]
  • 2020-6-15
    Finally we restared our research activities carefully tackling the current difficult situation.
  • 2020-5-1
    [Link] The Innovative Molecular Structure Analysis Laboratory (directed by Prof. Sota Sato) has launched a new website!
  • 2020-4-16
    Our group has started various group seminars and monthly reports online.
  • 2020-4-1
    Kick-off Meeting of our group was held online, welcoming eleven new students!
  • 2020-4-1
    Dr. Sota Sato (Project professor) and Dr. Takahiro Nakama (Research assistant professor) have joined our group. The website for their project will come soon!
  • 2019-12-1
    Dr. Alan Kwun-Wa CHAN has arrived at IMS Fujita Group as a post-doctoral fellow!
  • 2019-10-19
    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
  • 2019-10-1
    Dr. Takaaki Mitsuhashi has joined as a research assistant professor.
  • 2019-6-17
    Prof. M. Fujita received the Imperial Prize and Japan Academy Prize at the 108th ceremony held at Ueno Park, Tokyo [Link].
  • 2019-4-25
    Annual group retreat of the Fujita Lab was held at Chiba for research discussion and recreation.
  • 2019-3-27
    Prof. M. Fujita was awarded a position of the University Distinguished Professor at the University of Tokyo.
  • 2019-3-26
    Graduation ceremones of FY2018 were held, celebrating our students' successful completion of master's or bachelor's programs, respectively. [album]
  • 2019-4-22
    Mr. R. Suzuki (D2) was awarded a student presentation award at CSJ99.
  • 2019-3-12
    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]
  • 2018-8-20
    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).
  • 2018-7-24
    Prof. M. Fujita was awarded a position of the Distinguished Emeritus Professor at Chiba University.
  • 2018-5-31
    Award ceremony for the 2018 Wolf Prize in Chemistry was held with an attendance of Prof. M. Fujita. [Faculty Press][Wolf Foundation]
  • 2018-5-16
    Dr. Tomohisa Sawada was promoted to Associate Proffesor!
  • 2018-4-18
    Annual group retreat of the Fujita Group was held at Chiba for research discussion and recreation.
  • 2018-4-1
    Prof. M. Fujita concurrently assumed the position of Distinguished Professor at Division of Advanced Molecular Science, Institute for Molecular Science (IMS).
  • 2018-3-23
    Graduation ceremonies of FY2017 were held.
  • 2018-2-16
    Wrap-up party for Master&Bachelor theses of the Fujita Group and Farewell party for members of the ACCEL team were held [album].
  • 2018-2-13
    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]
  • 2018-1-15
    Dr. T. Sawada was singled out for the CSJ Award for Young Chemists by the Chemical Society of Japan!
  • 2018-1-1
    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).
  • 2017-11-1
    Laboratory for Innovative Molecular Structure Analysis has launched as a Social Cooperation Program at U-Tokyo!
  • 2017-9-28
    60th birthday celebration (Kanreki in Japanese) for Prof. Fujita was held, concurrently in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Fujita Group!
  • 2017-9-20
    Farewell party for Anouk (coming back to Netherland) & Welcome party for Diego (from UK) were held.
  • 2017-9-17
    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).
  • 2017-7-22
    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!
  • 2017-6-11
    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).
  • 2017-6-7
    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).
  • 2017-6-6
    Dr. Sawada's paper for porous peptide complexes in Chem. Asian J. was selected as VIP (Very Important Paper)!
  • 2017-4-7
    FY2017 started welcoming new members! The Fujita Group has marked the 20th anniversay ever since establishment in 1997 at IMS.
  • 2017-3-27
    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.)!
  • 2017-3-24
    Graduation ceremonies for bachelor and graduate students were held. Our very best to all the graduates in their new fields!
  • 2017-3-2
    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.
  • 2017-2-16
    Prof. Fujita was awarded the Merit Award by The Naito Foundation.
  • 2016-12-22
    A Press Release: Self-Assembly of Tetravalent Goldberg Polyhedra from 144 Small Components [Link]
  • 2016-12-15
    Mr. Matsumura's paper for research on finding a new crystalline sponge utilizing a crystallographic database in Chem. Asian J. was selected as VIP (Very Important Paper)! [Cover Picture]
  • 2016-11-16
    Mr. William M. Cullen has has joined from Sheffiled (M. D. Ward Group) as a  post-doctoral researcher.
  • 2016-9-28
    Bernd's farewell party! [Link]
  • 2016-9-11
    The Yomiuri Times (11/09/2016) featured our lab's reserach on syntheses of molecular polyhedra.
  • 2016-8-6
    Mr. Tatsuki Miyaji (M2) was awarded the Outstanding Poster Presentation Award at the Summer School 2016 of Young Coordination Chemist's Association JAPAN.
  • 2016-7-1
    Dr. Tomohisa Sawada was promoted to Lecturer in the Fujita Group.
  • 2016-5-4
    Dr. Marian Dryzhakov has joined from Strasbourg (J. Moran Group) as a JSPS post-doctoral fellow.
  • 2016-7-8
    An article by Dr. Daishi Fujita et al. ("Self-Assembly of M30L60 Icosidodecahedron") appeared in the first issue of "Chem" and was highlightened on the first front cover. Press release is here.
  • 2016-5-13
    An interview article appeared in ACS Central Science ("A Conversation with Makoto Fujita") in collaboration with C&EN.

Latest papers

  • 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, Chem 2020, 6, 294-303. [Link]
  •  A paper by Mr. Inomata (D1) and Dr. Sawada on the 24-crossing peptide [6]catenane appeared in Nat. Commun. [Faculty press]
  • 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]