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Message from Chairman of the Board


I was appointed as the Chairman of the Protein Research Foundation from April 1, 2021.

Toshiharu HASE,
Chairman of the Board
The Protein Research Foundation, originally an internal organization of the Institute for Protein Research at Osaka University, was established in 1962 as a subsidized organization certified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Since then, the Foundation has been supporting research not only at the Institute for Protein Research, but also in the protein research community nationwide.
During our activities, peptide synthesis business has made great progress, and the sales department became independent as Peptide Institute Co., Ltd. in 1977, and the foundation itself became a general incorporated foundation in 2013 in accordance with the "new public interest corporation system".
Achievements by the Foundation’s 60-year activities are due to great efforts of the Foundation staffs, led by seven former chairmen, and I should be aware of the heavy responsibility as a successor of former chairman, Prof. Saburo Aimoto.
Nowadays, research on proteins and peptides becomes very popular in the fields of life and material sciences. A large set of research papers would be categorized by the keyword of “protein” and the number of academic funding institutions/organizations that support these researches is increasing. In view of this situation, I think that the activities of the Foundation would require considerable ingenuity in order to exert its full significance for encouraging protein research as before.
I believe that the importance of protein research, which opens up new phases and the next generation of society, will continue in the future. I would like to work hard to manage the Foundation to contribute to those who are aiming for pioneering and exploratory researches.

We appreciate your understanding, support, and cooperation.

April 2021

Toshiharu HASE

Chairman of the Board
Protein Research Foundation


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