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Postdoctoral Fellow
MAEDA, Satoshi Group
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About the Research

Research Theme

Prediction of Innovative Chemical Reactions by Combination of AFIR and Combinatorial Optimization


Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Bionanamachines, Artificial Molecular Machines, Photoswitches, Peptide Chemistry
Research History

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Representative Research Achievement

  • Azobenzene-based Photoswitches Facilitating Reversible Regulation of Kinesin and Myosin Motor Systems for Nanotechnological Applications
    A. S. Amrutha, K. R. Sunil Kumar, N. Tamaoki, ChemPhotoChem, 2019, 3, 337-346
    DOI: 10.1002/cptc.201900037
  • Light-Driven Phase Transitions in Liquid Crystals and Their Applications
    A. S. Amrutha, A. S. Achalkumar, Q. Li, in Photoactive Functional Soft Materials, Wiley VCH, Weinheim, 2018, ISBN 978-3-527-34482-6
    DOI: 10.1002/9783527816774.ch7
  • Targeted Activation of Molecular Transportation by Visible Light
    A. S. Amrutha, K. R. Sunil Kumar, T. Kikukawa, N. Tamaoki, ACS Nano, 2017, 11, 12292-12301 
    DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b06059
  • 4) Spatiotemporal Control of Kinesin Motor Proteins by Photoswitches Enabling Selective Single Microtubule Manipulations
    K. R. Sunil Kumar, A. S. Amrutha, N. Tamaoki, Lab Chip, 2016, 16, 4702-4709
    DOI: 10.1039/C6LC01098A
  • 5) Structure-Property Relationships of Photoresponsive Inhibitors of Kinesin Motor
    A. S. Amrutha, K. R. Sunil Kumar, K. Matsuo, N. Tamaoki, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 7202-7210
    DOI: 10.1039/C6OB00951D