ASAI Daisuke

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ASAI Daisuke
St.Marianna University School of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Depertment of Medicine, Department of Microbiology
Job title
Junior Associate Professor
Ph.D.(Kyushu University), M.S.(Kyushu University)
Research funding number


I'm working on engineering of biomaterials to discover the seeds of next-generation biomedicine for infectious disease and cancer therapy. Current topics of research include the rational design and recombinant synthesis of peptide polymers by means of the modular combination of functionally distinct bioactive peptide building blocks and the study of properties and characteristics as smart biopolymers.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2000
Mar 2003
Part-time Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, Fukuoka Women's University; under Prof. Kazuki Sato
Apr 2003
Mar 2005
Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University; under Prof. Tatsushi Muta
Apr 2005
Mar 2006
Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University; under Prof. Yoshiki Katayama
Apr 2006
Nov 2017
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, St. Marianna University School of Medicine
Aug 2009
Jul 2011
Visiting Scholar, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University; under Prof. Ashutosh Chilkoti
Dec 2017
Junior Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, St. Marianna University School of Medicine


Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Sciences, Kyushu University

Published Papers

*Asai, D., Fukuda, T., Morokuma, K., Funamoto, D., Yamaguchi, Y., Mori, T., Katayama, Y., Shibayama, K., and Nakashima, H. (*Corresponding author)
Macromol. Biosci.   19(10) e1900167   Oct 2019   [Refereed]
-Featured on the front cover of the issue by Dr. Kirsten Severing (editor-in-chief of the journal).
Toita, R., Asai, D., Otani, K., Kawano, T., Murata, M., and Kang, J.H.
Lipids   54(8) 465-470   Aug 2019   [Refereed]
*Asai, D., Murata, M., Toita, R., Kawano, T., Nakashima, H., and *Kang. J.H. (*Corresponding authors)
Amino Acids   51(6) 973-976   Jun 2019   [Refereed]
Asai, D. and Nakashima, H.
Medicines (Basel)   5(4) pii: E120   Nov 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Sasaki, K., Miyashita, Y., Asai, D.(Co-first author), Funamoto, D., Sato, K., Yamaguchi, Y., Mishima, Y., Iino, T., Takaishi, S., Nagano, J., Kishimura, A., Mori, T., and Katayama, Y.
Med. Chem. Commun.   9(5) 783-788   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
-Highlighted as the journal cover by Professor Gerhard Ecker (University of Vienna).


Asai, D. and Nakashima, H.
Screening, stabilization and formulation technology of peptide drugs (Technical Information Institute CO., LTD)      Dec 2017   [Invited]
Asai, D., Nakashima, H., and Kang, J.H.
Biomedical Advances   Editors' Picks 2017 July; e22   Jul 2017   [Invited]
D-RECS: Development of disordered cell-specific gene regulation system (appeared in "Young square"(mini review)).
Asai, D.
Drug Delivery System   25 426-427   2010   [Invited]
Asai, D.
Commentary on the grants from the Science and Technology Foundation of Japan   29-30   2009   [Invited]
Asai, D.
Peptide Newsletter Japan   67 8-11   2008   [Invited]

Research Grants & Projects

Study on in vivo drug delivery system
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research and The Other Research Programs
Project Year: 2009 - 2019
Development of gene delivery and gene regulation system
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2006 - 2019
Study on artificial regulation system of gene expression responding to intracellular signals
JST Basic Research Programs (Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology :CREST)
Project Year: 2005 - 2007
Study on recognition, response, and regulation of innate immunity
JST Basic Research Programs (Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology :PRESTO)
Project Year: 2003 - 2005
Study on the receptor of estrogens: Molecular bases of receptor interactions and activation by endocrine disruptors
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research and The Other Research Programs
Project Year: 1998 - 2003