We aim to establish a core center for basic and applied research on proteins where we elucidate their structures and functions, and can understand their biological roles from molecular to cellular and higher levels. This will lead to marked advancements in life sciences in Japan.

To achieve this, we promote domestic and international collaborations, provide opportunities to access various facilities and databases, and organize IPR seminars. Through these activities, we help stimulate communities studying life sciences on the basis of proteins.

Our activities as a Joint Usage/Research Center are guided by the Administrative Council and Panel on Join Usage/Research, members of which are selected from external persons with relevant knowledge and experience, so that we can respond adequately to community trends.