Course Offered by Tonomachi School of Innovation for Wellbeing Society
January 12, 2017
Between December 15 and 17, the Tonomachi School of Innovation for Wellbeing Society offered a course titled "Pharmacometrics Expert Development—An Introductory Course," which was held at the Life Innovation Center, located near Keio University Tonomachi Town Campus.
Pharmacometrics is a method used to analyze and simulate the efficacy and side effects of drugs through mathematical models and computer science. It is applied during the development of new drugs as well as during clinical trials to ensure that the medicine is having the proper effect. This introductory course was offered as a first step to produce professionals with expertise in this field, who are in high demand around the globe, from Tonomachi Town Campus.
Professor Yusuke Tanigawara of the Department of Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics, School of Medicine led the lectures and computer-based seminars over the three days. Twenty-five participants, which included undergraduates, graduates, and people from industry, such as the pharmaceutical industry, and governmental agencies, eagerly attended the classes.
Tonomachi Town Campus was established in KING SKYFRONT, Tonomachi International Strategic Zone in Kawasaki City in April 2016. The site was adopted as the base for Japan Science and Technology Agency's "Research Complex Program." Tama River flows in front of the site and Haneda airport is located on the opposite side of the river. The Tonomachi Town Campus will continue cooperating with other neighboring research institutions to work towards technological innovation and the creation of new research fields and industries by combining life science, IT, and manufacturing, and cultivation of capable individuals.