Our research group is a part of the Division of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics at Hokkaido University. In our research programs, we are investigating new methods of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy and imaging for biomedical applications. We have focused on the instrument developments, new technologies, and biomedical applications of EPR spectroscopy and imaging. These research subjects have been supported by a grant from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) .


Latest news

1 June 2017

Dr. Neil Stewart has joined our laboratory as a JSPS postdoctral fellow. Welcome to Hokkaido University!

17 May 2017

Our paper for fast image resonstruction of spectral-spatial EPR imaging got published in Journal of Magnetic Resonance. Congraturations Denis!

D. A. Komarov and H. Hirata, Fast backprojection-based reconstruction of spectral-spatial EPR images from projections with the constant sweep of a magnetic field, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, Vol. 281, pp. 44-50 (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2017.05.005, published online 17 May 2017.


10 January 2017

Our paper regarding in vivo 3D T2* mapping got published in a European journal. This work was performed in a collaboration with Radiation Biology Laboratory at Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry in Russia, and West Virginia University in the US.

H. Kubota, D. A. Komarov, H. Yasui, S. Matsumoto, O. Inanami, I. A. Kirilyuk, V. V. Khramtsov, and H. Hirata, Feasibility of in vivo three-dimensional T2* mapping using dicarboxy-PROXYL and CW-EPR-based single-point imaging, Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 291-298 (2017). DOI: 10.1007/s10334-016-0606-8, published online 6 January 2017.


1 April 2016

Two grants have been approved by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for Prof. Hirata and Assoc. Prof. Matsumoto.