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Mission

The Institute for Research on Productive Aging (IRPA) was established to promote research on aging and life expectancy in Japan and to present Japan as a model for a healthy and long-lived nation to the world, with the aim of brightening the future of Japanese society, which is inevitably entering a super-aging society, through the power of science. In addition, we believe that one of the important missions of this organization is to implement the results of aging research in society without delay and to give back to people around the world. The main activities are listed on the right.

  • 1. Basic and clinical research related to aging
  • 2. Organization and operation of academic conferences and publication and operation of academic journals
  • 3. Consulting Business
  • 4. Projects related to the dissemination and awareness of methods and knowledge for extending healthy life expectancy
  • 5. Pharmaceutical and food evaluation business
  • 6. Development of aging-related diagnostic methods and anti-aging substances

Board of Directors

Shin-ichiro Imai, M.D., Ph.D.

Shin-ichiro Imai, M.D., Ph.D.Chairman

Invited Chief Scientist
Laboratory of Molecular Life Science
Institute of Biomedical Research and Innovation
Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe

Professor
Department of Developmental
Biology
Department of Medicine (Joint)
Washington University School of Medicine 

Hiroaki Kitano, Ph.D.Executive Board Member

Professor
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
President
The Systems Biology Institute

Yuki NaganoExecutive Board Member

Ryuji HiramatsuAdvisor

Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe

Kyota Moriyama
Auditor

Accountant(CPA)
Moriyama Kyota Tax and Accounting Office

International Scientific Advisory Board

  • Chairman of the BoardHiroaki Kitano, PhD.
    Professor
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
    President
    The Systems Biology Institute, Tokyo, Japan
  • MemberShigekazu Nagata, Ph.D.
    Professor
    Immunology Frontier Research Center
    Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
  •  Shuh Narumiya, M.D., Ph.D.
    Project Professor and Director
    Medical Innovation Center
    Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
  •  Masashi Yanagisawa, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor and Director
    International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine, The University of Tsukuba,
    Tsukuba, Japan
  •  Adam Antebi, Ph.D.
    Director
    Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
    Cologne, Germany
  •  Brian Kennedy, Ph.D.
    Distinguished Professor
    Departments of Biochemistry and Physiology
    Director
    Centre for Healthy Ageing
    National University of Singapore, Singapore
  •  Cynthia Kenyon, Ph.D.
    Vice President
    Aging Research, Calico, San Francisco, Calinornia, USA
  •  Jing-Dong “Jackie” Han, Ph.D.
    Professor
    Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences
    Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies
    Peking University, Beijing, China
  •  Leonard P.Guarente,Ph.D.
    Novartis Professor of Biology
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology,Cambridge, USA
  •  Linda Partridge, D.Phil.
    Director
    Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
    Biological Secretary and Vice-President
    TheRoyal Society, London, UK
  •  Thomas Rando, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor
    Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
    Director, The Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

Organization

History

  • Institute for Research on Productive Aging was founded.
    The head office is located in Kobe.
  • Inauguration of the International Scientific Advisory Board
  • Planning the Inaugural International Symposium on Aging Research (ISAR)
  • 3 new researchers joined IRPA.