Welcome! Naka research group aim at the discovery and solution of problems related to organic chemistry and sustainable catalysis. Our current major focus includes 1) sustainable catalysis for organic synthesis using water and light; 2) material design based on selective deuteration. We work at the Department of Organic Chemistry, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University.
📣 For PhD holders
We are looking for highly motivated postdoctoral researchers from overseas. Application through JSPS Post doctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan is welcome. Contact Prof. Naka if you are interested in our research and want to work with us.
2023.06.20 New paper: Impact of Catalyst Deuteration on the Reactivity of Chiral Phase-Transfer Organocatalysts. Congrats Sei 👏
2023.04.01 Sei awarded SPRING fellow. Congratulations👏
2023.03.29 Organized Symposium "Deuterium for Drug Discovery: From Fundamentals to Applications" at the 143rd annual meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan (Sapporo). HN delivered a talk therein.
2023.02.22 Hosted the Special Lecture/the 9th Deut-Switch seminar/AMED-BINDs seminar (Prof. Dr. Manuel van Gemmeren, Kiel Univ.) and his 3-day virtual lecture tour.
2023.01.30 Hosted the Special Lecture/the 8th Deut-Switch seminar/AMED-BINDs seminar (Dr. Tamim Darwish, ANSTO).
2022.12.11 HN gave an invited lecture at SICC-11, Singapore.
2022.08.10 Moeko won the Best Presentation Award at the 42nd Young Scientists’ Seminar on Organic Synthesis. Congratulations👏
2022.07.21 New paper: Iridium-Catalyzed α-Selective Deuteration of Alcohols. Congrats Moeko :👏
2022.04.06 New paper: Deuterated Maruoka Catalyst for Sustainable Asymmetric Catalysis. Congrats Sei 👏
2022.04.06 Members renewed.
2021.11.04 Hosted the 4th Deut-Switch seminar online.
2021.10.26 Hosted collaborative session at CSJ Festa 2021 online.
2021.10.25 Marie won the Best Oral Presentation Award at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Kansai Branch. Congratulations👏
2021.07.16 Hosted the 3rd Deut-Switch seminar online.
2021.05.23 HN gave a lecture at the 1st Faculty Symposium at the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto
2021.04.27 Hosted Deut-Switch kick-off symposium online.
2021.03.02 Hosted the 2nd Deut-Switch seminar online.
2020.12.14 Hosted the 1st Deut-Switch seminar online.
2020.10.01 HN moved from Nagoya to Kyoto University. HN started the Deut-Switch project supported by MEXT.
Graduated School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University
Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Naka
📧 h_naka[at]pharm.kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace [at] with @)
📫 Main Building 4F, Department of Organic Chemistry, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
Funding: Who supports us
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University
Kyoto University SPIRITS project
JGC Scholarship Foundation
TOBE MAKI Scholarship Foundation
The Royal Society, UK
Ichihara International Scholarship Foundation
Yoshida Foundation for Science and Technology
Nagoya University Science Foundation