Center for Rare Disease Research
The Center for Rare Disease Research (CRDR) was established in 2017 as a platform for rare disease research and development. CRDR is a national center for advancement of research on rare diseases. It is an intellectual, technological, as well as informative hub for rare disease researchers and their collaboration with inducstry, government and academia.
CRDR aims to approach rare and refractory diseases from reverse translational points of view. Reverse translational research (RTR) begins with the symptoms of patients in the real world. By replacing clinical questions into basic research questions, RTR researchers uncover the mechanisms of diseases and direct therapeutics research. Due to their complex pathogenesis and rareness, it is very important to approach rare and intractable diseases from RTR points of views.
The CRDR contains these laboratories as below. Additionally, CRDR conducts reverse translational research in collaboration with KAGAMI project in the Division of Frontier Research.
Reverse Translational Research Project
Platform of Therapeutics for Rare Disease
Laboratory of Rare Disease Resource library
Laboratory of Animal Models for Human Diseases
KAGAMI Project (Division of Frontier Research)