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 the advancement of nation-wide research on rare diseases. CRDR is an intellectual, technological, and informative hub for rare disease researchers that propels an industry-academia-government-clinic cooperation.
Due to their complex pathogenesis and rareness, it is very important to approach rare and intractable diseases from reverse translational resaerch's (RTR's) points of views. RTR begins from the observations of the patients in the real world. By replacing clinical questions into basic research questions, RTR researchers uncover the mechanisms of diseases and direct therapeutics research.
The CRDR is comprised of these laboratories as below. Additionally, CRDR operates RTR 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)