- Project leader: Professor Toshiya Murai
- PI: Associate Professor Naoya Oishi
- PI: Associate Professor Masaaki Ogawa
- PI: Associate Professor Shusaku Uchida
- (Shionogi researcher)
- (Project subleader: Koichi Ogawa)
- (PI: Hidekuni Yamakawa)
In 2018, the Shionogi-Kyoto University Joint Research Project (SK Project), which started in 2013, entered its second term (SK2). One of the characteristics of SK2 is that researchers from academia and industry work as one. There are four research teams: three with researchers from academia and one with researchers from industry. There are no barriers between the academia and industry researchers with regard to laboratory administration, scientific activities or even convivial activities during free hours. Another characteristic of SK2 is the fusion of clinical and basic research, as one of the research teams consists of clinical researchers. Ideas that surfaced in everyday discussion between basic and clinical researchers proved to be noteworthy even from the very start of this project. By making use of this unique research environment, we will aim to discover and develop revolutionary medicine for the treatment of mental disorders.