IDAC will be led by newly appointed Director and Professor Kozo TANAKA (Dept. of Molecular Oncology) starting April 1, 2023!

Greetings from the new Director of IDAC
“Now and Future” of IDAC
IDAC (formerly the Research Institute for Tuberculosis and Cancer), was established in 1941 for the purpose of overcoming tuberculosis and leprosy. Several decades later, the establishment was reorganized and renamed in 1993 as the Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer (IDAC) to reflect its commitment to Smart-Aging research. This was in response to the issues facing Japan, which has entered a super-aging society with the elderly population now approaching 30%. As a result, we conduct research from various aspects such as disease prevention, and we call the intellectual maturity of individuals and society “smart aging“ by wisely coping with changes from aging. To this end, we conduct multi-layered medical research, from gene and cell research using molecular biological techniques, individual-level research through animal experiments and human subject research. Our ultimate goal is the realization of a smart aging-society and we aim to become a world-leading research center for managing a super-aging society.
– Kozo TANAKA, Director