Research Goals

Cell Biology Group aims to bring about new ICT paradigms based on information processing and communication technologies in living cells. Our study focuses on the following three areas...

Development of bio-imaging technology

Development of the fluorescence imaging technology that visualizes the behavior of target molecules in living cells is an important part of our study to monitor the information flow inside cells. We have developed microscopy methods including live-imaging methods with reduced cytotoxicity, and chromatic correction and artifact reduction in super-resolution microscopy. We also released our software for researchers in this field and held a yearly workshop for microscopy over many years. Fluorescence microscopy is essential for us to exploit the cellular ICT.

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Postdoctoral positions available!

Construction of intracellular structures and control of cellular function

We are developing the technology to construct artificial structures in living cells that will allow us to control cellular function. Construction of functioning artificial organelles in cells will enable us to create various artificial cells that can act as sensors for specific substances, perform drugs screening, and generate various useful materials.

Postdoctoral positions available!

Analysis and application of cellular information systems

The genetic information system in cells is an excellent product of biological evolution for 3.5 billion years. We are clarifying the regulatory principles and molecular mechanisms of the genetic information system in order to create new ICT based on the cellular systems.