Centers & Labs

RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR)

Eisuke  Nishida(Ph.D.)
Eisuke Nishida

RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research was established in 2018. It is the largest research center in RIKEN, with facilities in Yokohama and Hiroshima in addition to the Kobe and Osaka main campuses. The center views the life of an individual, from birth to death, as a dynamic process of development, maintenance and failure of complex systems of molecules, cells and organs. With an aim to elucidate the functions which support all stages of the life cycle, research and development is promoted to observe, reproduce and control biological phenomena, from molecular to organism levels. In addition to studying the development, growth, maturation, and aging of multicellular organisms, we apply the findings to regenerative medicine and diagnostic technology. The center aims to establish life science that contributes to the extension of the healthy lifespan, which is a major concern of Japan's aging society.

In addition, the "Integrated life science research to challenge super aging society" project has been launched as an All RIKEN Research Project.

Deputy Director: Makoto Taiji (D.Sci.), Tomoya Kitajima (Ph.D.)



  • Laboratory for Retinal Regeneration
    Project Leader: Masayo Takahashi(M.D., Ph.D.)
    Deputy Project Leader: Michiko Mandai(M.D., Ph.D.)
    Deputy Project Leader: Sunao Sugita(M.D., Ph.D.)
  • Nonequilibrium physics of living matter RIKEN Hakubi Research Team
    Kyogo Kawaguchi(Ph.D.)
  • Drug Discovery Computational Chemistry Platform Unit
    Teruki Honma(Ph.D.)

Contact information

2-2-3 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku
Kobe, Hyogo
650-0047 Japan
Tel: +81-(0)78-306-0111
Fax: +81-(0)78-306-0101

Email: bdr-riken [at]

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