Centers & Labs

RIKEN BioResource Research Center (BRC)

Yuichi  Obata(Ph.D.)
Yuichi Obata
As a core infrastructure for bioresources of our nation and overseas, we are dedicated to collecting, preserving, and distributing world’s leading materials by grasping research trend and responding social and research needs. Also, we promote research that facilitates active use of our resources.

In carrying out our activities, we give priority to bioresources and the relevant information produced by cutting-edge researches in Japan and distribute authentic materials with guaranteed reproducibility by implementing vigorous quality control in compliance with ISO quality management.

Furthermore, we develop technologies for resource preservation and utilization that make our activities more effective and efficient and produce bioresources that are required for solutions of pressing social issues. In addition, we educate our current and future employees, offer technical training courses to transfer our technologies to research community, and conduct outreach activities.



  • Integrated Bioresource Information Division
    Yuichi Obata(Ph.D.)
    • Resource Advancement Unit
      Hiroshi Masuya(Ph.D.)

Contact information

3-1-1 Koyadai
Tsukuba, Ibaraki
305-0074 Japan
Tel: +81-(0)29-836-9111
Fax: +81-(0)29-836-9109

Email: soumu [at]

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