Centers & Labs

Chief Scientist Laboratories

Chief Scientists form the core of RIKEN’s interdisciplinary research system. They are appointed on a long-term basis to bridge gaps between disciplines and keep abreast of the latest research developments to ensure that RIKEN positions itself as a pioneer in new emerging fields. They help to plan the organization’s future research strategy and ensure that the overall strength of the institute can be mobilized to respond to changing social needs.



  • Spin isospin Laboratory
    Tomohiro Uesaka(D.Sci.)
  • Bioresource Engineering Laboratory
    Atsuo Ogura(D.V.M., Ph.D.)
  • Radioactive Isotope Physics Laboratory
    Hiroyoshi Sakurai(D.Sci.)
  • High-performance Computing System Laboratory
    Mitsuhisa Sato(Ph.D.)
  • High Energy Astrophysics Laboratory
    Toru Tamagawa(D.Sci.)
  • Prediction Science Laboratory
    Takemasa Miyoshi(Ph.D.)
  • Genome Immunobiology RIKEN Hakubi Research Team
    Nicholas Parrish(M.D., Ph.D)