Centers & Labs

RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center (QBiC)

Toshio  Yanagida(Ph.D.)
Toshio Yanagida

Cells are dynamic living systems that arise from a large number of molecules interacting with one another. The RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center seeks to understand how these molecular interactions lead to functional cells. Combining techniques that can measure molecular dynamics, model cellular environments, and simulate molecular and genetic networks, the center aims to understand the robustness, adaptability, and autonomy of a cell that leads to these dynamics, with the ultimate goal of achieving “whole cell modeling”. These efforts are expected to predict and control a cell’s behavior, which will have large implications in wide fields like regenerative medicine and nanotechnology.



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