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.



  • Office for Multicellular Dynamics Research Collaboration
    Tatsuo Shibata(Ph.D.)

Contact information

6-2-3, Furuedai
Suita, Osaka
565-0874 JAPAN

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Recent research results

August 28, 2015: Press Release
Getting a picture of the molecules in a cell in just minutes
December 17, 2014: Press Release
Predicting antibiotic resistance
November 7, 2014: Press Release
Images of a nearly invisible mouse
April 18, 2014: Press Release
Rapid whole-brain imaging with single cell resolution