Centers & Labs

Integrated life science research to challenge super aging society

Tadafumi  Kato(M.D., Ph.D.)
Deputy Director, CBS (*):
Tadafumi Kato
(M.D., Ph.D.)

*CBS: Center for Brain Science


Japan is facing at super-aging society. It is urgent agenda to keep health of aged people. The key is to understand the aging phenomenon. To understand aging, a result of temporally, genetically, and environmentally complex interactions, an integrated approach is needed. For this purpose, the research will be undertaken from three key points to understand the aging phenomenon; “brain and nerve”, “homeostasis via immune and other systems” and “metabolism”, and technologies for these studies will be developed.

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Related Research Fields

Biology / Biochemistry / Molecular Biology / Genetics / Immunology / Neuroscience / Behavior / Multidisciplinary

Research Subjects

  • To visualize brain aging and elucidate the mechanism to regulate aging of neural network
  • To elucidate the mechanism of impairment of homeostasis via aging of immune and other systems
  • To elucidate the roles of metabolism in aging from multiple approaches

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] ml.riken.jp