Research

Perspectives

June 30, 2017
Nature’s genius aids sustainability science
From bioplastics and stress-resistant rice to drugs and biofuels, the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science is one of the pivotal science hubs helping Japan reach its ambitious 2030 sustainability targets.
November 18, 2016
Meeting our resident gut microbes
Researchers at RIKEN have advanced our understanding of the role of gut bacteria in health and disease.
September 2, 2016
Controlling the dynamics of life
Researchers at RIKEN are pursuing the promise of unprecedented control over health and disease with the emergence of a truly interdisciplinary field of cell biology.
June 10, 2016
A healthy balance
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences are advancing our understanding of the internal and external factors that contribute to disease.
February 26, 2016
Cultivating collectives of cells
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology are studying the fundamentals of embryonic development and generating organoids for regenerative medicine.
October 23, 2015
Scaling the Universe
Researchers at the RIKEN interdisciplinary Theoretical Science Research Group are solving multiscale problems to answer some of the most fundamental questions about the origins of the Universe and life on Earth.
August 7, 2015
Brighter, shorter x-ray pulses to share
Researchers at the RIKEN SPring-8 Center are building brighter and more coherent sources of x-ray radiation to bring innovation to observation.
May 29, 2015
Health, wealth and longevity
The RIKEN Preventive Medicine & Diagnosis Innovation Program is leading the way toward personalized medicine by bringing the power of science to the clinic.
February 13, 2015
Powering science
Powerful supercomputers like the K computer developed at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science are essential for scientific discovery and prediction.
September 19, 2014
Banking on biological tools for research innovation
Repositories of biological materials and information such as the RIKEN BioResource Center help ensure that research in the life sciences addresses emerging societal challenges in health, agriculture and conservation.
July 25, 2014
Cultivating a renewable future
Sustainable resource science is developing smarter technologies for efficient resource consumption to ensure that communities, economies and the natural environment continue to flourish
May 2, 2014
Seeing the big picture in cells
Quantitative biology is enabling scientists to predict and control the response of biological systems and networks to environmental changes and disease
April 4, 2014
Revealing the secrets of the brain
The RIKEN Brain Science Institute is leading the development of technological breakthroughs that will contribute to major advances in our understanding of how the human brain works
March 14, 2014
The magic of nuclear physics
The RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science is continuing to play an important role in understanding how the elementary particles in atoms interact with each other
February 21, 2014
Making the invisible visible
RIKEN’s researchers are pushing the possibilities of light to make the invisible visible, heralding advances in medical and materials research
February 7, 2014
Innovation in drug discovery technology
Technological innovation and new whole-system and dynamic approaches are needed to achieve optimal drug discovery techniques
December 13, 2013
Electronics, energy and emergence
Emergent matter science is answering fundamental questions to enable faster, more efficient electronics