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RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR)

Eisuke  Nishida(Ph.D.) Director: Eisuke Nishida (Ph.D.)

RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research was established in 2018. It is the largest research center in RIKEN, with research sites in Kobe, Osaka and Yokohama. The center views the life of an individual, from birth to death, as a dynamic process of development, maintenance and failure of complex systems of molecules, cells and organs. With an aim to elucidate the functions which support all stages of the life cycle, research and development is promoted to observe, reproduce and control biological phenomena, from molecular to organism levels. In addition to studying the development, growth, maturation, and aging of multicellular organisms, we apply the findings to regenerative medicine and diagnostic technology. The center aims to establish life science that contributes to the extension of the healthy lifespan, which is a major concern of Japan's aging society.

Deputy Director: Makoto Taiji (D.Sc.), Tomoya Kitajima (Ph.D.)


List of Organizations

Laboratory for Nutritional Biology
Fumiaki Obata (Ph.D.)
Cryo-EM Operation Team
Shun-ichi Sekine (Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Bottom-up Cell Biology
Makito Miyazaki (Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Synthetic Biology
Hiroki Ueda (M.D., Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Tissue Microenvironment
Hironobu Fujiwara (Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Cell Polarity Regulation
Yasushi Okada (M.D., Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Heart Regeneration
Wataru Kimura (Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Chromosome Segregation
Tomoya Kitajima (Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Comprehensive Bioimaging
Tomonobu Watanabe (Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Ultrastructural Research
Shigenobu Yonemura (Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Hibernation Biology
Genshiro A. Sunagawa (M.D., Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Homeodynamics
Sa Kan Yoo (M.D., Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Brain Connectomics Imaging
Takuya Hayashi (M.D., Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Gametogenesis
Hiroki Shibuya (Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Developmental Morphogeometry
Yoshihiro Morishita (Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Developmental Dynamics
Shuichi Onami (D.V.M., Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Comparative Connectomics
Kazunari Miyamichi (Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Human Organogenesis
Minoru Takasato (Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Physical Biology
Tatsuo Shibata (Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Chemical Biology
Takamitsu Hosoya (Ph.D.)
Laboratory for Cell-Free Protein Synthesis
Yoshihiro Shimizu (Ph.D.)
NMR Operation Team
Ichio Shimada (Ph.D.)
Nonequilibrium Physics of Living Matter RIKEN Hakubi Research Team
Kyogo Kawaguchi (Ph.D.)

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Contact Information

2-2-3 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku
Kobe, Hyogo
650-0047 Japan

Email: bdr-riken [at] ml.riken.jp