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RIKEN Center for Brain Science Support Unit for Bio-Material Analysis

Unit Leader: Nobuhiko Miyasaka (Ph.D.)

Research Summary

Nobuhiko Miyasaka

The unit (BMA) provides the technical support and research environment necessary for life sciences including neuroscience in RIKEN. BMA staff with highly specialized knowledge and skills perform accurate and rapid analysis and synthesis of biological materials (e.g., nucleic acid, peptide, protein, etc.) as requested by research teams. The customized technical support section TPSS, which has staff with diverse experimental techniques, provides flexible assistance to meet the needs of research teams. Furthermore, we maintain and manage more than 150 instruments installed in the shared experimental facilities, and organize educational seminars and research equipment exhibitions as the dissemination of research techniques.

Main Research Fields

  • Biological Sciences

Related Research Fields

  • Complex Systems
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy


  • Technical support
  • Technical consulting
  • Shared research equipment management
  • Research equipment exhibition
  • Advanced technology dissemination

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Lab Members

Principal investigator

Nobuhiko Miyasaka
Unit Leader

Core members

Kenji Ohtawa
Expert Technician
Masaya Usui
Expert Technician
Keisuke Fukumoto
Expert Technician
Hiromasa Morishita
Expert Technician
Taku Sugiyama
Expert Technician
Reiko Ito
Expert Technician
Reiko Ando
Expert Technician
Kumi Kaneko
Expert Technician
Fujiko Sakai
Expert Technician
Noriko Fujimori
Expert Technician
Kaori Otsuki
Expert Technician
Sumiko Nakae
Expert Technician
Yoshiko Takagi
Expert Technician
Shino Kurata
Technical Staff I
Tanvir Islam
Technical Staff I

Contact Information

2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
Email: nobuhiko.miyasaka [at] riken.jp