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RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science Emergent Bioengineering Materials Research Team

Team Leader: Yoshihiro Ito (D.Eng.)

Research Summary

Yoshihiro  Ito(D.Eng.)

Advanced materials composed of biological and artificial components are synthesized for development of environmentally friendly energy collection and conversion systems. By combination of organic synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and biotechnology, novel material synthesis using biological and artificial elements, their chemical fabrication, and the characterization of the interfaces between biological and artificial elements for highly efficient energy collection and conversion are investigated.

Main Research Fields

  • Engineering

Related Research Fields

  • Complex Systems
  • Chemistry


  • Artificial Organ
  • Biosensor
  • Regenerative Medical Material
  • Biochip
  • Functional Polymeric Material

Selected Publications

  • 1. Min, I., Tamaki, Y., Ishitani, O., Serizawa, T., Ito, Y., and Uzawa, T.:
    "Effective suppression of O2 quenching of photo-excited ruthenium complex using RNA aptamer "
    Bull Chem. Soc. Jpn., accepted (2020)
  • 2. Breloy, L., Losantos, R., Sampedro, D., Marazzi, M., Malval, J-P., Heo, Y., Akimoto, J., Ito, Y., Brezova, V., and Versace, D-L.:
    "Allyl amino-Thioxanthone Derivatives as Highly Efficient Visible Light H-Donor and Co-polymerizable Photoinitiators"
    Polym. Chem., accepted (2020)
  • 3. Chin, M., Tada, S., Tsai, M-H., Ito, Y., and Luo, S-C.:
    "Strategy to Immobilize Peptide Probe Selected through in Vitro Ribosome Display for Electrochemical Aptasensor Application"
    Anal. Chem., 92, 16, 11260–11267 (2020)
  • 4. Phadke, C., Tada, S., Kono, I., Hiyama, A., Takase, Y., Gayama, S., Aigaki, T., Ito, Y., and Uzawa, T.:
    "Instantaneous Detection of α-Casein in Cow’s Milk Using Fluorogenic Peptide Aptamers"
    Anal. Methods, 12, 1368-1373 (2020)
  • 5. Wang, K., Dong, H., Zhou, D., Ito, Y., Hu L., Zhang, Z., and Zhu, X.:
    "Facile Fabrication of Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Patterns on Flexible Substrate Based on a Photoimmobilization Technique"
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 12(7), 8722-8729 (2020)
  • 6. Mueller, S., Ueda, M., Isoshima, T., Ushida, T., and Ito, Y.:
    "Stretching of fibroblast cells on micropatterned gelatin on silicone elastomer"
    J. Mater. Chem. B, 8, 416-425 (2020)
  • 7. Lin, H-P., Akimoto, J., Li, Y-K., Ito, Y., and Kawamoto, M.:
    "Step-by-Step Assembled Enzyme-Polymer-Carbon Nanotubes for Solution-Processed Bioreactive Composites"
    ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 2, 4323-4332 (2019)
  • 8. Karimiavargani, M., Tada, S., Minagawa, N., Shimizu, Y., Hirose, T., Ito, Y., and Uzawa, T.:
    "Phosphorogenic and spontaneous formation of tris(bipyridine)ruthenium in peptide scaffolds"
    J. Peptide Sci., 25, e3158 (2019)
  • 9. Ueda, M., Seo, S., Nair, B., Mueller, S., Takahashi, E., Arai, T., Iyoda, T., Fujii, S-i., Tsuneda, S., and Ito, Y.:
    "End-Sealed High Aspect Ratio Hollow Nanotube Encapsulating Anticancer Drug - Torpedo-Shaped Peptidic Nanocapsule"
    ACS Nano, 13, 305-312(2019)
  • 10. He, P., Shimano, S., Salikolimi, K., Isoshima, T., Kakefuda, Y., Mori, T., Taguchi, Y., Ito, Y., and Kawamoto, M.:
    "Noncovalent Modification of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Using Thermally-Cleavable Polythiophenes for Solution-Processed Thermoelectric Films"
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 11, 4211-4218 (2019)

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Lab Members

Principal investigator

Yoshihiro Ito
Team Leader

Core members

Masuki Kawamoto
Senior Research Scientist
Takanori Uzawa
Senior Research Scientist
Motoki Ueda
Senior Research Scientist
Noriko Minagawa
Technical Staff I
Hideaki Takaku
Technical Staff I
MingXin Hu
Junior Research Associate
Ramadan Mohamed Mohamed Osama Metawea
International Program Associate
Kon Son
Student Trainee
Kento Terai
Student Trainee

Contact Information

501, Cooperation Center, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)48-467-5809
Fax: +81-(0)48-467-9300
Email: y-ito [at] riken.jp