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RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (CPR)

Shigeo  Koyasu(D.Sci.) Director: Shigeo Koyasu (D.Sci.)

At the Cluster for Pioneering Research, outstanding researchers with rich research achievements and strong leadership abilities serve as leaders of Chief Scientist Laboratories and RIKEN Hakubi Research Teams, from where they carry out innovative fundamental research, pioneer new research fields, and carry on research that crosses disciplinary and organizational barriers.


List of Organizations

Chief Scientist Laboratories etc

In order to achieve the mission of the Pioneering Research Clusters, scientists with outstanding research achievements, broad perspectives and excellent leadership abilities are recruited as to as the leaders of Chief Scientist Laboratories. Chief Scientists carry out their own research based on a long-term perspective,

Details: Chief Scientist Laboratories etc

RIKEN Hakubi Research Teams

In the Hakubi Fellows Program, RIKEN offers junior PI positions for independent research by exceptionally talented individuals. The program, established in 2017, encourages active exchange between the fellows, and seeks to develop the next generation of leading researchers with a global outlook,

Details: RIKEN Hakubi Research Teams

All-RIKEN Projects

Epigenome Manipulation Project

In the RIKEN Epigenome Manipulation Project, researchers are developing methods to replicate the actions that environmental factors exert on the epigenome, redress epigenetic abnormalities, and use epigenetic changes to create more robust living things, with the goal to contribute to better human lives and environment.

Integrated Symbiology (iSYM)

The Integrated Symbiology (iSYM) Project will utilize the diverse ecosystems of Japan to comprehensively understand microbial - host symbiotic systems. We will develop technologies and infrastructure that will contribute to the promotion of symbiotic research to establish a foundation for the promotion of the bio industry that exploits symbiotic systems.

Details: Integrated Symbiology (iSYM)

Contact Information

Information Science Bldg.
2-1 Hirosawa
Wako, Saitama
351-0198 Japan