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RIKEN SPring-8 Center NMR Research and Collaboration Group

Group Director: Yoshitaka Ishii (Ph.D.)

Research Summary

Yoshitaka  Ishii(Ph.D.)

Our group promotes world-leading research programs involving applications of NMR spectroscopy through the following three approaches. (1) We explore new areas of NMR applications across medicine, biology, and materials science. (2) We develop conceptually new NMR methodologies to push the sensitivity/resolution limit to enable novel chemical and biological applications of NMR. It is within our scope to explore novel use of ultra-high-field NMR and other instruments developed in the RSC. (3) We aim to establish leading NMR facilities at RIKEN through developing and exploring the best NMR instrumentations at the world level.

Main Research Fields

  • Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering

Related Research Fields

  • Mathematical & Physical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biology
  • Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy
  • Basic chemistry
  • Biological science
  • Materials chemistry


  • High-field NMR
  • Physical chemistry
  • Structural biology

Selected Publications

  • 1.Shi, X., Prasanna, C., Nagashima, T., Yamazaki, T., Pervushin, K., Nordenskiold, L.:
    “Structure and Dynamics in the Nucleosome Revealed by Solid-State NMR.”
    Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 57(31): 9734-9738.(2018)
  • 2.H.FujishiroaK.TakahashiaT.NaitoaY.YanagibY.ItohbT.Nakamura.:
    “New proposal of mechanical reinforcement structures to annular REBaCuO bulk magnet for compact and cryogen-free NMR spectrometer.”
  • 3.Takahashi K, Fujishiro H, Naito T, Yanagi Y, Itoh Y and Nakamura T.:
    “Numerical Simulation of Electromagnetic and Thermal Stress in REBaCuO Superconducting Ring and Disk Bulks Reinforced by Stainless Steel Ring With Various Widths During Field-Cooled Magnetization”
  • 4.He, F., Nakamura, H., Hoshino, S., Fong Chin, J. S., Yang, L., Zhang, H., Hayashi, F., Abe, I.:
    “Hinduchelins A-D, Noncytotoxic Catechol Derivatives from Streptoalloteichus hindustanus.”
    J Nat Prod 81(6): 1493-1496.(2018)
  • 5.Hoshino, S., Ozeki, M., Wong, C. P., Zhang, H., Hayashi, F., Awakawa, T., Morita, H., Onaka, H., Abe, I.:
    “Mirilactams C-E, Novel Polycyclic Macrolactams Isolated from Combined-Culture of Actinosynnema mirum NBRC 14064 and Mycolic Acid-Containing Bacterium.”
    Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 66(6): 660-667.(2018)
  • 6.Takahashi, K., et al.:
    “Fracture behavior analysis of EuBaCuO superconducting ring bulk reinforced by a stainless steel ring during field-cooled magnetization.”
    Superconductor Science & Technology 30 11.(2017)
  • 7.Fujishiro, H., et al.:
    “Simulation studies of mechanical stresses in REBaCuO superconducting ring bulks with infinite and finite height reinforced by metal ring during field-cooled magnetization.”
    Superconductor Science & Technology 30(8)(2017)

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Lab Members

Principal investigator

Yoshitaka Ishii
Group Director

Contact Information

West NMR Complex,
1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku,
Yokohama City, Kanagawa,
230-0045, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)45-503-9642
Fax: +81-(0)45-503-9641
Email: yoshitaka.ishii [at] riken.jp