試験室の外部

Constant temperature and humidity room

RIKEN BDR-DAIKIN Collaboration Center in Kobe

A laboratory with four interconnected test rooms, where room temperature and humidity can be strictly controlled. The laboratory can be set to simulate not only an ordinary air-conditioned office room but also environmental temperature …

BDR Times

BDRTimes.riken.jp is RIKEN BDR’s online news site for people who are interested in science. It features recent progress in BDR’s research, interviews of BDR researchers, and overview of outreach events.

fruit fly mutants

Vol. 07 – 2021 Spring

Different fly species?
These are in fact all the same fruit fly species Drosophila melanogaster.
Their different appearances are due to one or multiple genetic mutations, which lead to black bodies, white eyes, etc. There is one wild-type (normal) fly and mutant flies with 20 different phenotypes. Can you identify them all?
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Kawaguchi Lab microscope

Nonequilibrium Physics of Living Matter RIKEN Hakubi Research Team

The RIKEN Hakubi Fellows program offers outstanding and talented early-career scientists the opportunity to lead an independent team to pursue creative and ambitious research with the potential for high scientific and societal impact. This time, we introduce a team led by Hakubi Team leader Kyogo Kawaguchi…

Research Highlights

Research highlights articles and press releases between December 2020 to February 2021.

肺胞オルガノイド

Vol.06 – Winter 2021

Floating bubbles?
These are 3D alveolar (lung) organoids or mini-organs generated from culturing mouse alveolar stem cells in a culture dish. The organoids can produce different types of alveolar cells.
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Equipment in the yellow room

Nanofabrication equipment to make ultrafine fluidic devices

BioSystems Building, Osaka University

Instrument that emits electron beams on photosensitive material for nanoimprinting. A semiconductor processing technique used for LSI manufacturing is adapted for biological research.

Mizuno /Watanabe Unit leader

RIKEN BDR-DAIKIN Collaboration Center

At the RIKEN BDR-DAIKIN Collaboration Center, one of two collaboration centers established at BDR with a partnering company, BDR scientists researching human fatigue and Daikin Industries, Ltd., a global manufacturer of air conditioning systems, have teamed up to share and exchange their respective knowledge and technologies…

気管の形成

Research Highlights

Research highlights articles and press releases between August 2020 to November 2020.

ショウジョウバエの細胞の陥入の蛍光写真

Vol.05 – Autumn 2020

Meadow of flowers in full bloom?
The initiation of cephalic furrow in the Drosophila embryo. This enigmatic structure appears only transiently and yet precisely during development.
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two researchers working in a lab

Clinical Translational Research Program

Two researchers with clinical knowledge and experience are leading respective teams under this program with the goal of advancing our understanding of diseases as well as developing applications for regenerative medicine.

MRIスキャナー

Molecular Imaging Facility

MI R&D Center Building, Kobe Campus

We can observe what is going on inside the body without causing damage or harm, and visualize tissue organization, cell function, and molecular dynamics.

加齢バイオマーカー

Research Highlights

Research highlights articles and press releases between March 2020 to July 2020

サイエンスフェアin兵庫

Outreach activities

From November 2019 to February 2020

分子動力学シミュレーションしたタンパク質

Vol.04 – Spring 2020

On the cover:
Cytochrome protein containing heme moving in water. Snapshot from a simulation calculated by supercomputer MDGRAPE-4A.

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Wataru Kimura

Turning points and balance in a scientific career

BDR Team Leader Wataru Kimura
Interviewed by Emily Bian
(Intern from University of Wisconsin-Madison)

myosin bound DNA Origami

Research Highlights

Research highlights articles and press releases between November 2019 to February 2020

ミトコンドリアの電子顕微鏡像

Vol. 03 – Winter 2019

On the cover:
Inside view of a cell captured by electron microscopy. Structure in grey is the nucleus, and structures in yellow and other colors are mitochondria…

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Teamwork of specialists from different fields propels biological research

This interview took place in Dr. Kaneshiro’s lab. I was greeted by the sight of bare lasers and a lot of lenses. I could already sense that this was going to be a different interview than the previous ones….

cell initialization study

Research Highlights

Research highlights articles from RIKEN Research and press releases from July to October 2019.

MDGRAPE-4A

MDGRAPE-4A: Supercomputer for Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Osaka Campus

The computer simulates atomic motion and analyzes the interactions between proteins and drug molecules.

Falling into a career path in research

BDR Team Leader Li-Kun Phng talks about her career path as a scientist, as well as working at BDR as a female lab head and a foreign national.

workshop at Yokohama open day

Outreach activities July to October 2019

BDR members participated in RIKEN Day, open day events in Hiroshima and Yokohama, and more.

発生中の線虫の卵

Vol.02 – Summer 2019

On the cover:
3D microscopic images of C. elegans embryo. Nuclei of the approximately 350 cells in the embryo were labeled with a fluorescent marker …

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宇野研究員

A step-by-step approach to aging research

This time, I interview research scientist Masaharu Uno. I heard that his research was on aging using worms. Why worms, I wondered as I made my way to go talk to him.