A path in Osaka Campus

A path lined with azaleas

Osaka Campus

The Quantitative Biology Buildings consist of two buildings, A and B, between which there is a greenery-filled courtyard. The path winding through the courtyard is adorned with hedges of azaleas.

View from the seventh floor of the Developmental Biology Building

The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge connects the Honshu mainland (right) to Awaji Island (left) and is located across the sea approximately 18 km away from the Kobe Campus. At 3,911 meters long, it is the second longest suspension bridge in the world. The cape in the foreground extending from the right is where the ancient port of Kobe, Owada no tomari, is said to have been located.


Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope

RIKEN–Hiroshima University Collaboration Research Facility

The focused ion beam scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM) is a system which combines focused ion beams for processing or milling the surface of a sample and a scanning electron microscope for observing the surface of a material.


Quantitative Biology Building

Osaka Campus

The building was designed by the late Kenzo Tange (1913-2005), one of Japan’s leading architects, and was completed in 1987. The monument in front is a work by sculptor Yasuo Mizui, titled “GATE OF HOPE”.


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 …

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.


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.


MDGRAPE-4A: Supercomputer for Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Osaka Campus

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

Cryo-electron microscope

Cryo-electron Microscope

Yokohama Campus

An electron microscope that exhibits powerful capabilities for observing proteins and other biomolecules.


BDR Gallery

Kobe Campus

This exhibit gallery is designed to introduce concepts of “lifecycle research” through displays of research samples, models and movies to visitors …