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Updated in 2018

2018/4/27 Update New entry to the Organization & Staff Members page.
2018/4/20 Update New entry to the Events & Seminars page.
Prime Senior Researcher, Hirabayashi will be the moderator.
  • ACS on Campus in AIST(Tsukuba) (Japanese)  [2018/5/11]

Updated in 2017

2017/9/8 Update Stem Cell Engineering Research Group hosted the Science Talk (3. Future of medicine changed by iPS cells) and the Exhibition Tour (B. Amphibians Tour) in the AIST Public Open Day 2017 held on July 22.
2017/8/25 Update New entry to the Events & Seminars page.
Group leader, Tateno will be the organizer and make presentation
  • Special symposium: "Lectins toward medicine and industry" [PDF: 422KB] [2017/9/25]
2017/4/25 Achievements Clarification of the new reaction mechanism for sulfur modification in cell -A step toward research of functional control of mitochondria- (Japanese)
(Leading-edge Biotechnology Research Group)
2017/4/21 Update New entry to the Events & Seminars page.
  • 67th Japanese Electrophoresis Society Symposium
"Biopharmaceutical ÷ Electrophoresis --Characteristics of Biopharmaceutical from the View of Electrophoresis"
[2017/6/9] (Japanese)
2017/4/14 Update New entry to the Events & Seminars page.
  • AIST Glycan profiling basic course [Short course] [PDF: 530KB] [2017/May-October] (Japanese)
  • TIA Nanobio Summer School (Glycan & Lectin) [PDF: 1.2MB] [2017/9/7-8] (Japanese]
2017/4/3 Update New entry to the Organization & Staff Members page.

Updated in 2016

2016/10/20 Achievements Decoding complex genome of African clawed frog  -Closer to the unsolved secret of “complete genome duplication”, the driving force of evolution to vertebrate- (Japanese)
(Stem Cell Engineering Research Group)
2016/9/27 Update Stem Cell Engineering Research Group hosted the Science Talk (3. Future of medicine changed by iPS cells) and the Exhibition Tour (B. Amphibians Tour) in the AIST Public Open Day 2016 held on July 23.
2016/9/20 Update New entry to the Events & Seminars page.
Group leader, Ito made a presentation.
  • Regenerative Medicine Japan 2016 [2016/10/13]
2016/8/25 Update New entry to the Events & Seminars page.
Our senior researcher, Kimura made a presentation.
  • The 1st Workshop of a Society for Lectin-based Technology [PDF: 440KB] [2016/9/12] (Japanese)
→→ The seminar is rescheduled to September 12 (mon) due to bad weather conditions.
2016/8/19 Update Principal research manager, Hisashi Narimatsu and Chief senior researcher, Atsushi Kuno received the 14th Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award for the industry, academia, government collaboration. (Link to METI website (Japanese) , AIST News (Japanese) )
2016/7/22 Update New entry to the Events & Seminars page.
Group leader Tateno will be the organizer of a workshop, in which Principal Research Manager Narimatsu, Chief Senior Researcher Chiba, and Senior Researcher Takahashi and Asada make presentations.
Group leader Tateno, Researcher Nagai-Okatani, and Postdoctoral researcher make oral presentations.
Invited Senior Researcher Shikanai and Postdoctoral Researcher Solovieva give poster presentations.
  • The 35th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Carbohydrate Research [2016/9/1-3] (Japanese)
2016/5/2 Update "Organization & Staff Members" is updated due to reorganization.
2016/4/4 Achievements Development of Technology to Evaluate the Differentiation Ability of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells  -Contributing to practical application of regenerative medicine with simple and rapid evaluation-
(Glycan Lectin Engineering Research Group, Stem Cell Engineering Research Group)
2016/4/1 Update "Organization & Staff Members" and "Research Groups" are updated due to reorganization.
2016/2/26 Achievements Development of COSMOS: Algorithm for large-scale and highly accurate detection of genomic structural variations  -Expected to contribute for elucidation of malignant transformation and early detection of cancer- (Japanese)
(Computational Functional Genomics Research Group)
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Updated in 2015

2015/12/24 Update New entry to the Events & Seminars page.
  • 2015 Leading technology networking and symposium
"Current status and future perspective of regenerative medicine industry -From development of cell medicines to related businesses"
[PDF: 106KB] [2016/1/25] (Japanese)
2015/11/27 Update New entry to the Events & Seminars page.
  • The 2nd AIST-Riken Joint Symposium "The future of life and medical science with big data and big simulation" [2016/2/2] (Japanese)
2015/11/17 Update New entry to the Events & Seminars page.
Prime senior researcher Horton, chief senior researcher Kuno, and senior researcher Shimizu made presentations.
  • Strategic AIST Integrated R&D Program (STAR) Symposium "The leading edge of drug discovery in AIST" [2015/11/25] (Japanese)
2015/11/10 Update New entry to the About Us page. (Greeting from Director)
2015/10/8 Achievements Development of regenerative medicine-related products by DNA Chip Research Inc., Zenoaq Resource Co., Ltd., and Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation in the collaboration research project in which Stem Cell Engineering Research Group participated.
2015/10/2 Update New entry to the Events & Seminars page.
Our chief senior researcher, Kuno made a presentation.
  • The 6th Research Group for Glycobiologics Workshop [2015/11/5]
2015/10/1 Update New entry to the Research Groups page.
2015/9/28 Achievements The mechanism of mitochondrial transporter outer membrane (TOM) complex as a protein import channel was clarified by mapping their interactions.
(Computational Functional Genomics Research Group)
2015/9/25 Update New entry to the Events & Seminars page.
Group leader, Tomii made presentation.
  • The 3rd technical seminar for VaProS data cloud for structural life science [201/10/14] (Japanese)
2015/9/17 Update New entry to the Events & Seminars page.
Prime senior researcher Horton, group leader Kaji, group leader Ito made presentations. Group leaders Ito and Shin-ya set exhibit booths.
  • BioJapan 2015 [2015/10/14-16] (Japanese)
2015/9/11 Update New entry to the Research Achievements page.
2015/8/14 Update New entry to the Events & Seminars page.
  • GIW/InCoB 2015 [2015/9/9-11]
  • Privacy-aware computational genomics 2015 (PRIVAGEN 2015) [2015/9/8]
  • First Asia-Pacific Bioconductor Developer's Meeting [2015/9/8]
2015/8/6 Achievements Generation of stomach tissue from mouse embryonic stem cells.
(Stem Cell Engineering Research Group)
2015/7/27 Update New entry to the Organization & Staff Members page.
2015/7/2 Update New entry to the About Us page. (Greeting from Director) (Japanese)
2015/4/16 Job opportunities The link to the job opportunities is available here.
2015/4/1 Information As of April 1, 2015, Biotechnology Research Institute for Drug Discovery was established through the reorganization of Computational Biology Research Center, Glycomedicine Technology Research Center, and Research Center for Stem Cell Engineering upon initiation of the AIST Intermediate- and Long-term Plan.

* The new website is currently under construction. Please refer to the previous sites of each research center for research activity and other information.
  • Computational Biology Research Center
  • Glycomedicine Technology Research Center
  • Research Center for Stem Cell Engineering
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