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About CMB

Outline of the Research Institute

The mission of Cellular and Molecular Engineering Research Division (CMB) is to provide society with cutting-edge technology and to enable a healthy and long-lived society. Our research is focused on RNA expression from DNA, OMICS analysis targeting glycan and other molecules, stem cell manipulation suitable for regenerative medicine, micro-physiological system, efficient synthesis of naturally-derived compounds, functional maintenance of cells and individuals based on diet, manipulating cells using novel materials, and analysis of cell and molecular dynamics using Bio_IT/DX.

Research outline and Organization

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(center)DOI Motomichi

Our Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology Research Institute was established as a research organization to fuse and deepen the remarkable technologies developed at each Research Center, which have pioneered key life science technologies ranging from bioinformation to analysis of cellular, molecular, tissue and individual functions. Currently, our institute has two branches, one in Tsukuba and the other in Tokyo Odaiba, where R&D activities are concentrated in seven research groups and one international laboratory.

By combining knowledges and technologies cultivated by each group, are trying to contribute to the establishment of a healthy and long-lived society. For this purpose, following key analyses are going on: the development of biomolecular and cellular researches that will serve as the basis for advanced medical technologies and drug discovery, the development of biomanufacturing technologies, and the creation of scientific evidence of natural product-derived ingredients and dietary functions that contribute to the maintenance of cellular and individual functions.

As the organization included in one of the leading research institutes in Japan, I believe that we must push on both sides of the issue: deriving technologies that can be utilized in the society to address urgent issues and maturing fundamental technologies that will support Japan's future economic development and healthy society. For the time being, it will be a matter of trial and error, but we will take on the challenge of developing advanced technologies that can change the world, without fearing the failure by chasing after two hares.

April 2023 will mark the fourth year of our institute, as the closing end of the world-wide coronavirus threat is in sight. We will continue to promote cooperation within the institute and human resource development/utilization, and all of us will work hard to achieve even higher goals. We look forward to your continuous warm supports, severe evaluations, and encouragements.

Research Director: DOI Motomichi


Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology Research Institute, AIST

Address : Tsukuba Central 6, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8566, Japan
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