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Next Generation Interdisciplinary Research Project

As one of the five objectives of NAIST, this project is a deepening and expanding of each of the three graduate schools of NAIST, i.e. Information Science, Biological Sciences and Material Science, which are highly connected with our social demand, and under the collaboration of these three fields, we are pioneering new fields, leading to world-wide top level research.

 

Under the project, the researchers from three different graduate schools collaborate for challenging research activities to develop human life support systems using earth-friendly materials based on the understanding of brain and neural activity.

 

* Humanophilic: The word conveys the meaning as "highly compatible with people" and "people-friendly." It is a coined word consists of "human" and "philic" which means "friendship."

 

FY2014

Graduate school Laboratory Group Leader Topic
Information science
Interactive Media Design Hirokazu Kato Light field HMD project
Material science
Photonic Device Science Takashi Tokuda Development of an Implantable Brain Observation System based on Device, Bio, and Information sciences

FY2013

Graduate school Laboratory Group Leader Topic
Biological sciences
Plant Cell Function Takashi Hashimoto Development of a new methodology to analyze functions of new metabolic enzymes in plants
Biological sciences
Molecular and Cell Genetics Yukio Kimata Fine and high-resolution detection of intracellular zinc ion by new probing chemicals

FY2012

Graduate school Laboratory Group Leader Topic
Information science
Mathematical Informatics Tomohiro Shibata Development of the neuroregenerative rehabilitation therapy by integrating information science and biological science
Biological sciences
Functional Neuroscience Sadao Shiosaka Development of computer program for sampling abnormal social behavior to screen the responsible gene
Material science
Biocompatible Materials Science Tsuyoshi Ando Precisely designed polymers toward biomedical applications

FY2011

Graduate school Laboratory Group Leader Topic
Information science
Bio-Imaging Minato Kotaro Development of computer using new eco-friendly materials for the processes of “creating, using, and disposing”
Biological sciences
Molecular and Cell Genetics Kenji Kohno Elucidation of mechanistic principles governing how proteins abnormally aggregate and the development of novel biochemical and physicochemical methods for regeneration of aggregated proteins.
Biological sciences
Functional Neuroscience Shoji Komai Reconstruction of a functional neural network with neural stem cell
Material science
Information Device Science Yukiharu Uraoka Study on Synthetic Biology for New Energy Transformation of Solar Light based on Biological Mate

FY2010

Graduate school Laboratory Group Leader Topic
Information science
Computational Mechanism Yuichi Kaji Studies of Fundamental Sequencing Algorithms for Next-Generation Sequencers
Biological sciences
Molecular Signal Transduction Naoyuki Inagaki Mechano-Systems Biological Analysis of Cell and Tissue Morphogenesis
Biological sciences
Biodynamics and Integrative Biology Thomas Sato Interdisciplinary development of future treatment methods, targeting current diseases.
Material science
Photonic Device Science Jyun Ota Development of systems to synthetically monitor brain and body functions for better QOL in super-aged society