Overview

Technologies learning from biology

Mankind has brought science and technology forward significantly over the past 100 years. However, many aspects in living systems, which has evolved over billions of years, still remain unsolved. Living systems uptake nutrients from the environment and replicate themselves, and organize components, such as biopolymers and cells, into complex structures which produces various functionarities. The most fundamental components, i.e., atoms, and physical laws are the same between living and non-living systems. Combinations and the way they utilize components and interactions are characteristic in living systems.

In our laboratory, we learn the laws and principles that bilogical systems possess, try to "model" in the simpler and defined ways, and aim to propose novel engineering technologies. Especially we pursue the way nature and bilogical systems organize nano- to micrometric components into larger and more complex systems and the way the functionalities emerge from the self-assembled and self-organized system.

NEWS

2021/1/25-29
R.Ushiyama had a poster presentation at MEMS2021 conference, and was awarded for "Outstanding Student Paper Award". Great! Congrats!
2020/10/19
H. Suzuki returned from Radboud University, the Netherlands, where he spend 1 year sabbatical.
2020/10/1
M. Tsugane and H. Suzuki's paper is published in ACS Synthetic Biology. Congrats!
2020/6/1
T. Okuyama's paper is published in Sensors Actuators A: Physical. Congrats!
2020/5/18
K. Koseki's paper is published in Langmuir. Congrats!
2019/11/9
S. Araki and M. Nakano's paper is published in Analyst. Congrats!(link)
2019/11/8
H. Suzuki had an invited talk at Okinawa Colloids international conference held in Okinawa, Japan.
2019/10/28
H. Suzuki had a poster presentation for S. Katsuta at MicroTAS 2019 conference held in Basel, Switzerland.
2019/9/10
S. Katsuta's paper is published in Lamguir. Congrats!(link)
2019/6/25
Y. Mori's paper is published in Micromachines. Congrats!
2019/6/23-27
R. Hamano had a poster presentation at Transducers 2019 conference held in Berlin, Germany.
2019/5/27
R. Kawai's paper is published in J. MEMS. Congrats!
2019/4/1
A book chapter by M. Tsugane and H. Suzuki is published from Springer(link)
2019/1/27-31
K. Kaneko had a poster presentation at MEMS 2019 conference held in Seoul, Korea.
2018/12/13
K. Kaneko's paper is published Micromachines.
2018/11/22-25
H. Suzuki had an invited talk at the 1st Asian Synthetic Biology conference held in Jeju, Korea.
2018/11/20
A book "Minorities and Small Numbers from Molecules to Organisms in Biology", in which H. Suzuki contributed a chapter, is published from Springer. link
2018/11/11-15
H. Suzuki and T. Okano had oral presentations, and K. Kaneko and M. Nakano had poster presentations at MicroTAS 2018 conference held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2018/7/24
H. Suzuki had a poster presentation at Alife 2018 conference held in Tokyo, Japan.
2018/6/4
M. Tsugane's paper is published in Scientific Reports. Congrats!
2018/6/3
K. Kimura's paper is published in Sensors & Actuators A: Physical. Congrats!
2018/4/23-26
S. Katsuta and H. Suzuki had oral presentations at IEEE NEMS conference held in Singapore. Katsuta is nominated as one of the Best Student Paper Finalist.
2018/4/10
D. Takahashi's paper is published in PLoS ONE.
2018/4/5-6
H. Suzuki had an oral presentation at the international symposium on the ImPACT program supervised by Prof. Noji.
2018/1/31
Work done by T. Okano and K. Inoue is published in ACS Synthetic Biology. Congrats!
2017/10/23-26
T. Okano, T. Okuyama, K. Kaneko, and H. Suzuki had poster presentations at MicroTAS 2017 conference held in Savannah, GA, USA.
2017/7/3-5
H. Suzuki had a poster presentation at Flow18 conference held in Paris, France.
2017/3/20
H. Suzuki had an invited lecture at Shino-Japan Seminar on MEMS and Biomedical Applications, held at SIAT(Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology), China.
2016/12/16-18
K. Kimura, D. Takahashi, R. Kawai, J. Wada, A. Masuda had poster presentations at the international symposium on Micro-Nano Science and Technology 2016, held in Tokyo, Japan.
2016/12/1
U. Okabe's paper is published in Sensors & Actuators A: Physical. Congrats! link
2016/11/16-17
A. Masuda and S. Araki had poster presentations at Single cell international conference held in Tokyo, Japan.
2016/10/9-13
H. Suzuki had two poster presentations, works done by M. Tsugane and T. Eda, at MiroTAS 2016 conference held in Dublin, Ireland.
2016/6/27-29
H. Suzuki had an oral presentation at APCOT 2016 international conference held in Kanazawa, Japan.
2016/1/25-31
U. Okabe had a poster presentation at MEMS 2016 conference held in Shanghai, China.
2015/12/15-20
H. Suzuki and T. Okano had oral presentations at Pacifichem 2015, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.
2015/10/25-29
T. Okano, U. Okabe, K. Mitsuno, K. Takahashi, and H. Suzuki had poster presentations at MicroTAS 2015 conference held in Jeju, Korea.
2015/6/8-10
K. Kimura and D. Takahashi had poster presentations at CHEMINAS/ISMM international conference held in Kyoto, Japan.
2015/3/2
M. Tsugane's paper about the transporter assay is published in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.
2015/1/18-22
Y. Okada and U. Okabe had poster presentations in MEMS 2015 conference held in Estoril, Portugal.
2013/10/29
H. Suzuki had a poster presentation at the MicroTAS 2013 conference held in Freiburg, Germany.
2013/11/1
Launched the English web page.NEW
2013/5/13
Launched this web page.
2013/4/1
Eight B.S. students joined.
2013/4/1
Laboratory launched.

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