Research Centers

Research Centers

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RIKEN Yokohama is home to four research centers that explore life science and the environment from various scientific perspectives.

Although based in Yokohama, our centers also have operations at RIKEN’s Wako and Kobe campuses, where they carry out their research with the support of local RIKEN administration.


Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS)

[Location]
Yokohama Campus

The RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS) research aims to understand homeostasis and the mechanisms of disease onset due to homeostatic failure, while looking at differences in individual genomes and environments. With the aim of realizing precise and effective medical therapies, IMS will contribute to understanding of and treatments for lifestyle diseases, cancer and chronic inflammation such as dermatitis and rheumatism.

The Center for Integrative Medical Sciences


Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR)

[Location]
Yokohama Campus, Osaka Campus, Kobe Campus

The RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research seeks to elucidate the genesis, maturation and aging of multicellular organisms based on the idea that the life cycle from birth to death can be interpreted as a dynamic process in a harmonized system of creation, maintenance and breakdown among molecules, cells and organs. The center will also work on developing regenerative medical and diagnostic technologies that will extend healthy life expectancy.

The Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research


Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS)

[Location]
Wako Campus, Yokohama Campus

The RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science carries out research based on the sustainable development targets (SDGs) promoted by the United Nations and the goal of zero emission of greenhouse gases under COP 21 (2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference). The center takes a multidisciplinary approach, combining biology, chemistry and vanguard data science to realize production with lower environmental burdens such as creating and searching for useful substances from natural resources, and realizing sustainable food supplies and bioproduction.

The Center for Sustainable Resource Science

 

 

 


RIKEN SPring-8 Center (RSC)

[Location]
Harima Campus, Yokohama Campus

Harima’s SPring-8 synchrotron radiation facility and SACLA X-ray free electron laser facility contribute to providing usable time to a wide range of researchers for their needs. The Yokohama Campus will continue to enhance its capabilities as one of the world’s most advanced NMR facilities, while also teaming up with SPring-8 and SACLA under the unified management of one center to enable synergistic effects for enriched R&D.

RIKEN SPring-8 Center



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