Selected Researchers

A01 Molecular Sensor Team

Shoichi Toyabe
Associate Professor,koubo鳥谷部祥一 Department of Applied Physics, Tohoku University
Biophysics, Nonequilibrium Physics
Realizing a molecular robot equipped with sensors by combining a molecular motor and DNA origami

Hisashi Tadakuma
Assistant Professor,koubo多田隈先生 Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University (IPR)
Construction of autonomous transcription molecular robots

Ryuji Kawano
Associate Professor,koubo川野竜司 Department of Biotechnology and Life Science Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TAT)
Analytical Chemistry
Construction of Molecular Operating System using the Nanopore Sensing

Tatsuya Murakami
Professor, koubo村上先生 Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Engineering, Toyama Prefectural University
Nano Biomaterials Science & Engineering
Photo-control of membrane structure by using membrane-adhesive nanomaterials and its therapeutic applications

Takahiro Yamashita
Dr.,koubo山下高廣 Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Biophysics, Protein Chemistry
Construction of the molecular system to control artificial signal transduction by light

Tsukasa Mashima
Assistant professor,koubo真嶋司 Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto Universit
Structural Biology
Development of functional nucleic acids which regulate its activity via sensing the extra/intracellular environment.

Kei Fujiwara
Dr., koubo藤原慶 Dept. of Biosciences and Informatics, Keio University
Synthetic biology, Protein science
Activation of biosystems inside artificial cells by osmotic pressures

Kenji Usui
Lecturer,koubo臼井健二 Faculty of Frontiers of Innovative Research in Science and Technology (FIRST), Konan University
Peptide / Protein engineering
Development of stimuli-response modules using an artificial secondary structure with DNAs and designed peptides

B01 Molecular Intelligence Team

Kazumitsu Onizuka
Dr.,koubo鬼塚和光 Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University
nucleic acids chemistry
Development of one-dimensionally movable molecular machines on nucleic acids

Tetsuya J. Kobayashi
Associate Professor,koubo小林徹也 Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo
Theoretical Biology, Quantitative Biology
Theory for designing noise-immune logic gates

Naohiko Shimada
Assistant Professor,koubo嶋田先生 Tokyo institute of Technology
Biopolymer materials
Development of molecular booster system for DNA logic gate

Shun-ichi Azuma
Associate Professor,  koubo東先生Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Control Systems
Topology-based control of biochemical reaction networks

Masato Yasui
Research Fellow,koubo安井真人 RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center (QBiC)
Multi-cellular movement modeling for the creation of the multi-cellular robot

Fukuhito Ooshita
Assistant Professor,koubo大下先生 Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University
Computer Science
Distributed Algorithms Suitable for Molecular Robots

Yukiko Yamauchi
Assistant professor,koubo山内先生 Kyushu University
Distributed computing
Design of chemical reaction systems based on the theory of distributed computing

Takashi Nakakuki
Associate Professor,koubo中茎先生 Kyushu Institute of Technology
Control theory
Controller design for molecular robots realized by DNA reactions

C01 Molecular Amoeba Team

Shinzi Ogasawara
Assistant professor,koubo小笠原先生 Hokkaido University
Chemcal Biology
Development of ameba robot equiqed with autonomous asymmetry generation system by color

Naoto Nemoto
Professor,koubo根本先生 Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University
Evolutionary Molecular Engineering
Establishment of an environment sensitive liposome-drive system using proteins with membrane-perforating activity and thermoresponsive magnetic nano particles

Koh-ichiroh Shohda
Assistant professor,koubo庄田先生 Grad. Sch. Arts&Sci. The university of Tokyo
organic chemistry, biophysics
Development of a ss-DNA-triggered switching system for molecular motors

Takafumi Ueno
Prof.,koubo上野隆史 Department of Biomolecular Engineering Graduate School of Bioscience and BiotechnologyTokyo Institute of Technology
Protein engineering, Biosupramolecular chemistry, Bioinorganic chemistry
Design of protein needle promoting biosupramolecular machineries in cells

Naofumi Shimokawa
Assistant professor,koubo下川直史 School of Materials Sicence, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Soft matter physics
Phase separation and deformation of charged lipid membranes by coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulation

Tsutomu Hamada
Associate Professor,koubo濱田先生 School of Materials Science Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)
Soft matter physics
Controllable liposome systems with multi-functions

Takashi Sakamoto
Associate Professor,koubo坂本先生 Faculty of Systems Engineering, Wakayama University
Bioorganic chemistry
Development of the functionalized peptides, gels and liposomes having the ability to catch and release of DNA

Masato Ikeda
Associate Professor,koubo池田先生 Gifu University, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science, Graduate School of Engineering
Supramolecular Chemistry
Morphological transformation of molecular robots based on supramolecular nanostructure

Shin Mizukami
Professor, koubo水上進Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials,
Tohoku University
Chemical Biology, Molecular Imaging
Development of light-driven molecular robot hand using biomolecules

Keisuke Morishima
Professor,koubo森島圭祐 Graduate school of Engineering, Osaka University
BioMEMS, Micro Nao robotics
Construction of nanomachine in amebic robot

Takamasa Sagara
Professor,koubo相樂隆正 Division of Chemistry and Materials Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagasaki University
Electrochemistry of Dynamic Molecular Assemblies
Construction of stretchable molecular assembly as a fast and self-active arm of molecular robots

D01 Molecular Slime Mold Team

Hiroyuki Mayama
Associate Professor,koubo眞山先生 Department of Chemistry, Asahikawa Medical University
Soft Matter Physics, Nonlinear Science
Environment-dependent intelligent systems: Experiment and Grand Design

Kazuki Fukushima
Assistant Professor, koubo福島和樹Yamagata University, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering
Polymer synthesis, Biodegradable polymers, Biomaterials
Programmed cell assembly by artificial ECM constituted of biodegradable polymers for applications in molecular robot parts driven by degradation

Taro Toyota
Associate Professor,koubo豊田先生 The University of Tokyo, Komaba
Colloid and Interface chemistry
Giant Vesicle-Based Slime

Masahiro Shimizu
Associate Professor,koubo清水正宏 Osaka University


Teijiro Isokawa
Doctor of Engineering,koubo磯川先生 University of Hyogo
Cellular Automata and Discrete Systems, Neural Networks
Molecular-scale computation based on morphology and diffusion controls for molecules

Takashi Miyata
Professor,koubo宮田隆志 Department of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Chemistry, Materials and Bioengineering, Kansai University
Polymer science
Fabrication of microactuator systems using biomolecule-responsive gels