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Who we are

Innovative Scientists

Our institute seeks to illuminate precisely such a chemical basis of cells, creating compounds to control processes in cells such as stem cells (materials for cell control), and further down the road spark cellular processes to create chemical materials (cell-inspired materials).


Scientists running to go beyond their own wildest dreams
and be the one to find the future.

Dan Ohtan Wang

iCeMS Kyoto Fellow, Assistant Professor

“Reversing the brain damage”
to treat mental diseases

As Wang talks about the inner working of the brain, her eyes light up. “The human memory is a big mystery. The experiences and knowledge we accumulate as we age eventually shape us as individuals distinct from one another.”

First Author InterviewVIEW ALL INTERVIEWS

First authors of recently published papers tell the behind-the-scenes stories not communicated in the manuscripts.

Georgia Kafer

Program-Specific Research Associate

The post doctoral researcher Georgia Kafer and her team found out that a specific chemical modification that happens in DNA helps to repair DNA damage. This finding is hoped to lead to a new way of cancer prevention in the future.

When she told us about the research, she said that it was "the most enjoyable" of all the research projects she has worked on.