November 26, 2021
New On-site Laboratory opening celebration held with the MacDiarmid Institute
November 12, 2021
[Upcoming] UCLA – Kyoto University Online seminar series #2: COVID-19 Biology
Opening new horizons for interdisciplinary science
Our mission is to explore the secrets of life by creating compounds to control cells,
and further down the road to create life-inspired super materials
that confront the myriad problems that afflict modern society.
The Director’s Vision
We explore the relationship between matter and life to open up a new horizon of science and technology.
Academic Cooperation & Exchange
We pursue world-leading research through active cooperation with many overseas universities and organizations.
We have a team of professionals to support research activities in various ways.
A brief history of iCeMS.
Creating a new field of discipline at the boundary of cell biology and material sciences
Screening feels like Nature telling me the correct answer.
I love the step from zero to one.
The movement of neurons is surprisingly dynamic.
We aim to open new clinical opportnities with our “Smart Genetic Switches”.
Ganesh Pandian Namasivayam
Visualizing atoms and electrons to understand and design materials.
Working to make the world that my future grandchildren will live in a healthy and clean one.
Working to elucidate cellular functions without being bound by common sense.
The beautiful structures of porous materials form “spontaneously” by inducing phase separation.
I develop new mathematical models to identify strategies to assemble molecules into useful objects.
The “Body on a Chip" enables rebuilding physiological/pathological conditions outside of the body.
We are trying to understand the mechanisms of cancer tumor formation.
One of the biggest thrills of chemistry is the manufacturing of novel substances.
We are creating any nanoscale network structures ad arbitrium.
We design new glass, and ion conductors.
We are developing new technologies to understand the essence of life.
Materials assemble and functionin in their own way... it's like sociology of molecules.
Stories of the iCeMS researchers and staff members
Meet the scientists who are shaping the future.
First Author Interviews
Get the behind-the-scenes story on recent publications.
The Other Half of iCeMS
Hear how iCeMS research support staff approach their unique work.
Yoshida-Ushinomiya-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
[One-minute walk from KyodaiSeimon-mae Stop (Kyoto City Bus)]
Research Building No. 1/Project Lab
Research Building No. 1 Annex
Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
[One-minute walk from Hyakumanben Stop (Kyoto City Bus)]