Aiming to open 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.
To create a new field of discipline at the boundary of cell biology and material sciences
Working to make the world that my future grandchildren live in a healthy and clean one.
We are developing new technologies to understand the essence of life.
Working to elucidate cellular functions without being bound by common sense.
The beautiful structures of porous materials form “spontaneously” by inducing phase separation.
“Body on a Chip" enables rebuilding of the physiological/pathological conditions outside the body.
Screening feels like the nature telling me the correct answer.
We design new glass and ion conductor.
Visualizing atoms and electrons to understand and design materials.
I love the step from zero to one.
We are creating any nanoscale network structures ad arbitrium.
We are trying to elucidate the mechanisms of cancer tumor formation.
Materials assemble and functionin in their own way... it's like sociology of molecules.
We aim to open new clinical opportnities with our “Smart Genetic Switches”.
Ganesh Pandian Namasivayam
The movement of neurons is surprisingly dynamic.
One of the biggest excitement of chemist is the manufacturing of novel substances.
I develop new mathematical models to identify strategies to assemble molecules into useful objects.
Stories of the iCeMS researchers and staff members
Scientists running to go beyond their own wildest dreams and be the one to find the future.
First Author Interview
We invite the first authors of a recently published manuscript for a letter-based interview on their work. In particular, we ask the author to tell us the behind-the-scenes story of their manuscript, as experienced personally by the author but not communicated directly in the manuscript.
The Other Half of iCeMS
Staff members who support iCeMS’ research activities talk about their unique work and experiences.
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)]