January 18, 2024
iCeMS holds 25th International Symposium “Self-Assembly Science for Unlocking Life’s Secrets”
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.
The iCeMS' organization chart with links.
A brief history of iCeMS.
Creating a new field of discipline at the boundary of cell biology and material sciences
I love the step from zero to one.
Screening feels like Nature telling me the correct answer.
Working to make the world that my future grandchildren will live in a healthy and clean one.
Materials assemble and functionin in their own way... it's like sociology of molecules.
The movement of neurons is surprisingly dynamic.
Many more surprises are still hidden in chemical compounds.
We aim to open new clinical opportnities with our “Smart Genetic Switches”.
Ganesh Pandian Namasivayam
One of the biggest thrills of chemistry is the manufacturing of novel substances.
We are developing new technologies to understand the essence of life.
I develop new mathematical models to identify strategies to assemble molecules into useful objects.
We are trying to understand the mechanisms of cancer tumor formation.
The beautiful structures of porous materials form “spontaneously” by inducing phase separation.
Working to elucidate cellular functions without being bound by common sense.
We are creating any nanoscale network structures ad arbitrium.
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.
Kentaro KadotaPostdoctoral fellow at the University of Oregon studying under the JSPS Overseas Research Fellowship program
PhD student with the Horike Lab, at the time working on this research
Madhu MalineePostdoctoral Research Associate at University of Pittsburgh
PhD student (Sugiyama Lab and Namasivayam Lab), at the time working on this research
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)]