Academic Cooperation & Exchange

iCeMS pursues world-leading research through active collaboration with many overseas universities and organizations. We have actively established lointly-operated laboratories with overseas institutions, and four of our laboratorieshave been certified for the Kyoto University On-Site Laboratory Initiative. Moreover, iCeMS has launched the Small Molecule Lab in cooperation with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and other collaborating partners. iCeMS also established a collaborative research and development center for microscopy with Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, Germany. This center aims to develop novel, world-leading live cell-imaging techniques. Furthermore, research partnership agreements have been made with 18 institutions across the globe.

International collaborative laboratories

Kyoto University On-site Laboratory

Partner institution Leader Date of establishment Date of approval
Smart Materials Research Center Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC) Dr Satoshi Horike
Quantum Nano Medicine Research Center California NanoSystems Institute(CNSI) at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Prof Fuyuhiiko Tamanoi
Center for Integrated Biosystems Academia Sinica(Taiwan) Prof Jun Suzuki
Laboratory for Green Porous Materials A*STAR-IMRE Prof Susumu Kitagawa In preparation

CNRS IRP (International Research Project) Program

Partner institution Leader Date of establishment
Smolab (Small Molecule Lab) National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) Prof Shuhei Furukawa

Collaborative technology development core

ZEISS-iCeMS Innovation Core

MoU partners

  1. The National Centre For Biological Sciences (NCBS), The Tata Institute Of Fundamental Research
  2. The Institute For Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem)
  3. Jawaharal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)
  4. Center for Life Sciences (CLS), Tsinghua & Peking Universities,
  5. Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC)
  6. Tokai National Higher Education and Research System: Institute for Glyco-core Research (iGCORE)
  7. R&D Center for Membrane Technology, Chung Yuan Christian Univ (CYCU)
  8. School of Physical Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University
  9. San Diego Zoo Global, Zoological Society of San Diego
  10. AO Research Institute Davos (ARI), AO Foundation
  11. School of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai University
  12. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
  13. School of Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology
  14. Center for Self-assembly and Complexity (CSC), Institute for Basic Science (IBS)
  15. Department of Chemistry, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
  16. The Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR Research Entities
  17. UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD)
  18. MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (MDI)