Academic Cooperation & Exchange

iCeMS pursues world-class research through active collaboration with many overseas universities and organizations. We have established jointly-operated laboratories with overseas institutions, and five of these laboratories have been certified for the Kyoto University On-Site Laboratory Initiative. 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, high- and super-resolution live-cell imaging techniques. Additionally, research partnership agreements have been made with 20 institutions across the globe.

iCeMS International Laboratories Website

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) (Thailand) Dr Satoshi Horike
Kyoto University Shanghai Lab Fudan University (China) Prof Motonari Uesugi
Quantum Nano Medicine Research Center University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) (US) Prof Fuyuhiiko Tamanoi
Center for Integrated Biosystems Academia Sinica (Taiwan) Prof Jun Suzuki
Laboratory for Green Porous Materials A*STAR-IMRE (Singapore) Prof Susumu Kitagawa
Center for Integrated Data-Material Sciences MacDiarmid Institute (New Zealand) Dr Daniel Packwood

Project Units

Partner institution Leader Date of establishment
Smolab (Small Molecule Lab)
National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) Prof Shuhei Furukawa
India Japan Initiative for Intelligent Biomaterials (INJA IN BIO)   Dr Namasivayam Ganesh Pandian In preparation
SUSTech-Kyoto University Advanced Energy Materials Joint Innovation Laboratory (SKAEM-JIL) Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) Prof Susumu Kitagawa
iCeMS Taiwan Office National Taiwan University, China Medical University Hospital Prof Jun Suzuki

iCeMS International Laboratories Website

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. Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC)
  5. Tokai National Higher Education and Research System: Institute for Glyco-core Research (iGCORE)
  6. R&D Center for Membrane Technology, Chung Yuan Christian Univ (CYCU)
  7. School of Physical Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University
  8. San Diego Zoo Global, Zoological Society of San Diego
  9. AO Research Institute Davos (ARI), AO Foundation
  10. School of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai University
  11. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
  12. School of Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology
  13. Center for Self-assembly and Complexity (CSC), Institute for Basic Science (IBS)
  14. Department of Chemistry, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
  15. The Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR Research Entities
  16. UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD)
  17. MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
  18. Narayana Nethralaya Foundation (NNF)
  19. China Medical University Hospital (CMUH)
  20. College of Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology