About Us

About Us

RIKEN is a multidisciplinary research organization engaged in a broad variety of research fields across the natural sciences. RIKEN Yokohama Campus was founded in 2000 as the hub for RIKEN’s life science research activities, from which we convey the possibilities in our research findings to the public and contribute to the community through strong local alliances.

  • Research Centers
    A hub of three life science research centers
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  • Outreach
    Conveying the possibilities in our research
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  • Local Alliances
    Engaging the community through education and events
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Reserch Centers, Outreach, Local Alliances

Facilities

Facilities

  • Experimental Greenhouses
    (Central and East Research Buildings)
    Arabidopsis and other plants for experimental use are cultivated in these state-of-the-art greenhouses.
  • Next-generation Sequencer
    (South Research Building)
    Researchers here are developing high-accuracy genome-wide analysis methods using high-speed, low-cost sequencers that can read large volumes of DNA.
  • NMR Machines(West NMR Complex)
    Our various NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) devices are used to collect data on the distance between atoms in a protein sample, the data used to determine the three-dimensional structure of the protein through computer calculations.
  • SNP Typing Facility
    (East Research Building)
    Through the systematic analysis of single-base variations in DNA, our researchers are discovering genes associated with lifestyle-related and other diseases.
  • RIKEN Kids Yokohama
    Our daycare center is part of RIKEN’s efforts to promote gender equality, provide onsite childcare support to staff and help RIKEN secure the best researchers domestically and internationally.
  • Yokohama City University
    (Graduate School of Medical Life Science)
    RIKEN Yokohama researchers provide guidance to the university’s graduate students as part of our efforts to foster new research talent.

Organization


History

  • Year
    Events
  • 1998
    The Genomic Sciences Center opens
  • 2000
    RIKEN Yokohama Institute opens
    The Plant Science Center and SNP Research Center open
  • 2001
    The Research Center for Allergy and Immunology opens
  • 2003
    RIKEN becomes an Independent Administrative Institute (previously a public corporation)
  • 2005
    The Center for Research Network for Infectious Diseases opens
  • 2008
    Genomic Sciences Center reorganized into the Omics Science Center, the Systems and
    Structural Biology Center, and the Bioinformatics and Systems Engineering Division
    SNP Research Center renamed as the Center for Genomic Medicine
  • 2010
    The Japanese name of the Center of Research Network for Infectious Diseases changes
    Yokohama Institute holds various events to celebrate its 10th anniversary
  • 2013
    Yokohama Institute becomes RIKEN Yokohama Branch
    Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Center for Sustainable Resource Science
    and Center for Life Science Technologies open, taking over from their previous centers
  • 2015
    RIKEN becomes a National Research and Development Institute

Procurement & Information Disclosure

Procurement
Information on procurement opportunities on all RIKEN campuses (in Japanese).
RIKEN Procurement
Information Disclosure
Information on research ethics (in Japanese).
RIKEN Yokohama Campus Ethics Committee


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