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Hands-on Events

*EThere will be a guide to explain in English.

Cafe and Lounge, 1st floor, Main Office Building

Yokohama Research Promotion Division

Quiz: Become a RIKEN Yokohama Expert!

Join our quiz and learn about the many interesting aspects of the Yokohama Institute.
The participant with the highest score will be accorded the title "Professor of Yokohama Institute."

Room E719, 7th floor, East Research Building

Plant Science Center

Try to Isolate Vascular Bundles (Leaf Veins) to Make an Original Bookmark

Approx. 30 minutes (ongoing throughout day)

Room E719, 7th floor, East Research Building

Plant Science Center

Try Separating the Pigments That Make Plant Color with Thin-Layer Chromatography in an Actual Lab

11:00-13:00, 14:00-16:00, (limit of 10 persons for each, number tickets distributed on a first-come, first-served basis from 10:00 in Room E719)

Room E203-E205, 2nd floor, East Research Building

Laboratory for Medical Informatics, Center for Genomic Medicine

Are You a Drinker or Not? The Relationship Between Alcohol Drinking and Genes

11:00-11:30, 13:00-13:30, 15:00-15:30, (limit of 50 persons each time; number tickets distributed 30 minutes ahead of time in E203-205 on a first-come, first-served basis)

Elevator Hall, 7th floor, East Research Building

Biomass Engineering Program

Look, Touch and Enjoy Real Biomass!

Conference Room and Rooms 610B/608B, 6th floor;
FACS Facility, 2nd floor, North Research Building

Laboratory for Lymphocyte Development, Research Center for Allergy and Immunology

Try Separating Lymphocytes Using a Cell Sorter

13:30-15:00,(limit of 20 persons, restricted to high school students or older, number tickets will be distributed from 10:00 in the Main Office Bldg. lobby on a first-come, first-served basis)

Lobby, 6th floor, North Research Building

Laboratory for Immunogenetics, Research Center for Allergy and Immunology

Here Comes the Mouse!E

Room C214-C220, 2nd floor, Central Research Building

Plant Science Center

Explore the Microworld of Plants Using Various MicroscopesE

Take home photographs of this microworld as a present.

Room C214-C220, 2nd floor, Central Research Building

Plant Science Center

Try Extracting DNA from Broccoli

10:30-,11:30-,13:30-,14:30-,15:30-,(limit of 20 people per event; number tickets will be distributed from 10:00 in C214-C220)

Take home your broccoli DNA as a present.

Room C214-C220, 2nd floor, Central Research Building

Plant Science Center

Let's Try Tanemaki (Planting Seeds)E

(approx. 15 mins. throughout the day, max. of 200 people)

Prepare a petri dish of seeds the same way a researcher does, and take home your handiwork as a present.

Elevator Hall, 1st floor, Central Research Building

Systems and Structural Biology Center

Discover How Proteins and Nucleic Acids Work

Elevator Hall, 1st floor, Central Research Building

Systems and Structural Biology Center

Make a DNA α Helix and β Strand

Central NMR Complex

Systems and Structural Biology Center

Take Your Photo with an NMR Machine in One of the World's Largest NMR Facilities

10:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00

Central NMR Complex

Systems and Structural Biology Center

Let's Make a Bright Fluorescent Protein!

10:30-, 14:00-,(limit of 20 persons each time, numbered tickets distributed approximately 30 minutes ahead of time)

Central NMR Complex

Systems and Structural Biology Center

Look in a Handmade Spectrometer to Learn How NMR WorksE

You can learn a difference in the light from incandescent, fluorescent and LED bulbs using a handmade spectrometer.

Central NMR Complex

Systems and Structural Biology Center

Can You Tell the Difference with NMR?

Held in groups of five

Elevator Hall, 2nd floor, West Research Building

Laboratory for Cellular Systems Modeling, Research Center for Allergy and Immunology

The 5th Pipette Tips Time Trial: You Are The One!

11:00-,13:00-,15:00-, (5-10 persons per trial)

Room W513-W517, 5th floor, West Research Building

Omics Science Center

Enjoy Viewing the Central Dogma of DNA in 3D

In front of the Functional Proteomics Labs, 5th floor, Experiment Building

Division of Functional Proteomics

Play with Dough to Learn How Gluten Is Made

11:00, 13:00, 15:00 (limit of 10 persons each time)

In front of the Measurement Labs, 4th floor, Experiment Building

Division of Protein Design

Make a Origami Snow Crystal

In front of the Measurement Labs, 3rd floor, Experiment Building

Division of Molecular Biophysics

Let's Play with Slime!

Student Labs, 2nd floor, Experiment Building

Division of Structural Biology

Try Making Ikura Salmon Roe in Various Colors

11:00-12:00, 14:00-15:00, (limit of 20 persons each time), numbered tickets

Student Labs, 2nd floor, Experiment Building

Division of Genomic Information Resources

Try Isolating DNA from Food

12:30-13:30, 15:30-16:30, limit of 20 persons each time (numbered tickets, first-come, first-served)

Computer Study Rooms, 2nd floor, Experiment Building

Division of Structural Bioinformatics

Answer the Quiz to Become a Biomolecule Expert (comes with certification!)

In front of the Advanced MR Science Labs Room, 1st floor,
Experiment Building

Division of Advanced MR Science

The Wondrous World of Ultralow Temperatures: Taste a -196℃ Marshmallow!

Class No. 2, 1st floor, Lecture Building

Science Association

Look and Try in Our Science Classroom