Hands-on Events

* English There will be a guide to explain in English.

  • For some events reception is required during the designated hours.
  • For some events there are age restrictions.
  • Admission tickets may be required for some events and will be distributed at the East Research Building 1F ticketing counter.
East Research Building

Laboratory for Genotyping Development
DNA profiling: Try to find a suspect with a scientific criminal investigation English

An incident occurs in a lab. You have a number of suspects, but you can't determine which one is the culprit from the evidence. Prove the culprit from the blood left on the scene and the DNAs of the suspects by running a DNA diagnosis. SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) type will be determined using an invader assay. (The experiment doesn't involve real blood.)

Place
Room E316, 3rd floor, East Research Building
Time
13:30-14:30, 15:30-16:30
Target Age
Adults, University students, Middle and high school students, Elementary school students or younger, Families with children in middle school or below, Researchers and specialists, (Parents/guardians must accompany elementary school students)
Limit
Up to 15 people per session
Tickets
Numbered tickets distributed

Bioinformatics And Systems Engineering division
Is life physical or information? English

Interactively experience the informatics of life forms using a computer.

Place
Elevator Hall, 2nd floor, East Research Building

Musashino Art University
Intaglio/Drypoint Workshop

Create a copper printing plate by using drypoint, a relatively simple engraving method. Anyone can participate and the plate can be taken home. Musashino Art University students majoring in art print will be assisting in the making and printing of the plate.

Place
Room E216, 2nd floor, East Research Building
Time
10:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00
Target Age
Adults, University students, Middle and high school students, Families with children in middle school or below, Researchers and specialists
Limit
Up to 25 people per session
Tickets
Numbered tickets distributed
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Central Research Building

Plant Science Center
Let's try extracting DNA from Broccoli English

Extract DNA using everyday items such as broccoli, alcohol, and detergents. Children in middle school or below are given priority in the morning.

Place
Room C206-C208, 2nd floor, Central Research Building
Time
10:30-, 11:30-, 13:30-, 14:30-, 15:30-
Target Age
Families with children in middle school or below, Adults, Middle and high school students
Limit
Up to 20 people per session
Tickets
Numbered tickets distributed

Plant Science Center
Let's try "TANEMAKI" ! English

Use simple tools to sow seeds (e.g., snapdragons) on plating medium.

Place
Room C214-C216, 2nd floor, Central Research Building
Limit
Up to 200 people, on a first-come, first-served basis

Plant Science Center
Exploring the small world of plants by various microscopes English

Use stereoscopic and optical microscopes and observe various materials. Take home the resulting photos.

Place
Room C214-C216, 2nd floor, Central Research Building

Plant Science Center
Isolation of Vascular Bundles of Leaves English

Rub against the mesophyll of a leaf boiled in alkaline solution using an old toothbrush. The veins of the leaf will appear. The leaf veins can be taken home

Place
Room C210-C212, 2nd floor, Central Research Building
Limit
Up to 100 people, on a first-come, first-served basis

Laboratory for Endocrinology and Metabolism
Are you a drinker or not? Relationship between genes and alcohol metabolism

My DNA determines whether or not I can drink alcohol? Do an alcohol patch test to learn the alcohol tolerance level for your body. The relationship between our bodies and our genes will be explained, using the specific example of how just a single difference in genome DNA can result in individual differences. The importance of SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) will be introduced in a fun way.

Place
Room C218-C220, 2nd floor, Central Research Building
Time
11:00-11:30, 13:00-13:30, 15:00-15:30
Limit
Up to 50 people per session
Tickets
Numbered tickets distributed

Systems and Structural Biology Center
Lets see the structures of proteins and nucleic acids !

Learn the structure of proteins and nucleic acids using computers and models.

Place
Elevator Hall, 1st floor, Central Research Building

Systems and Structural Biology Center
Lets assemble an alpha-helix or beta-sheet structures by molecular model kit!

Construct an alpha-helix and a beta-strand using molecular model kits.

Place
Elevator Hall, 1st floor, Central Research Building

Biomass Engineering Program
Look, touch and enjoy the biomass (actual displays) English

Bioplastics are an important alternative to petroleum-based plastics. We will introduce you to cutting-edge research on the creation of earth-friendly bioplastics using plants, which derive their energy from bioresources including carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight.

Place
Room C206-C208, 2nd floor, Central Research Building

Plant Science Center
Dyeing with fresh Japanese indigo plant leaves English

Pound an indigo plant leaf against a white cloth to make a leaf-shaped imprint. Watch the colors change as the pigment oxidizes. The leaf imprint can be brought home.

Place
Room C214-C216, 2nd floor, Central Research Building
Limit
Up to 100 people, on a first-come, first-served basis

*We ask participants with indigo allergies not to take part in.

Plant Science Center
Make a little moss garden English

Place moss (Racomitrium canescens) and small rocks inside a glass bottle or pot. Make a little moss garden. Take home the moss garden and cultivate the moss.

Place
Room C210-C212, 2nd floor, Central Research Building
Limit
Up to 100 people, on a first-come, first-served basis
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Central NMR Complex

Systems and Structural Biology Center
How to observe molecules!

A demonstration to measure familiar objects using NMR.

Place
Central NMR Complex

Systems and Structural Biology Center
Take your photo with an NMR machine at one of the world's largest NMR facilities

Have your photo taken with an NMR machine in the background and receive the photo as a gift.

Place
Central NMR Complex
Time
10:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00

Systems and Structural Biology Center
Demonstration of Various Experiments Using Magnets

A demonstration of various experiments using magnets.Compare regular magnets with the NMR magnetic force to observe the power of the NMR.

Place
Central NMR Complex
West Research Building

Omics Science Center
DNA kumihimo / Science gatchapon English

Braid strings (DNA Kumihimo) to learn DNA structure. Play a game with foreign researchers to accumulate points to try the gatchapon (capsule dispenser) to win research-related items.

Place
Room W513-W515, 5th floor, West Research Building
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North Research Building

Laboratory for Immunogenetics
Observe mouse fetus development English

Observe mouse fetus samples under a microscope.

Place
Lobby, 6th floor, North Research Building.

Laboratory for Epithelial Immunobiology
Visualization of gut commensal microbiota

Gram stain a prepared specimen of a mouse's intestinal bacteria. Results can be observed with a microscope.

Place
Part 1 - Staining: Discussion Room, 2nd floor, North Research Building
Part 2 - Microsope observations: Laboratory for Epithelial Immunobiology, 3rd floor, North Research Building
Time
13:00-15:00
Target Age
Adults, University students, Middle and high school students
Limit
Up to 20 people per session
Tickets
Numbered tickets distributed

Laboratory for Cellular Systems Modeling
The 6th pipette tips time trial: "You Are The One !!" English

Compete to see who can pack 100 pipette tips in a case the fastest. Prizes given.

Place
Elevator Hall, 2nd floor, North Research Building
Time
11:00-, 13:00-, 15:00-
Limit
5-10 pople per session

Research Unit for Immunodynamics
Fluorescence microscope observation of immune tissues English

Observe fixed sample immune tissue from a mouse under a fluorescence microscope

Place
Lobby, 6th floor, North Research Building
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Yokohama City University

Division of Structural Bioinformatics
Find out how drugs work!

Introduces how medicines work through quizes using computer graphics.

Place
Computer Study Rooms, 2nd floor, Experiment Building
Time
11:00-, 14:00-
Limit
Up to 20 people per session
Tickets
Numbered tickets distributed

Division of Protein Design
Luminescent protein experiment

Hands-on experiment using luminescent protein.

Place
Student Labs, 2nd floor, Experiment Building
Time
12:30-, 15:30-
Target Age
Elementary school students, Middle and high school student (Parents/guardians must accompany elementary school students)
Limit
Up to 20 people per session
Tickets
Numbered tickets distributed

YCU Science Association
Fun science with everyday objects!

Conducting simple hands-on experiment with everyday objects. What happens in dilitancy or to materials frozen in liquid nitrogen? Similar to last year's presentations.

Place
Class No. 2, 1st floor, Lecture Building
Target Age
Middle and high school students,Elementary school students or younger, Families with children in middle school or below

Division of Structural Biology
Let's make the salmon roe of a variety of colors!!

Make artificial salmon roe in different colors.

Place
Room B304, 3rd floor, Experiment Building
Target Age
Elementary school students or younger, Families with children in middle school or below

Division of Molecular Biophysics
Make your own slime!

Make slime.

Place
In front of the Measurement Labs, 3rd floor, Experiment Building
Target Age
Elementary school students or younger, Families with children in middle school or below

Division of Advanced MR Science
Eat a marshmallow at -196°C! The world of low temperature English

Eat marshmallows frozen in liquid nitrogen.

Place
In front of the Room B103, 1st floor, Experiment Building

Division of Functional Proteomics
Play with flour

Make clay with wheat, rye, or rice flour. The difference in protein contained in the flours will be evident in their properties. Play with the clay.

Place
In front of the Room A502, 5th floor, Experiment Building