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2018/06/27 It's World Microbiome Day! APC Microbiome Ireland developed the day. Find more details about the World Microbiome Day, please go to the following page!

World Microbiome Day Website

2018/April Dr. Moriya Ohkuma and Dr. Jun Kikuchi's interviews are published in the April issue of RIKEN NEWS.


2018/4/1 Dr. Shirasu group with Dr. Ichihashi team signed a collaborative research agreement with Daichi no Inochi Co., LTD(株式会社大地のいのち) . The purpose is to verify the effects of microbial materials in agriculture

Daichi no Inochi Co., LTD (株式会社大地のいのち) Website

2018/3/28 Dr. Ichihashi’s collaboration team revealed the mechanism how soil solarization promotes the crop yield. (日本農業新聞2018年3月28日)
2018/2/23 Dr. Atsushi Miyawaki team's paper has been published in Science


Single-cell bioluminescence imaging of deep tissue in freely moving animals. Science, doi:10.1126/science.aaq1067

2017/11/2  Dr. Atsushi Miyawaki received the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon

The government of Japan awarded Dr. Atsushi Miyawaki the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon which is awarded to individuals who have contributed to academic and artistic developments, improvements and accomplishment.

宮脇敦史副センター長が紫綬褒章を受章 (RIKEN)

Decorations and Medals in Japan (Cabinet Office, Government of Japan)

2017/10/25 Dr. Jianshi Jin from Laboratory for Integrative Omics(Unit leader: Dr. Katsuyuki Shiroguchi) received Cold Spring Harbor Asia Fellowship Award in Tumor Immunology & Immunotherapy

Cold Spring Harbor Asia

2017/10/20  Dr. Kenya Honda & Dr. Masahira Hattori's collaborative research team


2017/10/19  Dr. Katsuyuki Shiroguchi's unit


2017/10/6  Dr. Hiroyuki Osada's team

Identification of production control factors for tenuazonic acid

2017/7/25  Dr. Hiroyuki Osada's international collaborative research team


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PacBio Sequel training @Yokohama RIKEN

PacBio Sequel training was held for five days. The schedule of training included from sample preparation untill sequencing. During the training, there was also a bioinformatics seminar by PacBio Asia. I hope the training was fruitful for everyone. Attendees were from a variety of research fields in symbiology so it was also a great opportunity to get to know each other. 

Preparation of samples
Seminar by TOMY digital biology
Touching a screen of PacBio

Photos from PacBio Training


News Report 3



PacBio Sequel training seminar @Yokohama RIKEN

There was a PacBio Sequel training seminar held by Dr. Miwako Kitazume from TOMY digital biology on 1st of February. 

Photo of PacBio Sequel Training Seminar

Dr. Miwako Kitazume from TOMY digital biology



News Report 2



PacBio Sequel system has been introduced.

"PacBio Sequel system" has been introduced to RIKEN Yokohama by Microbiome Research Team.
The team leader is Dr. Masahira Hattori

Photo of PacBio Sequel system introduction

PacBio Sequel system



News Report 1 



Zeiss LSM880 Airyscan has been introduced.

"Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope Zeiss LSM880 with Airyscan FAST-mode" has been introduced to RIKEN YokohamaCSRS Microscopy Room by Mass Spectrometry and Microscopy Unit.
The unit leader is Dr. Kiminori Toyooka

Photo of Zeiss LSM880 Airyscan introduction
Photo of technical training of Zeiss LSM880 Airyscan

Technical training

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