Research Centers

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RIKEN Yokohama is home to four research centers that explore life and the environment from various scientific perspectives. Although based in Yokohama, our centers also have operations at RIKEN’s other campuses such as Wako and Kobe, where they carry out their research with the support of local RIKEN administration.


Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS)

Location
Yokohama Campus

The RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS) aims to understand homeostasis and the mechanisms of disease onset due to homeostatic failure, while looking at differences in individual genomes and environments. With the aim of realizing precise and effective medical therapies, IMS will contribute to understanding of and treatments for adult lifestyle-related diseases, cancer and chronic inflammation such as dermatitis and rheumatism.

Center for Integrative Medical Sciences


Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR)

Location
Kobe, Osaka and Yokohama Campuses

The RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research seeks to elucidate the genesis, maturation and aging of multicellular organisms based on the idea that the life cycle from birth to death can be interpreted as a dynamic process in a harmonized system of creation, maintenance and breakdown among molecules, cells and organs. The center will also work on developing regenerative medical and diagnostic technologies that will extend healthy life expectancy.

Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research


Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS)

Location
Yokohama and Wako Campuses

The RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science carries out research based on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) promoted by the United Nations and the goal of zero emission of greenhouse gas under the Paris Agreement at the COP 21. The center takes a multidisciplinary approach, combining biology, chemistry and cutting-edge data science to realize production with lower environmental burdens; e.g. creating and searching for useful substances from natural resources, and realizing sustainable food supplies and bioproduction.

Center for Sustainable Resource Science

 

 

 


Center for Computational Science (R-CCS)

Location
Kobe and Yokohama Campuses

The RIKEN Center for Computational Science promotes in the field of high-performance computational science, exploration of the science "of computing" as well as "by computing" and through the synergy of both, the center pursues the science "for computing". The center also strives for the development and diffusion of the resulting software and other technologies in Japan and abroad. Kobe Campus operates the supercomputer "Fugaku" with its shared use starting in March 2021. Through the use of the supercomputer not only by research institutes and universities, but also by various industries, the center aims to create world-class results in a wide range of fields.

Riken Center for Computational Science

 

Information R&D and Strategy Headquarters (R-IH)

Location
Wako, Yokohama , Tokyo, Keihanna Campuses

The RIKEN Information R&D and Strategy Headquarters is responsible for the integrated and strategic construction and operation of RIKEN's overall information infrastructure. It consists of Information Systems Division and Infrastructure Research and Development Division responsible for the planning, construction, operation, and user support of the information environment, as well as research and development projects related to advanced information research and cross-disciplinary information. Of these, the Advanced Data Science Project is active in Yokohama.

Information R&D and Strategy Headquarters

 

Cluster for Science, Technology and Innovation Hub (RCSTI)

Location
Wako and Yokohama Campuses

The RIKEN Cluster for Science, Technology and Innovation Hub offers Baton Zone Program and Industrial Co-creation Program to promote collaborations with various industries, in addition to the formation and enhancement of science and technology hub functions for universities and institutions. The hub also works on Program for Drug Discovery and Medical Technology Platforms (DMP), as well as Preventive Medicine and Diagnosis Innovation Program (PMI) as research programs directed at building a healthy aging society.

Cluster for Science, Technology and Innovation Hub (RCSTI)


- Program for Drug Discovery and Medical Technology Platforms (DMP)
- Preventive Medicine and Diagnosis Innovation Program (PMI)
- Baton Zone Program (BZP) In Japanese Only



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