RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies


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    Latest publications from CLST.
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To let you know about our research, this area contains 4 types of information about CLST; “Article”, “Videos”, “Event” and “Study”.
At “Article”, you can read articles on interviews and lectures, and you can enjoy the videos about CLST at “Videos”. If you want to meet and talk directly with the researcher, “Visit” give you some information of such events. You can find more difficult contents to know about our research deeply at “Study”.
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  • Seeking a Unit Leader [DDI-1501]

    The Drug Discovery Imaging Platform Unit is advancing in vivo pharmacokinetic research of marmosets (monkeys), mice and humans by utilizing molecular imaging technology focused on positron emission tomography (PET). Labeling technologies for molecular imaging probes guarantee in vivo observation time and improve tracing after metabolic breakdown. Also, with a view to clinical studies of microdoses, we aim to build new drug discovery processes, developing labeling and probes for drug candidate compounds, as well as utilizing mice-to-human streamlined molecular imaging techniques.
  • Seeking a Team Leader [GIAT-1501]

    The Genome Information Analysis Team studies transcriptional networks and develops innovative analysis technologies based on next generation sequencing data. Currently there are several bioinformaticians and a wet technician in the team and research projects include cancer biomarker discovery, transcriptional network models, time-series analysis, development of new bioinformatics tools such as the ZENBU Genome Browser and the over-arching bioinformatics analysis for the FANTOM projects. There is potential for the new leader to build a research portfolio based on analysis of large scale Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data, in particular coupled to new technologies, which we develop in the Division, to broadly understand biological function.
  • iPS and embryonic stem cells: not quite the same

    In research recently published in Cell Cycle, a group of scientists led by Piero Carninci of the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies analyzed the genes that are transcribed in the nuclei of embryonic stem cells and iPS cells—a type of cell that is reprogrammed from normal somatic cells with the intention to have them act like stem cells—and discovered that there are significant differences between the two.
  • Remapping the damaged brain

    Scientists at CLST, along with researchers from the AIST have identified a time-dependent interplay between two brain regions that contributes to the recovery of motor function after focal brain damage, such as a stroke. Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the research shows that when motor functions are remapped through rehabilitative training, brain regions relatively distant from a lesion are recruited during the initial stages and functional connections with regions near the lesion are strengthened during the latter stages.
  • Diane Delobel awarded at JFR'14

    On November 21, Diane Delobel (research associate of Genetic Diagnosis Technology Unit) was presented the Best poster award of JFR'14 (Journée Francophone de la Recherche 2014) .
  • Designer proteins shed light on evolution

    Understanding how complex biological molecules evolved has long been an important part of the quest to learn how life developed on earth. Some complex proteins are made of structurally similar units in symmetrical arrangements, and it is commonly believed that they evolved by the duplication and fusion of genetic material encoding these units.
  • Collaboration in super high-field magnetic research

    On August 8, we signed an agreement with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) in the United States to conduct collaborative research in the area of super high-field magnets.


For Public


Open Day 2015 at RIKEN Yokohama Campus will be held on this summer!

Day : Aug. 29, 2015
Place : RIKEN Yokohama Campus