RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies


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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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Labs & Technologies

Imaging Application Group

We perform studies on pharmacokinetics and evaluation of drug efficacy in humans, not only in model animals, thereby promoting human microdosing trial and exploratory investigational new drug study. We aim to detect the subtle changes of cells or molecules, which will eventually give rise to disease, wherever they occur in the body. These biomarkers are essential to understand the pathology of Mibyo (ahead sick). Thus, in cooperation with other divisions in this center, our platform will realize ultra-early diagnosis and pre-emptive medicine. We are also developing new imaging technologies such as multiple molecular imaging in living organisms and multi-modal imaging to cover microlevel as well as macro-level observations.

Group Director
Yasuyoshi Watanabe  M.D., Ph.D