Welcome to Motomu Tanaka Lab Kyoto!

Center for Integrative Medicine and Physics (CiMPhy)

Institute for Advanced Study, Kyoto University

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About us

The Tanaka Lab is cultivating a new research field “Physics of Cells and Tissues” by the combination of:
(1) Tailor-made biointerface models (such as “supported membranes”, Tanaka and Sackmann, Nature, 437, 656 (2005)).
Quantitative physical tools both in real space (e.g. live-cell imaging and analysis) and reciprocal space (advanced X-ray and neutron scattering, diffraction imaging).

Our strengths are:
(i)  Cross-disciplinary activities together with clinical doctors, biologists, material scientists, mechanical engineers, and theoretical physicists.
(ii) I
nternational collaboration through our partner lab in Heidelberg University (Germany).

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Contact / Access

M. Tanaka Lab
Center for Integrative Medicine and Physics,
Institute for Advanced Study,
Kyoto University,
Yoshida Ushinomiya-cho, Sakyo-Ku,
Kyoto, 606-8501,


By bus
Kyodai Seimon-mae
#201, #206, #31, #65, Kyoto University Express(京大快速)

By train
Demachiyanagi (Keihan Oto Line): 15 minutes walk

From JR Kyoto Station
Bus #206 (counterclockwise route) ⇒ Kyodai Seimon-mae (ca. 40 minutes)
Bus #17 ⇒ Hyakumanben (ca. 40 minutes)
Kyoto Univ. Express Bus(京大快速)⇒ Kyodai Seimon-mae (ca. 30 minutes)

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