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).


Upcoming events

  • September 2nd, 2019 (令和元年9月2日)
    Open Lecture “How a gastrophysicist gets inspired by the Japanese cuisine”
    Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Ole Mouritsen (Copenhagen University)     [Learn more]
    Please register here
    市民公開講座: 「和食」の科学 ~物理学と和食の幸せな出会い~
    講師:オーレ・モウリツェン教授(コペンハーゲン大学) [詳細]