December 9th, 2020
吉川 研一 客員教授を始めとする共同研究グループが、二種類の水溶性高分子のミクロ相分離条件下でDNAとリン脂質を共存させると、内部にDNAを取込み、リン脂質の膜で囲まれた細胞内小器官様の構造が自発的に生成することを発見し、その研究成果がVery Important Paper の1つに選ばれ、研究内容を紹介するイラストが国際学術誌ChemBioChemに掲載されました。
Visiting Professor Kenichi Yoshikawa’s study “Self‐Emergent Protocells Generated in an Aqueous Solution with Binary Macromolecules through Liquid‐Liquid Phase Separation” was published in ChemBioChem and was selected as the cover.
October 31st, 2020
October 20th, 2020
田中教授と花王株式会社 解析科学研究所の研究グループにより行われた 界面活性剤と芳香族アルコールによる抗菌作用メカニズムを原子・分子スケールで解明した研究成果が、国際学術誌Scientific Reportsに掲載されました。
Our recent study in collaboration with Kao Corporation, “Specific localisation of ions in bacterial membranes unravels physical mechanism of effective bacteria killing by sanitiser” was published in Scientific Reports.
September 28th, 2020
Our recent study in collaboration with Prof. Bastmeyer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Visiting Professor of CiMPhy), “Mechanical stimulation of single cells by reversible host-guest interactions in 3D microscaffold” was published in Science Advances.
This collaborative work was carried out in the framework of HeKKSaGOn alliance and MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas.
(Press release, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
September 24th, 2020
MACS SG9 の顔合わせ・講義が行われました。
An introduction and lecture was given to the new members of MACS SG9.
September 18th-19th, 2020
Prof. Tanaka along with Prof. Hatsuda (iTHEMS director, RIKEN) and Prof. Sakajo (Dept. Mathematics & SACRA, Kyoto Univ.) organized the 2nd KUIAS-Heidelberg-RIKEN joint workshop “Medical Sciences and Mathematical Sciences” online.
The workshop brough together more than 200 people from various scientific backgrounds.
Drs. Suzuki and Yamamoto gave talks.
(link in Japanese)
July 17th, 2020
Prof. Tanaka gave a talk at the 12th MACS Colloquium entitled
“Using Physical and Mathematical Sciences to Tackle Clinically Relevant Problems”（「臨床医学の課題に切り込む数物科学」）
Dr. Yamamoto introduced the concept of SG9 at the MACS General Assembly.
(link in Japanese)
July 15th, 2020
Our recent study in collaboration with Prof. Hamachi (Kyoto Univ.) and Dr. Ichikawa (Kyoto Univ.), “Force generation by a propagating wave of supramolecular nanofibers” was published in Nature Communications.
(Press release in Japanese)
March 4th-5th, 2020
German-Japanese Workshop “Aquatic Materials Made to Order”, jointly organized by MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “Aquatic Functional Materials” and German Excellence Cluster “3D Matter Made to Order” has been postponed due to COVID-19.
新学術領域「水圏機能材料」とドイツ・エクセレンスクラスター「3D Matter Made to Order」共催の日独研究会『Aquatic Materials Made to Order』はコロナウイルス感染拡大のため延期となりました。
February 17th, 2020
The 12th Medicine-Mathematics-Physics Joint Study Group Seminar.
Prof. Yoshinobu Kawahara (Institute of Mathematics for Industry, Kyushu University)
October 10th, 2019
Prof. Tanaka along with iTHEMS director Prof. Hatsuda organized the 1st KUIAS-Heidelberg-RIKEN joint workshop “Mathematical Sciences and Medicine” at SUURI-COOL Kyoto. There were 10 talks by physicists, mathematicians and biologists.
October 3rd, 2019
The 11th Medicine-Mathematics-Physics Joint Study Group Seminar.
Ms. Youko Hamakawa (Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University)
September 12th-13th, 2019
Prof. Tanaka chaired a Working Group (WG) “Life and Natural Science Fusion” at the 7th HeKKSaGOn German-Japanese University Network Presidents’ Conference at Heidelberg University. (See for more details)
PhD students in Heidelberg and Karlsruhe who performed research in Japan, 12 internship students from Japan (Nakatani RIES Program), and 2 medical students (Kyoto University) were invited to the WD meeting.
He also presented past achievements and future visions of the WG at the plenary session.
September 11th, 2019
Prof. Atsushi Mochizuki (Kyoto University) and Prof. Hiroshi Suito (Tohoku University) gave seminars “Special Seminars in Theoretical Biology” in Heidelberg.
(See for more details)
September 2nd, 2019
Prof. Dr. Ole Mouritsen (Copenhagen University) gave a CiMPhy open lecture entitled:
“How a gastrophysicist gets inspired by the Japanese cuisine”.
The lecture gathered more than 80 members of the public and researchers.
July 23rd, 2019
Our recent study in collaboration with Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, “A physical biomarker of the quality of cultured corneal endothelial cells and of the long-term prognosis of corneal restoration in patients” was published in Nature Biomedical Engineering.
(Featured on Kyoto University website)
(Featured on KUIAS website)
(Featured on Nikkei Shimbun (Japan Economic Newspaper); in Japanese)
(Featured on Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (Daily Industrial News); in Japanese)
June 8th, 2019
Dr. Yamamoto and Dr. Suzuki introduced our researches and gave a lab tour to Rakusei High School students.
May 24th, 2019
The 10th Medicine-Mathematics-Physics Joint Study Group Seminar.
Dr. Hideru Togashi (Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University)
Prof. Hideki Murakawa (Faculty of Science and Engineering, Ryukoku University)
May 17th, 2019
Our research on controlling cells using host-guest gels was introduced in Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun (Japanese industry newspaper).
April 12th, 2019
Dr. Yamamoto and Dr. Suzuki introduce the concept of SG9 at the MACS General Assembly.
April 1st, 2019
Prof. Tanaka was invited to give a talk at the ACS Meeting (Orlando, USA) entitled
“Supported membranes as a platform for dynamic phenotyping of primary human cells: Quantifying the effect of intrinsic and extrinsic factors”
March 27th, 2019
Prof. Bastmeyer (CiMPhy Guest Professor) and Prof. Tanaka gave special seminars at Osaka University (Suita):
“Cell Mechanics in Geometrically Defined Environments” (Prof. Bastmeyer)
“Dynamic Response of Cells to External Stimuli” (Prof. Tanaka)
Dr. Suzuki gave a seminar at Sano Lab (The University of Tokyo):
“Emergence of coexisting ordered states in an active filament system” &
“Predicting metastatic potential of cancer organoids using deformation”
March 11th – 20th, 2019
Kyoto Winter School 2019 “Quantifying Dynamics of Life” took place at the KUIAS Main Building Lecture Hall.
It brought together over 30 students from Japan and Germany, taking part in nearly 30 lectures given by leading scientists from various fields.
(See more details and photos)
February 27th, 2019
Prof. Tanaka gave a special seminar at RIKEN (Wako) entitled
“Pioneering New Physical Platforms Tackling Clinically Relevant Problems: From New Experimental Design Towards Mathematical Modeling”
February 21st, 2019
Prof. Tanaka gave a talk at the 5th Medical Japan Osaka:
“Easy and versatile stiffness controllable cell culture substrates”
(link in Japanese)
November 21st & 22nd, 2018
Prof. Tanaka gave a lecture for the Graduate School of Medicine (Kyoto University), entitled “Pioneering Medical Physics Tackling Clinically Relevant Issues – Novel Approaches from Non-Equilibrium Physics -“.
October 3rd, 2018
The 9th Medicine-Mathematics-Physics Joint Study Group Seminar.
Prof. Hisashi Fujiwara (Biomedical Information Sciences, Hiroshima City University)
September 12th, 2018
Prof. Tanaka gave an opening keynote lecture at the Thematic Workshop “Membrane Dynamics” held by Lund Institute for Neutron and X-ray Science (LINXS, Lund, Sweden), entitled “Influence of Genetic Mutation and Disease on Membrane Electrostatics, Mechanics and Dynamics”.
July 24th, 2018
Prof. Tanaka gave an invited talk at the 27th International Liquid Crystal Conference:
“Cell Membranes as Liquid Crystals: Impact of Surface Carbohydrates on Mechanics and Biological Functions”
July 3rd, 2018
Prof. Tanaka gave an invited talk at the 16th European Powder Diffraction Conference:
“Coherent X-Ray Diffraction Imaging of Frozen Hydrated Human Erythrocytes Infected by Malaria Parasites”
June 20th, 2018
The 8th Medicine-Mathematics-Physics Joint Study Group Seminar.
Dr. Atsuyasu Sato (Dept. Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto Univ.)
June 19th, 2018
Tanaka Group to host 14 undergraduate / graduate students for the MACS (MAthematics-based Creation of Science) program of Faculty of Science, Kyoto Unversity.
The theme of our study group is “Developing mathematical models to understand collective cellular behaviors in dieseases”（「疾患における集団的細胞挙動の数理モデルの開拓」）and will bring together students from various disciplines to tackle a new, interdisciplinary field.
(link in Japanese)
April 14th – 15th, 2018
Prof. Tanaka and Dr. Yamamoto joined the 4th Network Conference Reseach Alumni which was held at Kyoto University by the Heidelberg Alumni International and Heidelberg Alumni Japan.
Prof. Tanaka gave a talk “My Experience as a HeKKSaGOn Professor”, while Dr. Yamamoto introduced his scientific activities as a Heidelberg Alumni and HeKKSaGOn Junior Reseacher.
(link in Japanese, photos)
April 12th – 13th, 2018
Prof. Tanaka chaired a Working Group (WG) “Life and Natural Science Fusion” at the 6th HeKKSaGOn German-Japanese University Network Presidents’ Conference at Osaka University.
He also presented past achievements and future visions of the WG at the general meeting.
April 11th, 2018
Kick-Off Symposium of the new “Center for Integrative Medicine and Physics” took place at the KUIAS Main Building Lecture Hall.
It was a huge success, bringing together over 100 participants!
(more photos , news from Kyoto Univ. PR office (link in Japanese))
April 4th, 2018
Prof. Tanaka was invited by the Kansai Ophthalmopathy Society（関西眼疾患研究会）to give a Special Lecture (also as a graduate school special lecture) at the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (Dept. Ophthalmology), where he gave a talk titled “Developing Medicine Physics that leads to Clinical Practice”（「臨床へとつながる医学物理学の開拓」）.
January 26th, 2018
Prof. Tanaka is appointed as professor for the new endowed research section “Center for Integrative Medicine and Physics” (Nakatani Foundation) of Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study.
(link in Japanese)