Last updated: 2021.6.28

D: Doctoral course
M: Master course
B: Bachelor course
K: High school
Eng: Engineering school

Principal Investigator

Galipon

Josephine GALIPON, Ph. D
Keio University, Project Research Associate
Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics; Biomimetics

Graduate students

LanAnh

Lan Anh NGUYEN, D2 (グュエン・ラン アン)
Keio University, Graduate School of Media & Governance
Molecular Biology > (1) Ribosome profiling, (2) Suitcase lab: Permafrost

Shine-Undarga

Shine-Undarga DAGVA, D1 (ダグワ・シン ウンダルガ)
Keio University, Graduate School of Media & Governance
Molecular Biology > Suitcase lab: Plant biology

Daikon

Kohei NISHIMURA, M2 (西村 光平)
Keio University, Graduate School of Media & Governance
Molecular Biology > RNA-Protein Interactions, G-quadruplex

Rita

Rita CHUANG, M2 (莊 郁羣)
Keio University, Graduate School of Media & Governance
Material Engineering > Biomimetic scaffolds

Minoru NAKAI, M1 (中井 瑞) ~2021.7
Keio University, Graduate School of Media & Governance
Molecular Biology > RNA-Protein Interactions, Bacterial Hfq

Undergraduate students

Sota ITO, B4 (伊藤 颯汰)
Keio University, Faculty of Environment & Info. Studies
Molecular Biology > Suitcase lab: Gobi desert, Plant barcoding

Jianmin LIU, B4 (刘 健敏)
Keio University, Faculty of Environment & Info. Studies
Molecular Biology > Shark telomeres

Mizuki IGARASHI, B3 (五十嵐 水月)
Keio University, Faculty of Environment & Info. Studies
Microbiology > Marine microbiology, Halomonas
・Award: 2019年度秋学期(学内)奨励賞「深海好塩菌Halomonas titanicaeによるフタル酸塩分解」

Lala ITO, B3 (伊藤 らら)
Keio University, Faculty of Environment & Info. Studies
Material Engineering > RNA hydrogels, G-quadruplex
・Award: 2020年第50回リバネス研究費 incu・be賞「筋萎縮性側索硬化症(ALS)のモデル作成を目指した超反復配列RNAの無細胞合成システムの開発」
・Award: 2020年度秋学期(学内)奨励賞「Design of a universal positive control for the benchmarking of open-source qPCR devices in COVID-19 testing」

Yuki SAKURAI, B2 (櫻井 優生) #guest from Astrobiology group
Keio University, Faculty of Environment & Info. Studies
Biotechnology > Synthetic biology, bacteriophage

Visiting Scholars in 2021

All interns work remotely due to COVID-19

Clément GREGOIRE (2021.4.1 – 2021.8.31)
University of Paris, Undergrad. 3rd year, Geobiology & Japanese double major
Bioinformatics > Nanopore: microbiology

Marvin JE CAVA, Bachelor’s graduation research (2021.7.1 – 2021.8.31)
University of the Philippines Manila, Undergrad. 3rd year, Biochemistry major
Biotechnology > Recombinant protein by ICE-tag method

We are happy to consider applications from internship students, visiting professors, and postdoctoral researchers. All visiting scholars are expected to secure their own funding.

Junior Researchers

S.S., K3, Junior Researcher (特別研究生)
Sakata Higashi High School
Microbiology > Marine microbiology
・2020年 第10回高校生バイオサミットin鶴岡(全国大会)優秀賞 「プラスチックを効率良く分解する海洋微生物の探索」

Junior Technicians

S.H., K2, Junior Technician (研究助手)
Tsuruoka Chuo High School
Molecular biology

I.A., K2, Junior Technician (研究助手)
Tsuruoka Chuo High School
Molecular biology

F.Y., K1, Junior Technician (研究助手)
Tsuruoka Chuo High School
Molecular biology

K.K., K1, Junior Technician (研究助手)
Tsuruoka Chuo High School
Molecular biology


Our institute has two programs for students from neighboring high schools to undertake world-class research at our facilities. Junior Researchers are expected to choose their own research topic, while Junior Technicians help out with existing projects and daily laboratory tasks. To protect their privacy, we are unable to publicly disclose their identity.

特別研究生は、自発的に研究テーマを決めてから、世界トップレベルの研究活動に取り組み、AO入試などでの大学進学に挑戦し、将来博士号を取得して世界的な生命科学者になることを目指す。

高校生研究助手(山形県立鶴岡中央高等学校の生徒限定)は、研究所の研究活動をサポートしながら、最先端の技術を学ぶ。

Past Members

Supervised Graduation Theses

2021 // Minoru NAKAI (中井 瑞), Bachelor’s Degree, «RNA シャペロン Hfq の機能解析に向けた異種発現の条件検討» #in Japanese
2020 // Yuji YASUDA (安田 侑史), Bachelor’s Degree, «鮫の皮膚形状における流体力学的有意性の検証/急激な糖分濃度の低下によるストレス応答時における酵母のダイレクト RNA シーケンシング» #in Japanese →”SFC Student Award” + “Outstanding Graduation Project”
2019 // Mariko USUI (碓井 麻里子), Bachelor’s Degree, «On-site soil RNA extraction method for environmental metatranscriptomics ~ Soil studies in the Mongolian Gobi Desert and Tsuruoka City, Yamagata, Japan ~» #in Japanese
2017 // Axel CHAUVIN (ENIB, France), Master’s Degree, «Machine learning approach for 3D reconstruction from misaligned 2D slices» #in English
2016 // Elodie LEBREDONCHEL (University of Lille, France), Ph. D. in Pharmacology, «Diagnostic moléculaire du carcinome hépatocellulaire sur ADN circulant» #in French →”Best Thesis Award”
2016 // Sayaka NIIYA (新谷 彩夏), 2016, Bachelor’s Degree, «Effect of thermoreversible hydrogels on the viability of human primary cells» #in English

Former students, staff, interns

・Yuji YASUDA (安田 侑史), (Keio University, Japan), Student 2016.7-2020.3
・Erdenetsetseg BATDELGER (National University of Mongolia, Mongolia), Internship 2019.8-10
・Allan DEVILLERS (ESEO, France) Internship 2019.7-11
・Gabriel POUPART-LAFARGE (ESEO, France), Internship 2019.7-11
・Marta CANO GUERRERO (University of York, UK), Summer Internship 2017, 2018, 2019
・Arisa TSURUOKA (鶴岡 亜里沙), (Keio University, Japan), Student 2018.10-2019.6
・Mariko USUI (碓井 麻里子), (Keio University, Japan), Student 2017.4-2019.3
・Lan Anh NGUYEN (Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, France), Internship 2018.4-8
・Karim RAQBI (ENS Cachan, France), Internship 2018.2-8
・Tomoro WARASHINA (藁科 友朗), (Keio University, Japan), Student 2017.4-2018.3
・Ayano SAKAI (酒井彩乃), (Keio University, Japan), Student 2017.4-2018.3
・Yuta IGARASHI (五十嵐祐太), (Keio University, Japan), Student 2017.4-2018.3
・Abhinand CHANDRAN SHEELA, Ph. D. (Keio University, Japan), Project Researcher 2017.7-2018.3
・Abhinand CHANDRAN SHEELA, Ph. D. (University of Kerala, India), Internship 2017.4-6
・Axel CHAUVIN (ENIB, France), Internship 2017.?-?
・Andreea Boştean (University College London, UK), Internship 2017.8
・Lysandre DEBUT (ESEO, France), Internship 2017.?-?
・Markus DE RUIJTER (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands), Internship 2016.7-12
・Sayaka NIIYA (新谷 彩夏), (Keio University, Japan), Student 2016.9-2017.3
・Boutaina DAHER (University of Bordeaux, France), Internship 2016.4-6