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Opportunities for Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Fellows

The Institute for Advanced Biosciences (IAB), established in the spring of 2001, is a pioneering research institute, part of the Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University, a major private Japanese university (more than 30 000 students) with a long history of excellence and innovation in teaching and research. Ongoing research activities mainly focus on functional genomics, systems biology and bioinformatics and aim toward the complete description, understanding, and in silico modeling of the E. coli bacterial cell and other living organisms.

In addition to an outstanding faculty, students and post-doctoral fellows can look forward to a stimulating environment with world-class facilities and very well-equipped laboratories suited for the most advanced research in post-genomics and systems biology.

Graduate program in Systems Biology

The institute is continuously seeking motivated candidates for its graduate program in Systems Biology (both M.Sc. and Ph.D. level).

For general information about the admission process, please refer the SFC Graduate Admission Office site below:

If you are looking for a research supervisor for your course, please send an email to along with your CV and the name(s) of the faculty/researcher at our institute in which you are interested.

While internal financial support is in some cases available, admitted students will be expected to have obtained external financial support for their studies through the following agencies:

Monbukagakusho Scholarships (MEXT) and others:

Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) program for young scientists:

General information for foreign students in Japan:

Post-doctoral opportunities

In addition, there are also opportunities for well-qualified post-doctoral fellows with experience in bioinformatics/computational biology and/or biochemical/molecular biology to conduct state-of-the-art research activities at IAB. Candidates are invited to contact faculty members and expected to seek financial support through the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) program of Post-Doctoral Fellowships:

Interested individuals should send their applications including a full CV, a list of publications, and the names and contact information of three references to:
Please clearly indicate in your email the name(s) of the faculty/researcher at our institute in which you are interested.