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"Karada-kan", a cancer information center for Tsuruoka citizens established

IAB opened "Karada-kan", a cancer information station for Tsuruoka citizens in the Chido library, part of the Center bldg. of TTCK(Tsuruoka Town Campus of Keio).


IAB software to find new-type tRNA genes released in collaboration with Rikkyo University

Software developed by Junichi Sugahara and Nozomu Yachie from the reseach group directed by Dr. Akio Kanai and Dr. Masaru Tomita, is now freely available to find new-type tRNA genes. The tools were developed in collaboration with Dr.Yasuhiko Sekine's research group at Rikkyo University.

Their results were published in Science (Vol.318 no.5849, pp.450-453).

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Mr. Hiroya Masuda, Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications visited IAB.


IAB student wins prize at GlobalTiC Talentrepreneur Award

A doctoral student at IAB, Mr.Kazuhide Sekiyama was awarded the 1st prize of Best Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award in GlobalTic Talentrepreneur Award & Forum in Taipei, Taiwan.

GlobalTiC Talentrepreneur Award website>>


Metabolome analysis for high-quality beer production

Dr. Tomoyoshi Soga's research group under the direction of Dr. Masaru Tomita succeeded to develop yeast strains that are useful for high-quality beer production using their established metablome analysis techniques, in collaboration with Kirin Brewery Company.

Kirin Brewery Company Press Release >>


Release of E-cell Simulation Environment 3D

Dr. Kazuharu Arakawa and Mr. Nozomu Yachie, working under the direction of Dr. Masaru Tomita, developed and released the groundbreaking "E-Cell Simulation Environment 3D" that adds powerful visualization features to IAB's original simulation platform.

E-cell Simulation Environment 3D website>>


IAB research project selected by Global COE Program

"Global COE for Humanoid Metabolomic Systems Biology", a joint research project between IAB, the Graduate School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University was selected in the field of life science as one of the "Global COE (Centers of Excellence) Program " by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of (MEXT).

JSPS Press Release>>


Professors T. Soga and M. Tomita win the Prize for Science and Technology

IAB scientists Prof. T. Soga and Prof. M. Tomita were awarded the Prize for Science and Technology at The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology on April 17, 2007.



Spring Science Camp 2007

A science training program for high-school students from all over Japan was held on Mar 21-23, 2007. The event, Keio Spring Science Camp 2007, was sponsored by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), and also supported by the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies and the Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University.



Unprecedented large-scale quantitative analysis of bacterium provides detailed picture of metabolic network robustness.

Scientists at the Institute for Advanced Biosciences of Keio University located in Tsuruoka City, Japan report in an advanced on-line publication released today in Science Express, a first-of-a-kind ...

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