Professor Unit Name Maximum Availability
of Interns

Faculty Research Interests and Project Information

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Gordon Arbuthnott

ゴードン・アーバスノット

Brain Mechanism for Behavior

行動の脳機構ユニット

2 positions maximum Projects available in behavioural neuroscience or in neuroanatomy

Mahesh Bandi

マヘッシュ・バンディ

Nonlinear and Non-equilibrium Physics Unit

非線形・非平衡物理学ユニット

   

 Thomas Bourguignon

トマ・ブーギニョン

Evolutionary Genomics 

進化ゲノミクスユニット

1 position maximum  

Thomas Busch

トーマス・ブッシュ

Quantum Systems

量子システム研究ユニット

2 positions  maximum Projects of theoretical nature in the area of ultra cold atoms, quantum information and quantum engineering. Students should have a background in physics and during their time with us will get an overview of the current state of the area, and do analytical or numerical work on a project related to a currently ongoing research project, depending on their interest.

Pinaki Chakraborty

ピナキ・チャクラボルティ

Fluid Mechanics (Unit Video)

流体力学ユニット

1 position maximum Projects in turbulent flows in many applications.

Keshav Dani

ケシャヴ・ダニ

Femtosecond Spectroscopy

フェムト秒分光法ユニット

2 positions maximum Many applications of ultrafast spectroscopy and femtosecond lasers, including graphene research.

Erik De Schutter

エリック・デシュッター

Computational Neuroscience

計算脳科学ユニット

1 position maximum Computational neuroscience, particularly modelling of cerebellar circuits and signalling.

Kenji Doya

銅谷 賢治

Neural Computation (Unit Video)

神経計算ユニット

1 position  maximum Projects in computational neuroscience and machine learning

Evan Economo

エヴァン・エコノモ

Biodiversity and Biocomplexity  (Unit Video)

生物多様性・複雑性研究ユニット

No positions in 2020 Projects  are related to evolution, ecology, biodiversity:  population genetics, morphological evolution, biogeography, 3D imaging and modeling, community ecology of ants.

Yejun Feng

イエジュン・フォン

Electronic and Quantum Magnetism

電子・量子磁性ユニット

1 position  maximum Raman and pump-probe optical probes of quantum magnets under high pressure tuning.

Eliot Fried

エリオット・フリード

Mathematics, Mechanics and Materials

数理力学と材料科学ユニット

2 positions  maximum Theory, simulation, and simple table-top experiments physical and biological processes with interesting geometrical or topological features, including  Growth and coalescence of condensed droplets, Formation of ridges and cracks on tree bark, Healing of punctured soap films, and Water driven erosion of stone

Izumi Fukunaga

福永泉美

Sensory and Behavioral Neuroscience

知覚と行動の神経科学ユニット

2 positions  maximum  

Gustavo Gioia

グスタボ・ジョイア

Continuum Physics

連続体物理学研究ユニット

1 position  maximum Projects in solid mechanics in many applications

Igor Goryanin

イゴール・ゴリヤニン

Biological Systems

生物システムユニット

2 positions maximum See unit website for details.

Shinobu Hikami

氷上 忍

Mathematical and Theoretical Physics

数理理論物理学ユニット

2 positions  maximum  

Hiroki Ishikawa

石川 裕規

Immune Signalling

免疫シグナルユニット

1 position  maximum  

Julia Khusnutdinova

ジュリア・クスヌディノワ

Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis

錯体化学・触媒ユニット

2 positions  maximum Stimuli-responsive polymers containing dynamic transition metal complexes; Homogeneous hydrogenation and dehydrogenation using earth-abundant metals (Fe, Mn); dynamic metal complexes and small molecule activation, as well as many other projects related to the use of transition metal complexes in catalysis, bond activation and stimuli-responsive polymers. The work involves organic and organometallic synthesis. Check more details at https://groups.oist.jp/cccu/research.

Keiko Kono

河野 恵子

Membranology Unit

膜生物学ユニット

2 positions maximum See unit website for details.

Denis Konstantinov

デニス・ コンスタンチノフ

Quantum Dynamics

量子ダイナミクスユニット

2 positions  maximum
  1. Photo-transport in 2D electron systems,
  2. Electron transport in confined geometrie
  3. Non-linear NMR in coupled nuclear-electron spin systems,
  4. Electron spin ensembles in diamond for QIP technologies

Akihiro Kusumi

楠見 明弘

Membrane Cooperativity

膜協同性ユニット

  See unit website for details.

Bernd Kuhn

ベアン・クン

Optical Neuroimaging

光学ニューロイメージングユニット

   

Paola Laurino

パオラ・ラウリーノ

Protein Engineering and Evolution 

タンパク質工学・進化ユニット

2 positions  maximum Different projects on protein and metabolites evolution, e.g. protein engineering for biocatalysis or prebiotic chemistry. Requires some experience in organic chemistry or molecular biology or biochemistry.

Nicholas Luscombe

ニコラス・ラスカム

Genomics and Regulatory Systems Unit

ゲノム・遺伝子制御システム科学ユニット

2 positions maximum See unit website for details.

Ichiro Maruyama

丸山 一郎

Information Processing Biology (Unit Video)

情報処理生物学ユニット

1 position  maximum Projects in associative learning and memory in the nematode C. elegans.

Ichiro Masai

政井 一郎

Developmental Neurobiology

神経発生ユニット

2 positions maximum Eye development in the zebrafish as a model system of neural development.

Alexander Mikheyev

アレキサンダー・ミケェエブ

Ecology and Evolution

生態・進化学ユニット

2 positions maximum See unit website for details

Jonathan Miller

ジョナサン・ミラー

Physics and Biology

物理生物学ユニット

2 positions maximum  

Satoshi Mitarai

御手洗 哲司

Marine Biophysics

海洋生態物理学ユニット

2 positions maximum Marine biophysics, especially of the East China Sea and Western Pacific, with emphasis on currents and their effects on coral reef ecology.

Yasha Neiman

ヤーシャ・ネイマン

Quantum Gravity 

量子重力ユニット

  See unit website for details of the group’s research.

Síle Nic Chormaic

シーレ・ニコーマック

Light-Matter Interactions For Quantum Technologies

光・物質相互作用ユニット

2 positions  maximum  Experimental work (with some simulations) in cold atoms, laser cooling, atomic spectroscopy, optical nanofibre mode propagation, optical trapping of submicron particles, nonlinear optics in whispering gallery resonators.   The work is usually mainly experimental and preference given to students who can commit to longer internships (more than 3 months). 

Yoshinori Okada

岡田佳憲

Quantum Materials Science

量子物質科学ユニット

   

Simone Pigolotti

シモーネ・ピゴロッティ

Biological Complexity 

生物複雑性ユニット

2 positions  maximum Our main research activity is in theoretical and computational modeling of biophysical systems, ranging from stochastic molecular kinetics to population dynamics. Projects in non-equilibrium statistical physics and stochastic thermodynamics are also available. Candidates with background in these areas and interested in medium to long stays (i.e. more than three months) will be given preference.

Yabing Qi

ヤビン・チー

Energy Materials and Surface Sciences

エネルギー材料と表面科学ユニット

2 positions  maximum
  1. Research projects on energy storage materials and devices (e.g. Li ion batteries).
  2. Research projects on energy harvesting materials and devices (e.g. solar cells).

Noriyuki Satoh

佐藤 矩行

Marine Genomics

マリンゲノミックスユニット

1 position  maximum  

Hidetoshi Saze

佐瀨 英俊

Plant Epigenetics

植物エピジェネティクスユニット

1 position maximum  

Nic Shannon

ニック・シャノン

Theory of Quantum Matter

量子理論ユニット

2 positions maximum  

Amy Shen

エイミー・シェン

Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics (Unit Video)

マイクロ・バイオ・ナノ流体ユニット

2 positions  maximum Projects in the general area of microfluidics and rheology (instabilities, mixing, separations), with many biotechnology applications. See unit website for details of ongoing research. 

Tsumoru Shintake

新竹 積

Quantum Wave Microscopy

量子波光学顕微鏡ユニット

1 position  maximum  

Ulf Skoglund

ウルフ・スコグランド

Structural Cellular Biology

構造細胞生物学ユニット

1 position maximum  

Greg Stephens

グレッグ・スティーブンズ

Biological Physics Theory

理論生物物理学ユニット

2 positions maximum See unit website for details.

Tomoyuki Takahashi

高橋 智幸

Cellular and Molecular Synaptic Function 

細胞分子シナプス機能ユニット

1 position maximum  

Fujie Tanaka

田中 富士枝

Chemistry and Chemical Bioengineering

生体制御分子創製化学ユニット

1 position maximum  

Jun Tani

谷 淳

Cognitive Neurorobotics

認知脳ロボティクス研究ユニット

1 position maximum Projects related to cognitive neurorobotics. Longer periods preferred.

Reiko Toriumi

鳥海 玲子

Gravity, Quantum Geometry and Field Theory

重力、量子幾何と場の理論ユニット

   

Gail Tripp

ゲイル・トリップ

Human Developmental Neurobiology

発達神経生物学ユニット

1 position maximum  

Marylka Yoe Uusisaari

マリルカ ヨエ・ウーシサーリ

Neuronal Rhythms in Movement

神経活動リズムと運動遂行ユニット

2 positions maximum  

Hiroshi Watanabe

渡邉 寛

Evolutionary Neurobiology Unit

進化神経生物学ユニット

   

Jeff Wickens

ジェフ・ウィッケンス

Neurobiology Research 

神経生物学研究ユニット

1 position  maximum  
Matthias Wolf

Molecular Cryo-Electron Microscopy

生体分子電子顕微鏡解析ユニット

1 position maximum  

Tadashi Yamamoto

山本 雅

Cell Signalling

細胞シグナルユニット

1 position maximum  Projects in regulation of gene expression at the mRNA level, signaling in neuronal cells and cancer cells, and regulation of obesity using mouse models.

Mitsuhiro Yanagida

柳田 充弘

G0 Cell Unit

G0細胞ユニット

1 position maximum  

Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama

杉山(矢崎) 陽子

Neuronal Mechanisms for the Critical Period

臨界期の神経メカニズム研究ユニット

no positions  

Yohei Yokobayashi

横林 洋平

Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Engineering

核酸化学・工学ユニット

2 positions  maximum
  1. Experimental project on functional nucleic acids (e.g. design riboswitches to control gene expression in living cells, high-throughput analysis of ribozymes). Requires some experience in molecular biology or biochemistry experiments.
  2. Computational analysis of high-throughput sequence data on functional nucleic acids. Requires basic knowledge of biochemistry and programming skills to handle large sequencing datasets.

Ye Zhang

イェ・ジャン

Bioinspired Soft Matter

生体模倣ソフトマターユニット

2 positions maximum Tuning nano- or micro-structures through molecular manipulation.
Design and synthesis of active matter.