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Division of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics

Division of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics

What are the goals of the Division of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics?

Having gone through the process of evolution for nearly four billion years, life on the earth has acquired structures and functions that have adapted to its environment. While we will have a deeper understanding of life in the 21st century, we will also be required to develop new science and technology centering on life, mankind and the environment, based on various reflections on science and technology from the past, and lessons learned from them. The Division of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics focuses on research and education aimed at developing science and technology relating to life, mankind and healthcare, as well as new academic fields, while integrating this with computer technology and nanotechnology.

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What research activities are under way?

The Division not only pursues research into bioengineering but also has a research and education system in both bioengineering and bioinformatics that has incorporated new fields, such as genome information, cell information, bionanotechnology and regenerative medical engineering, with the aim of strengthening bioinformatics at the molecular and cellular levels. Various researchers with differing majors, such as electronics, biology, mechanical engineering and chemistry, share their expertise, thus promoting research efforts in new fields.

Major research fields

Genome informatics, Primer to bioinformatics, Bioinformatics and bio-databases, Cell signaling, Human function and bio-informatics, Bio-mathematical analysis, Biomechanics, Biosensing, Magnetic resonance imaging, Regenerative medicine, Medical systems engineering, Bio-nanotechnologies, Bio-optics, Advanced medical engineering

What characteristics do the research groups have?

The Research Group of Bioinformatics focuses on the research and education of gene informatics, which covers the analyses of comparative genomics and gene expression information, as well as research on the gene evolution process and gene expression networks, and in structural bioinformatics and functional bioinformatics, which shed light on the structures, functions and constitutive principles of protein molecules and other biomolecules. The Research Group of Biomedical Systems Engineering is characterized by its pioneering research activities in bioengineering and bioinformatics from cells to individuals, such as intracellular information transmission, intracellular information networks, bio-sensing, bio-imaging, magnetic resonance imaging and medical systems, by employing the leading-edge information and electronics technology as well as the latest knowledge in life science.

Research Group of Advanced Medical Engineering (Cooperation Chair)

Research content

Research Group of Bioinformatics

Comparative genomics, Gene expression networks, Structural bioinformatics, Functional bioinformatics, Biological databases, Bioinformatics, Molecular evolution, Functional evolution, Organismal evolution

Research Group of Bioengineering

Life information, Cellular control information, Biomechanics, Biorheology, Magnetic resonance imaging, Bio-sensing, Bio-imaging, Mathematical analysis of living bodies, Medical informatics, Medical systems

Research Group of Advanced Biofunctional Engineering (Cooperation Chair)

Bio-nano devices, Molecular imaging, Microscopic measurement, Bio-optics

Research Group of Advanced Medical Engineering (Cooperative Chair)

Tissue engineering, Biomaterials, Regeneration bioengineering

What education is provided?

A rich curriculum is available to ensure that students can systematically learn the basics of bioengineering and bioinformatics from the genetic to individual levels. In addition, the division has numerous internationally acclaimed researchers as well as a research and educational environment allowing the participation in advanced interdisciplinary research. We are developing human resources that can play a central role in developing engineering technology in life, mankind and healthcare and in creating and promoting new industries.

Major curriculum

Genome informatics, Information Biology, Medical Information Science, Medical Information Science, Cell and Tissue Engineering, Bioimaging, Nanomaterials, Bioengineering, Medical Systems Engineering, Biosystems control and engineering, Neuroscience and brain function, Nanoimaging, Nanophotonics, Advanced Medical Engineering

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