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

Life on Earth has acquired structures and functions adapted to its environment through nearly four billion years of evolution. In the 21st century, we will come to have a deeper understanding of life, but at the same time, we will need to reflect on and learn from past science and technology to develop new areas of science and technology in relation to life, mankind, and healthcare. This course focuses on research and education aimed at developing science and technology and new areas of study in relation to bioengineering and bioinformatics that combine computer technology, nanotechnology, bioscience, and bioengineering.

Course of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics

What education is provided?

This course provides students with an extensive curriculum for systematically learning the fundamentals of bioengineering and bioinformatics related to life, mankind, and healthcare, from genes to the individual level. It also promotes pioneering research through an educational and research environment that includes many internationally acclaimed researchers and that enables participation in advanced interdisciplinary research. The aim here is to develop professionals who can play a central role in the development of engineering technologies related to life, mankind, and healthcare and in the creation and promotion of new industries.

Major curriculum

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

What research activities are under way?

This course focuses on research covering a wide range of bioengineering and bioinformatics from genes to the individual level. Furthermore, to develop expertise at the molecular and cell level, it takes up new fields such as genome informatics, cell signaling, bio-nanotechnologies, and regenerative medicine. It promotes new areas of research by combining the knowledge of many researchers in such fields as electronics, biology, mechanical engineering, and chemistry.

Research Filed

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

What characteristics do the research groups have?

The research groups feature education and research in bioengineering and bioinformatics at the gene level. This includes genome informatics ranging from comparative genomics and gene expression information to genome evolutionary processes and gene expression networks, as well as structural bioinformatics and functional bioinformatics that seek to explain the structures, functions and formation principles of protein molecules and other biomolecules. Furthermore, by applying advanced information and electronics technologies and new findings in the life sciences, the research groups are conducting cutting-edge research in bioengineering and bioinformatics from the cell to the individual level. This research includes intracellular information transmission, intracellular information networks, bio-sensing, bio-imaging, bio-photonics, magnetic resonance imaging, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, medical systems, and biomaterials.

Research Group of Bioinformatics

Research content

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

Research Group of Bioengineering

Research content

Life information, Cellular control information, Biomechanics, Biorheology, Magnetic resonance imaging, Biosensing, Bioimaging, Neural engineering, Medical informatics, Medical systems

Research Institute for Electronic Science

Research content

Bio-nano devices, Molecular imaging, Microscopic measurement, Bio-optics, Neuroscience, Biological rhythm

Research Group of Advanced Biofunctional Engineering

Collaborative research group with National Institute for Materials Science

Research content

Tissue engineering, Biomaterials, Regeneration bioengineering