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JST Targeted Basic Research Programs
* Introduction of Strategic Sector, Research Area and Research Supervisor
Team Type Research (CREST Type)
First Year Strategic Sector Research Area Research Supervisor
2006 Elucidation of the Dynamic Mechanism of Biological System and Establishment of Fundamental Technology The Dynamic Mechanism of and Fundamental Technology for Biological System Dr. Shigetada Nakanishi
(Director, Osaka Bioscience Institute)
2006 Creation of Next-generation Basic Technology Achieving High Security, High Reliability, and High Performance for Embedded Systems Dependable Operating Systems for Embedded Systems Aiming at Practical Applications Dr. Mario Tokoro
(Senior Research Fellow, Sony Corporation / President, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.) : Research Supervisor
Dr. Yoichi Muraoka
(Vice President, Director and Professor, Waseda University) : Deputy Research Supervisor
2006 Creation and Application of Innovative Nano-interface Technology that Achieves High Performance from Materials and Substances in Different State Development of the Foundation for Nano-interface Technology Dr. Seiji Shinkai
(Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University / Head, Kyushu University Center for Future Chemistry)
2006 Development of Technologies for Highly efficient Manufacturing of Nanodevices and Nanomaterials, and Innovation in Manufacturing Technology based on Nanoscale Science Establishment of Innovative Manufacturing Technology based on Nanoscience Dr. Yasuhiro Horiike
(Fellow, National Institute for Materials Science)
2005 Creation of Advanced Integrated Sensing Technologies for Realizing Safe and Secure Societies Advanced Integrated Sensing Technologies Dr. Kiyoshi Itao
(Professor, Graduate School of Management ofScience & Technology (MOT), Tokyo University of Science)
2005 Creation of Ultra-low Power Technologies to Cope with Explosive Increase in Electric Power Consumption in the Future Society Technology Innovation and Integration for Information Systems with Ultra Low Power Dr. Takashi Nanya
(Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science & Technology, University of Tokyo)
2005 Development of Next-generation Highaccuracy and High-resolution Simulation Technology High Performance Computing for Multiscale and Multi-physics Phenomena Dr. Genki Yagawa
(Director and Professor, Center for Computational Mechanics Research, Toyo University / Director, Center for Computational Science & Engineering , Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
2005 Establishment of Basic Technologies for Controlling of Cell Functions Based on Metabolomic Analysis Basic Technologies for Controlling Cell Functions Based on Metabolomic Analysis Dr. Koichi Suzuki
(Senior Director, General Manager of New Frontiers Research Laboratories, Toray Industries, Inc)
2005 Ultimate and Local Control of Photon and Applications Photonics and Quantum Optics for the Creation of New Functions Dr. Tatsuo Izawa
(Retired President & CEO, NTT Electronics Corp.)
2004 Creation of Basic Technology for the Realization of Leading edge Measuring and Analytical Equipment through Development of a New Technique, etc Novel Measuring and Analytical Technology Contributions to the Elucidation and Application of Material Dr. Michiyoshi Tanaka
(Professor Emeritus, Research Advisor, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University)
Novel Measuring and Analytical Technology Contributions to the Elucidation and Application of Life Phenomena Dr. Toshio Yanagida
(Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University)
2004 Creation of Advanced Science and Technology which Support the Raising of the Level of the Creation of Media Art Foundation of Technology Supporting the Creation of Digital Media Contents Dr. Hiroshi Harashima
(Professor, Interfaculty Initiatives in Information Studies, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo)
2003 Development of a Technological Infrastructure for the Realization of Quantum Information Processing that Introduces Innovations into Information Communication Technology Creation of New Technology Aiming for he Realization of Quantum Information Processing Systems Dr. Yoshihisa Yamamoto
(Professor, Research Organization of Information and Systems/Professor, Stanford University)
2003 Elucidation of a Human Life-long Learning Mechanism Based on the Knowledge of Brain Science with an Intention to Provide a Solution to the Problems in Education Elucidation of Mechanisms Underlying Brain Development and Learning Dr. Tadaharu Tsumoto
(Unit Leader,RIKEN Brain Science Institute)
2002 Investigation of Sugar Chain Function for Realizing Effective Development Investigation of Sugar Chain's Bio Function and Establishment of its Technology for Applications Dr. Naoyuki Taniguchi
(Professor, Osaka University)
2002 Establishment of Basic Technology for Utilizing Genome Information for Realizing Tailor-made Medical Treatment Without Side Effects Based on Individual Genetic Information Basic Technology to Establishing Tailormade Medical Treatment by Utilizing Genome Information Dr. Takehiko Sasazuki
(President, International Medical Center of Japan)
2002 Establishment of Next Generation Integration Simulation Technology for Realizing Advanced Treatment and Precision Product Design Based on the Phenomena of Atomic/Molecular Level in the Medical Treatment and Information Industry The Innovation of Simulation Technology and the Construction of Foundations for its Practical Use Dr. Norihisa Doi
(Professor, Chuo University)
2002 Creation of Nanodevice/Material/System for Overcoming Integration/Function Limits in Data Processing and Communications Creation of Ultrafast, Ultralow Power, Super-performance Nanodevices and Systems Dr. Hiroyuki Sakaki
(Professor, The University of Tokyo)
Nanotechnology-related*2
Creation of Nanodevices and System Based on New Physical Phenomena and Functional Principles *3 Dr. Koji Kajimura
(Vice President, Japan Society for the Promotion of Machine Industry, Director of Technical Research Institute)
Nano Factory and Process Monitoring for Advanced Information Processing and Communication *1 Dr. Kenji Gamo
(Professor Emeritus, Osaka University/Fellow,National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)
Creation and Application of Nano Structural Materials for Advanced Data Processing and Communication *1 Dr. Hidetoshi Fukuyama
(Professor, Tohoku University)
2002 Creation of Functional Materials/ System that Utilize Nano Biotechnology for Realizing a Noninvasive Medical Treatment System Creation of Bio-devices and Bio-systems with Chemical and Biological Molecules for Medical Use *3 Dr. Masuo Aizawa
(President, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Creation and Application of "Soft Nano-machine", the Hyperfunctional Molecular Machine *1 Dr. Hirokazu Hotani
(Professor Emeritus, Nagoya University)
Creation of Novel Nano-material/ System Synthesized by Self-organization for Medical Use *1 Dr. Koji Kaya
(Director, WAKO Institute/Discovery Research Institute, RIKEN)
2002 Creation of Nano Materials/System for Realizing Environmental Conservation and Advanced Energy Recycling to Minimize Stress on the Environment Creation of Nano-Structured Catalysts and Materials for Environmental Conservation Dr. Makoto Misono
(President,National Institute of Technology and Evaluation)
Development of Advanced Nano-structured Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage*1 Dr. Akira Fujishima
(Chairman, Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology/ Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo)
2001 Technological Innovation through Protein Analysis Based on Genetic Information Protein Structure and Functional Mechanisms
- Toward Creation of Innovative Medicines, Diagnosis, and Material Production Based on Functional Mechanisms of Proteins -
Dr. Tairo Oshima
(Director,Institute of Environmental Microbiology, Kyowa Kako Co.,Ltd.)
2001 Pursuing and Developing Leading-edge Basic Technology to Apply Advanced Medical Care to the Human Translational Research for Intractable Immune Disorders and Infectious Diseases
- Aiming at Creation of Novel Strategies through Elucidation of Molecular Mechanisms of Pathogenesis -
Dr.Koichi Yamanishi
(President, National Institute of Biomedical Innovation)
2001 Building High Speed, Largecapacity Information Processing Technology through a New Principle New High-performance Information Processing Technology Supporting Information-oriented Society
- Aiming at the Creation of New High-speed, Large-capacity Computing Technology Based on Quantum Effects, Molecular Functions, Parallel Processing, etc.-
Dr. Hidehiko Tanaka
(Professor,Graduate School of Information Security, Institute of Information Security)
2001 Forecasting Water Circulation and Building a Utilization System Hydrological System Modeling and Water Resources System
- Aiming to Develop Innovative Technological Systems for Predicting, Preserving and Utilizing Water Resources, Based on Consideration of Dynamic Interactions among Climate, Hydrological Cycle and Human Activities -
Dr. Katsumi Mushiake
(Professor, Fukushima University)
2000 Realization of an Aging Society Full of Vitality through Technological Innovation Development, Differentiation, and Regeneration in Biological Systems Dr. Yoshiki Hotta
(President, Reseach Organization of Information and Systems)
Plant Functions and their Controls Dr. Akinori Suzuki
(Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo)
1999 Challenge to Unknown Region with Large Prossibility Advanced Media Technology for Everyday Living Dr. Makoto Nagao
(President, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)
*1: The results in these research areas also contribute to two other nanotechnology-related strategic sectors.
*2: Nine CREST type and one PRESTO type nanotechnology-related research areas were established under three strategic sectors, to promote nanotechnology researches as one "Virtual Lab in Nanotechnology Area".
*3: These research areas were first established in the fiscal year 2001, and were renewed in the fiscal year 2002 as described here.