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HIGASHIYAMA Live-Holonics
Research Director: Tetsuya Higashiyama
Professor of Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University
Research Term 2010-2015
 
Outline of Research

 Individual cells of multicellular organisms communicate with neighboring cells to maintain the organism. Each cell in a multicellular organism learns its role in the cell population through dynamic and intricate communication with surrounding and distant cells. We call this cell-to-cell communication as "holonic communication". However, it is still unclear how cells actually communicate with each other in a living organism.

 The goal of this project is to understand holonic communication in a living, multicellular organism. For this purpose, our project sets up three research groups for optical technology, engineering technology, and single-cell omics to make a new frontier in 'live cell biology' ― the real-time analysis of intercellular signaling in multicellular organisms.

 For live-cell analyses with complete control under the microscope, various new technologies are expected to be developed such as live-cell and single-molecule imaging, manipulation techniques for cell and molecules, interdisciplinary studies of plant biology and engineering technologies, and nano- and micro-device engineering. These technologies will be applicable to other fields, not only scientific instruments but also diagnosis methods for medical care, reproductive medicine, and breeding techniques for agriculture.

 
Members
Research Director
Dr. Tetsuya Higashiyama
Research Groups
Optical Technology Group Leader:
 Daisuke Kurihara
Researcher:
 Yoko Mizuta
Assistant:
 Miharu Nanjo
 Yuri Nakano
Engineering Technology Group Leader:
 Hideyuki Arata
Researcher:
 Mitsuhiro Horade
Single Cell Omics Group Leader:
 Takamasa Suzuki
Assistant:
 Tomomi Shinagawa
 Terumi Nishii


Project
Head Quarter
B-103, Bldg.
B, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8602, JAPAN

STAFF
Research Manager/
Project Coordinator
 Yoko Hattori
Administrative Manager
 Yoshiki Tsuji
Administrative Staff
 Mikiko Fukatsu

Contact
Phone: (+)81-52-789-2496
FAX:(+)81-52-789-2497
E-mail:
hattori.yoko @ f.mbox.nagoya-u.ac.jp


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