Germany (SICP)

1. Field of Cooperation

"Nanoelectronics" "Computational Neuroscience"

In research cooperation with Germany, research exchange projects are promoted together with Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) on "Nanoelectronics" from Fiscal Year 2006. The calls for proposals in the above areas have been completed in FY2009, JST and DFG have started to cooperate in the new area of "Computational Neuroscience" after welcoming Bundesministerium fur Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) from FY 2011.

3. Related Workshops

Related Workshops
Mar 2011 Okinawa Japan-Germany Joint Workshop on "Computational Neuroscience"
Jan 2010 Bad Honnef (Germany) Fourth Japan-Germany Workshop on Nanoelectronics
Jan 2009 Kyoto Third Japan-Germany Workshop on Nanoelectronics
Mar 2008 Aachen (Germany) Second Japan-Germany Workshop on Nanoelectronics
Oct 2006 Tokyo First Japan-Germany Workshop on Nanoelectronics

4. Calls for Proposals

Calls for Proposals
Month/YearResearch AreasPress Release
Jun 2013 Computational Neuroscience Detail
Jun 2012 Computational Neuroscience Detail
May 2011 Computational Neuroscience Detail
Jan 2009 Nanoelectronics Detail
Feb 2008 Nanoelectronics Detail
Apr 2007 Nanoelectronics Detail

5. Finished Projects

Computational Neuroscience

Period:FY2014 - FY2017
※The 4 projects were transferred to AMED from 2015.

Computational Neuroscience
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in Germany
Testing computational models of learning from social, real, and fictive feedback in human and nonhuman primates Masaki Isoda, Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Kansai Medical University Markus Ullsperger, professor, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Otto-von-Guericke Universitat Magdeburg
Decoding of in vivo two-photon imaging data in mouse motor cortexx Yukiyasu Kamitani, Head, Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International Takashi Sato, Junior group leader, Center for Integrative Neuroscience, University of Tubingen
The development of the functional organization in visual cortex Kenichi Ohki, Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University Matthias Kaschube, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, Goethe University
Autonomous learning of active depth perception: from neural models to humanoid robotss Jeong Sungmoon, Assistant Professor, School of Information Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Jochen Triesch, Professor, Neuroscience Department, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

Period:FY2013 - FY2015
※The 4 projects were transferred to AMED from 2015.

Computational Neuroscience
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in Germany
Impedance regulation during energy transfer motor tasks: from human experiments to computational modeling and robotics Ganesh Gowrishankar, researcher of Advanced ICT research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) Patrick van der Smagt, professor for Faculty of Informatics, Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM)
Heterogeneity of the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus: Quantification, Simulation, and Functional Analysiss Toru Takumi, team leader of Mental Biology Laboratory at Brain Science Institute, RIKEN Grigory Bordyugov, researcher of Charite University
Neural circuit mechanisms of reinforcement learning Kenji Morita, lecturer of Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo Abigail Morrison, professor of Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6), Julich Research Centre
The influence of feature salience over microsaccades in normal and blindsight humans and monkeys: an experimental and theoretical investigation Masatoshi Yoshida, assistant professor of Department of Developmental Physiology, National Institute for Physiological Sciences Ziad M. Hafed, junior research group leader of Physiology of Active Vision Laboratory, Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience

Period:FY2012 - FY2014

Computational Neuroscience
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in Germany
Neural Basis Of Auditory Processing In The Honeybee: The Role Of Neuron Morphology And Development Ai Hiroyuki, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth System Science, Fukuoka University Thomas Wachtler-Kulla, Professor, Department Biologie II, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen
Robust Adaptive Bcis For Nonstationary Environments Oba Shigeyuki, Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University Klaus-Robert Muller, Professor, Computer Science FacultyMachine Learning Department, Technische Universitat Berlin
Multidisciplinary Reconstruction Of The Pan-Network Physiome Generating Spontaneous Synchronized Neural Activity In The Mammalian Brain Oku Yoshitaka, Professor, Department of Physiology, Hyogo College of Medicine Swen Hulsmann, Professor, Department of Neurophysiology, Gottingen University
Impact of top-down influence on visual processing during free viewing: multi-scale analysis of multi-area massively parallel recordings of the visual pathway Tamura Hiroshi, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University Sonja Grun, Group Leader, Theoretical Systems Neurobiology, RWTH Aachen University
The Function And Role Of Basal Ganglia Pathways: From Single To Multiple Loops Nambu Atsushi, Professor, Division of System Neurophysiology, National Institute for Physiological Sciences Fred H. Hamker, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Chemnitz University of Technology
Haptic Learning Morimoto Jun, Head of Department., ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Department of Brain Robot Interface Florentin Worgotter, Professor, The Third Institute of Physics and Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University of Gottingen


Period:FY2009 - FY2012

TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in Germany
Single quantum dot based lasers Yasuhiko Arakawa, Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo Alfred Forchel, Professor, Technische Physik, Universitat Wurzburg Martin Kamp, Group leader, Technische Physik, Universitat Wurzburg
Nanoelectronics with Giant Conjugated Macrocycles Masahiko Iyoda, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Metropolitan University Klaus Mullen, Professor, Synthetic Chemistry, Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research Jurgen P. Rabe, Professor, Department of Physics, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
NEMS/MEMS and Nanomaterial-enhanced Passive Components Compatible with Advanced Nano-CMOS for Future One-chip Tunable RF Systems Masayoshi Esashi , Professor, WPI-AIMR. Tohoku University Gessner Thomas, Professor, Center of Microtechnologies, Chemnitz University of Technology
Electronic Bistable Recording Media for Scanning Multiprobe based Ultrahigh-Density Data Storage Takahito Ono, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Tohoku University Rudiger Berger, Professor, Polymer Physics, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Jochen Gutmann, Professor, Institute for Physical Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Computational design and evaluation of spintronics materials Tomoya Ono, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University Daniel Wortmann, Researcher, Institut fur Festkorperforschung, Forschungszentrum Julich
Interfacial structure/chemistry of spinronics devices with Heusler alloy electrodes Kazuhiro Hono, Magnetic Materials Center, National Institute for Materials Science Guido Schmitz, Professor, Institute of Material Physics, Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat, Munster Andreas Hutten, Professor, Department of Physics, Physics of Nanostructures, Bielefeld University
Optoelectromechanic effects in nanocontacts: Electric-field enhancement and mechanically driven conductance changes Hiroaki Misawa, Professor, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University Elke Scheer, Professor, Physics, University of Konstanz

Period:FY2008 - FY2011

TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in Germany
Quantum properties of dopants for silicon nanospintronics Kohei Itoh, Professor, Applied Physics, Keio University Martin S Brandt, 教授 Walter Schottky Institut, Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Design of room temperature spintronics nanodevices: Investigation of buried interfaces by Spin Polarized Hard X-ray photoemission Koichiro Inomata, Professor, Magnetic Materials Center, National Institute for Materials Science Claudia Felser, Professor, Gerd Schoenhense, Professor, Institut fuer Anorganische Chemie und Analytische Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz
Fluctuations and Correlations in Semiconductor Spintronics Yasuhiro Utsumi. Assistant Professor, Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo Gerd Schoen, Professor, Institut fuer Theoretische Festkoerperphysik, Universitaet Karlsruhe
Optical excitation transfer via optical near-field interactions: devices and characterizations Motoichi Ohtsu, Professor, Department of Electronics Engineering, The University of Tokyo Christoph Lienau, Professor, Institut fuer Physik, Carl von Ossietzky Universitaet Oldenburg
Scanning tunneling spectroscopy of quantum coherence phenomena due to atom-by-atom nanostructure assembly on semiconductor surfaces Kiyoshi Kanisawa, Senior Research Scientist, Physical Science Laboratory, NTT Basic Research Laboratories Stefan Foelsch, Senior Scientist, Paul-Drude-Institut fuer Festkoerperelectronik(PDI)
Faradaic currents and ion transfer numbers in electronchemical atomic switches Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Group Leader, Atomic Electronics Group, National Institute for Materials Science Rainer Waser, Professor IWE2, Rheinisch-Westfaellische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Nanowire/CMOS Heterogeneous Integration for Next-Generation Communication Systems Takao Waho, Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sophia University Werner Prost, Scientist, Fakultaet fuer Ingenieurwissenschaften, Universitaet Duisburg-Essen
Terahertz electronics on the atomic scale using intrinsic Josephson junctions in cuptrate superconductors Wang Huabing, Senior Researcher, Nano System Functionality Center, National Institute for Materials Science Reinhold Kleiner, Professor, Fakultaet fuer Physik, Eberhard Karls Universitaet Tuebingen

Period:FY2007 - FY2010

TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in Germany
Artificial atoms from magnetic semiconductors Seigo Tarucha, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering,
Department of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo
Laurens W. Molenkamp, Professor, Experimentelle Physik EP3, Universitaet Wuerzburg
Development of multi-qubit spintronics device for quantum communication and computing by single NV c Junichi Isoya, Professor, Information and Media Studies, Tsukuba University
Joerg Wrachtrup, Professor, 3. Physikalisches Institut, Universitaet Stuttgart
Spin-Resolved Electron Transport Through Magnetic Nanostructures Studied by a LT
Masakazu Aono, Director General, Nano System Functionality Center, National Institute for Materials Science Roland Wiesendanger, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Hamburg
Advanced functionality with three-dimensionally controlled nanostructures Yoshiro Hirayama, Professor, Graduate School of Science, Department of Physics, Tohokou University Friedland Klaus-Juergen, Researcher, Paul-Drude Institut fuer Festkoerperelektronik
Semiconductor Spectroscopy
Investigation of new Heusler compounds with high spin-polarization Yasuo Ando, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University Burkard Hillebrands, Professor, Fachbereich Physik, Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern
Mapping spin accumulation in lateral spin momentum transfer devices using Brillo Yoshichika Otani, Professor, Divisiont of Nano-Scale Science, The Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo Burkard Hillebrands, Professor, Fachbereich Physik, Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern
Electromagnetic Wave Controlling by Atomic-Scale Plasmonics in Nanostructures Tadaaki Nagao, Senior Researcher, Nano System Functionality Center, National Institute for Materials Science Annemarie Pucci, Professor, Kirchhoff Institute of Physics, Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg
Synthesis and time-resolved structural analysis of the switching behavior of epitaxial phase-change Paul Fons, Group Leader, Center for Applied Near-Field Optics, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology Wolfgang Braun, Senior Scientist, Department of Nanostructures,
Paul Drude Institute for Solid State Electronics