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CREST

Research Area Research Supervisor(s) Strategic Objective(s) FY of Research Area Establishment
Development and application of optical technology for spatiotemporal control of biological functions Ryoichiro Kageyama
(Professor, Institute for Virus Research, Kyoto University)
Development of optical control technologies and elucidation of biological mechanisms FY2016
Development and application of intelligent measurement-analysis methods through coalition between measurement technologies and informatics Yoshiyuki Amemiya (CREST)
(Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
Genshiro Kitagawa (Deputy Research Supervisor:PRESTO)
(President, Research Organization of Information and Systems)
Integration of measurement technology and advanced information processing for cutting- edge R&D activities including materials science
Creation of an innovative quantum technology platform based on the advanced control of quantum states Yasuhiko Arakawa
(Professor/Director of Center for Photonics Electronics Convergence, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo)
Development of new material properties and frontier of information sciences based on the advanced control of quantum states
Advanced core technology for creation and practical utilization of innovative properties and functions based upon optics and photonics Ken-ichi Kitayama
(Professor, The Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries)
Pioneering next-generation photonics through the discovery and application of novel optical functions and properties FY2015
Scientific innovation for energy harvesting technology Kenji Taniguchi
(Emeritus Professor, Osaka University)
Hiroyuki Akinaga
(Principal Research Manager, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Elucidation of principles for innovative energy conversion functions, and generation of new substance creation, new device creation, and other core technologies, that will contribute to the high-efficiency conversion and advanced application of microenergy
Innovative catalysts and creation technologies for the utilization of diverse natural carbon resources Wataru Ueda
(Professor, Department of Material and Life Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kanagawa University)
Creation of innovative catalysts using diverse natural carbon resources
Creation of fundamental technologies contribute to the elucidation and application for the robustness in plants against environmental changes Satoshi Tabata
(Director and Vice Chairman of th Board of Trustees, Kazusa DNA Reseach Institute)
Establishment of environmentally-adaptive-plant design systems for stable food supply in the age of climate change
Innovative technology platforms for integrated single cell analysis Sumio Sugano
(Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
Creation of integrated single cell analysis fundamental technology contribute to the elucidation of biological functions FY2014
Development of atomic or molecular two-dimensional functional films and creation of fundamental technologies for their applications Atsushi Kurobe
(Chief Fellow, Corporate Research & Development Center, Toshiba)
Development of innovative materials and devices based on atomic or molecular two-dimensional functional films, and their applications to practical uses

*1 Please note that these Research Areas invite both CREST and PRESTO research proposals. Applicants must meet their respective deadlines.

PRESTO

Research Area Research Supervisor(s) Strategic Objective(s) FY of Research Area Establishment
Optical control of biological functions for the elucidation of biological systems Yoshinori Shichida
(Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)
Development of optical control technologies and elucidation of biological mechanisms FY2016
Development and application of intelligent measurement-analysis methods through coalition between measurement technologies and informatics Yoshiyuki Amemiya (CREST)
(Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
Genshiro Kitagawa (Deputy Research Supervisor:PRESTO)
(President, Research Organization of Information and Systems)
Integration of measurement technology and advanced information processing for cutting- edge R&D activities including materials science
Quantum state control and functionalization Kohei Itoh
(Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University)
Development of new material properties and frontier of information sciences based on the advanced control of quantum states
Fully controlled photons and their proactive usage for new era creation Ken-ichi Ueda
(Professor Emeritus, University of Electro-Communications)
Pioneering next-generation photonics through the discovery and application of novel optical functions and properties FY2015
Scientific innovation for energy harvesting technology Kenji Taniguchi
(President, National Institute of Technology, Nara College)
Hiroyuki Akinaga
(Principal Research Manager, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Elucidation of principles for innovative energy conversion functions, and generation of new substance creation, new device creation, and other core technologies, that will contribute to the high-efficiency conversion and advanced application of microenergy
Science and creation of innovative catalysts Hiroshi Kitagawa
(Professor, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)
Creation of innovative catalysts using diverse natural carbon resources
Advanced materials informatics through comprehensive integration among theoretical, experimental, computational and data-centric sciences Shinji Tsuneyuki
(Professor, The University of Tokyo)
Creation of innovative catalysts using diverse natural carbon resources, Creation of innovative core technologies by merging material technology, device technology, and nano-system optimization technology toward the realization of information devices with ultra-low power consumption and multiple functions (H25), Creation, advancement, and systematization of innovative information technologies and their underlying mathematical methodologies for obtaining new knowledge and insight from use of big data across different fields (H25), Establishment of molecular technology, which is the free control of molecules to bring innovation to environmental and energy materials, electronic materials, and health and medical materials (H24)
Creation of next-generation fundamental technologies for the control of biological phenomena in field-grown plants Kiyotaka Okada
(Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Ryukoku University)
Establishment of environmentally-adaptive-plant design systems for stable food supply in the age of climate change
Innovational technical basis for cultivation in cooperation with information science Seishi Ninomiya
(Vice Director, Professor, Institute for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Services, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
Establishment of environmentally-adaptive-plant design systems for stable food supply in the age of climate change, Development of mathematical sciences to describe and analyze social issues in which basic principle is unclear (H26)
Collaborative mathematics for real world issues Hiroshi Kokubu
(Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)
Development of mathematical sciences to describe and analyze social issues in which basic principle is unclear/
Creation, advancement, and systematization of innovative information technologies and their underlying mathematical methodologies for obtaining new knowledge and insight from use of big data across different fields
FY2014
Innovative technology platforms for integrated single cell analysis Itaru Hamachi
(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University)
Creation of Integrated Single Cell Analysis Fundamental Technology contribute to the elucidation of biological functions

*1 Please note that these Research Areas invite both CREST and PRESTO research proposals. Applicants must meet their respective deadlines.
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