About iCeMS

The Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) was established at Kyoto University on October 2007, under the World Premier International Research Center (WPI) Initiative launched by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT). The goals of the institute is to

1. Create new integrated disciplines of cell-material sciences based on the cross-disciplinary fields of chemistry, physics and cell biology
2. Become a global hub of career development for scientists


The iCeMS aims at creating "Meso-Control Science" through the integration of physics, chemistry, and cell biology, establishing the science and technology of meso-control, based on atomic and molecular interactions occurring in the scale of 5-100 nm. Two main concepts being pursued is 1) Stem cell science and technology , and 2) Mesoscopic science and technology .


The iCeMS aims to make such breakthroughs possible by bringing together the world's top scientists in a premier research environment. English is the official language, and open office space and common laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art research instruments encourage interaction and increased exchange of ideas.



For additional information, please visit the following sites.

iCeMS official website: http://www.icems.kyoto-u.ac.jp/
WPI Initiative website: http://www.mext.go.jp/english/research_promotion/1303822.htm


Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University
Contact webmaster: kim-g@icems.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Office phone: +81-75-753-9864
Last updated: 2012-05-01