Hokkaido University Unit

Unit Leader

Jian Ping Gong, Ph.D.

1. Gong

Professor

Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Director

Global Station for Soft Matter, GI-CoRE

Research keywords:

Soft Matter, Polymer Gels, Tough Soft Materials, Fracture, Lubrication, Friction, Adhesion, Biomaterials, Artificial Cartilage, Cell Scaffold, Regenerative Medicine



*The following members are listed in alphabetical order.

Tomoyasu Aizawa, Ph.D.

1.Aizawa

Associate Professor

Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Protein Science, Structural Biology, Protein Engineering, NMR, Innate Immunity, Antimicrobial Peptide, Cytokine



Makoto Demura, Ph.D.

2.Demura

Professor

Division of Functional Life Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Biomembrane, Biomaterials, Biomimicry, NMR



Kazuya Furusawa, Ph.D.

3.Furusawa

Assistant Professor

Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Polymer Physics, Biomaterial Science, Tissue Engineering



Honglei Guo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Electric Potential, Polyelectrolyte Gel, Microelectrode Technique, Fracture Behavior, Gel Interface



Hisashi Haga, Ph.D.

5.Haga

Professor

Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Cell Dynamics, Soft Culture Substrate, Collective Migration, Morphogenesis, Cancer Metastasis



Kuniharu Ijiro, Ph.D.

6.Ijiro

Professor

Section of Biology and Life Sciences, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

DNA Nanoarchitectures, Self-assembly, Bottom-up Nanofabrication



Norimasa Iwasaki, M.D., Ph.D.

1.Iwasaki

Professor

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Regenerative Medicine, Musculoskeletal Tissues, Scaffold Material



Takashi Kikukawa, Ph.D.

7.Kikukawa

Lecturer

Division of Functional Life Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Membrane Protein, Microbial Rhodopsin, Ion Pump, Photosensor, Flash Photolysis



Daniel R. King, Ph.D.

04_Daniel R. King, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Biomaterials, Tough Hydrogels, Hydrogel Composites, Adhesion, Fracture



Hiroyuki Kumeta, Ph.D.

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Division of Functional Life Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

NMR, Protein Structure



Shigeru Kuroda, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Biological information processing, Biological locomotion, Nonlinear dynamical systems, Experimental mathematical biiology, Ethology, Unicellular/Multicelluar organism, Brain, Nervous systesms, Evolution, History/Coding/Memory, Image Processing,Time series analysis



Takayuki Kurokawa, Ph.D.

02_Takayuki Kurokawa, Ph.D

Professor

Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Hydrogel, Gel Interface



Hideyuki Mitomo, Ph.D.

11.Mitomo

Associate Professor

Section of Biology and Life Sciences, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Soft Matter, Metal Nanoparticles, Assemblies, Plasmonics



Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Ph.D.

Professor

Research Center of Mathematics for Social Creativity, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Physical Ethology, Mathematical Modeling, Cell Behavior, Nonlinear Dynamics, Mathematical Biology, Biomechanics



Tasuku Nakajima, Ph.D.

03_Tasuku Nakajima, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Gels, Self-Assembly, Mechanics



Takayuki Nonoyama, Ph.D.

05_Takayuki Nonoyama, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Hydrogels, Biomineralization, Soft Ceramics, Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials, Osteointegration, Hydroxyapatite, Biomaterials, Bioceramics, Polypeptides, Molecular Self-Assembly



Tomohiro Onodera, M.D., Ph.D.

Lecturer

Clinical Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hokkaido University Hospital

Research keywords:

Regenerative Medicine, Scaffold Material, Cartilage Metabolism



Katsuhiko Sato, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Rheology of Complex Fluids, Collective Migration, Beating of Cilia, Auto-oscillation in Muscle



Tomas Sedlacik, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Polymer Chemistry, Hydrogels, Biomaterials, Porous Scaffolds, Tissue Engineering, Tissue Interface



Taolin Sun, Ph.D.

06_Taolin Sun, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Hydrogels, Toughness, Dynamic Bonds, Fracture behavior



Masahiko Takahata, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Bone Biology, Bone Regeneration, Intervertebral Disc, Osteoporosis



Shinya Tanaka, M.D., Ph.D.

3.Tanaka

Professor

Department of Cancer Pathology, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Soft Matter, Cancer Stem Cell, Pathology, Precision Medicine



Takashi Tsukamoto, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Division of Functional Life Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Membrane Protein, Microbial Rhodopsin, Ion Pump, Ion Channel, Spectroscopy



Mohamad Alaa Terkawi, DVM, Ph.D.

4.Terkawi

Assistant Professor

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Innate Immune Cells, Inflammatory and Osteolytic Responses, Loosening of Implants



Masumi Tsuda, Ph.D.

5.Tsuda

Associate Professor

Department of Cancer Pathology, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Cancer, Stemness, Signal Transductio



Kazunori Yasuda, M. D., Ph.D.

YasudaInvited Faculty Member

Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Biomechanics, Biomaterials, Joint surgery, Cartilage regeneration, Ligament reconstruction



Lei Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Cancer Pathology, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Cancer, Stemness, Signal Transductio, Cancer Microenvironment