Department of Integrated Biosciences - Graduate School of Frontier Science, The university of Tokyo

Research Philosophy of this Department

To tackle emerging urgent problems in life sciences that lie ahead in the 21st century, and to create the next generation of life sciences as well, the Department of Integrated Biosciences was established in April 1998 as a member of Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the newest graduate school in Japan's oldest university established in 1877. The problems to be solved include food security, health, biological diversity, bioresources and so on. To accomplish these goals, teaching staffs of various academic backgrounds have been gathered together to our department, and have established research and learning environment which catches up with the rapidly advancing life sciences.

The research policy of our faculty is “Innovative and Transdisciplinary Research”, which covers areas from molecular to organism level, and covers fields of research from the most basic/pure to the most advanced/applied. The Department was first built at Hongo Campus, and in October 2001, it moved to Kashiwa Campus, one of the three campuses of the Tripolar Structure Concept of the University Campus Plan. Ten laboratories are “the core laboratories” of our department, which is located in the Bioscience Building at Kashiwa campus. Along with these labs, we have two “inter-institutional cooperative laboratories” and three “intra-university cooperative laboratories” as well.