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On-site Laboratories
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Concept

Kyoto University launched the On-site Laboratory initiative in September 2018 as part of its strategy under the Ministry of Education's Designated National University (DNU) program. Through the initiative, academic departments and centers at Kyoto University establish laboratories in collaboration with overseas partners, which are hosted on the campuses of either or both of the participating institutions and are locally managed.

The laboratories are tasked with conducting world-leading advanced research, developing quality human capital, recruiting talented international students, and expanding collaboration with industrial partners. Through these efforts, Kyoto University aims to strengthen its institutional infrastructure with a view to playing a greater role in international academia, as well as further contributing to Japan's development and innovation.

On-site Laboratories

Established in 2018

1. Kyoto University Research Center San Diego

  • Established by:
    The Graduate School of Medicine
  • Partner institution: The University of California San Diego (UCSD), USA
  • Location: San Diego, USA
  • Functions: Joint research in the field of medicine, recruitment of international students, and expansion of collaboration with industrial partners
  • Past activities

2. IFOM-KU Joint Research Laboratory

  • Established by:
    The Graduate School of Medicine
  • Partner institution: The AIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM ETS), Italy
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Functions: Advanced cancer biology research, and training of graduate students and early-career researchers
  • Past activities

3. Kyoto University-Tsinghua University Cooperative Research and Education Center for Environmental Technology

4. Kyoto University On-site Laboratory at Mahidol University for Educational and Research Collaboration in Environmental Studies

5. Smart Materials Research Center

Established in 2019

6. Kyoto University Shanghai Lab

7. iPS Cell Research Center at Gladstone Institutes

8. Center for Integrated Biosystems

9. Quantum Nano Medicine Research Center

Established in 2020

10. Laboratory for Green Porous Materials

Established in 2021

11. Center for Integrated Data-Material Sciences (iDM)

Activity Overview

Past activities

1. Kyoto University Research Center San Diego

Date(s) Event/program/activity Event announcement/report
28 February 2023 The 1st Joint Symposium of Kyoto University's Three North American On-site Labs: Transformative Innovations in Medical and Life Sciences Event announcement
Report (this website)
Report (Symposium website)
Symposium Video (YouTube)
28 February 2023 President Minato Visits University of California, San Diego Report
27 February and 1 March 2023 4th Kyoto University LifeScience Showcase@  San Diego 2023 Event announcement
9 November 2022 Delegation from the University of California, San Diego visits Kyoto University Report
2 March 2022 3rd Kyoto University LifeScience Showcase@  San Diego 2022 Event announcement
10 December 2021 KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar #12 Event announcement
22 October 2021 KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar #11 Event announcement
24 September 2021 KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar #10 Event announcement
25 June 2021 KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar #9 Event announcement
28 May 2021 KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar #8 Event announcement
23 April 2021 KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar #7 Event announcement
19 March 2021 KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar #6 Event announcement
3 March 2021 2nd Kyoto University LifeScience Showcase (online) @ SanDiego 2021 - with FBRI and JETRO - Event announcement
Report
19 February 2021 KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar #5 Event announcement
22 January 2021 KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar #4 Event announcement
11 December 2020 KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar #3 Event announcement
20 November 2020 KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar #2 Event announcement
16 October 2020 KU-UCSD/CNT Seminar #1 Event announcement
Report
28 February 2020 Kyoto University Life Science ShowCase @ UCSD 2020 Event announcement
6 September 2019 Opening Ceremony for the Center for Novel Therapeutics, UC San Diego Research Park
(same location as the Kyoto University Research Center San Diego)
Report (UC San Diego website)

2. IFOM-KU Joint Research Laboratory

Date(s) Event/program/activity Event  announcement/report
7 December 2023 Dr Makoto Hayashi, PI, organized and gave a talk on "Chromosome End Drama: What Will Telomeres Do?" at the Symposium of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan Symposium website
1-2 November 2023 Dr Makoto Hayashi, PI, gave a special lecture on genetics and biochemistry at the postgraduate intensive course, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University  
10-12 October 2023 Dr. Makoto Hayashi, PI, participated in the IFOM ETS PI retreat in Syracuse, Sicily, Italy  
5 October 2023

IFOM-KU Joint Seminars  co-organized by Dr Makoto Hayashi and  Dr Ylli Doksani at IFOM ETS

 
5-7 September 2023 Dr. Makoto Hayashi, PI participated in the Scientific Advisory Board at IFOM ETS  
24 March 2023 Courtesy visit by a delegation from IFOM ETS Report
1 March 2023 IFOM ETS-KU  Joint Mini Symposium Event announcement
12 January 2023 A research paper titled "A non-catalytic N-terminus domain of WRN prevents mitotic telomere deprotection", written by Diana Romero-Zamora and Makoto T Hayashi (IFOM-KU Joint Research Laboratory), was published online in the international journal Scientific Reports
DOI https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-27598-0
 
9-10 November 2022
  • Courtesy visit by  Professor Alberto Bardelli, the scientific director of IFOM ETS, and Professor Stefano Casola, IFOM ETS senior PI. They met with Dr Tadashi Isa, dean of the Graduate School of Medicine, and visited the IFOM-KU Joint Research Laboratory.
  • IFOM ETS-Kyoto University Joint Mini Symposium
  • Courtesy visit by Professor Stefano Casola, IFOM ETS. Professor Casola met with President Nagahiro Minato.
Event announcement
11 May 2022 Ambassador of Italy to Japan visits  the IFOM-KU Joint-Research Laboratory Report

3. Kyoto University-Tsinghua University Cooperative Research and Education Center for Environmental Technology (CRECET)

Date(s) Event/program/activity Event announcement/report
13 September 2023 International Symposium on Management of Emerging Pollutants in Water and Waste Event announcement
17 December 2022 Kyoto University-Tsinghua University Symposium 2022 on Research and Education of Environmental Engineering Report
18 December 2021 Kyoto University-Tsinghua University Symposium 2021 on Research and Education of Environmental Engineering and Memorandum Signing Ceremony on the Establishment of CRECET Report
1 October – 18 December 2021 Education Program for Human Resources with Global Views in Environmental Science and Technology Report
26 March 2021 Country Briefing on State of the Environment in Asia by CRECET, Kyoto University-Tsinghua University Event announcement (in Japanese)
Report (in English)
Report (in Chinese)
26 March 2021 Kyoto University-Tsinghua University On-line Seminar on Research and Education of Environmental Engineering Event announcement (in Japanese)
Report (in English)
Report (in Chinese)
14 September - 5 December 2020 Student workshop "Education program for human resources with global views in environmental science and technology" Report (this website)
Report (Grad Sch of Engineering website)
5 December 2020 Kyoto University-Tsinghua University Symposium 2020 on Research and Education of Environmental Engineering Report (CRECET website)
Report (Grad Sch of Engineering website)
17 December 2019 Special Lecture on Japanese Sewer Management and Technology Development Report
14 December 2019 Kyoto University-Tsinghua University Symposium 2019 on Research and Education of Environmental Engineering Report (in Japanese)
20 October - 2 November 2019 Education Program for Human Resources with Global Perspectives in Environmental Science and Technology / Wild & Wise Collaborative Learning Programs Report
6 March 2019 Kickoff Seminar Report
8 December 2018 Memorandum Signing Ceremony on the Establishment of the Kyoto University-Tsinghua University Cooperative Research and Education Center for Environmental Technology Report

4. Kyoto University On-site Laboratory at Mahidol University for Educational and Research Collaboration in Environmental Studies

Date(s) Event/program/activity Event announcement/report
29 March 2023 The 6th Kyoto University – Mahidol University on-site laboratory workshop Event announcement
Report (GSGES website)
24-25 November 2022 20th anniversary ceremony and 'Kyoto University International Symposium on Education and Research in Global Environmental Studies in Asia — 20 Years of GSGES Achievements and Future Opportunities' Event announcement
Report (this website)
Report (GSGES website)
11 March 2022 The 5th Kyoto University – Mahidol University on-site laboratory workshop Event announcement  (this website)
Event announcement  (GSGES website)
Report (this website)
Report  (GSGES website)
Report (Mahidol University website)
30 November - 1 December 2020 Kyoto University International ONLINE Symposium 2020 on Education and Research in Global Environmental Studies in Asia Event announcement
Report (this website)
Report (GSGES website)
Report (on the symposium, Mahidol University website)
Report (on the closing session, Mahidol University website)
27 November 2020 Online meeting with Professor Banchong Mahaisavariya, President and other representatives of the Mahidol University Report
27 November 2020 The 4th Kyoto University - Mahidol University on-site laboratory workshop Event announcement
11 March 2020 The 3rd Kyoto University - Mahidol University on-site laboratory workshop  
26 November 2019 Courtesy visit from Mahidol University to GSGES and Katsura Campus Report (on the visit to GSGES, GSGES website)
Report (on the visit to Katsura Campus, GSGES website)
26 - 28 November 2019 Kyoto University International Symposium on Education and Research in Global Environmental Studies in Asia Event announcement
Report (this website)
Report (GSGES website)
25 November 2019 The 2nd Kyoto University - Mahidol University on-site laboratory workshop Report
17 - 30 November 2019 International Autumn School 2019— Environmental Studies —"Environmental and Disaster Management in Kyoto, Wakayama, and Nara" Report
17 November - 4 December 2019 International Autumn School 2019— Environmental Studies — "Culture underlying environmental problems" Event announcement
Report (this website)
Report (GSGES website)
18 June 2019 Study Tour to Waste Incineration Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant  
6 June 2019 Study Tour on Aquatic Environments around Lake Biwa  
6 June - 31 July 2019 Internship Program with Undergraduate Students from Mahidol University Report (this website)
Report (Grad Sch of Engineering website)
3 May 2019 Visit to Lake Biwa Canal and Related Facilities by Special Audit Students  
16 April 2019 Study Plan Presentations for GSGES Spring Semester Course  
8 March 2019 Kyoto University Opening Symposium to Commemorate the Opening of the On-site Laboratory at Mahidol University for Educational and Research Collaboration in Environmental Studies Event announcement
Report (this website)
Report (Mahidol University website)

5. Smart Materials Research Center

Date(s) Event/program/activity Event announcement/report
22 August 2018 Commemorative Symposium for the Inauguration of the Smart Materials Research Center Report

6. Kyoto University Shanghai Lab

Date(s) Event/program/activity Event announcement/report
20 December 2020 Kyoto University Chemistry Talent-Spot 2020 Report
20 December 2020 Shanghai-Kyoto Chemistry Forum 2020 Report
14 October 2019 Shanghai-Kyoto Chemistry Forum 2019 Report
23 March 2019 Shanghai-Kyoto Chemistry Forum Report (Chinese National Compound Library website)

7. iPS Cell Research Center at Gladstone Institutes

Date(s) Event/program/activity Event announcement/report
21 July 2023  A research paper titled "Loss of TJP1 disrupts gastrulation patterning and increases differentiation toward the germ cell lineage in human pluripotent stem cells" was published in Developmental Cell on 23 June 2023
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.devcel.2023.05.019
 
28 February 2023 The 1st Joint Symposium of Kyoto University's Three North American On-site Labs : Transformative Innovations in Medical and Life Sciences Event announcement
Report (this website)
Report  (Symposium website)
Symposium video (YouTube)
9 February 2021 Kickoff Symposium for the iPS Cell Research Center at Gladstone Institutes Event announcement (CiRA website)
Event announcement (Gladstone Institutes website)
Report (CiRA website)
Report (Gladstone Institutes website)
17 October 2019 Opening Ceremony of the iPS Cell Research Center at Gladstone Institutes Report (CiRA website)
Report (Gladstone Institutes website)

8. Center for Integrated Biosystems

Date(s) Event/program/activity Event announcement/report
26 June  2023 Delegation from  National Taiwan University, College of Management visits iCeMS Report
12 June  2023 iCeMS-NCKU Bilateral Symposium
"Next Generation Healthcare—Interdisciplinary Approaches"
Report
31 July 2021 iCeMS-China Medical University Hospital (CMUH) Online Joint Meeting Report
29 June 2021 Delegation from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan visits iCeMS Report  (iCeMS website)
Report  (Kyoto University Global Engagement website)
18 December 2019 Signing Ceremony for the conclusion of an MOU between Kyoto University and Academia Sinica (Taiwan)/Kyoto University-Academia Sinica Bilateral Symposium Report
24 June 2019 KUIAS-iCeMS-Academia Sinica Joint Symposium/Opening Ceremony for the iCeMS Taiwan Office Report

9. Quantum Nano Medicine Research Center

Date(s) Event/program/activity Event announcement/report
4 July 2023 UCLA – Kyoto University Online seminar series #6:  Immunotherapy and, Radiation Therapy Event announcement
3 July 2023 Chancellor of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) visits Kyoto University Report
11 April 2023 UCLA – Kyoto University Online seminar series #5: Chemical Biology, HIV therapy Event announcement
28 February 2023 The 1st Joint Symposium of Kyoto University's Three North American On-site Labs : Transformative Innovations in Medical and Life Sciences Event announcement
Report (this website)
Report  (Symposium website)
Report  (iCeMS website)
Symposium video (YouTube)
29 September 2022 UCLA – Kyoto University online Seminar series #4: Molecular Biology Approaches Event announcement
23 March 2022 UCLA – Kyoto University online Seminar series #3: New developments in Cancer Research Event announcement
2 December 2021 UCLA – Kyoto University online Seminar series #2: COVID-19 Biology Event announcement
22 September 2021 UCLA – Kyoto University online Seminar series #1: New developments in Cancer Research Event announcement
Report
26 May 2021 Kyoto University and University of California, Los Angeles  (UCLA)  celebrate signing of MOU Report
5 December 2020 Online Symposium "Coronavirus Infection and Nanomedicine" Event announcement/report
17 April 2020 Postponed Second QNM-iCeMS Symposium "Frontier of Cardiovascular Research" Event announcement
13 December 2019 First QNM-iCeMS Symposium "Exploring New Approaches for Cancer Therapy" Event announcement
Report
5 October 2019 Opening Ceremony for the KyotoU-UCLA Quantum Nano Medicine Research Center Report

11. Center for Integrated Data-Material Sciences (iDM)

Date(s) Event/program/activity Event announcement/report
29-30 August 2023 The 1st MacDiarmid Institute-Kyoto University Workshop on Integrated Data-Material Sciences Event announcement
Report
29 March 2023 iDM Online Workshop FY2022 | # 4 Event announcement
Report
18 October 2022 iDM Online Workshop FY2022 | # 3 Event announcement
Report
6 July 2022 iDM Online Workshop FY2022 | # 2 Event announcement
Report
9 May 2022 iDM Online Workshop FY2022 | # 1 Event announcement
26 November 2021 Opening Ceremony with the MacDiarmid Institute Report

On-site Laboratory Symposium

Date(s) Event/program/activity Event announcement/report
27-28 November 2023

VISTEC-Kyoto University Joint Symposium "Recent Advances in Chemistry and Smart Materials"

Event announcement (this website)
News report (this website)
Report

28 February 2023 The 1st Joint Symposium of Kyoto University's Three North American On-site Labs : Transformative Innovations in Medical and Life Sciences Event announcement
Report (this website)
Report  (Symposium website)
Report  (iCeMS website)
2022 osl symposium
Symposium video (YouTube)
15 November 2021 On-site Laboratory Symposium 2021  
15 July 2020 On-site Laboratory Symposium 2020  

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The On-site Laboratory logo incorporates a symbolic representation of Kyoto University's growing network of international partnerships, representing the University's ongoing expansion of collaborative research and education efforts through the On-site Laboratory initiative.

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