ExCELLS aims to achieve an integrative understanding of living systems beyond reductionism utilizing large-scale data analyses and synthetic biological approaches. ExCELLS provides a unique platform for cross-disciplinary research in an inter-university, collaborative environment, using the “Observe, Read, and Create” approach.
The National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) serves as a research hub for various researchers at universities and research institutes, providing them with access to large-scale facilities and a variety of research equipment that are difficult for individual universities to maintain and operate.
Joint Research Projects for ‘General Joint Research / Research Utilizing Equipment’
General Joint Research
A type of collaborative research project that is conducted by researchers in universities/public research institutes in cooperation with faculty members of ExCELLS. Click here for a list of acceptable research groups.
Research Utilizing Equipment
A type of collaborative research project using the following equipments available at ExCELLS by researchers in universities/public research institutes. Click here for a list of acceptable research groups.
ExCELLS Themed Research (Seeds Discovery-type / General-type)
ExCELLS Themed Research (Seeds Discovery-type)
A type of collaborative research related to the following research themes of the ExCELLS’ goal “understanding the design principles of life”. This collaborative research is organized by researchers in universities and public research institutes and two or more research groups in ExCELLS. Click here for a list of acceptable research groups.
ExCELLS Themed Research (General-type)
ExCELLS Themed Research (General-type) is collaborative research that conducts a specific research topic related to ExCELLS’ goal by invited researchers in universities and public research institutions and two or more research groups from ExCELLS. For this purpose, the invited researcher is allowed to employ ExCELLS assistant professors.
ExCELLS Collaborative Research
To pursue the goal of ExCELLS, that is, the understanding of the design principles of life, ExCELLS Collaborative Research invites external researchers in universities and institutions to create a research team and network. The project leader proposes a research theme to promote further collaboration with existing ExCELLS groups and to develop new research and measurement methods.