Overview

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

Joint research projects conducted by researchers from universities/public research institutes in cooperation with faculty members from ExCELLS. Click here for a list of acceptable research groups.

Research Utilizing Equipment

Joint experiments done by researchers from universities/public research institutes using the equipment available at ExCELLS. Click here for a list of acceptable research groups.

ExCELLS Themed Research (Finding Seeds / General)

ExCELLS Themed Research (Finding Seeds)

Collaborative research conducted by researchers at universities and public research institutes in collaboration with two or more research groups from ExCELLS on research themes related to ExCELLS’s goal for understanding the design principles of life. Click here for a list of acceptable research groups.

ExCELLS Themed Research (General)

ExCELLS Themed Research (General) invites researchers from universities and public research institutions outside of the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) to collaborate with two or more research groups from ExCELLS and newly employed ExCELLS assistant professors to conduct a specific research topic.

Collaborative Research

For performing a collaborative research understanding the design principles of life, external researchers from universities and institutions are invited to create a research network. The project leader propose a research theme to promote further collaboration with existing ExCELLS groups through development of new research and measurement methods.