NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR BASIC BIOLOGY
The Technology Department is a supporting organization for researchers and research organization within the NIBB. The Department develops and promotes the institute's research activities and, at the same time, maintains the research functions of the institute.
The Department is organized into two groups: one, the Common Facility Group, which supports and maintains the institute's common research facilities and the other, the Research Support Group, which assists the research activities as described in individual reports.
Technical staffs participate, through the department, in mutual enlightenment and education to increase their capability in technical area. Each technical staff is proceeded to the fixed division usually and they support the various research with their special biological, biochemical and biophysical techniques.
The Department hosts an annual meeting for technical engineers who work in various fields of biology at universities and research institutes throughout Japan. At this meeting, the participants present their own activities and discuss various technical problems. The Proceedings are published soon after the meeting.