Outline of Collaborative Research
As a Inter-University Research Institute, the National Institute for Basic Biology solicits research projects with external researchers attached to other universities and institutes and NIBB’s divisions and laboratories to be conducted using NIBB's facilities.
Priority collaborative research projects
Creative research projects that push the foundations and guide the worldwide development of modern biology to new levels trough collaboration of researchers from other institutions and the professors, associate professors, and assistant professors of NIBB.
Model organism development collaborative research projects
Projects that further the establishment and development of new and useful model organisms as well as the development of new parsing techniques. Projects are solicited from both external researchers as well as researchers from NIBB’s Core Research Facilities, The BioResource center, and the Center for Radioisotope Facilities. These projects are implemented from the standpoint that development of new model organisms and new parsing techniques is absolutely essential to the progress of the biological sciences.
1) Research that aims to develop, establish, or improve model organisms.
2) Research that aims to develop, establish, or improve parsing techniques.
3) Meetings and workshops aimed at spreading new model organisms and new parsing techniques.
Individual collaborative research projects
Collaborative research projects for integrative genomics
Collaborative research projects for integrative bioimaging
Collaborative experiments using the Large Spectrograph
Experiments and research conducted under the auspices of NIBB that use the Okazaki Large Spectrograph.
The following 4 themes have been established as subjects for collaborative experiments aimed at clarifying the mechanisms of the photoreceptive systems that control a vast number of biological processes.
I “Control of cellular functions through light signals”
II “Transduction of light energy”
III “Light and space recognition of organisms”
IV “Biological damage of ultra-violet rays and photoreactivation”
Support for NIBB training courses
Special Collaborative Researchers
NIBB accepts and provides guidance to graduate students from other universities in Japan as Special Collaborative Researchers.
Applicants must be students currently attached to a graduate university. Students from National, public, and private universities in Japan are accepted.