Transition to Level 0.5 COVID-19 Prevention Restrictions (from Oct. 1, 2021 )

Response to the novel coronavirus disease (updated Aug. 27,  2021)

NIBB will changed the activity restriction level for preventing the spread of COVID-19 from Level 0.5 to Level 1 from May 12th to 31th June 20th
Research Guidelines Aimed at Preventing the COVID-19 Outbreaks Within the National Institute for Natural Sciences (NIBB, NIPS, IMS, and EXCELLS)

To Collaborative Researchers (updated March 23, 2021)

  • We are continuing to accept visitors from all over Japan for collaborative research and ABiS.
  • However, please understand that we may ask you to postpone your visit or refuse your visit if the activity restriction level in the center is changed or if the infection situation in your area changes.
  • We also provide remote research support (remote experiments, online meetings, etc.), so please contact our facility (see "Research Support by Remote Experiments and Online Meetings" added on March 23, 2021).

Requests before your visit

  • Please consult with us in advance when planning a visit.
  • If you are planning a visit, please consult with our facility in advance. First, please check the activity restriction guidelines of your organization and obtain permission from the person who has the authority to grant travel permission. If you are visiting from an area subject to a declaration of emergency (including a municipality's own declaration) or from an area with a large number of infected people per population, we will consider the urgency and necessity of your visit, and whether or not it is possible to prevent infection during the experiment. We ask for your understanding.

Requests when visiting

  • Please consider postponement if you feel unwell such as fever.
  • You must wear a pass and a mask to enter the premises.
  • Upon arrival, please go to the guard's room at the main gate and fill out the entry form and health check form. LinkIconRequest for taking a screening questionnaire before entering the Okazaki 3 Institutes or ExCELLS
    You will be issued a visitor's card, which you must wear on the grounds.
    Please take the health confirmation form with you and submit it to the security guard's office when you leave.
  • We will ask you about your physical condition every morning during your stay, so please understand that. If you are a representative, please ask the dispatched/ fellow researcher (including university students and graduate students) to know their physical condition.
    • Please use the thermometer (non-contact type), which is installed in room B64 of the Spectrography and Bioimaging Facility.
    • If you feel unwell while staying at the lodge, please wait in the room where you are staying and contact us.
  • For research activities in the campus, please wear a mask and consider social distance.
  • When you enter our facility, please disinfect your hands with ethanol.

<Research Support by Remote Experiments and Online Meetings> added on March 23, 2021

  • If you are unable to come to our laboratory, you can send us your samples and our staff will conduct the experiment remotely, sharing the observation screen with you via Zoom. If you have already established an experimental system to some extent, we will consider whether it is possible to conduct the experiment with our staff's support.
  • In the case of using the WS installed in our facility, some software can be used by remote access. If you want to use image analysis software, please contact us.
  • Online meetings are always available. Please feel free to contact us if you need to discuss.

To Researchers in NIBB, NIPS, IMS and ExCELLS

No PI permission required. (level 0.5)

  • The use of the equipment for the first time will be resumed subject to wearing a mask. If you would like to use it for the first time, please contact the person in charge by email in advance. However, we do not allow lectures on how to operate for those who have symptoms of poor physical condition such as fever.
  • Before entering the facility, please wear a mask and disinfect your hands and fingers with ethanol.
  • If you have a fever or feel poor physical condition, please don’t use any equipment in SBI.
  • If you have a fever after within a few days of use any equipment in SBI, please let us know. In that case, we are going to disinfect the equipment you used and the room you entered.
  • LinkIconActions to be taken when designated as Level 3 or 4 of activity restriction guidelines

We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.

KAMEI, Yasuhiro
Specially appointed Associate Professor
Spectrography and BioImaging facility 

Contact Us

For questions or inquiries, please contact KAMEI, Spectrography and Bioimaging Facility.

About Imaging: Spectrography and Bioimaging Facility is open to consultation regarding imaging and image analysis.
Please feel free to contact us.
Especially for image analysis, we are collaborating with researchers in the field of imaging science to meet the various needs of researchers.

◆About Okazaki Large Spectrograph (person in chage:KONDO) ols [at]
◆About Microscope(person in charge:SAIDA) img [at]
◆Other Inquiries(person in charge:KAMEI) ykamei [at]