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Pioneering the world of biomedical science through original interdisciplinary research.

In this Institute, which is located in Nagano Prefecture, the No. 1 prefecture in Japan for healthy longevity and which is blessed with its distinctive rich nature, we organically fuse in an inter-disciplinary manner the unique biological sciences and medical research accumulated in Shinshu University to date. We promote research through 4 departments, namely, Advanced Medicine for Health Promotion based on comprehensive preventative medicine and advanced medical treatment; Biological Sciences for Intractable Neurological Diseases through research into amyloidosis and neurochemical disorders; Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering based on regenerative medicine, development of medical equipment, and nanobiotechnology; and Interdisciplinary Genome Sciences and Cell Metabolism in which health is comprehensively analyzed through diet, environment, and genome. Through these researches we aim to produce Shinshu University's original biological sciences and medical innovation to contribute to the ultra-aged society and sustainable development.

The Vision for Research

  • To promote original biological sciences and medical research that combines the best knowledge of medicine and agriculture
  • To construct project-led flexible organizations by eliminating sectionalism and promoting cross-sectoral fusion
  • To emphasize and strengthen collaboration between research institutes, collaboration between universities, collaboration with industry, and international collaborative research
  • To nurture young researchers (rising stars) and produce superstars that can hold their place in the world