Transforming quantitative experimentation into biological insight


The Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (IMCB) is relaunched as the Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (IQB) on April 1st, 2018. The purpose of this new institute is to pursue cutting-edge science that explains biological processes in quantifiable terms. The reorganized IQB consists of four research clusters with clearly defined missions. The IQB will advance quantitative approaches to the life sciences, leveraging genome biology, development and neuroscience by incorporating structural biology, bioinformatics, mathematical, physical, and artificial intelligence tools. The four clusters are mutually complementary and synergistic, supported by central technology platforms and organizational provisions. The in depth quantitative investigation of dynamic biological systems will yield new solutions to benefit our society.


  • Director
    Advisory Council
    • Research Division for Quantitative Life Sciences
      • Laboratory of Genome Structure and Function
      • Laboratory of Membrane Proteins
      • Laboratory of Protein Expression and Production
      • Laboratory of Macromolecular Complexes
      • Laboratory of Chromatin Structure and Function
      • Laboratory of Bioinfomatics
      • Laboratory of Genetic Networks
    • Research Division for Applied Life Sciences
    • Research Center for Biological Visualization
    • Research Center for Cellular Dynamics
      • Laboratory of Molecular and Genetic Information
      • Laboratory of Cell Growth and Differentiation
      • Laboratory of Developmental Biology
      • Laboratory of RNA Function
      • Laboratory of Stem Cell Regulation
      • Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience
      • Laboratory of Computational Genomics
    • Social Cooperation Programs
      • Laboratory of Stem Cell Therapy
      • Laboratory of Molecular Pathobiology
    • Research and Education Program
      • Advanced Research and Education Program
      • Cutting-edge Research and Education Program
      • Creative Research and Education Program
      • Integrative Research and Education Program
      • Unified Research and Education Program
    • Office for Research and Ethics Promotion
      • Laboratory of Science Technology and Research Ethic
      • Division of Research Ethics
      • Division of Research Promotion
      • Division of Health and Safety
      • Division of Radiation Control
    • Central Laboratory
      • The University of Tokyo IQB Olympus Bioimaging Center
    • Student Support Office
    • Administrative Office
      • General Affairs Team
      • Financial Accounting Team
  • Integrated Research Systems
    • Synchrotoron Radiation Research Organization
    • Institute for Life Science Research and Education
    • Collaborative Research Institute for Innovative Microbiology




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