Welcome to

iCeMS Kyoto

At iCeMS International we believe, as scientists, that we live in exciting times. Time to discover together, and time to create together.

Ultimately, our mission at iceMS International is to explore the secrets of life by creating compounds to control cells. One day, further down the road, we also hope to create life-inspired super materials that confront and solve the myriad of problems that afflict modern society.

Life in Kyoto

Kyoto is a city of rich cultural heritage with over 1,200 years of history. As such, many consider it as the country’s spiritual wellspring and cultural heartland. You’ll never be shy of things to do in Kyoto.

What’s more, the city is also home to many impressive corporations like Nintendo and Omron. Because of this, Kyoto is a city which promises a lot of potential and excitement.

Combining Kyoto University’s established strengths in cell biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, we delve deeply into the boundary of materials and life. At iCeMS International, we seek innovative and radical solutions to solving many of life’s problems.

What’s more, we make concentrated efforts through interdisciplinary research to pioneer the new research of integrated cell-material sciences. We are at the forefront of discovery.

Susumu Kitagawa

Distinguished Professor/Director

iCeMS International News

Terahertz zaps alter gene activity in stem cells

A new apparatus improves how we study
the effects of aiming high-field terahertz
radiation at cells, with implications for
regenerative medicine.

Vaccine ingredients could be hiding…

Scientists have found an ingredient that
makes a vaccine more effective through
an approach more often seen in materials
science – testing molecules that
self-assemble into larger structures.

New insight into mammalian stem cell evolution

Scientists are learning about species
adaptation by comparing their stem
cell-related genes.

Interested in joining us for a Postdoctoral Fellowship?