A new technical staff joined

A new technical staff joined

A new technical staff, Henmi-san has joined.

She has much experiences in culturing human iPSCs and related experiments in other universities and institutes.

Let’s do the best science together!

Two new trainee students joined

Two new trainee students has joined in our team this year.
They are undergraduate students in Japan.
Let’s do their graduation research studies together at best!

A Springer Nature scientific editor commented in their community blog

Jung-Eun Lee, a scientific editor in Communications Biology, an open access journal in the Nature Research family, commented our study as blog articles in Nature Research Bioengineering Community and Springer Nature Protocols and Methods Community.

Thank you, Jung-Eun!



A training student has been appointed as a JRA (Junior Research Associate) in RIKEN

A trainee student, Evgeniia Borisova, in our lab has been appointed as a JRA (Junior Research Associate) in RIKEN.

Please check about JRA (Junior Research Associate) program in RIKEN.

Keep going, Jenny!

Our lab’s 1st year anniversary

One year has been passed since I started my own lab.

Thanks to many people who have supported us.

Now, our team is made up of 10 people. And, it will increase a bit in this year.

We seeded some project project last year. Some of them have been successfully sprouted. We grow them very carefully until they will bear fruit.

I wish that you will continue to favor us with your support.

Yohei Hayashi

Interview Video from Communnications Biology

A interview video has been released from Communications Biology (Springer Nature).

Please watch it so that you can understand our research and Communications Biology journal.

A co-authored article has been published

Our collaborator, Prof. Sando, and his lab members have published an article.

Ueki R, Atsuta S, Ueki A, Hoshiyama J, Li J, Hayashi Y, Sando S. DNA aptamer assemblies as fibroblast growth factor mimics and their application in stem cell culture. Chem Commun (Camb). 2019 Feb 26;55(18):2672-2675. doi: 10.1039/c8cc08080a. PubMed PMID: 30746545.

They developed DNA aptamer-assemblies that act as functional mimics of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), one of the essential factors for stem cell culture. The most potent aptamer assembly named TD0, composed solely of 76-mer single-stranded DNA, could support the self-renewal and pluripotency of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). This work presents the first application of DNA aptamer in the maintenance of iPSCs.

A co-authored article has been published

A co-authored article has been published with my former lab, the gene regulation lab at University of Tsukuba.

Live-cell imaging of subcellular structures for quantitative evaluation of pluripotent stem cells
Ken Nishimura, Hiroshi Ishiwata, Yuta Sakuragi, Yohei Hayashi, Aya Fukuda & Koji Hisatake
Scientific Reports volume 9, Article number: 1777 (2019)


Our article has been selected as an editors’ picks

Our article, “Automated adherent cell elimination by a high-speed laser mediated by a light-responsive polymer”, has been selected as an editors’ pick in Communications Biology first year anniversary collection.

I’m very happy that the article is highly evaluated.

Call for applications for the position of Special Postdoctoral Researcher (SPDR) for FY 2020

RIKEN is currently accepting applications for the FY 2020 Special Postdoctoral Researcher (SPDR) Program, from young, creative, independent researchers who will be a powerful force in furthering RIKEN’s research activities.

Our lab has joined this program as a host lab.
So far, no candidates are assigned.
Please let us know if you are eligible and interested.