Introduction//センター概要

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Outline of the centre BNC

The Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre was established in 1996 in order to initiateand carry out advanced combined studies on bioscience and nanotechnology. The Centre’s research and educational activities have mainly been supported by external funding including Grants for High-Tech Research Centres, for the 21st Century’s Centre of Excellence (COE) Programmes and for the Programmes for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities organised by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan. The research carried out at the Centre is classified into the following four main fields;

(a)
Fundamental science related to nanotechnology, biotechnology and bio-nano fusion technology

(b)
Development of highly efficient nano-electron devices

(c)
Discovery of extremophiles and their application to bio-nano technology

(d)
Development of nano bio-medical and environmental devices utilising actively bio-nano hybrid structures

A new building “Bio-Nano Annex: Beta”was opened in March 2013. State-of-the-art facilities and equipment are installed in the Annex: Beta. Both nanotechnology and biotechnology clean rooms are installed in the original building “Bio-Nano Alpha”.

A new graduate school “Graduate School of Interdisciplinary New Science” was opened in 2007 in order to educate young students and create advanced researchers by international standards based on the Centre’s research activities.

Brief history

1996
  Establishment of the Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre
  Selected as a High-Tech Research Centre (Phase I), MEXT (1996 - 2000)

1999
  Grant for New Technology Development, MEXT (1999 - 2000)

2001
  Selected as a High-Tech Research Centre (Phase II), MEXT (2001 - 2005)
  Award for Eminent Scientists (Sir Harry Kroto), JSPS (2001 - 2003)

2003
  Selected as a 21st Century’s Centre of Excellence, MEXT (2003 - 2007)

2004
  Award for Eminent Scientists (Sir John Walker), JSPS (2004 - 2006)

2006
  Selected as a High-Tech Research Centre (Phase III), MEXT (2006 - 2010)

2007
  Selected as a Nanotechnology Innovation Support Centre, MEXT (2007 - 2011)
  Establishment of the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary New Science (Doctoral Course)
  Research and Educational Collaboration Agreement with the following institutions:
           School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton, UK
           Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
           Unité de Formation et Recherche, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), France
           Department of Chemistry, Department of Mathematics, University of Montana, USA
           Japan Electron Optics Laboratory (JEOL) Ltd., Japan
           Asylum Technology Co. Ltd., Japan
           Asylum Research, USA

2008
  Research and Educational Collaboration Agreement with the following institutions:
           Nicole Grobert’s Research Group, Department of Materials, University of Oxford, UK
           Shimadzu Co., Japan

2009
  Research and Educational Collaboration Agreement with the following institution:
           Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India

2011
  Establishment of the Master Course at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary New Science
  Grant for the Programme for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities,
  MEXT (2011 - 2015)
  Research and Educational Collaboration Agreement with the following institutions:
           IC Design Research and Education Centre,
                        Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
           Centre for Fundamental and Advanced Technical Research,
                        Romanian Academy, Timisoara, Romania
           National Centre for Engineering of Systems with Complex Fluids,
                       “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania
           Laboratory for Engineering and Applications of Nanomaterials, Rice University, USA
           Laboratory for Organic Matter Physics, University of Nova Gorica, Slovania

2012
  Research and Educational Collaboration Agreement with the following institutions:
           Biophotonics and Optoelectronics Laboratory, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
           Bielefeld Institute for Biophysics and Nanoscience, University of Bielefeld, Germany
           Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science,
                 Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
           University of Brighton, UK
           Université de Nantes, France (Doctoral Double Degree Programme)
           Horiba Ltd., Japan
           Hitachi High-Technologies Co., Japan
           Elionix Inc., Japan
           Samco Inc., Japan

2013
  Research and Educational Collaboration Agreement with the following institutions:
           Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
            (BN Centre’s Office, Doctoral Double Degree Programme)
           Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), France
            (Doctoral Double Degree Programme)

2014
  Research and Educational Collaboration Agreement with the following institutions:
           National Institute of Materials Physics, Romania
           Dept. Metallic Materials Science and Physical Metallurgy,
                   University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
           Nissan ARC Ltd., Japan

2015
  Research and Educational Collaboration Agreement with the following institution:
           University of Brighton, UK (Doctoral Dual Certificate Programme)

 

Educational programmes

A new graduate school based on the 21st Century’s Centre of Excellence Programme, "Bio-Nano Science Fusion Course, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary New Science", was opened in April 2007. This new doctoral course accepts motivated students from all over the world to educate and create advanced international researchers in the fields of bioscience, nanotechnology and bio-nano fusion in collaboration with 11 advanced visiting professors. The master course was opened in April 2011. This course provides the master students with Workshops on Advanced Equipment and Web Educational Programmes as well as Lectures and Master Research Courses. We also started trans-departmental "Bio-Nano Science Fusion Course" for undergraduate students in 2007.

Nanotechnology support programme

Our Centre has nanoelectronics super clean rooms (class: 100, 1000, 10000) and biotechnology clean rooms (P1, P2) and has introduced high-tech equipment regularly for conducting advanced research and education following our short- and intermediate-term strategies. As a result, our Centre was selected as a Nanotechnology Support Centre in 2007 by MEXT. Our facilities and equipment are open to any researchers from other universities and industries.

International activities

Our Centre has been collaborating with overseas research institutions and industries. We have 35 visiting researchers at our Centre and 11 visiting professors at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary New Science. Our Centre and Graduate School have organised international symposia and seminars at overseas institutions and the Kawagoe Campus, Toyo University, thanks to which we have exchanged agreement with 16 universities and 10 companies for the development of collaborative research and educational programmes.

Near future directions

We have carried out fundamental studies on nanoscience/nanotechnology, bioscience/biotechnology and bio-nano fusion science/technology for the development of biomedical and environmental devices, and obtained quite a few remarkable results. Some of the results have been widely notified and five new research projects including “Development of a smart device for a quick detection of allergies and diseases” have been initiated in collaboration with industries.

A new four-storey building; “Bio-Nano Annex: International Collaborative Centre for Advanced Research and Education, Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre, Toyo University”, was opened in March 2013. State-of-the-art equipment such as electron microscopes, scanning probe microscopes and spectroscopic analysers are installed on the ground, first and second floors and laboratories for academia-industry collaborative projects are provided on the third floor in the new building.

We will organise a new research project “Development of nano robotics for the advancementof biomedical and environmental technologies” based on the results obtained by the present project.

We would like to thank the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan for having supported the present research project since April 2011. We would alsolike to thank our collaborators including Sir Harry Kroto (Florida State University, USA), Professor Daniel Morse (University of California Santa Barbara, USA) and Sir John Walker (University of Cambridge, UK) for theirtireless support for our research and educational programmes.

 

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東洋大学バイオ・ナノエレクトロニクス研究センターは、(1)最先端ナノサイエンス/ナノテクノロジー研究、バイオサイエンス/バイオテクノロジー研究、バイオ・ナノ融合研究;(2)最先端研究をとおした若手研究者の育成;(3)研究教育の国際連携を推進するために、1996年に設立されました。それ以来、「バイオ・ナノ融合分野」の研究教育の真の国際拠点を目指し、国内外の先端研究教育機関と連携して研究教育プログラムを開発・推進してきました。

 

バイオ・ナノエレクトロニクス研究センターとは

本研究センターで推進している研究は以下の4つに分類されます。

1.    ナノテクノロジー/バイオテクノロジー/バイオ・ナノ融合に関わる基礎サイエンス
2.    ナノエレクトロニクおよびデバイスの開発
3.    極限環境微生物の発掘とそのバイオ・ナノテクノロジーへの応用
4.    マイクロバイオセンター/デバイスの開発

本研究センターは1996年度以来「文部科学省私立大学高度化推進事業ハイテク・リサーチ・センター整備事業補助金」により支えられ、2003年度には「文部科学省21世紀COEプログラム(学際・複合・新領域)」に採択されました。

若手研究者の育成

2007年に、「21世紀COEプログラム」を基盤とした大学院「大学院学際・融合科学研究科バイオ・ナノサイエンス融合専攻(博士後期課程)」を開設しました。学際・融合科学研究科では世界から学生を受け入れ、国内外の客員教授と連携して、国際的な観点から最先端の研究を遂行できる若手研究者を育成しています。また、2011年4月より当研究科の博士前期課程を設置いたしました。

バイオ・ナノイノベーション創出事業

本センターでは、最先端研究施設・機器・装置を短・中期計画に従い導入してきました。その結果、2007年より「文部科学省:先端研究施設共用イノベーション創出事業:ナノテクノロジー・ネットワーク」(全国13拠点)の連携機関として「東洋大学バイオ・ナノイノベーション創出事業」を実施し、多くの大学・企業の研究者が本センターを利用して新規デバイスの開発を行っています。現在、海外連携大学・企業と協力して「国際バイオ・ナノイノベーション創出プログラム」を実施しています。

教育研究連携

バイオ・ナノエレクトロニクス研究センターは共同研究と研究者育成などを目的として、国内外の企業および海外教育機関と教育研究連携協定を結び、基礎科学・応用科学の分野においてさまざまな発見・技術開発を行ってきました。

そのほかにも、国際シンポジアム、国際セミナー、企業ワークショップ、技術セミナー、国際ナノテクノロジーフォーラム等を開催し、国内外の研究機関・企業と相互に連携・協力し、研究成果の公開・最先端技術の公開等、社会貢献・国際貢献につながる取り組みを行っています。