Overview of Kobe Campus

Our History

Our path with Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster(PDF:616KB)

2000

April

RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB) opened
RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB) opened
(CDB underwent a reform and closed as of March 2018)

2002

April

Dr. Hiroo Imura, member of the Council for Science and Technology (President of Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster koso kenkyukai) gave a congratulatory speech
RIKEN Kobe Institute (currently Kobe Campus) opened
Opening ceremony
Dr. Hiroo Imura, member of the Council for Science and Technology (President of Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster koso kenkyukai) gave a congratulatory speech

2005

September

Molecular Imaging Research Program opened
Molecular Imaging Research Program opened
(Incorporated into RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies (CLST) and closed as of March 2018)
Molecular imaging research and development center opened

2006

October

Crown Prince Naruhito visited the Center for Developmental Biology
Crown Prince Naruhito visited the Center for Developmental Biology

2007

March

Port Island decided as the location for the supercomputer building

2010

July

RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) opened
RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) opened
(Closed as of March 2018)

2011

April

RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center (QBiC) opened (Closed as of March 2018)
RIKEN HPCI Program for Computational Life Sciences opened (Closed as of March 2016)

June

TOP500 rates K computer as fastest computer in the world
TOP500 rates K computer as fastest computer in the world

November

TOP500 rates K computer first place again for accomplishing 1 quadrillion floating-point operations per second

2012

September

K computer became available for shared use

2014

March

Decision made to locate Post K computer in Kobe

September

The first transplant surgery was conducted for “Clinical study of the transplantation of autologous iPSC-derived RPE cell sheets in patients with exudative AMD” using iPS cells for the first time in the world by the Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation, RIKEN and Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital

2015

April

RIKEN Integrated Innovation Building (IIB) opened
RIKEN Integrated Innovation Building (IIB) opened

November

The “Compass to Healthy Life Research Complex program” by Kobe selected as Japan Science and Technology Agency’s (JST) Research Complex Program

2016

May

Four institutes, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Graduate School of Medicine / Faculty of Medicine, Osaka University,Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University (CiRA), and RIKEN concluded an agreement to conduct “Clinical study of transplantation of allogenic iPSC-derived RPE cells in patients with exudative AMD”
Four institutes, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Graduate School of Medicine / Faculty of Medicine, Osaka University,Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University (CiRA), and RIKEN concluded an agreement to conduct “Clinical study of transplantation of allogenic iPSC-derived RPE cells in patients with exudative AMD”

2017

March

The first transplant surgery was conducted for “Clinical study of transplantation of allogenic iPSC-derived RPE cell suspension in patients with neovascular AMD”

April

RIKEN Centennial Commemoration Ceremony (Tokyo)

May

Prince Akishino visited RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS)
Prince Akishino visited RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS)

2018

April

RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) opened
RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) opened

October

Basic agreement on collaboration and cooperation between RIKEN and Kobe city concluded
Basic agreement on collaboration and cooperation between RIKEN and Kobe city concluded
Our path with Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster(PDF:616KB)
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