Research Centers

RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research(BDR)

RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research(BDR)logo

The center views the life of an individual, from birth to death, as a dynamic process of development, maintenance and failure of complex systems of molecules, cells and organs and aims to elucidate the functions which support all stages of the life cycle. In addition, we apply the findings to regenerative medicine and diagnostic technology and aim to establish life science that contributes to the extension of the healthy lifespan, which is a major concern for Japan’s aging society.

RIKEN Center for Computational Science(R-CCS)

RIKEN Center for Computational Science(R-CCS)logo

As a global center in the field of high-performance computational science, RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) promotes the exploration of the “science for computing” through the synergy of the “science of computing” and the “science by computing”. We also promote the development of software and other technology which is a direct result of our pertinent exploration efforts and disseminate this technology both domestically and globally. In addition, we operate the supercomputer “Fugaku”, which has been made available for shared use as of March 2021.
Our goal at R-CCS is to create world-class results in a wide range of fields through the use of our supercomputer, not only by research institutes and universities but also by industry.

RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program(iTHEMS)

The Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program (iTHEMS) is an international research program at RIKEN. It facilitates close collaborations among researchers from different disciplines in theoretical, mathematical and computational sciences. The ultimate goal of iTHEMS is to unravel the mystery of the Universe, matter, and life, as well as to solve key problems in modern society through interdisciplinary approaches.
Through developing an international network for brain circulation, conducting interdisciplinary schools and workshops, as well as daily contact, we aim to develop an ideal environment for young researcher to make major breakthroughs

RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research(CPR)

To transform Japan into a science and technology superpower, it is necessary to make scientific advances in a variety of fields and develop unique and innovative technologies. At CPR, Chief Scientists run their own laboratories where they carry out leading edge fundamental research, while simultaneously promoting cross-sectoral research projects that bring together, in an organic way, researchers throughout the whole of RIKEN, leading to the opening of new areas of science and sowing the seeds of new strategic research projects in Japan.