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【Report】The 60th anniversary event successfully ended.

On November 16th, 2018, the 60th anniversary symposium and ceremony were successfully held with more than 300 participants from Japan and overseas.

On this occasion, the Institute for Protein Research has renewed its determination to play a leading role in protein science as well as to contribute to society as a Joint Usage and Research Center for Proteins with the unique technologies and facilities in the institute.

We appreciate your continued support for the future.























①International symposium

  • Invited speakers

Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi

2016 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
Honorary Professor
Frontier Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology

“Looking back on my 50 years of research”












Dr. Richard Henderson

2017 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry,
Group Leader, Doctor, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

“Electron criomicroscopy: progress and prospects”












Dr. Atsushi Miyawaki

Laboratory Head
RIKEN Center for Brain Science
RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics

“Cruising inside cells-A graduate fantasy at IPR in the 80’s-”







Dr. Yoshihiro Yoneda

Director General
National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition

“Novel involvement of nucleocytoplasmic transport machineries in cell functions”








Dr. Bong-Jin Lee 

Dean, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University

“Structural study on Toxin-Antitoxin systems in infectious bacteria: a target for developing antimicrobial agents”








  • Speakers from IPR
    Prof. Genji Kurisu
    “Integrative structural studies on photosynthetic electron transfer complex”
    Prof. Toshimichi Fujiwara
    “High-field nuclear hyperpolarization and cellular solid-state NMR”
    Prof. Mariko Okada
    “Dynamics and regulatory principles of biological networks”
    Prof. Takahisa Furukawa
    “Molecular control of light-dark adaptation in retinal photoreceptor cells”






    Mr. Tomonori Nishii
    The Ministry of Education,
    Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
    Dr. Yoshihiro Yoneda
    Director General
    National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition
    Dr. Shojiro Nishio
    President, Osaka University




Registration for the IPR 60th Anniversary International Symposium has started.

Registration for the IPR 60th Anniversary International Syposium has started.

Please go to the 60th anversary event website to register.


Date:Friday, November 16, 2018

Venue: Room Senju, Senri Hankyu Hotel












●Invited Speakers:

・Yoshinori Ohsumi (2016 Nobel Laureate, Honorary Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
・Richard Henderson (2017 Nobel Laureate, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)
・Bong-Jin Lee (Dean, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University
・Yoshihiro Yoneda (Director General and Project Leader, National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition)
・Atsushi Miyawaki (Laboratory Head, RIKEN Center for Brain Science(CBS) )




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The earthquake that struck northern Osaka on June 18

No faculty members, students and staff at IPR were injured by the earthquake that struck northern Osaka on Monday, June 18.

However, there was severe damage on facilities and equipment including NMR, microscopes, DNA sequencers, and FACS at some laboratories of IPR.

We would like to express our appreciation for messages of concern and warm words of encouragement, and ask for your continued support moving forward.


Science Agora 2017 -in Tokyo-

IPR, together with PDBj, Hiroshima City Univ.Ritsumeikan Univ. and Kwansei Gakuin Univ. will hold a booth at Science Agora 2017 organized by Japan Science and Technology Agancy (JST).

  • November 24 (Friday), 2017 (13:30〜18:00)
  • November 25 (Saturday) – November 26 (Sunday) (10:00〜16:00)
Telecom Center Building, Odaiba Tokyo
5th floor Area D (innovating new knowledge by linking different fields), Booth No.65

“Shape” of proteins, which supporting the life

(The website linked from the title is displayed only in Japanese)
The aim of our exhibition is providing chances for various people to realize the diversity and importance of the “Shape” of proteins though experiences such as watching, feeling and constructing. We hope it helps them to deepen their understanding for biomolecules. The details of exhibition are as following:
  1. “Watching” by accessing PDBj database and browsing protein molecules with CG in sterically.
  2. “Feeling” by touching the molecule models made with a 3D printer
  3. “Constructing” by making molecules with paper crafts
We also introduce the methods and facilities such as synchrotrons and high resolution electron microscopes (Nobel Prize of this year was awarded for it!) to solve molecule shapes.