about Bio-Process Engineering Laboratory

The Bio-processing Engineering Laboratory organized by Prof. Hosokawa promotes developmental research on high-precision and fast manipulation methodologies for biological materials, such as cells and proteins, in which state-of-the-art laser technology is combined with microscopic manipulation and detection technologies. Especially we have the world’s top facilities and activities on cell manipulation and processing by femtosecond laser amplifier and have attracted attention as a pioneer of laser applications for biotechnology.

Topics

Projects

  • The sensing, transmission, and response mechanisms of physical stimuli in the living system will be elucidated to create fundamental technologies that lead to medical applications.

  • this research project aims to understand the mechanical optimization of plants on a multi-scale level. Also, we aim to sublimate the mechanical optimization strategy of plants into new material models, and to create a base for the next-generation of sustainable structural systems.

  • We develop a cell search engine “Serendipiter” that will quickly and precisely find a single target cell from a large and diverse population in order to evaluate the characteristics of these cells.