FY2013 SPIRITS Project Achievements and Future Prospects List

Interdisciplinary Type

Department/Institute Principal Investigator Project

Graduate School of Science

KOYAMA Yukinobu Challenge to the unreached domain of the scholarly information infrastructure on upper atmospheric research as testbed

Graduate School of Science

SHIBATA Kazunari Study of Beginning Phase of Astronomy and Geoscience in Kyoto University

Graduate School of Medicine

MURAI Toshiya Clarify the Mechanism of Thromboembolism: Measurement, Imaging and Quantitative Analysis of Thrombus Formation in Artificial Vessels

Graduate School of Human  and Environmental Studies

KANEKO Katsuya

Development of mobile sensor for volcanic observation “HOMURA”

Graduate School of Human  and Environmental Studies

SAKAGAMI Masa-aki Basic Studies on Dynamics of Groups by Analyses of Stereoscopic Movies

Institute for Chemical Research (ICR)

MASAI Hirokazu Fabrication of Inorganic Materials for Radiation Measurement

Institute of Advanced Energy (IAE)

KII Toshiteru Frontier research of a novel probe using material / electromagnetic wave carrying angular orbital momentum

Institute of Advanced Energy (IAE)

MASUDA Kai Practical Development of Special Nuclear Materials Inspection System for Safe and Secure Society

Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH)

UEDA Yoshikatsu Interdisciplinary research of the ultra fine bubble water

Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI)

IIO Yoshihisa Crustal dynamics-Unified understanding of intraisland deformation after the great Tohoku-oki earthquake-

Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI)

YONEYAMA Nozomu Research of Huge Energy Savings Device that Promotes the Separation of Power Generation Activities and the Power Transmission Business.

Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP)

MURASE Masatoshi Engaging Kyoto Citizens in Creating New Integrated Creative Sciences

The HAKUBI Center  for Advanced Research (Center for Ecological Research)

SHIOJIRI Kaori Human relief by modified foodstuff responding to Three-Phase Desires of food

The HAKUBI Center  for Advanced Research(Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences <iCeMS>)

NISHIYAMA Masayoshi Manipulation of Integrated Molecular Reaction Processes in living cell

Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education and Research → Unit of Synergetic Studies for Space

ISOBE Hiroaki Integrated study on human in space

International Type

Department/Institute Principal Investigator Project

Graduate School of Letters

MIZUTANI Masahiko

Establishing an international cooperative scheme in applied philosophy with Kyoto University as the center

Graduate School of Education

SAITO Satoru Regulating the mental world: A psychological science approach to human executive function

Graduate School of Education

SAITO Naoko Philosophy as translation and understanding other cultures: interdisciplinary research in philosophy and education for bidirectional internationalization

Graduate School of Education

NOMURA Michio Psychological study on interplay of cultural and genetic influences on psycho-social function

Graduate School of Science

SUZUKI Toshinori International joint study on ultrafast chemical dynamics in aqueous environment

Graduate School of Science

NOSE Masahito Japan-India joint research project on international promotion of geomagnetic field data distribution and elucidation of space physics phenomenon

Graduate School of Science

MORI Akira Establishment of Asian International Research Team in Biology toward the Effectuation of Nagoya Protocol

Graduate School of Science

YODEN Shigeo

International Research Collaborations and Networking on Extreme Weather in Changing Climate in Asia and Oceania

Graduate School of Science

LIN Aiming

International cooperation based on the study of great paleoearthquakes and decline of the Sanxingdui civilization

Graduate School of Medicine

TAKEDA Shunichi Education of Bioinformatics and Data Mining for Young Scientists

Graduate School of Medicine

TSURUYAMA Tatsuaki  International collaboration towards novel, integrated clinicopathologic diagnosis of cancer based on physical readouts

Graduate School of Medicine

FUKUHARA Shunichi Analysis of factors associated with schism between community needs and medical academia using epidemiological, economical and sociological approaches

Graduate School of Medicine

FUKUYAMA Hidenao Initiative on International MR Imaging Hub -- Center for Ultra-High-Field MRI and New Generation MRI --

Graduate School of Medicine

MATSUDA Fumihiko Establishment of genome informatics infrastructure for human bioscience

Graduate School of Medicine

MATSUMOTO Riki Neural basis of semantic cognition/language comprehension in human

Graduate School of Medicine

MIYAMOTO Susumu COSMO-ASIA study (Cognitive dysfunction Survey of Moyamoya in Asia)

Graduate School of Medicine

YOSHIMURA Nagahisa Multi-institutional genomic research for personalized medicine to treat age-related macular degeneration

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

OKAMURA Hitoshi Epitranscriptome Landscape in Biological Rhythms: Physiological Relevance of Post-transcriptional RNA modifications

Graduate School of Engineering 

AMEMIYA Naoyuki

Integration of international collaborative research on high Tc superconductor technology for frontier of high energy physics

Graduate School of Engineering 

KUNUGI Tomoaki International Collaborative Research Project on Innovation of Desalination Technology with COE of Saudi Arabia

Graduate School of Engineering 

KUBO Takuya Immobilization Technique of Carbon Materials by Photoactive Interfaces and its Application to Micro Separations

Graduate School of Engineering 

SUGIURA Kunitomo Research on corrosion and deterioration of construction materials and strategic maintenance of infrastructures in Southeast Asia

Graduate School of Engineering 

TACHIKAWA Yasuto International Collaboration Research for Sustainable Water Resources Development and Water Security in Myanmar

Graduate School of Engineering 

TABATA Osamu Nano/microsystem creation based on nano-bio-cell fusion and its application

Graduate School of Engineering 

HIGO Yosuke Clarification of complex microstructural changes consisting of solid, liquid and gas phases governing deformation and failure of soils

Graduate School of Engineering 

MIMURA Mamoru Development of economical embankment material for ASEAN highway roads

Graduate School of Engineering 

YOKOKAWA Ryuji Nanosystem Integration by Surface Charge Modification of Microtubules and Micro/Nano Fabrications

Graduate School of Engineering 

YONEDA Minoru Project on the Review of the Situation of Environmental Risk in Myanmar

Graduate School of Agriculture

OGAWA Jun International research center initiative for physiological chemistry of bioactive molecules pioneering novel health supporting platform

Graduate School of Agriculture

KONDO Naoshi Establishment of Protocol in Asian Precision Agriculture, Livestock, and Aquaculture for 9 Billion People’s Food Production

Graduate School of Human  and Environmental Studies

ISHIKAWA Naoto International joint research for geoelectromagnetic investigation of divergent plate boundary at Afar in Ethiopia

Graduate School of Energy Science

SAGAWA Takashi Fine-tuned designs of next generation materials for solar photovoltaics

Graduate School of Energy Science

TEZUKA Tetsuo Establishment of Sustainable Asian Academic Network of Excellences for Sustainable Energy

Graduate School of Energy Science

YAO Takeshi → YABUTSUKA Takeshi Development of Bioactive Novel Titanium Alloy Implant

Graduate School of Informatics

SATO Akihiro Geographical Resilience Assessment of complex Socio-techno-environmental Systems (GRASS)

Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES)

KIYONO Junji Promotion of Earthquake Risk Engineering and Establishing Research Core and Network in Myanmar

Institute for Frontier  Medical  Sciences

IWATA Hiroo Project for Promoting Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration and Human Exchange between Kyoto University and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) (Project La Jolla)

Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH)

TSUDA Toshitaka Study of coupling processes in the solar-terrestrial system

Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI)

OHMI Shiro Study on Seismotectonics in the Bhutan Himalayan District Toward Seismic Disaster Mitigation

Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI)

KAWASE Hiroshi Joint Research for Seismic Hazard Map in Myanmar

Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI)

KIDO Yoshinobu A study on the Restoration and Rehabilitation of Tropical Peat Swamp Forests and Reduction of CO2 Emission by Backfill Method of Mega-Rice Drainage Channel Harmonizing to Residents’ Lifestyle- Back to the Nature Project -

Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI)

NISHIJIMA Kazuyoshi Engineering for non-engineered systems
 Research Reactor Institute Moriyama Hirotake → KAWABATA Yuji Interaction-based initiative team study for establishing the international research center for BNCT

Leading  Graduate Program in Primatology and Wildlife Science

GOTO Yukiori Nutrition and Natural Medicine on Health: Toward New Therapeutic Drug Development through International Research Collaboration

Primate Research Institute (PRI)

HIRAI Hirohisa Acceleration of interdisciplinary research projects toward the organization of Joint Usage/Research Center for primate bioresources: Establishment of International Network Center for effectively using primate samples and materials

Center  for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS)

SHIMIZU Hiromu → KONO Yasuyuki Launching the International Consortium of Southeast Asian Studies in Asia (SEASIA)

Center  for Ecological Research (CER)

KUDOH Hiroshi

Establishment of the international research cooperative center for the study of plant responses to global environmental changes.

The Kyoto University  Museum

OHNO Terufumi International Museum Science Initiative from Kyoto University Through Connection of Specimens, Researchers, and Information in Asia

Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences

SIVANIAH, Easan Coloring the heart beat

Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences

TANAKA Motomu Principles of Hydra's Immortality Using Smart Materials and Microdevices

Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences

CHEN Yong  To develop a system for sorting and culturing single human iPS cells.

Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences

TAKETO Makoto Investigation of chemokines and angiogenesis in the microenvironment of colon cancer, and search for therapeutic strategies