Laboratory for Systems Energetics

Kanagawa Institute of Technology (KAIT)



Here is the base for the projects to tackle SDGs with sutudents and people in the community.

NEW PAPER: Shohei Tada, Yoshitaka Yamazakia, Kazunori Yamamoto, Ken Fujii, Takahiro G. Yamada, Noriko F. Hiroi, Akatsuki Kimura, Akira Funahashi. " Switching from weak to strong cortical attachment of microtubules accounts for the transition from nuclear centration to spindle elongation in metazoans." Heliyon acceptted Jan 3 2024; published Feb 15 2024

NEW PAPER: Anna Niarakis* , Marek Ostaszewski, Alexander Mazein, et al. " A versatile and interoperable computational framework for the analysis and modeling of COVID-19 disease mechanisms." Front. Immunol. Volume 14 - 2023 | doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2023.1282859. acceptted Dec 23 2023; published 13 2024

NEW PAPER: Ryo J. Nakatani, Masahiro Itabashi, Takahiro G. Yamada, Noriko F. Hiroi & Akira Funahashi. " Intercellular interaction mechanisms promote diversity in intracellular ATP concentration in Escherichia coli populations." Scientific Reports vol 12, Article number: 17946 (2022). published Oct 26 2022
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NEW PAPER: Takayuki Nakamura, Joe Sakamoto, Kohki Okabe, Atsushi Taniguchi, Takahiro G. Yamada, Shigenori Nonaka, Yasuhiro Kamei, Akira Funahashi, Makoto Tominaga, Noriko F. Hiroi. " Temperature elevation detection in migrating cells." Optics Continuum vol 1, issue 5, pp1085-1097. published May 3rd 2022
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Systems Energetics

The scope of Systems Energetics includes to develop technologies that help people for the smooth operation of society through the sustainable new-circulation of resources and energy. We aim to build and maintain a symbiotic environment among people and the other animals and lives on this planet with those technologies.

What We Use

The tools we use for our objectives.


We enjoy micro-controllers.

Life-mimetic strategies on Energetics

It is the biggest challenge for human society and also the key facotr to know "What is Life?".


We explore new microbes, which may have unknown systems for their metabolism, and useful to both digest wastes and synthesis useful chemicals.

Image Processing and Learning Machines

We love optics, and using image data.

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statistics, network analysis, data analysis, etc.

Lab Members

Please visit personal page & take a contact directly.

Noriko Hiroi

Professor, Faculty of Creative Engineering

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Koya Takahashi

D2, Object tracking, Image Analysis

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Shohei Nashizaki

B4, Water prj

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Masaki Ishiwata

B4, Alcova prj

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Yusei Sakai

B4, DX prj

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Kazuho Narita

B4, iAmicon prj

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Hiroya Urushibara

B4, bio-solveSDGs prj

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Keito Kimura

B3, iAmicon prj

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Rintaro Imakado

B3, iAmicon prj

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Working together for specific research projects.

Systems Biology Laboratory, Keio University

Akira Funahashi, Professor

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Takahiro G. Yamada, Assistant Professor

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Spatio-Temporal Cell Biology Laboratory, Department of Applied Biosciences, Kanagawa Institute of Technology

Takashi Murata, Professor

Kazunori Yamamoto, Assistant Professor (he co-works in the same lab space)

Nakajima Laboratory, Department of Anatomy, Keio University School of Medicine

Kazunori Nakajima, Professor

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many staffs for each project in Nakajima Lab. Find more information from the Lab webpage!

Isabel M. Palacios, Department of Biochemistry, SBBS, Queen Mary, University of Lndon

Scientific visitor at the University of Cambridge

Founder DrosAfrica

BSCB Ambassador

EMBL Alumni Association Board member


Yuta Takamura

2022 Bachelor, team Water

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Kazuki Nakamura

2022 Bachelor, team Alcova

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Yui Mutoh

2022 Bachelor, team Water

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Hayato Iijima

2022 Bachelor, team Alcova

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Shogo Aoshima

2022 Bachelor, team Water

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Tatsuyoshi Morisawa

2022 project student, team DX