Discovering New Realms from Billion-Year-Old Proto-intelligence ~Ethological dynamics in diorama environments

Purpose and background of the research area

The purpose of this Research Area is to explore the skillful environmental and situational adaptive abilities expressed at the cellular level (here we call this "proto-intelligence") and to write down these abilities in a dynamical model. To this end, we will establish "diorama behavioral studies" and "coupled environmental dynamics" as methodologies, and create a new academic field, " Ethological dynamics in diorama environments" based on these studies. This is expected to clarify the mechanism of Proto-Intelligence. It is also expected to advance the technology of prediction and control of microbial behavior and provide knowledge that will contribute to overcoming health and environmental problems that develop in the panoramic environment (natural environment).

We will examine the effectiveness of Ethological dynamics in diorama environments by focusing on three areas: environmental red tide by microalgae, sperm motility in reproduction, and the search for novel cellular behaviors.

Hokkaido University
Research Institute of Electronic Science
Professor
Area Representative
Toshiyuki Nakagaki

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General Group Members

Principles of biofluid mechanics
Theory of active soft matter

Kyoto University
Research Institute for Mathematical
Sciences
Associate ProfessorKenta Ishimoto

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Tohoku University
Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
ProfessorTakuji Ishikawa

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Hiroshima University
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences
for Life
ProfessorMakoto Iima

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Interdisciplinary research on environmental
red tide

National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Fisheries Research and Education Organization Senior ResearcherTomoyuki Shikata

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Sperm cell
motility

University of Tsukuba
Shimoda Marine Research Center
Assistant ProfessorKogiku Shiba

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Cutting-edge cell measurement and manipulation technologies

Tohoku University
Graduate School of Engineering Department of Finemechanics
Associate ProfessorKenji Kikuchi

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Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Graduate School Engineering Associate ProfessorKyosuke Shinohara

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The Quest for protointelligence

Hokkaido University
Research Institute of Electronic Science
Professor
Area Representative
Toshiyuki Nakagaki

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【2022.11.05~06】
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