Achievements Information

  • 2024.5.14 Associate professor Masaya Morita in the Planned Research group A01-1 and his colleagues reported in the coral Acropora digitifera sperm that substrates in protein kinase A leading to flagellar motility initiation, a prerequisite for fertilization, are common among animals.

    Those coding sequences (CDs) are under positive selection with a conserving phosphorylation motif. This result indicates that PKA signal transduction has been conserved, but the substrate for flagellar motility initiation changes this function due to adaptive evolution during speciation; this implies flagellar motility regulation and features might have changed to adapt to their reproduction, such as synchronous spawning in the coral Acropora.

    Published in the Journal of Molecular Evolution

    Press release of the research (University of the Ryukyus)

  • 2024.4.22 Associate professor Masaya Morita in the Planned Research group A01-2 and his colleagues reported that the tabular reef-building coral Acropora hyacinthus group speciated, accompanied by the establishment of reproductive isolation supported by adaptive gene evolution.

    These findings show that these species can be classified from morphologies and may contribute to the conservation of corals, which are now taxonomically revised.

    Published in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

    Press release of the research (University of the Ryukyus)

  • 2024.3.26 Professor Yoshitaka Nishiyama in the Planned Research group A01-1 and his colleagues have clarified a new mechanism for the response of photosynthesis to strong light in a cyanobacterium.

    Genetic manipulation of the mechanism in the cyanobacterium enhanced the tolerance of photosynthesis to strong light and provided a new strategy for production of biofuels and high-value materials in microalgae under harsh environments.

    Published in The Plant Journal

    Press release of the research (Saitama Univ.)

  • 2024.1.31 The special issue 'Ethological Dynamics in Diorama Environments' edited by Professor Takuji Ishikawa (Group B01-1) and Professor Toshiyuki Nakagaki (Group B02-1) was published jointly by two journals: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology and Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution jointly by two journals. Due to the novelty of the topics of special issue, this was an unusual collaboration between the two journals. Fifteen papers from members of our research project were also included. This special issue was also published as an e-book.
  • 2024.1.31 Professor Takuji Ishikawa (B01-1) published a comprehensive review on the hydrodynamic mechanisms related to the behavior of swimming microorganisms including ciliates.

    Fluid dynamics of squirmers and ciliated microorganisms (2024).
    Takuji Ishikawa, Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 56, 119-145.

  • 2024.1.31 Professor Takuji Ishikawa (B01-1) published a review article base on the history of biomechanics research on the behavior of swimming microorganisms, including ciliates, and discussed the current state-of-art and future direction of research.

    50-year History and Perspective on Biomechanics of Swimming Microorganisms: Part I. Individual Behaviours (2023).
    Takuji Ishikawa and T. J. Pedley, Journal of Biomechanics, 158, 111706.

    50-year History and Perspective on Biomechanics of Swimming Microorganisms: Part II. Collective Behaviours (2023).
    Takuji Ishikawa and T. J. Pedley, Journal of Biomechanics, 160, 111802.

  • 2023.12.20 December 20th, Professor T. Nakagaki of Group B02-1 wrote a popular science book introducing his research,”Thinking Slime Molds: Exploring the Roots of Biological Knowledge'' (written by Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Yamakei Bunko, Yama-to-Keikoku-sha).

    written by Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Yamakei Bunko, Yama-to-Keikoku-sha

  • 2023.12.12 Associate Prof. Kenta Ishimoto (Team B01-2) published a Japanese translation of “Fluid Mechanics: A Very Short Introduction” (by Eric Lauga) from Iwanami Shoten, Publishers.

    Iwanami Shoten, Publishers Website

  • 2023.11.23 Associate Prof. Kenta Ishimoto (Team B01-2) and Prof. Makoto Iima (Team B02-2) have co-edited a special topic titled 'Advances in the Physics of Biofluid Locomotion' in the Journal of the Physical Society of Japan (JPSJ). The research teams led by Prof. Takuji Ishikawa (Team B01-1) and Prof.
    Toshiyuki Nakagaki (Team B02-1) have also contributted to this special topic.
  • 2023.11.8 On November 8th, the research content of Group B02-1 was reported in Yomiuri Shimbun (Newspaper) article ``Eureka Hokkaido University: Reconsidering intelligence through smart single cells.’'
  • 2023.9.8 Prof. Kazuo Inaba (A01-2 group) was awarded the Zoological Society of Japan Award 2023.
  • 2023.9.3 Associate Professor Shinichiro Maruyama in the Publicly Offered Research group and his colleagues have identified a new pathway by which sugar is released by coral symbiotic algae. This pathway involves the largely overlooked cell wall, showing that this structure not only protects the cell but plays an important role in symbiosis and carbon circulation in the ocean.
  • 2023.9.1 Dr. Kazuhiro Aoki (A01-1 group) and his colleagues found that the spread of a red tide is caused by changes in the diurnal vertical migration (DVM) pattern of the causative phytoplankter. The results were published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin.

    Dynamics of a fish-killing dinoflagellate Karenia mikimotoi red-tide captured by composite data sources.

    Kazuhiro Aoki, Koichi Sugimatsu, Naoaki Yoshimura, Yoshiyuki Kuroki, Hiroki Nakashima, Keisuke Hoshina, Keisuke Ura

    【Paper Description】
    In this study, controlling factor of a horizontal expansion of a fish-killing Karenia mikimotoi red-tide was clarified in the Yatsushiro Sea using multiple data sources. The backscattering data of the current meter captured the modulation of DVM (shallowing of the night distribution). It was suggested that the horizontal expansion of the bloom was driven by the strong surface current and the modulation of DVM.


  • 2023.7.2 Associate Professor Katsuhiko Sato and his colleagues in B02-1 group found that nematodes transfer to insects using an electric field. This result provides an important insight into the mystery : how is small organism that slowly crawls on the ground able to spread around the world?

    published in Current Biology

    Press release of the research (Hokkaido Univ., Hiroshima Univ.)

    Articles in Newspapers etc
    Nihon Keizai Shinbun (2nd Jul.)
    Nikkan Kogyo Shinbun (6th Jul.)
    Yahoo!Yahoo! News (6th Jul.)
    Yomiuri Shinbun (31st Jul.)
    ・Hokuriku Chunichi Shinbun (6th Jul.), Hokuriku Chunichi Shinbun (6th Jul.) etc

  • 2023.04.04 【2023.05.10 Publish】
    A book related to protists, the subject of research by Ethological Dynamics in Diorama Environments, entitled "Dictionary of Protists" (Asakura Shoten) has been published. Seven members of the the planned research group and the publicly offered research group were involved in the project as editors and authors.
  • 2023.04.02 April 2, 2023. The research of Assistant Prof. Yu Fukasawa et al. of the publicly solicited group was published in Nihon Keizai Shinbun "Mushroom conversation? Electrical potentials were detected".
  • 2023.03.24 The research team led by Assistant Prof. Yu Fukasawa (Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University), a member of the publicly solicited group issued a press release.
  • 2023.3.15 Assistant Professor Yu Fukasawa (Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University), a member of the publicly solicited group, has published 2 papers.
  • 2023.03.10 The research team led by Assistant Prof. Yu Fukasawa (Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University), a member of the publicly solicited group issued a press release.
  • 2023.2.23 The research by Prof. Nakagaki et al. in Group B02-01 was reported in the Mainichi Newspaper in an article titled "Amazing Ability of Slime Molds: 'Intelligence' Learned from Single-Celled Organisms", which was published online on the 21st.
  • 2023.2.15 The research team led by Prof. Shinya Sato (Team B01-2) in the Planning Group issued a press release.

    Fukui Prefectural University
    Lake Biwa Museum

    The discovery of the invasive diatom from Kinki Area has been reported in newspapers and other media.
    Yomiuri Shimbun Online
    Asahi Shinbun Digital
    Mainichi Shimbun
    Shiga Prefecture

  • 2023.1.18 Two presentations related to this project, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics in 2022, were selected as "Noteworthy Research in 2022" in Nagare, the Journal of the Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 41, No. 6 (2022)!

    One is entitled “Position-Control Experiments of the Localized Bioconvection of Euglena by Non-Uniform Light Environment” by Prof. Hiroshi Yamashita (Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Hiroshima University), Prof. Nobuhiko J. Suematsu (Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University) and Prof. Makoto Iima (Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Hiroshima University) et al., who are members of group B02-2. The other is entitled "Microswimming Theory of Odd-elastic Materials" by Prof. Kenta Ishimoto (Research Institute for Mathematical Science, Kyoto University) et al., who is a member of group B01-2.

    In addition, a photograph of the experiment taken by Prof. Yamashita was adopted for the cover of Nagare, the Journal of the Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 41, No. 6 (2022)!

  • 2023.1.15 January 15, 2023. The research of Professor Nakagaki et al. of B02-01 group was published in Nihon Keizai Shimbun "Learning from Living Things No.13 -The Optimal Route Guided by Slime Molds-".
  • 2023.1.12 A study on "force-sensing cilia" (Prof. Ishikawa of Group B01-1 participated) was published in Science.
  • 2022.12.7 Published December 10, 2022
    Associate Prof. Kenta Ishimoto (Team B01-2) published a book “Microbial Fluid Mechanics: Exploring Motion, Shape and Flow of Life” (Saiensu-Sha)
  • 2022.11.10 Prof. Takuji Ishikawa (Team B01-1) received the Fluid Science Research Award

    Prof. Takuji Ishikawa (Team B01-1) received the Fluid Science Research Award

  • 2022.10.25 The research group of Assistant Professor Kogiku Shiba (Team A01-2) and Professor Kazuo Inaba (Team A01-2) have issued a press release on the scientific paper published online in "Current Biology".
  • 2022.10.11、2022.10.17 Senior Scientist Tomoyuki Shikata (Planning Team A01-1) was interviewed by the Asahi Shimbun about the harmful red tide in Hokkaido last autumn. The result was published in the morning edition and the electronic edition of the Asahi Shimbun.
  • 2022.10.2 The research by Prof. Noritaka Hirohashi, a member of the publicly offered research group, was featured in the Sankei Shimbun's Close-Up Science section as a special feature article titled "The Reality of the Giant Squid of the Deep Sea in Reproduction" (web version and 10/2 Kanto morning edition and 10/17 Kansai evening edition).
  • 2022.10.1 Associate Prof. Kenta Ishimoto (Team B01-2) received the 11th Hiroshi Fujiwara Prize for Mathematical Sciences

    11th Hiroshi Fujiwara Prize for Mathematical Sciences

  • 2022.9.22 Associate Professor Kenji Kikuchi (Team A02-2) and his colleagues presented a research paper entitled "Reciprocating intestinal flows enhance glucose uptake in C. elegans" with Professor Takuji Ishikawa (Team B01-1).
  • 2022.9.2 Senior Scientist Tomoyuki Shikata (Plannning Team A01-1) was interviewed by the Nishinippon Shimbun about the harmful red tide in a coastal area of Kyushu this summer. The result was published in the morning edition and the electronic edition of the Nishinippon Shimbun.
  • 2022.8.24 Prof. Toshiyuki Nakagaki introduced research results and concepts related to our project on the website “RIKE Lab - Research Institute for Ideal Working Style in Science -"
  • 2022.7.6 Prof. Ishikawa (Team B01-1) wrote a commentary article on diorama environment.
  • 2022.7.1 Published July 1, 2022
    Prof. Toshiyuki Nakagaki (Team B02-1) introduced research concepts related to our field in the general interest magazine "Mathematics Seminar" (Nippon Hyoron Co., Ltd.).
    The article "A Reliable Encounter between Mathematics and Biology in the Hodgkin-Huxley Model" in the special issue "Mathematics at the Boundary: Where Different Fields Meet,"
    Vol. 61, NO. 7, 18-23 (2022).
  • 2022.6.30 Published June 30, 2022
    The research by Prof. Toshiyuki Nakagaki et al. of the painting Team B02-1 was introduced as "Do organisms without brains have intelligence?" in "The Forefront of Life Science: Challenging the Wonder of Being Alive" by Team Pascal, published by Asahi Sensho (Asahi Shimbun Publications).
  • 2022.6.24 Prof. Toshiyuki Nakagaki (Team B02-1) together with Associate Prof. Takaaki Aoki, Faculty of Education, Kagawa University, Associate Prof. Naoya Fujiwara, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Tohoku University, and Prof. Mark Fricker, Oxford University, presented their research paper, "A model for simulating emergent patterns of cities and roads on real-world landscapes.

    Press Release

    Asahi Shimbun web article on July 14, 2022, "Road Leads to Rome, Mucus 'Intelligence' Almost Replicates Italian City."

    The article "Italian Urban Development Verified by slime mold 'Intelligence';Research Team from Kagawa University, Hokkaido University, and Others Write Paper" appeared in the morning edition of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper on July 16, 2022.

  • 2022.6.17 Associate Professor Kenta Ishimoto (Team B01-2)'s lecture video for junior and senior high school students "Quickly Understand Academia. Quickly Understand Fluid Mechanics - The World of Microorganisms -" is now available.
  • 2022.6.14 Research by Professor Toshiyuki Nakagaki et al. of Project Team B02-1 was introduced in President online as "Rational Behavior without a Brain - An Amazing Single-Celled Organism that Won the Ig Nobel Prize Twice".
  • 2022.6.14 Authors: Yusuke Ushijima (Japan Meteorological Business Support Center, Meteorological Research Institute) and Yutaka Yoshikawa (Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University :Group A01-1)

    Titles: Nonlinearly interacting entrainment due to shear and convection in the surface ocean

    Abstracts: This study reveals that sheared flow and convection nonlinearly interact in the ocean surface mixed layer, resulting in reduced entrainment of water from below the mixed layer. Overestimated mixed layer depths seen in many ocean general circulation model simulations may likely be ascribed to inappropriate representation of this nonlinear interaction by those models.
  • 2022.06.06 Associate Professor Ishimoto (Team B01-2) of the Planning Team made a press release.

    Never too odd to learn how to swim
    -Examining the odd locomotion of microswimmers-


    The content of the announcement has been published in scientific newspapers and other media.
    The Nikkei

  • 2022.5.29 Published May 29, 2022
    Prof. Toshiyuki Nakagaki of Planning Team B02-1 introduced their research in the general-interest magazine "Ale -Genre indefinite culture magazine-".
    Interview article in the special feature "Rehabilitation of Gathering": "Toward a Slime Mold Life: On the Way of Physical Ethology of Cells"
    Vol. 11, 186-217 (2022).
  • 2022.5.1 Published May 1, 2022
    Prof. Toshiyuki Nakagaki (Team B02-1) introduced their research in the magazine "Eureka" (published by Seidosha).
    The article "Ethological Dynamics in Diorama Environments of Scleromycetes - Foraging Behavior in a Maze as an Example" in the special issue "The World of Fungi - Mushrooms, Molds, and Yeasts"
    Vol. 54-6, NO.789, 277-281 (2022).
  • 2022.02.03 The joint research team of Assistant Professor Shojiku Shiba (Team A01-2) and Professor Kazuo Inaba (Team A01-2) of the project team issued a press release.

    Morphological differences in tardigrade spermatozoa induce variation in gamete motility

    TSUKUBA JOURNAL - Biology & Environment
    Press Release PDF (JP)
    Articles -
    paper & Detail

  • 2021.12.14 Associate Professor Kikuchi of the Planning Team made a press release.
    School of Engineering, Tohoku University

    The content of the announcement has been published in scientific newspapers and other media.

    The Nikkei

  • 2021.12.11 Associate Prof. Kenta Ishimoto (Team B01-2) received the MIMS Mimura Award.

FY2023 Achievements

【Journal Article】

  • Takahiro Sasaki,Hirokatsu Saito,Yusuke Furukawa,Takashi Tominaga,Satoshi Kitajima,Jun Kanno,Kentaro Tanemura,Exposure to bisphenol A or its phenolic analogs during early life induces different types of anxiety-like behaviors after maturity in male mice,The Journal of Toxicological Sciences, Vol.48,211-219 (2023)
  • Ayano Hasegawa,Takahiro Sasaki,Jahidul Islam,Takashi Tominaga,Tomonori Nochi,Kenshiro Hara,Kentaro Tanemura,Effects of early-life tosufloxacin tosilate hydrate administration on growth rate, neurobehavior, and gut microbiota at adulthood in male mice,The Journal of Toxicological Sciences, Vol.48,149-159 (2023)
  • Yu Fukasawa, Daisuke Akai, Masayuki Ushio, Takayuki Takehi,Electrical potentials in the ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria bicolor after a rainfall event ,Fungal Ecology 63 101229 (2023)
  • Ayaka Itani, Shunsuke Masuo, Riho Yamamoto, Tomoko Serizawa, Yu Fukasawa, Naoki Takaya, Masatsugu Toyota, Shigeyuki Betsuyaku, Norio Takeshita,Local calcium signal transmission in mycelial network exhibits decentralized stress responses ,PNAS Nexus 2(3) 1-10 (2023)
  • Shikata, T., Kitatsuji, S., Yuasa, K.,Strain, cell density, and nutrient condition affect patterns of diurnal vertical migration and superoxide production in a red-tide alga,Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, 11, 1134227 (2023)
  • Morita M, Kitanobo S, Ohki S, Shiba K, Inaba K,Positive selection on ADAM10 builds species recognition in the synchronous spawning coral Acropora,Front Cell Dev Biol. 11:1171495 (2023)
  • K. Ishimoto, E. A. Gaffney, D. J. Smith,Squirmer hydrodynamics near a periodic surface topography,Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, Vol. 11, 1123446 (2023)
  • Hiroshi Yamashita,Touya Kamikubo,Kazuki Muku,Nobuhiko J.Suematsu,Shunsuke Izumi and Makoto Iima,Emergence of a Euglena bioconvection spot controlled by non-uniform light,Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution,Vol.11-2023 (2023)
  • Thoma V, Sakai S, Nagata K, Ishii Y, Maruyama S, Abe A, Kondo S, Kawata M, Hamada S, Deguchi R, Tanimoto H. ,On the origin of appetite: GLWamide in jellyfish represents an ancestral satiety neuropeptide.,Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 120(15):e2221493120. (2023)
  • Mihirogi Y, Kaneda M, Yamagishi D, Ishii Y, Maruyama S, Nakamura S, Shimoyama N, Oohori C, Hatta M. ,Establishment of a New Model Sea Anemone for Comparative Studies on Cnidarian-Algal Symbiosis. ,Zoological science. 40(3):235-45. (2023)
  • Kawahara K, Inada T, Tanaka R, Dayi M, Makino T, Maruyama S, Kikuchi T, Sugimoto A, Kawata M. ,Differentially Expressed Genes Associated with Body Size Changes and Transposable Element Insertions between Caenorhabditis elegans and Its Sister Species, Caenorhabditis inopinata. ,Genome Biology and Evolution. 15(4):evad063. (2023)
  • 長谷川 雅俊, 稲葉 一男, 永倉 靖大, 野田 浩之, 川合 範明,キンメダイ種苗生産のための冷蔵精子保存液の開発,日本水産学会誌.2023 年 89 巻 3 号 p. 236-243 (2023)
  • Hazraty-Kari S, Morita M, Tavakoli-Koloqr P, Harii S,Response of resistant larvae of the coral Acropora tenuis to future thermal stress,Marine Pollution Bulletin 192 115060-115060(2023)
  • Risa Fujita, Nami Takayama, Muneyuki Matsuo, Makoto Iima and Satoshi Nakata,Height-dependent oscillatory motion of a plastic cup with a camphor disk floated on water,Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics,Issue20,2023 (2023)
  • Hamano, Y.; Ikeda, K.; Odagiri, K.; Suematsu, NJ.,Reproduction of bacterial chemotaxis by a non-living self-propelled object,Sci. Rep. 13, 8173 (2023)
  • Tomoya Asaba, Lang Peng, Takahiro Ono, Satoru Akutagawa, Ibuki Tanaka, Hinako Murayama, Shota Suetsugu, Aleksandar Razpopov, Yuichi Kasahara, Takahito Terashima, Yuhki Kohsaka, Takasada Shibauchi, Masatoshi Ichikawa, Roser Valenti, Shin-ichi Sasa, Yuji Matsuda,,Growth of self-integrated atomic quantum wires and junctions of a Mott semiconductor,Sci. Adv. 9, eabq5561 (2023)
  • Takashi Tominaga,Riichi Kajiwara,Yoko Tominaga,Stable wide-field voltage imaging for observing neuronal plasticity at the neuronal network level,Biophysics and Physicobiology, Vol.20,e200015 (2023)
  • Manabu Hori,Takashi Tominaga,Masaki Ishida,Mutsumi Kawano,RNA interference reveals the escape response mechanism of Paramecium to mechanical stimulation,Biophysics and Physicobiology, Vol.,e200025 (2023)
  • Grinblat M, Eyal-Shaham L, Eyal G, Ben-Zvi O, Harii S, Morita M, Sakai K, Hirose M, Miller DJ, Loya Y,Energy allocation trade-offs as a function of age in fungiid corals,Frontiers in Marine Science 10 (2023)
  • Toshihiro Murata, Dulamjav Jamsransuren, Sachiko Matsuda, Haruko Ogawa, Yohei Takeda,Rapid Virucidal Activity of Japanese Saxifraga Species-Derived Condensed Tannins against SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A Virus, and Human Norovirus Surrogate Viruses. ,Applied and environmental microbiology Vol. 89, e0023723 (2023)
  • Takahashi, K., Toyama, H., Kubo, R., Yoshida, N. Ejima, Y., Kikuchi, K., Ishikawa, T., Yamauchi, M.,Effectiveness of substantial shortening of the endotracheal tube for decreasing airway resistance and increasing tidal volume during pressure-controlled ventilation in pediatric patients: a prospective observational study,Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing, 37, 1513-1519. (2023)
  • K. Ishimoto,Jeffery's orbits and microswimmers in flows: A theoretical review,Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, Vol. 92, 062001 (2023)
  • Takako Fukuda,Takashi Tominaga,Yoko Tominaga,Hiroyuki Kanayama,Nobuo Kato,Hiroshi Yoshimura,Alternative strategy for driving voltage-oscillator in neocortex of rats,Neuroscience Research, Vol.191,28-37 (2023)
  • Takanobu A. Katoh, Toshihiro Omori, Takuji Ishikawa, Yasushi Okada, Hiroshi Hamada,Biophysical analysis of mechanical signals in immotile cilia of mouse embryonic nodes using advanced microscopic techniques,Bio-protocol, 13, e4715. (2023)
  • T. Chiba, E. Okumura, Y. Nishigami, T. Nakagaki, T. Sugi, K. Sato,Caenorhabditis elegans transfers across a gap under an electric field as dispersal behavior ,Current Biology, 33, 2668-2677 (2023)
  • A. Kobayashi, K. Yasuda, K. Ishimoto, L.-S. Lin, I. Sou, Y. Hosaka, S. Komura,Odd elasticity of a catalytic micromachine,Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, Vol. 92, 074801 (2023)
  • Ban H, Sato S, Yoshikawa S, Yamada K, Nakamura Y, Ichinomiya M, Sato N, Blanc-Mathieu R, Endo H, Kuwata A & Ogata H,Genome analysis of Parmales, the sister group of diatoms, reveals the evolutionary specialization of diatoms from phago-mixotrophs to photoautotrophs.,Communications Biology, Vol.6, 697. (2023)
  • G. Nelson, A. Strain, A. Isu, A. Rahnama, K. Wakabayashi, A. T. Melvin, N. Kato,Cells collectively migrate during ammonium chemotaxis in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii,Scientific Reports, 13:10781 (2023)
  • K.K. Mullane, M. Nishiyama, T. Kurihara, D.H. Bartlett,Compounding Deep Sea Physical Impacts on Marine Microbial Motility.,Frontiers in Marine Science, Vol.10, 1181062 (2023)
  • Maruyama, T., Yamaguchi, M., Tame, A., Toyofuku, T., Chibana, H. and Yoshida, M. ,Retractile moton of the longitudinal flagellum in a dinoflagellate, Akashiwo sanguinea,Cytologia 88: 321-329 (2023)
  • Daigo Nakazawa Yohei Takeda Masatoshi Kanda Utano Tomaru Haruko Ogawa Takashi Kudo Satoka Shiratori-Aso Kanako Watanabe-Kusunoki Yusho Ueda Atsuko Miyoshi Fumihiko Hattanda Saori Nishio Ryo Uozumi Akihiro Ishizu Tatsuya Atsumi,Inhibition of Toll-like receptor 4 and Interleukin-1 receptor prevent SARS-CoV-2 mediated kidney injury,Cell death discovery Vol. 9, pp.293 (2023)
  • Imane Maaroufi, Dulamjav Jamsransuren, Koh Hashida, Sachiko Matsuda, Haruko Ogawa, Yohei Takeda,An Abies Extract Containing Nonvolatile Polyphenols Shows Virucidal Activity against SARS-CoV-2 That Is Enhanced in Increased pH Conditions ,Pathogens, Vol.12 pp.1093 (2023)
  • Ishii Y, Ishii H, Kuroha T, Yokoyama R, Deguchi R, Nishitani K, Minagawa J, Kawata M, Takahashi S, Maruyama S. ,Environmental pH signals the release of monosaccharides from cell wall in coral symbiotic alga.,Elife 12:e80628. (2023)
  • Yu Fukasawa, Kaho Ishii,Foraging strategies of fungal mycelial networks: responses to quantity and distance of new resources,Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology 24 (2023)
  • Y. Nishiura, T. Teramoto, K.-I. Ueda,Arbitrarily weak head-on collision can induce annihilation: the role of hidden instabilities,Japan Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 40, 1695–1743 (2023)
  • Yuichi Utsumi,Makiko Taketoshi,Michiko Miwa,Yoko Tominaga,Takashi Tominaga,Assessing seizure liability in vitro with voltage-sensitive dye imaging in mouse hippocampal slices,Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, Vol.17,1217368 (2023)
  • Tavakoli-Kolour P, Sinniger F, Morita M, Nakamura T, Harii S. ,Variability in thermal stress thresholds of corals across depths,Frontiers in Marine Science 10 (2023)
  • Yu Kogure, Toshihiro Omori, Takuji Ishikawa,Flow-induced diffusion in a packed lattice of squirmers,Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 971, A17-1. (2023)
  • Kazuhiro Takahashi, Hiroaki Toyama, Yutaka Ejima, Jinyou Yang, Kenji Kikuchi, Takuji Ishikawa,Endotracheal tube, by the venturi effect, reduces the efficacy of increasing inlet pressure in improving pendelluft,PLOS ONE, 18, e0291319. (2023)
  • 飯間信,松本廉,上久保冬野,山下博士,末松 J. 信彦,ミドリムシの遊泳軌道の光環境応答特性,日本流体力学会年会2023 講演論文集 (2023)
  • 山下博士,上久保冬野,末松 J. 信彦,飯間信,光環境操作により発現したミドリムシ生物対流スポットのパラメータ依存性,日本流体力学会年会2023 講演論文集 (2023)
  • 藤田雄介,飯間信,水槽実験による凹凸翼模型周辺の流れ構造パターンの解析,日本流体力学会年会2023 講演論文集 (2023)
  • 上久保冬野, 飯間信, 山下博士, 末松 J.信彦,ミドリムシ遊泳の光環境応答モデル,日本流体力学会年会2023 講演論文集 (2023)
  • 上久保冬野, 飯間信, 山下博士, 末松 J.信彦,ミドリムシ遊泳の光環境応答モデル,日本流体力学会年会2023 講演論文集 (2023) M. Nomura, K. Ohta, Y. Nishigami, T. Nakayama, K. Nakamura, K. Tadakuma, J. Galipon,Three-dimensional architecture and assembly mechanism of the egg-shaped shell in testate amoeba Paulinella micropora,Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, 11: 1232685 (2023)
  • K. Aoki, K. Sugimatsu, N. Yoshimura, Y. Kuroki, H. Nakashima, K. Hoshina, K. Ura,Dynamics of a fish-killing dinoflagellate Karenia mikimotoi red-tide captured by composite data sources,Marine Pollution Bulletin Vol.195, 115472 (2023)
  • Shiba K, Inaba K,The role of soluble adenylyl cyclase in the regulation of flagellar motility in ascidian sperm,Biomolecules 13(11), 1594 (2023)
  • Lloyd Fung, Adam Konkol, Takuji Ishikawa, Ben T. Larson, Thibaut Brunet, Raymond E. Goldstein,Swimming, Feeding and Inversion of Multicellular Choanoflagellate Sheets,Physical Review Letters, 131, 168401 (2023)
  • Y. Nishigami, I. Kunita, K. Sato, T. Nakagaki,Cellular Ethological Dynamics in Diorama Environments ,J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 92, 121009 (2023)
  • K. Ishimoto,A multi-scale numerical simulation of quasi-two-dimensional bacterial turbulence using a regularized Stokeslet representation ,Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, Vol. 429, pp. 215-226 (2023)
  • K. Ishimoto, C. Moreau, K. Yasuda,Odd elastohydrodynamics: Non-reciprocal living material in a viscous fluid,PRX Life, Vol. 1, 023002 (2023)
  • D. Oshima, M. Yoshida, K. Saga, N. Ito, M. Tsuji, A. Isu, N. Watanabe, K. Wakabayashi, K. Yoshimura,Mechanoresponses mediated by the TRP11 channel in cilia of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii,iScience, 26:107926 (2023)
  • Kijima, T., Kurokawa, D., Sasakura, Y., Ogasawara, M., Aratake, S., Yoshida, K., and Yoshida, M. ,CatSper mediates the chemotactic behavior and motility of the ascidian sperm,Front Cell Dev Biol., 11: 1136537 (2023)
  • James G. Komu, Hiep Dinh Nguyen, Yohei Takeda, Shinya Fukumoto, Kunitoshi Imai, Hitoshi Takemae, Tetsuya Mizutani, Haruko Ogawa,Challenges for Precise Subtyping and Sequencing of a H5N1 Clade Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus Isolated in Japan in the 2022–2023 Season Using Classical Serological and Molecular Methods ,Viruses, Vol.15 pp.2274 (2023)
  • M. Uwamichi, Y. Miura, A. Kamiya, D. Imoto, S. Sawai,Random walk and cell morphology dynamics in Naegleria gruberi,Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, Vol.11, 1274127 (2023)
  • M.J. Ferreira, J. Silva, H. Takeuchi, T. Suzuki, T. Higashiyama, S. Coimbra,Transcriptomic landscape of seedstick in Arabidopsis thaliana funiculus after fertilisation,bioRxiv, (2023)
  • Yoneoka, E. & Takamatsu, A.,Relation between learning process and morphology of transport tube network in plasmodium of Physarum polycephalum. ,Front. Cell Dev. Biol. 11, 1249165 (2023)
  • Pooja Gusain,Makiko Taketoshi,Yoko Tominaga,Takashi Tominaga,Functional Dissection of Ipsilateral and Contralateral Neural Activity Propagation Using Voltage-Sensitive Dye Imaging in Mouse Prefrontal Cortex,eneuro, Vol.10,ENEURO.0161-23.2023,10.1523/eneuro.0161-23.2023 (2023)
  • Murata R., Kodo Y., Maeno A., Suzuki J., Mori K., Sadamasu K., Kawahara F., Nagamune K.,Detection of Toxoplasma gondii and Sarcocystis sp. in the meat of common minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata): A case of suspected food poisoning in Japan,Parasitol Int., Vol. 99, 102832 (2023)
  • Kinoshita-Terauchi N, Shiba K, Umezawa T, Inaba K,Distinct regulation of two flagella by calcium during chemotaxis of male gametes in the brown alga Mutimo cylindricus (Cutleriaceae, Tilopteridales),J Phycol. (Online ahead of print) (2023)
  • Tavakoli-Kolour P, Sinniger F, Morita M, Hazraty-Kari S, Nakamura T, Saki Harii,Plasticity of shallow reef corals across a depth gradient,Marine Pollution Bulletin 197 115792 (2023)
  • Jinyou Yang, Kenji Kikuchi, Takuji Ishikawa,High shear flow prevents bundling of bacterial flagella and induces lateral migration away from a wall,Communications Physics, 6, 354. (2023)
  • Zhong, R., Yu, J., Zhang, C., Munetomo, M.,Q-learning based vegetation evolution for numerical optimization and wireless sensor network coverage optimization,Alexandria Engineering Journal (2023)
  • Yusuke Fujita and Makoto Iima,Dynamic lift enhancement mechanism of dragonfly wing model by vortex-corrugation interaction,Phys. Rev. Fluids 8, 123101 (2023)
  • Takusagawa M, Misumi O, Nozaki H, Kato S, Maruyama S, Tsujimoto-Inui Y, Yagisawa F, Ohnuma M, Kuroiwa H, Kuroiwa T, Matsunaga S. ,Complete mitochondrial and chloroplast DNA sequences of the freshwater green microalga Medakamo hakoo.,Genes & Genetic Systems. 98(6):353-60. (2023)
  • A. Machida, K. Kondo, K. Wakabayashi, K. Tanaka, T. Hisabori,Molecular bulkiness of a single amino acid in the F1 α subunit determines the robustness of cyanobacterial ATP synthase,Plant and Cell Physiology, 64:1590-1600 (2023)
  • R. Fujikawa, C. Okimura, S. Kozawa, K. Ikeda, N. Inagaki, Y. Iwadate, Y. Sakumura,Bayesian traction force estimation using cell boundary-dependent force priors,Biophysical Journal, Vol.122, 4542-4554 (2023)
  • N. Okamoto, F. Tsumori,Soft robotic medium driven by an external magnetic field,Materials Research Meeting 2023, E5-O403-01 (2023)
  • R. Shiraishi, F. Tsumori,Micropatterning of Magnetic Properties on Gel Sheet for Soft Robotics,Materials Research Meeting 2023, E5-O403-03 (2023)
  • R. Songserm, Y. Nishiyama, N. Sanevas,Light influences the growth, pigment synthesis, photosynthesis capacity, and antioxidant activities in Scenedesmus falcatus,Scientifica, Vol. 2024, 1898624 (2024)
  • M. P. Dalwadi, C. Moreau, E. A. Gaffney, K. Ishimoto, B. J. Walker,Generalised Jeffery's equations for rapidly spinning particles. Part 1: Spheroids,Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 979, A1 (2024)
  • M. P. Dalwadi, C. Moreau, E. A. Gaffney, B. J. Walker, K. Ishimoto,Generalised Jeffery's equations for rapidly spinning particles. Part 2: Helicoidal objects with chirality,Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 979, A2 (2024)
  • Y. Hiruta, K. Ishimoto,Reciprocal microswimming in fluctuating and confined environments,Physical Review Research, Vol. 6, 013117 (2024)
  • Kamakura S, Ohtsuka T, Nagumo T & Sato S , Differential cell size reduction of two sympatric Epithemia (Bacillariophyta) taxa in Nakaikemi Wetland, Japan.,Phycological Research, Vol.72, 103-111 (2024)
  • Zhong, R., Zhang, E., Munetomo, M.,Evolutionary Multi-mode Slime mold Optimization: A hyper-heuristic algorithm inspired by slime mold foraging behaviors,The Journal of Supercomputing (2024)
  • P. Napaumpaiporn, T. Ogawa, K. Sonoike, Y. Nishiyama,Improved capacity for the repair of photosystem II via reinforcement of the translational and antioxidation systems in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803,The Plant Journal, Vol. 117, 1165-1178 (2024)
  • 北辻さほ,湯浅光貴,紫加田知幸,山﨑康裕,シオミズツボワムシへの毒性を指標としたKarenia mikimotoiの貝類へい死リスクの評価,日本プランクトン学会報,71巻,1-9 (2024)
  • Mio Yanagida, Hirofumi Nakano and Hironori Ueno,Bioimaging of glucose analogs labeled at the C-1 or C-2 position with a fluorescent dansylamino group,Microscopy,Vol.73, Issue1, p47-54 (2024)
  • Kamakura S, Bilcke G & Sato S,Transcriptional responses to salinity-induced changes in cell wall morphology of the euryhaline diatom Pleurosira laevis. ,Journal of Phycology, Vol.60 (2024)
  • Takeuchi Y, Sato S, Nagasato C, Motomura T, Okuda S, Kasahara M, Takahashi F & Yoshikawa S,Sperm-specific histone H1 in highly condensed sperm nucleus of Sargassum horneri,Scientific Reports, Vol.14, 3387 (2024)
  • Zhong, R., Yu, J., Zhang, C., Munetomo, M.,SRIME: A strengthened RIME with Latin hypercube sampling and embedded distance-based selection for engineering optimization problems,Neural computing and applications (2024)
  • Furukawa M, Kitanobo b S, Ohki S, Teramoto MM, Hanahara N, Morita M. ,Integrative taxonomic analyses reveal that rapid genetic divergence drives Acropora speciation,Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 195,108063 (2024)
  • Naoya Karakida, Momoko Murakami, Yohei Takeda, Haruko Ogawa, Kunitoshi Imai,Specificity and sensitivity of an indirect fluorescent antibody test to detect antibodies against bovine viral diarrhea virus. ,Diagnosticians, Inc Vol.36 pp.222 (2024)
  • Yusuke Hagimori, Kiori Obuse, Michio Yamada,Effect of non-local near-resonant interactions of Rossby waves on formation of large-scale zonal flows in unforced two-dimensional turbulence on rotating sphere,Physics of Fluids. 36(3), 036617 (2024)
  • Kazunari Takahashi, Yuichi Harakon, Yu Fukasawa,Ecological aspects of myxomycetes associated with white and brown wood rot on coarse woody debris in subalpine coniferous forests in Central Japan ,Mycoscience 65, 86-91 (2024)
  • S. Fueki, T. Kaneko, H. Matsuki, Y. Hashimoto, M. Yoshida, A. Isu, K. Wakabayashi, K. Yoshimura,Temperature-dependent augmentation of ciliary motility by the TRP2 channel in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii,Cytoskeleton, in press (2024)
  • A. Suka, T. Shikata, K. Yuasa, Y. Tomaru, P. Napaumpaiporn, R. Tanaka, Y. Nishiyama,The toxigenic red-tide-forming dinoflagellates Alexandrium leei and Alexandrium catenella differ in terms of the sensitivity to strong light and low temperature of their photosynthetic machinery,Algal Research, Vol. 79, 103495 (2024)
  • Jinyou Yang, Toma Isaka, Kenji Kikuchi, Keiko Numayama-Tsuruta, Takuji Ishikawa ,Bacterial accumulation in intestinal folds induced by physical and biological factors,BMC Biology, 22, 76 (2024)
  • Takumi Saito, Kenji Kikuchi, Takuji Ishikawa,Glucose stockpile in the intestinal apical brush border in C. elegans,Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications,706,149762 (2024)
  • Yu Fukasawa, Václav Pouska, Radek Bače, Lucie Zíbarová, Yuki Kawasaki, Shunsuke Matsuoka, Hirotoshi Sato, Olga Orman, Kamil Král, Miroslav Svoboda,Bark beetle outbreaks in Picea abies stands are associated with changes in wood-inhabiting fungal communities and seedling establishment on logs ,Fungal Ecology 68, 101328 (2024)
  • Senjuti Nowroz, Syeda Rubaiya Nasrin, Arif Md Rashedul Kabir, Takefumi Yamashita, Tomoichiro Kusumoto, Junichi Taira, Marie Tani, Masatoshi Ichikawa, Kazuki Sada, Akira Kakugo,,Role of tubulin C-terminal tail on mechanical properties of microtubule,Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 706, 149761 (2024)
  • Masato Kimura, Takeshi Takaishi, Yoshimi Tanaka, What is the physical origin of the gradient flow structure of variational fracture models,Philosophical Transactions A (2024)
  • T. Horita, K.-I. Ueda,Decentralized distributed parameter tuning model to generate unidirectional movements,Japan Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2024)


  • 2023.5Kenji Kikuchi, Achievement Award from the Visualization Society of Japan
  • 2023.9Kazuo Inaba, Zoological Society of Japan Award
  • 2023.12Shin Iima, Hiroshima University Excellent Student Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in FY2023 (Recipient: Yusuke Fujita)
  • 2023.12Shin Iima, Paper "Dynamic lift enhancement mechanism of dragonfly wing model by vortex-corrugation interaction" published in "Physical Review Fluids" was selected as Editors' Suggestions (Recipient: Yusuke Fujita and Makoto Iima)
  • 2024.2Masayoshi Nishiyama, Kinki University Integrated Science and Engineering Masters 2024 Excellent Poster Award (recipient: Seiichiro Kinoshita)
  • 2024.3Makoto Iima, Hiroshima University Student Award (recipient: Yusuke Fujita)
  • 2024.3Mami Nomura, 6th Materials and Devices Collaborative Research Award


  • 2023.4.12 Nishiyama Yoshitaka, NEDO Press Release "World's first successful production of microalgae that produce fuel oil outside of cells"
  • 2023.4.12 Nishiyama Yoshitaka, Saitama University Press Release "World's first successful production of microalgae that produce fuel oil outside of cells - Expected to reduce costs related to manufacturing and operation during industrial use -"
  • 2023.4.17 Nishiyama Yoshitaka, Environmental Business "Taisei Corporation and others create algae that produce oil outside of cells - Expected to reduce biofuel production costs"
  • 2023.4.18 Nishiyama Yoshitaka, Mynavi "Taisei Corporation, Saitama University, and others develop microalgae that produce oil, a fuel substance, outside the cells"
  • 2023.4.19 Nishiyama Yoshitaka, Asahi Shimbun Digital "Development of algae that releases oil components, no extraction required, can be done repeatedly, Taisei Corporation, etc."
  • 2023.4.24 Nishiyama Yoshitaka, Yomiuri Shimbun Online "Development of algae that releases "oil"...Taisei Corporation and others hope for low-cost biofuel"
  • 2023.6.15Nishiyama Yoshitaka, Nikkei Online Edition "Fuel from algae, virtually zero CO2 emissions; Chitose Laboratory establishes large-scale facility"
  • 2023.7.2Sato Katsuhiko, Nishigami Yukinori, Nikkei Newspaper "Nematodes jump using static electricity, may ride on bees to move; Hiroshima University and others"
  • 2023.7.4Nakagaki Toshiyuki, Hokkaido Shimbun Newspaper "Fisheye View" column "Amazing tiny hairs inside the body"
  • 2023.7.6Katsuhiko Sato, Yukinori Nishigami, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun "Nematodes use static electricity to jump, discovered by Hokkaido University and Hiroshima University"
  • 2023.7.7Katsuhiko Sato, Yukinori Nishigami, Mainichi Shimbun "Nematodes use static electricity to jump, attach to insects and move far away"
  • 2023.7.26Kenta Ishimoto, By understanding the flow, you can see the shape of living things! "Microbial fluid dynamics" is a great guide to the microscopic world, That's Kyoto University, No.142
  • 2023.7.31Katsuhiko Sato, Yukinori Nishigami, Yomiuri Shimbun "Nematodes use static electricity to jump into the air, attach to insects and birds and move... Hokkaido University and other research teams"
  • 2023.8.5Fukazawa Yu, Book Review "Deadwood Wonderland" Diverse creatures gathering around "resources" Nakayashiki Hitoshi (Nikkei Shimbun)
  • 2023.8.18Sato Katsuhiko, Nishigami Yukinori, Yomiuri Shimbun Online "The surprising ecology of the 1mm long "nematode""
  • 2023.8.29Nakagaki Toshiyuki, Hokkaido Shimbun "Fisheye View" column "The role of researchers"
  • 2023.9.3Sato Katsuhiko, Nishigami Yukinori, Mainichi Shimbun Web version "How did nematodes "fly"?"
  • 2023.9.10Yoshitaka Nishiyama, appearance on NHK Educational TV's "Science ZERO" "The promising next-generation energy! The front line of "algae oil""
  • 2023.9.12Toshiyuki Nakagaki, column in the evening edition of the Hokkaido Shimbun newspaper "Fisheye view" column "When humans return to single-celled cells"
  • 2023.9.16Kazuo Inaba, Terumo Life Science Foundation, Life Science DOKIDOKI Laboratory "Let's talk about research from now on" 20th episode: Is it true that cells have hair!? Microscopic hair holds the key to the birth and evolution of life
  • 2023.9.26Kenichi Wakabayashi, BIGLOBE News "It has become clear that 'moving cilia' are both a motor device and a sensory organ"
  • 2023.9.30Yu Fukazawa, Book Review "Karuki Wonderland" (Mainichi Shimbun)
  • 2023.9.30Kenichi Wakabayashi, Livedoor News "It has become clear that 'moving cilia' are both a motor device and a sensory organ"
  • 2023.10.1Fukazawa Yu, Book Review "Dead Tree Wonderland" (Nougyou Shimbun)
  • 2023.10.7Fukazawa Yu, Book Review "Dead Tree Wonderland" Rich Benefits to the Ecosystem Otera Satoshi (Minami Nippon Shimbun)
  • 2023.10.13Fukazawa Yu, Focus on the Benefits of "Dead Trees" (Yamanashi Nichi Nichi Shimbun)
  • 2023.10.14Fukazawa Yu, Book Review "Dead Tree Wonderland" This Month's Bookshelf (Mountain and Valley November Issue)
  • 2023.10.21Fukazawa Yu, Book Review "Dead Tree Wonderland" Watanabe Toshiko (Mainichi Shimbun)
  • 2023.10.24Toshiyuki Nakagaki, NHK WORLD-JAPAN "The Superpowers of Slime Molds" International Broadcast
  • 2023.10.28Kenta Ishimoto, Sperm caught breaking Newton's third law of motion, New Scientist, Vol.3462, p14.
  • 2023.10.29Yu Fukazawa, Radio program (Bayfm The Flintstone) guest appearance (Bayfm78)
  • 2023.10.30Kenta Ishimoto, IT Media "Are human sperm swimming breaking Newton's third law? Kyoto University announces that the key is the movement of the tail"
  • 2023.11.8Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Yomiuri Shimbun, "Eureka Hokkaido University: Questioning intelligence through clever single-celled organisms"
  • 2023.11.12Yu Fukazawa, "Living things live on a dead tree stage, enriching the forest" (Yomiuri Shimbun)
  • 2023.11.13Yu Fukazawa, guest appearance on radio program (J-WAVE Good neighbors) (J-WAVE)
  • 2023.11.14Kazuo Inaba, "Children's Science" December 2023 issue "Actually amazing! The hair! Hair! Hair!!! Hair!!!"
  • 2023.11.21Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Saitama University Press Release "Success in "Strengthening" Photosynthesis - Developing a method to increase photosynthesis's resistance to strong light -"
  • 2023.11.23Michitaka Hirohashi, Kobe Shimbun "Public dissection of giant squid: What is its gender? Why did it wash up on the coast of Kasumi? University professor performs surgery"
  • 2023.11.24Noritaka Hirohashi, NHK "Dissection of giant squid open to the public - Found in Kami Town in January and frozen"
  • 2023.12.5Noritaka Hirohashi, Asahi Shimbun "Public Dissection of Giant Squid"
  • 2023.12.19Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Hokkaido Shimbun "Fisheye View" Column "Some Like It Hot"
  • 2023.12.20Kenta Ishimoto, The law of physics were broken in 2023 - by sperm, New Scientist
  • 2023.12.20Kenta Ishimoto, How human sperm and other 'microswimmers' making scientisits rethink the laws of physics, Popular Mechanics
  • 2023.12.20Iima Makoto, TV Shin-Hiroshima (TSS) "Like!" report "Hope for application to insect-type drones. The unevenness of the cross-section of dragonfly wings increases lift by 10%. Hiroshima University researches"
  • 2023.12.26Iima Makoto, Asahi Shimbun Hiroshima edition "Dragonflies fly faster than airplanes?"
  • 2024.1.11Iima Makoto, Chugoku Shimbun "Unevenness on wings increases dragonfly lift"
  • 2024.1.30Toshiyuki Nakagaki, NHK E-TV Science ZERO "Approaching the "intelligence" of single cells: The mysterious world of slime molds" rebroadcast
  • 2024.3.19Shin Iima, Hiroshima University Update, "Dragonfly wings used to study relationship between corrugated wing structure and vortex motions"
  • 2024.3.29Kazuo Inaba, NHK E-TV "Close-up of living things! Ultra-micro hunters - The secret of "hair" that supports life"


  • 2023.4Noda Naoki, Yamagata Prefecture Kamo Aquarium "Cells move on cilia! How does it work?!" Poster display
  • 2023.4.23Shiba Kogiku, Tsukuba University Science and Technology Week Kids University 2023 "Touch sea creatures in the touch pool and learn about living things!"
  • 2023.4.29Sato Shinya, Fukui Prefecture Seaside Nature Center "Plankton Lecture"
  • 2023.6.3Ueno Hironori, Toyota Nishi High School SS Science Department and Laboratory Visit "Diorama Behavioral Dynamics" Introduction
  • 2023.6.4Nishigami Yukinori, Sato Katsuhiko, Nakagaki Toshiyuki, Hokkaido University Research Institute for Electronic Science Open to the Public "Let's Observe the Mysterious Protozoa Nearby"
  • 2023.7.1Iima Makoto, Science Inc. "Mathematical Science" Vol.61-7 (July 2023 issue) p.70, Book Review "Microbial Fluid Dynamics: Exploring the Movement, Shape, and Flow of Living Things"
  • 2023.7.8Sato Shinya, Fukui Prefectural University Obama Campus "An Invitation to the Microscopic World"
  • 2023.7.11Shinya Sato, Gifu Prefectural Ena High School Lecture "Fighting against nuisance algae"
  • 2023.7.26,27Shinya Sato, Fukui Prefectural University Obama Campus "Practical algae pigment extraction"
  • 2023.8.5Kogiku Shiba, University of Tsukuba Faculty of Biology Information Session
  • 2023.8.10Hironori Ueno, Kariya City University Collaborative Lecture "Let's take a look at the world of microorganisms!"
  • 2023.8.22Yukinori Nishigami, Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Sakura Science Program (JST) "Ecology and behavior of protozoa" Experiential learning program
  • 2023.9.1Toshiyuki Nakagaki, "The Ingenious Behavior of Protozoa," Web Media "Rikelabo"
  • 2023.9.7Tomoyuki Shikata, Intensive Lecture at the National Fisheries University
  • 2023.9.27Toshiyuki Nakagaki, (NPO) hello tomorrow Asia Pacific SUMMIT 2023 Alternative Intelligence Session "Brainless, but capable of complex decision-making" Keynote Speech "Capable of remembering, anticipating, and deciding, to think that single-celled organisms are stupid would be wrongful" and panel discussion "Hidden in plain sight: intelligence as we don't know it"
  • 2023.10.2Toshiyuki Nakagaki, NTT Data Engineering Systems Co., Ltd., "People and Systems" "President Interview No. 107: Expanding Possibilities by Changing Perspectives ~ Two Perspectives and Knowledge to Find a Clue to a Solution ~" introduces "The Skillful Behavioral Ability of Protozoans Including Slime Molds"
  • 2023.10.9Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Meet Scientists Festival Sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science "Interesting and Serious Scientists: The World of the Ig Nobel Prize", Cellular Behavior Dynamics Formulating Primitive Intelligence Awakened in a Diorama Environment, Akihabara UDX, Tokyo
  • 2023.10.23Tomoyuki Shikata, Kumamoto Prefecture Red Tide Countermeasures Study Group "Latest Overview of Red Tide Prevention"
  • 2023.10.25Makoto Iima, Journal of the Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics "Nagare" Vol. 42 [Series] My Way of Learning Flow No. 35 "How to Learn Flow?"
  • 2023.10.30 Shikata Tomoyuki, Goto City Miiraku Elementary School "About Red Tide"
  • 2023.10.30 Kitatsuji Saho, Shikata Tomoyuki, Goto City Fukue Elementary School "About Red Tide"
  • 2023.11.18,19Kyosuke Shinohara, Yukinori Nishigami, Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Science Agora 2023 (JST) "Don't call them single-celled! Protozoa, the amazing survival strategy" project exhibit
  • 2023.11.20Toshiyuki Nakagaki, interview video "Interview Toshiyuki Nakagaki - Le BLOB -" (with French subtitles) released
  • 2023.11.23Shinya Sato, Fukui Prefecture Seaside Nature Center "Let's observe diatoms, the living art hidden in our surroundings"
  • 2023.11.23Noritaka Hirohashi, Hyogo Prefecture Kasumi Town Geopark and Sea Culture Museum "Public dissection of giant squid"
  • 2023.12.3Shinichiro Maruyama, Lecture for the public at the Botanical Society of Japan, Public Interest Incorporated Association [I love plants! A new world opened up by plant science 2023] "Symbiotic origin theory of decluttering!? The impact of upcycling algae cell walls on coral reefs"
  • 2023.12.11Kenichi Wakabayashi, Shiga Prefectural Minakuchi Higashi High School "Will algae movement save humanity? - Fundamentals and applications of cell movement -"
  • 2023.12.15Makoto Iima, JPSJ Special Topics "Advances in the Physics of Biofluid Locomotion" Editor (JPSJ Vol.92, Issue 12 )
  • 2023.12.17Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Participant in "Ig Nobel Face-to-Face 2023 in JAPAN" at Miraikan, Japan Science and Technology Museum, "Why do people do science?" Panel discussion, Broadcast on NHK TV News (7:00 pm and 9:00 pm)
  • 2024.1.10Tomoyuki Shikata, video release "Physiological ecology of red tide plankton"
  • 2024.1.22Kogiku Shiba, Tsukuba University Shimoda Marine Research Center open to the public "The microscopic world of the sea - flagella and cilia"
  • 2024.2.23Masaya Morita, Sesoko Research Facility Open to the Public
  • 2024.2.23,24Kenji Kikuchi, Tohoku University Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, 14th Transgrade Practical Training Course "Fluorescence and Polarizing Microscope Assembly Training"
  • 2024.2.26Kenji Kikuchi, Kyushu University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Systematic Anatomy Department Seminar
  • 2024.3.1,8Yukinori Nishigami, Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Sapporo Citizens College 2024 Winter Chieria Learning Volunteer Project "Learn more about familiar microorganisms - the world of protozoa" "Intelligent single-celled slime mold Physcomitrella mutabilis"
  • 2024.3.15Naoki Noda publishes the book "Paragraph Writing for Science Students: Essential Techniques for Writing Logical Writing, from Reports to English Papers"
  • 2024.3.23,24Kikuchi Kenji, Tohoku University Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering 15th Transgrade Practical Course "Observation of Quail Embryos with a Stereo Microscope"
  • 2024.3.30,31Hirohashi Noritaka, Toyama Prefecture Uozu Aquarium "The more you learn, the more mysteries there are in the Firefly Squid Exhibition"

FY2022 Achievements

【Journal Article】

  • Yusuke Ushijima and Yutaka Yoshikawa, Nonlinearly interacting entrainment due to shear and convection in the surface ocean, Scientific Reports 12(9899)(2022)
  • Toshio Sakamoto, Yang Wei, Koki Yuasa, Yoshitaka Nishiyama, Recovery of photosynthesis after long-term storage in the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune, The Journal of General and Applied Microbiology(2022)
  • Perez L, Asturiano JF, Yoshida M, Gallego V, Ionic control of sperm motility and trials for the improvement of pufferfish (Takifugu alboplumbeus) sperm extenders, Aquaculture 554: 738146(2022)
  • Shibata D, Morita M, Sato Y, Shiba K, Kitanobo S, Yokoya R, Inaba K, Axonemal Growth and Alignment During Paraspermatogenesis in the Marine Gastropod Strombus luhuanus, Front Cell Dev Biol 10:905748(2022)
  • Hayakawa E, Guzman C, Horiguchi O, Kawano C, Shiraishi A, Mohri K, Lin MF, Nakamura R, Nakamura R, Kawai E, Komoto S, Jokura K, Shiba K, Shigenobu S, Satake H, Inaba K, Watanabe H, Mass spectrometry of short peptides reveals common features of metazoan peptidergic neurons, Nat Ecol Evol 6(10):1438-1448(2022)
  • Jokura K, Sato Y, Shiba K, Inaba K, Two distinct compartments of a ctenophore comb plate provide structural and functional integrity for the motility of giant multicilia, Curr Biol 32(23):5144-5152.e6(2022)
  • Matsunaka T, Nagao S, Inoue M, Mundo R, Tanaka S, Tang N, Yoshida MA, Nishizaki M, Morita M, Takikawa T, Suzuki N, Ogiso S, Hayakawa K, Seasonal variations in marine polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons off Oki Island, Sea of Japan, during 2015-2019, Mar Pollut Bull 180:113749(2022)
  • Ito T, Morita M, Okuno S, Inaba K, Shiba K, Munehara H, Koya Y, Homma M, Awata S, Fertilization modes and the evolution of sperm characteristics in marine fishes: Paired comparisons of externally and internally fertilizing species, Ecol Evol 12(12):e9562(2022)
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  • Yasuhiro Ishihara,Tatsuya Honda,Nami Ishihara,Kaede Namba,Makiko Taketoshi,Yoko Tominaga,Mayumi Tsuji,Christoph F. A. Vogel,Takeshi Yamazaki,Kouichi Itoh,Takashi Tominaga, A CCR5 antagonist, maraviroc, alleviates neural circuit dysfunction and behavioral disorders induced by prenatal valproate exposure, J Neuroinflamm,19,195,10.1186/s12974-022-02559-y(2022)
  • I.M.A. Mohamed, D. Jamsransuren, S. Matsuda, H. Ogawa, Y. Takeda, Impact of theaflavins-enriched tea leaf extract TY-1 against surrogate viruses of human norovirus: In vitro virucidal study, Pathogens, Vol.11, 533(2022)
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  • Y. Takeda, N. Masaru, D. Jamsransuren, S. Matsuda, H. Ogawa, Virucidal activities of acidic electrolyzed water solutions with different pH values against multiple strains of SARS-CoV-2, Applied and environmental microbiology, Vol.89, e01699-22(2022)
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  • Tavakoli-Kolour P, Sinniger F, Morita M, Harii S, Acclimation potential of Acropora to mesophotic environment, Mar Pollut Bull 188:114698(2023)
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  • Sensui N, Itoh Y, Okura N, Shiba K, Baba SA, Inaba K, Yoshida M, Spawning-induced pH increase activates sperm attraction and fertilization abilities in eggs of the ascidian, Phallusia philippinensis and Ciona intestinalis, International Journal of Molecular Sciences 24(3): 2666(2023)
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  • 2022.10Kenta Ishimoto, 11th Hiroshi Fujiwara Mathematical Sciences Award for Young Scientists
  • 2022.11Yohei Takeda, Asian Association of Veterinary Schools, Kei-ichiro Maeda Memorial Ise Award 2022
  • 2022.11Takuji Ishikawa, Fluid Science Research Award


  • 2022.4Hirohashi, Noritaka, Mainichi Shimbun, "Video of Giant Squid Reproductive Organs on the Coast Surprises Experts, Will It Solve the Mystery?
  • 2022.6.7Kenta Ishimoto, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, "Kyoto University Discovers 'Odd Elastic Body' That Swims in Fluid Itself"
  • 2022.6.8Kenta Ishimoto,, "Examining the odd locomotion of microswimmers"
  • 2022.6.8Kenta Ishimoto, MyNavi News, "Kyoto University Derives New Formulas for Swimming that Lead to Development of Micromachines"
  • 2022.7.16Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Asahi Shimbun, "Italian Urban Development Verified by 'Smartness' of Mucus," paper by research team from Kagawa University, Hokkaido University, and others.
  • 2022.7.20Nakagaki, T., Nishigami, Y. et al., Yomiuri Shimbun Hokkaido Edition, "Hokkaido University-Yomiuri Shimbun Hokkaido Branch Office Cooperative Science Lecture.
  • 2022.8.8Kenta Ishimoto, esse-sense "Discovery of an "Aberrant Elastic Body" that Swims in Fluid by Itself: Mechanism of an Autonomous Micromachine that Appears to be a Living Creature".
  • 2022.8.20Kazuo Inaba, "Sea Creatures Viewed through Cilia," Ebucheb.
  • 2022.9.22Tomoyuki Shikata, Nishinippon Shimbun, "Red Tide Caused by Abnormal Weather?"
  • 2022.10.2Hirohashi, Noritaka, Sankei Shimbun Close-Up Science, "The Real Image of the Giant Giant Squid in the Deep Sea as Seen in Reproduction.
  • 2022.10.17Tomoyuki Shikata, Asahi Shimbun, "Worst Red Tide 'New Face' Causes
  • 2022.10.26Kazuo Inaba, "Mystery behind comb jelly movement solved by newly discovered protein", EurekAlert, NEWS RELEASE
  • 2022.11.1Kazuo Inaba, TV broadcast NHK Humanience "Microscopic Hair" Commanding Tower of Cells
  • 2022.11.4Kenta Ishimoto, Science Japan, "Theory of self-organized swimming with odd elasticity discovered - Paves the way to the development and realization of autonomous micromachines", Science Japan
  • 2022.11.11Kazuo Inaba, University of Tsukuba Podcast No. 021 Even jellyfish are doing their best! The Secret of the "Comb" for Straight Swimming
  • 2022.11.13Toshiyuki Nakagaki, NHK E-television Science ZERO, "The Mysterious World of Slime Fungi: Approaching the "Intelligence" of a Single Cell
  • 2022.11.24Shinya Sato, Chunichi Shimbun Fukui, "Parents and children cheer at the beautiful structure of diatoms in Wakasa" (in Japanese)
  • 2022.12.5Kazuo Inaba, "Mystery Behind Comb Jelly's Mesmerizing Movement Solved", SciTech Dairy
  • 2023.1.15Nakagaki, T., Nihon Keizai Shimbun, "Learning from Organisms 13 - Optimal Route Guided by Slime Fungi.
  • 2023.1.24Noritaka Hirohashi, Kobe Shimbun, "Rare 'giant squid' with all its arms found by Kozumi High School students to be open to the public; dissection to be observed in Kami.
  • 2023.2.2Shinya Sato, Mainichi Shimbun, "Invasive Alien Species of Keisou Confirmed for the First Time in the Kinki Region in the Azumigawa River, Shiga."
  • 2023.2.2Shinya Sato, Shiga Prefectural Public Relations: "An invasive species of the Japanese knotweed, Amanita japonica, has been found for the first time in the Kinki region in the Ajigawa River.
  • 2023.2.5Shinya Sato, Asahi Shimbun Digital, "Alien diatom species that destroys ayu fishing grounds discovered in the Kinki region: Azumi River flowing into Lake Biwa.
  • 2023.2.15Shinya Sato, Yomiuri Shimbun Online, "Ecosystem Impact on Alien Cassowaries."
  • 2023.2.23Nakagaki, Toshiyuki, The Mainichi Newspapers, "The Amazing Ability of Slime Fungus: "Intelligence" Learned from a Single-Celled Organism".
  • 2023.3.1Shinya Sato, NHK Shiga NEWS WEB, "First Confirmation in Kansai of Alien Species of Cassowary in Takashima City's Azumigawa River, Prevention of Breeding.
  • 2023.3.4Shinya Sato, Kyoto Shimbun, "Keisou, an exotic species, found in a river flowing into Lake Biwa, may harm ayu and other fish, first in Kinki.


  • 2022.4.20Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Online Science Cafe Schrödinger's Wednesday (Wednesday Night Live 19:30-21:30), "Formulating Proto-Intelligence with Ethological dynamics in diorama environments.
  • 2022.5.7Shinya Sato, Public Lecture "Plankton Lecture" Fukui Prefectural Seaside Nature Center
  • 2022.5.18Mami Nomura, Tendo Daisan Junior High School, Yamagata Prefecture, "Let's learn how photosynthetic organisms collect light!
  • 2022.5.29Nakagaki, Toshiyuki, Ale -Genre Indefinite Culture Magazine Special Issue on "Rehabilitation of Gathering", "Toward "Slime Mold Life" - On the Way of Physical Ethology of Cells" Vol. 11, 186-217
  • 2022.6.14Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Presidentonline "An "amazing single-celled organism" that has won the Ig nobel prize twice for its ability to act rationally even though it has no brain.
  • 2022.6.17Kenta Ishimoto, Center of Knowledge [Suguwaka Academia. (Council of National University Joint Research Centers)
  • 2022.6.18Nakagaki, T. and Nishigami, K., "Exploring Ecology and Behavior of Protists, Experiential Learning through Experimental Practice and Lecture" at Asahikawa North High School, Hokkaido, Japan, web site Kodansha Modern Business Blue Backs, web site Rikejo WEB
  • 2022.6.30Nakagaki, Toshiyuki, introduced as "Does a brainless organism have intelligence - Professor Nakagaki Toshiyuki -" in Asahi Sensho, "The Forefront of Life Science: Challenging the Wonder of Being Alive" by Team Pascal, pp. 65-85. Asahi Shimbun Publications, Inc.
  • 2022.7.9Shinya Sato, Public Lecture "The Microscopic World Near and Far", Obama Campus, Fukui Prefectural University
  • 2022.7.14Yohei Takeda, Muroran Shimizuoka High School, Hokkaido, "Pathogenic Viruses
  • 2022.7.25Hirohashi Noritaka, Matsue Higashi High School STEAM Education Specialized Project "EAST Science Day" hands-on training
  • 2022.7.27.28Shinya Sato, Gifu Prefectural Ena High School Summer Science Seminar "Experiments on Pigment Extraction from Algae", Obama Campus, Fukui Prefectural University.
  • 2022.8.3Mami Nomura, Yamagata Minami High School Laboratory Tour (in charge of biology)
  • 2022.8.5Kazuo Inaba, University of Tsukuba Open Lecture "Introduction to Marine Biology
  • 2022.8.6Kogiku Shiba, University of Tsukuba, University of Tsukuba, Bioscience and Biotechnology Information Session
  • 2022.8.21Kazuo Inaba, Lecture at Hakodate Shirayuri Gakuen Junior & Senior High School for science teachers of high schools in Hakodate
  • 2022.8.21Mami Nomura, Science Café Yamagata University, Support project for female junior and senior high school students to choose science-related careers, Chubu Community Center, Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture, "Working Proteins - Let's cut proteins with invisible scissors".
  • 2022.8.24Toshiyuki Nakagaki, "Research results on smart unicellular slime molds and Ethological dynamics in diorama environments" in an interview on the web site "RIKELABO - Institute for Thinking about Ideal Work Styles in Science" (in Japanese)
  • 2022.8.25Tsuyoshi Onizuka, Saho Kitatsuji, Mitsutaka Yuasa, Hatsukaichi City Ohno Junior High School, "Work Experience Study
  • 2022.8.28Hironori Ueno, "Let's look into the world of microorganisms" at Miyoshi City Library, Plaza for Learning Exchange, SunLive, introducing various microorganisms and the area of Ethological dynamics in diorama environments in his research.
  • 2022.9.4Mami Nomura, Yamagata University Online Open Campus, "Shape Making of Living Things Optimized in the Process of Evolution".
  • 2022.10.1Mami Nomura, Chelia Festival Yamagata 2022, Yamagata Lifelong Learning Center Yugakukan, "Strategies for Photosynthesis in Water - Observing Phototaxis".
  • 2022.10.3Kyosuke Shinohara, Tokyo Metropolitan Tama High School of Science and Technology, "Guidance for Graduation Research
  • 2022.9.10Shiba, Kogiku, The 93rd Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan, Waseda, 2022, Zoology hiroba
  • 2022.10.28Kenichi Wakabayashi, Lecture "Possibilities Created by Algal Behavior" for the general public at the 2022 Open Public Lecture "Creating the Future: Molecular Bioscience Leading the Next Generation Science", Institute for the Creation of Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.
  • 2022.10.25Shikata, Tomoyuki, Mitsui Le elementary school, "Lecture on red tide and swimming behavior of red tide plankton".
  • 2022.11.4Toshiyuki Nakagaki and Yukinori Nishigami, "Learning from Single-Celled Organisms, A New Lifestyle" at Science Agora hosted by JST
  • 2022.11.18Nakagaki, T., Nishigami, K., Lecture videos for junior and senior high school students by the Council of National Universities for Inter-University Research Collaboration - Center of Knowledge "Ethological dynamics in diorama environments in a Nutshell" created and published.
  • 2022.11.20Toshiyuki Nakagaki, NHK website Science ZERO: "Approaching the 'Intelligence' of Single Cells: The Mysterious World of Mucus", Summary article "The Common Knowledge of Single Cells Changes! The Mysterious Living Creature "Mucus" Has an Amazing "Information Processing Ability"! , Science ZERO: "Dr. Tsudzuki's Room" "When Dr. Tsudzuki was a Child Vol. 9", Summary article "The Mysterious World of Mucus
  • 2022.11.23Shinya Sato, Public Lecture "Living Art in Our Daily Lives: Let's Observe Diatoms", Fukui Prefectural Seaside Nature Center, Fukui, Japan
  • 2022.12.18Mami Nomura, Junior Doctor Training School Yamagata Stem (STEM) Academy Yamagata University, "Let's look at glowing proteins".
  • 2022.12.25.26Kenji Kikuchi, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University, Transgrade Practice Course "Stereomicroscopic Observation of Quail Embryos".
  • 2023.2.1Kenta Ishimoto, Takeshika Kikanori, "Interviews with the Mathematician 70 Modern Mathematics, February 2023, 674 (2023) 4-7.
  • 2022.2.19Toshiyuki Nakagaki, "Clever Single Cell" for elementary school students at the science club activity of NPO Team Whale, which provides hands-on learning about marine ecosystems and the environment to children who will be responsible for future science.
  • 2023.3.17,18Kenji Kikuchi, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University, Transgrade Practice Course "Fluorescence Microscope Assembly Practice".
  • 2023.3.8Nakagaki, T., Nishigami, K., Cooperation with SSH project of Hokkaido Keisei High School, JST Sakura Science Program, Foreign high school students (India, Australia) "Exploring the ecology and behavior of protists, hands-on learning through experiments and lectures".
  • 2023.3.10Nakagaki, T., Nishigami, K., Hokkaido University, Kaido University Academic Fantasista Project, Hokkai High School, "Exploring the ecology and behavior of protists, hands-on learning through laboratory practice and lectures".
  • 2023.3.23Kazuo Inaba, Lecture at Hakodate Shirayuri Gakuen Junior & Senior High School for science teachers of high schools in Hakodate
  • 2023.3.30Hironori Ueno, Introduction of the area of Ethological dynamics in diorama environments at the Aichi University of Education "Aikyo Microorganism Teaching Materials Study Group

FY2021 Achievements

【Journal Article】

  • Sugiura K, Shiba K, Inaba K, Matsumoto M,Morphological differences in tardigrade spermatozoa induce variation in gamete motility. BMC Zoology, Vol.7, 8 (2021)
  • Atul Srivastava, Kenji Kikuchi and Takuji Ishikawa, Microbial Brazil nut effect. Soft Matter, Vol.17, 10428-10436 (2021)
  • T. Omori, K. Kikuchi, M. Schmitz, M. Pavlovic, C.-H. Chuang, T. Ishikawa, Rheotaxis and migration of an unsteady microswimmer. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol.930, A30 (2021)
  • Hiroki Kitamura, Toshihiro Omori and Takuji Ishikawa, Impact of rheological properties on bacterial streamer formation. Journal of The Royal Society Interface, Vol.18, 20210546 (2021)
  • K. Okuyama, Y. Nishigami, T. Ohmura, M. Ichikawa, Accumulation of Tetrahymena pyriformis on Interfaces. Micromachines, Vol.12, 1339(2021)
  • Yu Xu, Nami Takayama, Yui Komasu, Naho Takahara, Hiroyuki Kitahata, Makoto Iima and Satoshi Nakata, Self-propelled camphor disk dependent on the depth of the sodium dodecyl sulfate aqueous phase. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Vol.635, 128087 (2021)
  • Shiba K, Inaba K,The roles of two CNG channels in the regulation of ascidian sperm chemotaxis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Vol.23, 1648 (2022)
  • Asai M, Miyazawa H, Yanase R, Inaba K, Nakano H,A new species of Acoela possessing a middorsal appendage with a possible sensory function. Zoological Science, Vol. 39, 147-156 (2022)
  • Nakano H, Isowa Y, Inaba K,JAMBIO and its coastal organism joint surveys: Network of marine stations explores Japanese coastal biota. Zoological Science, Vol. 39, 1-6 (2022)
  • Kitanobo S, Toshino S, Morita M,Genetic variation in released gametes produces genetic diversity in the offspring of the broadcast spawning coral Acropora tenuis. Scientific reports Vol 12, 5026 (2022)
  • Kitanobo S, Iwao K, Fukami H, Isomura N, Morita M, First evidence for backcrossing of F1 hybrids in Acropora corals under sperm competition. Scientific reports Vol 12, 5356 (2022)
  • Takuji Ishikawa, Lubrication theory and boundary element hybrid method for calculating hydrodynamic forces between particles in near contact. Journal of Computational Physics, Vol.452, 110913 (2022)
  • C. Darveniza, T. Ishikawa, T. J. Pedley, and D. R. Brumley, Pairwise scattering and bound states of spherical microorganisms. Physical Review Fluids, Vol.7, 013104 (2022)
  • K. Matsumoto, Y. Nishigami, T. Nakagaki, Binocular stereo-microscopy for deforming intact amoeba. Optics Express Vol. 30, pp. 2424-2437 (2022)
  • S. Thayyil, Y. Nishigami, M.J. Islam, P.K. Hashim, K. Furuta, K. Oiwa, J. Yu, M. Yao, T. Nakagaki, N. Tamaoki, Dynamic control of microbial movement by photoswitchable ATP antagonists. Chemistry. doi: 10.1002/chem.202200807 (2022)
  • E. A. Gaffney, M. P. Dalwadi, C. Moreau, K. Ishimoto, B. J. Walker, canonical orbits for rapidly deforming planar microswimmers in shear flow. Physical Review Fluids, Vol.7, L022101 (2022)
  • Shigeru Kuroda, Nariya Uchida, Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Gait switching with phase reversal of locomotory waves in the centipede Scolopocryptos rubiginous. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, Vol.17, 026005 (2022)


  • 2021.11Yusuke Fujita, Student Best Presentation Award(28th Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics, Chushikoku-Kyushu Branch)
  • 2021.12Kenta Ishimoto, Mimura Award for Young Scientists in Mathematical Sciences
  • 2022.1Shuichi Nakamura, Tohru Minamino, Biomolecules, 2021 Best Paper Awards
  • 2022.2Kazuo Inaba, BEST FACULTY MEMBER, University of Tsukuba 2021


  • 2021.10Toshiyuki Nakagaki, NHK BS1 World Documentary, "Mucus: Brainless Genius"
  • 2021.11Yukinori Nishigami, University Journal Online, "Uncovering how microbes that don't flow downstream automatically go against the flow."
  • 2021.11Yukinori Nishigami, Environmental Outlook, Domestic News "Kyoto University and others clarify how aquatic microorganisms move upstream" (Japanese only)
  • 2021.12Kenji Kikuchi, Kagaku Shimbun, "Large Particles Rise, Small Particles Settle, Discovering an Interesting Phenomenon of Microbial Origin"
  • 2022.1Yukinori Nishigami, Yomiuri Shimbun, "Microorganisms Swimming Against the Current.
  • 2022.3Shiba Kogiku, Science Newspaper, "High-speed photography of swimming tardigrades sperm.


  • 2021.10Kyosuke Shinohara, Minami Tama Secondary School (Joint High School-University Experimental Research), "Analysis of the conditions and physiological functions for the development of muscularis motility in the green lacewing moth, Aster kantoensis.
  • 2021.10Hironori Ueno, Obu Higashi High School, Aichi, Japan "Microbial Habitat and Cell Biology" Lecture on microorganisms in water, observation of microorganisms in water using microscope, lecture on habitat and diversity, science biology elective
  • 2021.10Toshiyuki Nakagaki, book "Let's Talk Disability! ~"Kotonone" thought about disability and welfare" (edited by Kikuo Satomi), "Brainless slime mold solves the maze".
  • 2021.10Makoto Iima, Hirameki☆Tokimeki Science "Gaze at Each Other, Passing Each Other - Experiencing Phase Synchronization of the Kalman Vortex
  • 2021.12Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Panel discussion & talk event at "Challenge Field Hokkaido Seminar: What is fusion?
  • 2021.12Nakagaki, Toshiyuki, "Outstanding Research Achievement" introduction site "Kawaijuku Miraibu Plus Miraibukku" in collaboration with Cabinet Office
  • 2021.12Toshiyuki Nakagaki,Hokkaido University Website Research News「Two Ig Nobel laureates discuss “Research that makes people laugh and then think”」
  • 2021.12Hironori Ueno, Aichi University of Education Senior High School "Lecture on microorganisms in water, examples of bioluminescence by ATP, habitat and bio-use"
  • 2022.1Yukinori Nishigami, Hokkaido Keisei High School SSH "Exploring the behavior of protists
  • 2022.1Yukinori Nishigami, Shun Echigoya, Toshiyuki Nakagaki, SSH Hokkaido Keisei High School (University training: Hokkaido University, Research Institute for Electronic Science and Intelligent Mathematics), "Behavior and Ecology of Protists".
  • 2022.3Kenji Kikuchi, Lecturer at the 10th Trans-Grade Laboratory Course "Fluorescence Microscope Assembly Practice" Junior high and high school students and teachers

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