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Call for graduate students and research trainees!

Our laboratory accepts students from the Department of Chemistry & Biotechnology, and Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. For details, please refer to the admissions guide for each major. In addition, there is a research training system at the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), so students from other universities can also be accepted. Please feel free to contact us for laboratory visits and consultations for future study.


Keynote Speech

Mar. 27th – 29th, 2023

7th edition of the biennial International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology-2023 (ICONN -2023) (Online) [Dr. Minami]

July. 7th – 11th, 2024

6th International Caparica Conference on Chromogenic and Emissive materials– IC3EM 2024 (Costa da Caparica, Portugal) [Dr. Minami]


Invited Talks

Mar. 29th – 30th, 2023

JSF memorial Symposium (Birmingham, UK) [Dr. Minami]

May. 20th – 21st, 2023

83st Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry (2023) (Toyama) [Dr. Sasaki]

July. 22nd – 23rd, 2023

Tokyo Young Polymar Scientists Summer Camp 2023 (Tokyo) [Dr. Sasaki]

Aug. 2nd – 4th, 2023

International Conference of Sensors (AsiaSense) 2023 (Bali, Indonesia) [Dr. Minami]

Aug. 5th – 8th, 2023

International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS 2023) (Changchun, China) [Dr. Minami]

Aug. 9th, 2023

Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) [Dr. Minami]

Aug. 11th, 2023

Guilin University of Technology (Guilin, China) [Dr. Minami]

Aug. 14th, 2023

East China Normal University (Shanghai, China) [Dr. Minami]



Mar. 15th – 18th, 2023

JSAP EXPO Spring 2023 (Tokyo) [Mr. Ohshiro]

Mar. 22nd – 25th, 2023

103rd CSJ Annual Meeting (Chiba) [Dr. Sasaki]

Mar. 27th – 29th, 2023

90th ECSJ Annual Meeting (Sendai) [Mr. Ohshiro]

May. 24th – 26th, 2023

72nd SPSJ Annual Meeting (Gunma) [Dr. Sasaki]


Press Releases

Oct 2022

Dr. Sasaki’s report on her participation in the Lindau Conference was published in the October issue of the Seiken News PLAZA.

Oct 2022

Dr. Sasaki’s research was introduced in Aquatic Functional Materials News No.14.

June 2022

A video introducing our laboratory under the theme of “Chemistry of the Future Maybe” is online on YouTube.

April 2022

An article about Dr. Sasaki was published in Seiken Campus Life.

November 2021

Our efforts were introduced in Wiley ChemistryViews.

September 2021

Our efforts were introduced as a registered project of the d3 Initiative.

September 2021

Our efforts were introduced as a registered project of the AI Initiative.

June 2021

Our paper was introduced in Wiley ChemistryViews.

May 2021

Our research has been introduced on YouTube.

May 2021

Our research has been introduced on the Twitter account of the Chemical Society of Japan.

January 2021

Our lab’s work was introduced by EMIRA.

January 2021

Our paper has been featured by Device & Material Engineering.

December 2020

Our lab’s work was featured in Mynavi News.

December 2020

Our lab’s work has been featured in AZO LIFE SCIENCES.

December 2020

Our work has been featured in AZO SENSORS.

November 2020

Our lab’s work was featured on WBS (TV Tokyo).

November 2020

Our lab’s efforts were introduced in Jiji Press!.

November 2020

Dr. Minami participated in the JST President’s Press Briefing.

October 2020

Our research results were introduced in Chemistry-A European Journal.

September 2020

Our work has been published in the UTokyo-IIS Bulletin!

September 2020

Our lab’s Our lab’s work has been featured in the September issue of JSTnews!

April 2020

In the Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun, our research on sugar sensors was introduced.

April 2020

Dr. Minami has been selected as one of the Frontiers in Chemistry Rising Stars and his paper has been published in the special issue!

April 2020

The awarding of the Young Scientist Prize by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to Dr. Minami was introduced in the IIS News!

April 2020

A clear file of our lab has been created!

September 2019

Ms. Sasaki’s report on the international conference by the international exchange grant recipients of Marubun Foundation Report is now available!

September 2019

An article published in ChemistryOpen has been selected as a TOP DOWNLOADED ARTICLE!

February 2019

The article about Ms. Sasaki’s winning the grand prize of the invention contest was introduced in OPTRONICS ONLINE!

October 2018

The article about ChemComm Emerging Investigator 2018, introduced in the IIS News.

July 2018

Chemical Communications’ Twitter account introduced our research.

September 2018

Our laboratory’s education and research activities were introduced in the University of Tokyo Environmental Report

July 2017

Wiley’s ChemistryOpen magazine introduced our laboratory.

November 2016

In Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun, our research on protein sensors was introduced.


Recent Posts

  1. Mr. Ohshiro gave an oral presentation at The 70th JSAP Spring Meeting 2023. Leave a reply
  2. Ms. Camilli has joined our lab! Leave a reply
  3. Mr. Lyu was awarded AIP Network Lab Director Award 2022 at AIP Challenge Program. Leave a reply
  4. Mr. Tang and Mr. Ooshiro made the poster and oral presentation at Tokyo Young Polimar Scientists Student presentations and exchanges 2023 . Leave a reply
  5. The research project on the area of scientific innovation (B) (project leader: Dr. Minami) has been adopted. Leave a reply
  6. Mr. Ooshiro has been selected the UTokyo-IIS Research Collaboration Initiative Award 2022. Leave a reply
  7. Our work about Non-enzymatic detection of glucose levels in human blood plasma by a graphene oxide-modified organic transistor sensor was selected as the back cover for Chem. Commun. Leave a reply
  8. Our paper ragarding A Printed Colorimetric Chemosensor Array on A 96-microwell Paper Substrate for Metal Ions in River Water was accepted in Front. Chem. Leave a reply
  9. Our paper ragarding Accurate cortisol detection in human saliva by an extended-gate-type organic transistor functionalized with a molecularly imprinted polymer was accepted in Sens. Actuators B Chem. Leave a reply