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2024.05.16

【News Paper】 Our lab's research was intorduced on Nikkei Shimbun.Click here

2024.05.15

【News Paper】 Our lab's research was intorduced on Nikkei Shimbun.Click here

2024.05.14

【Publication】 Publication page has been updated.Click here

2024.5.08

【News Paper】 Our lab's research was intorduced on Yomiuri Shimbun. Click here

2024.4.19

【Media】 Our lab's research was intorduced on Kansai Radio. Click here

2024.4.03

【Visitor】 One student from Tübingen University, Germany will stay in our laboratory for 3 months.Click here

2024.2.14

【TV】 Our lab's research was intorduced on MBC. Click here

2024.1.21~28

【TV】 Our lab's research was introduced on Nippon TV. Click here.

2023.12.11

【Publication】 Publication page has been updated.Click here

2023.12.11

【Presentation】 Presentation page has been updated.Click here

2023.12.01

【New members】 Secretary Yoko Konoshita and Specially Appointed Researcher Rani Boons have joined Nagai lab members.

2023.10.10

【News paper】 Our lab's research was introduced on Mainichi Newspaper. Click here

2023.10.6

【Publication】 A joint research paper by Masakazu Agetsuma of National Institute for Physiological Sciences and Prof. Nagai of our lab has been publsihed.Click here(Chunichi Newspaper)(DOI)

2023.10.06

【TV】 Our lab's research was introduced on TV OSAKA NEWS. Click here.

2023.9.27

【Presentation】 Presentation page has been updated.Click here

2023.9.26

【TV】 Our lab's research was introduced on Kansai TV, ABC broadcast, and Yahoo News. Click here(Kansai TV). Click here(ABC broadcast). Click here (Yahoo News).

2023.6.27

【Presentation】 Presentation page has been updated.Click here

2023.7.17

【Visitor】 Ken Berglund and two students from Emory University will stay in our laboratory for 2 weeks.

【Publication】 Publication page has been updated.Click here

2023.6.27

【Prize】 Wazawa T, Noma R, Uto S, Sugiura K, Washio T and Nagai T won the 第38回日本顕微鏡学会論文賞 応用研究(生物系).

2023.6.27

【Presentation】 Presentation page has been updated.Click here

2023.6.26

【Paper】 Specially appointed associate professor Tetsuichi Wazawa, PRESTO researcher Takashi Kanadome, paper was accepted.

2023.6.22

【Visitor】 MIT Broad institute Dr.Akira Saito held a seminar. Click here

2023.6.19

【Visitor】 Two students from Indonesia University will stay in our laboratory for 2 months. Click here.

2023.6.14

【Visitor】 Dr.Dwiranti and Dr.Bowolaksono from Indonesia University have visited our laboratory.Click here.

2023.6.13

【TV】 Our lab's research was introduced on NHK Ohayo Kansai. Click here.

2023.6.09

【Media】 The visit of the Sorbonne University was introduced on the websites of Osaka University, Division of International Affairs and Osaka University, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research.Click here. And here.

2023.6.6

【Publication】 Publication page has been updated Click here

2023.5.30

【Visitor】 A delegation from Sorbonne University has visited our laboratory.Click here.

2023.5.27

【Visitor】 Prof.Demura from NAIST, and colleagues have visited our laboratory.Click here.

2023.5.22

【Visitor】 Prof.Goda from Tokyo University has visited our laboratory.Click here.

2023.4.24

【Members】 Assistant Prof.Kenji Osabe has moved to OIST. Thank you very much for your support.

2023.4.5

【Vistor】 A student came to visit our lab. Click here

2023.4.3

【New Members】 We have 1 new member joining our lab.

2023.4.3

【Members】 Hisako Namakura, who has supported Nagai lab as a secretary, has retired. Thank you very much for your support.

2023.3.31

【Members】 Hisako Namakura, who has supported Nagai lab as a secretary, has retired. Thank you very much for your support.

2023.3.23

【Graduation ceremony】 Graduation ceremony was held. Congratulation to all the graduates!!

2023.2.10

【Prize】 Prof Nagai will win the 15th Nakatani Award Gand Prize. Click here

2023.1.31

【Members】 Hiroko Inoue, who has supported Nagai lab as a technical stuff for many years, has retired. Thank you very much for your support.

2023.1.25

【Presentation】 Presentation page has been updated. Click here

2023.1.1

【Newmembers】 Secretary Hisako Nakamura has been joined Nagai lab members.

2022.12.1

【Newmembers】 Specially Appointed Resesarcher Tomoaki Sato has been appointed.

2022.11.17

【Newmembers】 Lab manager Masatoshi Okamoto, Technical stuff Hitomi Hayashida, and Tomoko Fuji have been joined Nagai lab members.

2022.11.12

【Publication】 Publication page has been updated. Click here

2022.11.4

【Paper】 A joint research paper by Prof. Tanimura of Health Sciences University of Hokkaido and Prof. Nagai of our laboratory has been published
Insertion of circularly permuted cyan fluorescent protein into the ligand-binding domain of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor for enhanced FRET upon binding of fluorescent ligand
Cell calcium

2022.11.3

【Paper】 Specially Appointed researcher Kazunori Sugiura paper was accepted.
Extension of the short wavelength side of fluorescent proteins using hydrated chromophores, and its application
Communication biology

2022.11.1

【Newmembers】 Specially Appointed Resesarcher Kaoru Suzuki has been appointed.

2022.10.31

【Members】 Kazuyo Sakai, who has supported Nagai lab as a secretary for many years, has retired. Thank you very much for your support.

2022.10.3

【Newmembers】 Research Student Izzati Rafidah has joined Nagai lab.

2022.10.1

【New post】 Professor Nagai has been appointed as a professor (cross-appointment) at the Research Institute for Electronics Science, Hokkaido University.

2022.9.26

【Media】 Please check the introduction of AMATERAS.
Click here

2022.9.22

【Paper】 PRESTO researcher Takashi Kanadome, Associate Prof Tomoki Matsuda, paper was accepted.

2022.9.15~16

【Workshop】 Specially Appointed ReaseracherTran Quang, M2 Shinya Sakai, M2 Mao Yifei had oral and poster presentation at Workshop, held at National Institue for Physiological Sciences.
Click here

2022.9.12

【Members】 Sayaka Imai from university of Exeter has finished two and half months internship. Thank you.

2022.9.3~4

【Conference】 The 31st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Bioimaging Research, chaired by Prof Nagai, was held at Osaka University.
PRESTO researcher Takashi Kanadome, Specially Appointed Researcher Taishi Kakizuka, Kazunori Sugiura, Syunnichi Fukushima, Tran Quang, D1 Rikuto Tanaka, M2 Mao Yifei had poster and oral presentations. Click here

2022.8.22

【Project】 Selected for「NEDO Research Program for Innovative Technology Leadership in Material and Biotechnology
Click here

2022.7.27

【Members】 Md.Nadim Hossain, a specially appointed researcher, has left this laboratory and gone back to his country. Thank you for all your work over 8 years.

2022.7.26

【Review Paper】 Prof Nagai and Assistant professor Mitsuru Hattori have published a review paper "Tiny but bright" in the journal nature reviews chemistry.

2022.7.25

【Vistor】 Dr. Yan Yu from Indiana University will stay in our laboratory for 2 weeks. She will attend seminars and visit other laboratories.

2022.7.21

【Paper】 Tran Quang, a specially appointed researcher, Kenji Osabe, Assistant professor, et al. have published a paper "Application of Green enhanced Nano-lantern as a bioluminescent ratiometric indicator for measurement of Arabidopsis thaliana root apoplastic fluid pH" in the journal Plant, Cell & Environment.

2022.7.6

【Paper】 Lu Kai, a specially appointed researcher, Tetsuichi Wazawa, a specially appointed associate professor, et al. have published a paper "Intracellular Heat Transfer and Thermal Property Revealed by Kilohertz Temperature Imaging with a Genetically Encoded Nanothermometer" in the journal Nano Letters.

2022.5.11

【Paper】 A joint research paper by Prof. Shigenori of Kyusyu institute of Technology and Prof. Nagai of our laboratory has been published
"Fluorescence imaging of extracellular potassium ion using potassium sensing oligonucleotide"
frontier in Chemistry

2022.4.8

【Newmembers】 D1 Diogo has arrived in Japan after a delay due to the coronavirus.Click here

2022.4.20

【Presentation】 Presentation page has been updated. Click here

2022.4.9

【Paper】 D3 Zhai le "Structure-based analysis and evolution of a monomerized red-colored chromoprotein from the Olindias formosa jellyfish" was published
(Protein science)

2022.4.8

【Newmembers】 M1 Muhammmad Bilal and M1 Wu Ti have arrived in Japan after a delay due to the coronavirus.Click here

2022.3.24

【Graduation ceremony】 Graduation ceremony was held. Congratulation to all the graduates!!

2022.2.7

【Presentation】 M2 Soki Tanaka, M2 Rikuto Tanaka (FBS) had a mid-term presentation.

2022.1.6

【Prize】 M2 Ryohei Noma won poster award in 25th SANKEN international symposium.

2021.11.12

【Grant】 Nagai's research project「Integrated Life Function Research by Integrating Trans-Dimensional Life Imaging and Datability Technologies」was accepted as a grant-in-aid for specific research in 2021 by Takeda Science Foundation.
[List of Research Grant Recipients]
Novemver 12, 2021

【Paper】 "Stepwise synaptic plasticity events drive the early phase of memory consolidation" was published. (Science)
October 29, 2021

【Paper】 PRESTO researcher Takashi Kanadome, "Development of FRET-based indicators for visualizing homophilic trans interaction of a clustered protocadherin" was accepted. (Scientific Reports)
October 12, 2021

【Cover art】 Assistant Professor Mitsuru Hattori, "Ratiometric Bioluminescent Indicator for a Simple and Rapid Measurement of Thrombin Activity Using a Smartphone" was published and the illustration was adopted as a cover art. (Illustrated by Asako Chio-Sakai)
October 9, 2021

【Prize】 Team AMATERAS win the Real Tech Fund Prize. Click here for more information.
October 1, 2021

【New members】 We have 4 new members joining our lab. Click here for more information.
September 27, 2021

【Paper】 Assistant Professor Mitsuru Hattori, "Ratiometric Bioluminescent Indicator for a Simple and Rapid Measurement of Thrombin Activity Using a Smartphone" was published. (Analytical Chemistry)
September 15, 2021

【Paper】 Assistant Professor Mitsuru Hattori, "A ratiometric bioluminescent indicator for a simple and rapid measurement of thrombin activity with a smartphone" was accepted. (Analytical Chemistry)
August 16, 2021

【Paper】 Taro Ichimura, "Exploring rare cellular activity in more than one million cells by a transscale scope" was published. (Scientific Reports)
August 13, 2021

【Paper】 D3 VU Quang Cong, "A highly-sensitive genetically encoded temperature indicator exploiting a temperature-responsive elastin-like polypeptide" was published. (Scientific Reports)
August 10, 2021

【Paper, Cover art】 Tetsuichi Wazawa, "A photoswitchable fluorescent protein for hours-time-lapse and sub-second-resolved super-resolution imaging" was published and the illustration was adopted as a cover art. (Microscopy)
July 22, 2021

【Paper】 Tomomi Kaku, "Enhanced brightness of bacterial luciferase by bioluminescence resonance energy transfer" was published. (Scientific Reports)
2021.07.22

【New release】 Make it possible with this machine. [PDF]
Click here for more information.
2021.04.01

【Magazine】 Our research was published in JST news. [PDF]
2021.04.01

【New members】 We have 5 new members joining our lab. [Photos]
2021.03.24

【Graduation ceremony】 Graduation ceremony was held. [Photos]
2021.03.17

【Frontier Lab mini program】 Our laboratory accepts students from overseas universities for one week up to 3 months as short term program. Scholarships are available. Please contact Prof. Nagai by email.
("ng1@") *Please add "sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp" to e-mail after address.
2021.02.19

【Symposium】 The 11th BRI International Symposium was held by Online. Entitled "From single cell to systems neuroscience". Click here for more information.
2021.02.20

【News Paper】 The article of our research was published in local newspapers. Click here for more information.
January 30, 2021

【Paper】 D3 Quang Tran, "A novel petal up-regulated PhXTH7 promoter analysis in Petunia hybrida by using bioluminescence reporter gene" was accepted. (Plant Biotechnology)
January 29, 2021

【Graduate's voice】 We posted the Graduate's voice on this website. Click here for more information.
January 29, 2021

【Paper】 Specially Appointed Associate Professor Tetsuichi Wazawa, "A photoswitchable fluorescent protein for hours-time-lapse and sub-second-resolved super-resolution imaging" was published. (Microscopy)
January 22, 2021

【Lecture】 Professor Nagai will deliver a lecture at the 60th Annual Conference of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering.
Click here for more information.
January 14, 2021

【Paper】 M2 Yukino Itoh, "Ratiometric bioluminescent indicator for simple and rapid diagnosis of bilirubin" was published. (ACS Sensors)
January 8, 2021

【Paper】 Specially Appointed Associate Professor Tetsuichi Wazawa, "A photoswitchable fluorescent protein for hours-time-lapse and sub-second-resolved super-resolution imaging" was accepted. (Microscopy)
January 6, 2021

【BOOKS】 A new foreign book has been published with our commentary about light inactivation using photosensitized proteins. Click here for more information.
December 28, 2020

【Paper】 M2 Yukino Itoh, "A ratiometric bioluminescent indicator for simple and rapid diagnosis of bilirubin" ACS Sensors was accepted.
December 21, 2020

【Prize】 M1 Ryohei Noma won the Nikon Award in the Best Imaging Award at the 29th Annual meeting of the Japan Bioimaging Society (2020) Click here for more information. [Photo]
December 15, 2020

【Paper】 "Smartphone-based portable bioluminescence imaging system enabling observation at various scales from whole mouse body to organelle Sensors" was published. Click here for more information.
December 14, 2020

【TV】Prof. Nagai will appear on TV Tokyo "Staircase of Exploration".

TV Tokyo: 12/17 (Thu) 22:54 - 23:00
BS TV Tokyo: 12/26 (Sat) 21:54 - 22:00
Click here for details.
It will also be available on TVer for one week after the broadcast on 12/17.
September 29, 2020

【Paper】 "LC3 lipidation is essential for TFEB activation during the lysosomal damage response to kidney injury" was published. [ Press release ]
September 25, 2020

D3 Md.Nadim Hossain & M2 Atika Hanoum Rahasta was awarded the degree.
Click here for more information.
September 11, 2020

【Lecture】 Professor Nagai delivered a lecture at Shiga Prefectural HIKONE HIGASHI High School.
Click here for more information.
June 4, 2020

【Prize】 Professor Nagai and Specially Appointed Associate Professor Wazawa get "The Japanese Society of Microscopy Award for the Scientific Paper (FUNDAMENTALS) in 2020" Click here for prize-awarded paper.
June 30, 2020

【Preprint】 "Trans-scale-scope to find rare cellular activity in sub-million cells" was published. Click here for more information.
June 29, 2020

【Preprint】 "Cellular logics bringing the symmetry breaking in spiral nucleation revealed by trans-scale imaging" was published. Click here for more information.
June 2, 2020

【Paper】 "Bioluminescent Ratiometric Indicator for Analysis of Water Hardness in Household Waterg" was published. Click here for more information.
April 23, 2020

Professor Nagai's Instagram is now open. If you're an Instagram user, please follow and give it a Like! Click here for your account.
April 16, 2020

On April 18 (Sat), 2020 from 1:00 pm: Department of Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering of Osaka University for Graduate school information session and laboratory tour will be held on the web using ZOOM. Click here for more information.
April 1, 2020

Prof. Kiwamu Takemoto, an alumnus of Nagai Laboratory, has been appointed as a professor at Mie University. Click here for more information.
March 26, 2020

In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, we have decided to hold a video presentation for the entrance examination of Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences on March 28, 2020. Click here for more information.