Chuo University

SUZUKI Laboratory

SUZUKI Laboratory


Laboratory Overview

Laboratory Overview

Technologies learning from biologcial systems

Mankind has brought science and technology forward significantly over the past 100 years. However, many aspects in living systems, which has evolved over billions of years, still remain unsolved. Living systems uptake nutrients from the environment and replicate themselves, and organize components, such as biopolymers and cells, into complex structures which produces various functionarities. The most fundamental components, i.e., atoms, and physical laws are the same between living and non-living systems. Combinations and the way they utilize components and interactions are characteristic in living systems.

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Laoratory Origin

Laoratory Origin

Nanobio Modeling Lab

In our laboratory, we learn the laws and principles that bilogical systems possess, try to "model" in the simpler and defined ways, and aim to propose novel engineering technologies. Especially we pursue the way nature and bilogical systems organize nano- to micrometric components into larger and more complex systems and the way the functionalities emerge from the self-assembled and self-organized system.

Featured Articles

Featured Articles
2021: Facile and reproducible microfluidic device for making monodisperse giant vesicles!!
2021: Size-based sorting of Kuruma shrimp hemocytes!!
2021: First single cell analysis of gene expression (RNAseq) of Kuruma shrimp!
2020: DNAs are spontaneously wrapped by a lipid bilayer membrane!
2020: Three different millimeter components can be self-assembled onto specific sites using pattern matching!
2020: A lipid bilayer vesicle spontaneously deforms into neuron-like shape!
2019: Easy but high-resolution live sectional imaging method of adherent cells!
2019: Big particles (as big as cells) can be encapsulated into and ejected from GUVs!! Shoot!!
2019: “Depletion effect” of polymers helps assembling micro mechanical objects!
2019: Assembly of beads into Super-Mario!!
2018: Numerical simulation to explore how the vibration generates non-zero mean flow in microscale!
2018: Specific pairs can be selectively bonded using adhesive patterns!
2018: RT-PCR in giant vesicles!
2018: Want to avoid severe injuries? A battery-less impact sensor is here.
2007: Making giant vesicles just like blowing soap bubbles!
2007: Improved chip for planar lipid bilayer reconstitution
2006: Easy method of making a planar lipid bilayer by contacting two droplets.
2006: Highly-reproducible method for planar lipid bilayer reconstitution
2004: Chaotic mixing helps adhesion of affinity magnetic beads and cells.
2004: My first attempt to reconstitute planar lipid bilayer in a microchip!
2004: “Intelligent nozzle”: Jet flow is controlled by distributed miniature actuators!

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