Microfluidic technology for Biofabrication

Shoji Takeuchi
University of Tokyo
Dec. 1 09:00~09:40


Living materials show superior functions to the artificial ones in terms of the ability to recognize/produce biomolecules.
For example, cells (in particular membrane proteins) achieve highly-sensitive and selective detection of several chemicals at the molecular level; they can even distinguish between different chemical moieties found in various odorants. In this talk, I would present our approach to use these functions in the engineered system by reconstructing the biological structure using microfluidic technology.



  • 2000, PhD Dept. of Mechano-Infomatics, University of Tokyo
  • 1997, ME Dept. of Mechano-Infomatics, University of Tokyo
  • 1995, BE Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tokyo


Professional Activities

  • 2017-Present, Director, Center for International Research on Integrative Biomedical Systems, IIS, The University of TOKYO
  • 2012-Present, Visiting Professor, iCeMS, Kyoto University
  • 2008-Present, Director, Collaborative Research Center for Bio-Nano hybrid process, IIS, The University of TOKYO
  • 2010-2016, Project Leader, JST ERATO Takeuchi Biohybrid Innovation Project
  • 2005-2008, JST PRESTO Researcher
  • 2004-2005, Visiting scholar, Harvard University
  • 2014-Present, Professor, IIS, University of Tokyo
  • 2003-2014, Associate Professor, IIS, University of TOKYO
  • 2001-2003, Lecturer, IIS, University of TOKYO
  • 2000-2001, JSPS Research Fellow


Awards and Honors

  • 2017, Nakatani Award, Ichimura Award, Nagase Award
  • 2015, ACS Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award
  • 2012, Gold Medal Prize, Yomiuri Techno Forum
  • 2010, JSPS Prize
  • 2008, MEXT Young Investigator Prize