Each month, RIKEN RESEARCH presents an in-depth interview with a top RIKEN scientist involved in ground-breaking international research. As one of the world’s premier research organizations, RIKEN has established a unique research environment that attracts many of the most recognized researchers from Japan and the international scientific community. RIKEN’s active promotion of cutting-edge, future-oriented research in fields as diverse as medicine, earth science, molecular biology, laser physics and chemistry has nurtured many world-renowned researchers, many of whom now lead their own laboratories in curiosity-driven research. RIKEN Frontlines provides an insight into the motivations and scientific achievements of these distinguished researchers.
Recent Frontlines Articles
Elucidating the structure of hypernuclei (17 May 2013)
Emiko Hiyama at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science is working to clarify the structure of hypernuclei—hyperon-containing atomic nuclei found in space—which may improve understanding of the interior of a neutron star.
Generating cancer blueprints for future therapies (19 April 2013)
Hidewaki Nakagawa and team at the RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine explore the genomes of cancerous and normal cells in efforts to identify mutations and their locations in the genome
Takashi Nishimura and team from the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology investigate the mechanism between nutrition and growth in the Drosophila (fruit fly) larvae.
Creating new catalysts and producing new materials (15 February 2013)
Zhaomin Hou and the RIKEN Organometallic Chemistry Laboratory are developing new catalysts using rare earth metals, and new materials using these novel catalysts