Every year, RIKEN hosts hundreds of visiting researchers from top institutions and universities around the world. The RIKEN experience is an important and life-changing period for many of these visiting researchers — it is a time of not only scientific and professional growth through interaction with other world-leading scientists and exposure to world-class research facilities, but also a profound personal experience through intimate and daily encounters with Japanese culture. To provide a glimpse of the RIKEN experience, each month RIKEN RESEARCH presents a letter from a former visiting researcher on their time at RIKEN.
More information about the resources available to prospective RIKEN researchers can be found on the Life at RIKEN website.
Recent RIKEN People
Cracking the epigenetic code (07 March 2014)
Aki Minoda, Unit Leader, Epigenome Technology Exploration Unit, RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies
Leading the life sciences at RIKEN (21 February 2014)
Mikako Shirouzu, Director, Division of Structural and Synthetic Biology, RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies
Decoding the parent–infant bond (31 January 2014)
Kumi Kuroda, Unit Leader, Kuroda Research Unit for Affiliative Social Behavior, RIKEN Brain Science Institute
Promoting sound management at RIKEN (29 November 2013)
Kenji Ito, Auditor, RIKEN Board of Executive Directors