The Principal investigators (PIs) at ITbM are world-leading researchers in the fields of synthetic chemistry, plant and animal science, as well as theoretical chemistry.
Each PI leads their own research group, but the flexible and interactive framework of each group enables the creation of laboratories that extends beyond the bounds of research groups and fields.
With "Mix" being the main keyword at ITbM, we have set up "Mix-Labs", which are large lab spaces where organic synthesis of molecules, biochemical experiments and theoretical calculations are carried out in close proximity.
This integrative environment brings together researchers from different groups and fields, enabling interactive discussions on a daily basis.
The ITbM Research Award has also been established to acknowledge and provide funding to interdisciplinary research proposals by young ITbM researchers in order to enhance further mixing of research areas.
Main features of ITbM's research environment:
- ITbM has established a Mix-Lab system, where international young researchers from different fields work together in order to accelerate multidisciplinary advances through informal discussions on a daily basis.
- All postdoctoral researchers are supervised by two PIs from different fields (Co-supervising system) in order to accelerate collaboration and nurture the next generation of cutting-edge research, unrestricted by the bounds of traditional disciplines.
- ITbM and Nagoya University are well equipped with top-level major instruments necessary for our WPI research. The quality and number of these instruments rivals the best institutions in the world. Expert operators for these facilities strongly support ITbM's leading-edge research.
- ITbM has established an effective and efficient administration with English-speaking staff for accelerating the internationalization of the institute as well as the fusion of different research fields.
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