Think Hybrid.

Shoji Takeuchi

Professor of
Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), University of Tokyo

Director of
Center for International Research on Integrative Biomedical Systems (CIBiS)
Director of
Collaborative Research Center for Bio Nano Hybrid Process

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


2000-2001        JSPS Research Fellow
2001-2003        Lecturer, IIS, University of TOKYO
2003-2014        Associate Professor, IIS, University of TOKYO
2014-present     Professor, IIS, University of Tokyo
2004-2005       Visiting scholar, Harvard University
2005-2008       JST-PRESTO Researcher
2008-2012       Director of Life BEANS Center, NEDO BEANS Project
2009-2013       Project Leader, Takeuchi Bio Micro Systems Project, Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology (KAST)
2010-2016       Project Leader, JST-ERATO Takeuchi Biohybrid Innovation Project
2013-present    Group Leader, Artificial Cell Membrane Systems Group, Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology
2008-present    Director, Collaborative Research Center for Bio-Nano hybrid process, IIS, The University of TOKYO
2012-present    Visiting Professor, iCeMS, Kyoto University
2017-present    Director, Center for International Research on Integrative Biomedical Systems, IIS, The University of TOKYO


Journal Editor:
      Associate Editor: APL Bioengineering
      Editorial Board:
            Scientific Reports, Biofabrication, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering,
            Micromachine, Micro Nano Letters
      Editorial Advisory Board: Lab on a chip, Analytical Chemistry, ACS biomaterials Science and Engineering
Memberships and Fellowships:
      IEEE, the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, CHEMINAS, Japanese Society of Regenerative Medicine, Biophysical Society
Academic contributions:
      International Conference Chairman: IEEE MEMS 2019
      Technical Program Committee: IEEE MEMS, MicroTAS, Transducers


2008      MEXT Young Investigator Prize
2010      JSPS Prize
2012      Gold Medal Prize, Yomiuri Techno Forum
2015      ACS Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award
2017      Nakatani Award (Incentive Prize)
2017      The Ichimura Prize in Science for Distinguished Achievement
2017      Nagase Award (Grand Prix)


  1. Yuya Morimoto, Hiroaki Onoe, and Shoji Takeuchi: Biohybrid robot powered by an antagonistic pair of skeletal muscle tissues, Science Robotics, vol. 3, eaat4440, 2018 [Web], selected as the top cover of the issue, highlighed in Science
  2. Koki Kamiya, Ryuji Kawano, Toshihisa Osaki, Kazunari Akiyoshi, and Shoji Takeuchi:Cell-sized asymmetric lipid vesicles facilitate the investigation of asymmetric membranes,
    Nature Chemistry, vol. 8, pp. 881-889, 2016 [Web]
  3. Shigenori Miura, Koji Sato, Midori Kato-Negishi, Tetsuhiko Teshima and Shoji Takeuchi: Fluid shear triggers microvilli formation via mechanosensitive activation of TRPV6,
    Nature Communications, vol. 6, 8871, 2015 [Web]
  4. Won Chul Lee, Kwanpyo Kim, Jungwon Park, Jahyun Koo, Hu Young Jeong, Hoonkyung Lee, David Weitz, Alex Zettl, and Shoji Takeuchi: Graphene-templated directional growth of an inorganic nanowire,
    Nature Nanotechnology, vol. 10, pp. 423-428, 2015 [Web]
  5. Hiroaki Onoe, Teru Okitsu, Akane Itou, Midori Kato-Negishi, Riho Gojo, Daisuke Kiriya, Koji Sato, Shigenori Mirua, Shintaroh Iwanaga, Kaori Kuribayashi-Shigetomi, Yukiko Matsunaga, Yuto Shimoyama, and Shoji Takeuchi: Metre-long Cell-laden Microfibres Exhibit Tissue Morphologies and Functions,
    Nature Materials, vol.12, pp. 584-590, 2013 [Web], highlighted in LOC
  6. Yun Jung Heo, Hideaki Shibata, Teru Okitsu, Tetsuro Kawanishi, and Shoji Takeuchi: Long-term in vivo glucose monitoring using fluorescent hydrogel fibers,
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, vol. 108(33), pp. 13399-13403, 2011 [WEB], selected in “This week in PNAS”
  7. Hideaki Shibata*, Yun Jung Heo*, Teru Okitsu, Yukiko Matsunaga, Tetsuro Kawanishi, and Shoji Takeuchi: Injectable hydrogel microbeads for fluorescence-based continuous glucose monitoring,Parylene-coating in PDMS microfluidic channels prevents the absorption of fluorescent dyes,
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA,vol. 107, no. 42, pp. 17894-17898, 2010 (*: equal contribution), [WEB]
  8. N. Misawa*, H. Mitsuno*, R. Kanzaki, and S. Takeuchi: A Highly Sensitive and Selective Odorant Sensor using Living Cells Expressing Insect Olfactory Receptors,
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA , vol. 107(35), pp. 15340-15344, 2010 (*: equal contribution) [WEB], selected in “This week in PNAS”, Highlighted in Nature Materials, and Cell
  9. Wei-Heong TAN and Shoji TAKEUCHI: A Trap-and-Release Integrated Microfluidic System for Dynamic Microarray Applications,
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, vol. 104, no. 4, pp. 1146-1151, 2007. [PubMed]