Linking the World through Biotechnology
International Center for Biotechnology(ICBiotech), Osaka University, aims for turning into a hub of the biotechnology research in Asia, engaging in education and research in the field of biotechnology from an international view, together with an oversea laboratory, Cooperative Research Station for Southeast Asia(CRS, about 500m2) in Mahidol University, Thailand.
After 35 years since the establishment in 1978, it turned to α & β buildings of International Research Complex for Biotechnolgy which is approximately 4000 square meters in April 2013.
Now, the Complex is a major base for 2 existing laboratories, collaborative laboratories, Research Alliance Laboratories, and Center for International Affairs in Graduate School of Engineering, so that the stage is set for planning and operating more productive international exchange programs. ICBiotech’s main research field is industrial biotechnology based on microbiology and plant engineering, especially utilizing agricultural and forestry resources from Southeast Asian countries on a sustained and equitable basis.
Regarding international exchange, we are conducting education and research projects in Asia cooperating with Division of Advanced Science and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, and researchers from influential universities and institutes in as well as outside Japan with support of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS), and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO).