OVERVIEW

What is "Supporting Platform for Life Science Education Research in Kyushu University"?

 The Hospital Campus of Kyushu University, where life science research resources have accumulated, is home to a wide range of advanced research equipment owned by various departments. To enhance the research capabilities of Kyushu University by effectively using this cutting-edge equipment, and with the support of the 2015 Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities under the title “Development of a Supporting Platform for Life Science Education Research” (Headed by Professor Sho Yamasaki, Medical Institute of Bioregulation), four departments located on the Hospital Campus joined together to improve the research environment by launching a platform to promote the shared use of advanced life science research equipment. The Faculty of Agriculture joined in 2017 and now five departments run the platform.

Adopted as a “2018 Project for Sharing of Advanced Research Infrastructure”

Our Supporting Platform for Life Science Education Research has been adopted as a “2018 Project for Sharing of Advanced Research Infrastructure (Support Program for Formation of a Sharing Platform)” of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
In the next three years, we will promote the development of a shared-use system under the following policies:

  1. Establish rules for “transitioning the management of high-priced equipment from individual management to organizational management”;
  2. Promote the reuse of regularly used general-purpose equipment;
  3. Introduce a web-based reservation system;
  4. Expand the current departmental billing systems into a university-level or extra-university level billing system and establish a billing system with a basis for calculation;
  5. Develop manuals and create their English version.
In addition, as a horizontal expansion, collaboration with life science departments on the other campus will be promoted with the support of the university. Shared use of equipment with the other campuses will be promoted.

*References*
Organizations adopted for the 2018 Project for Sharing of Advanced Research Infrastructure (Support Program for Formation of a Sharing System).
 The Webpage of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/kagaku/shisetsu/1405795.html
 The Webpage of the Japan Science and Technology Agency
  https://www.jst.go.jp/shincho/program/sinkyoyo.html

Working Group

This platform is promoted by the following Working Group members:

Daisuke Kohda (Director) Professor / Medical Institute of Bioregulation
extension number: 6968, kohda[@]bioreg.kyushu-u.ac.jp
Takashi Ito Professor / Graduate School of Medical Sciences
extension number: 6095, tito[@]med.kyushu-u.ac.jp
Tamotsu Kiyoshima Professor / Faculty of Dental Science
extension number: 6325, kiyo[@]dent.kyushu-u.ac.jp
Makoto Tsuda Professor / Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
extension number: 6628, tsuda[@]phar.kyushu-u.ac.jp
Kenji Sakai Professor / Faculty of Agriculture
extension number: 2861, kensak[@]agr.kyushu-u.ac.jp
Taiki Akasaka Senior Technician / Center for Advanced Instrumental and Educational Supports, Faculty of Agriculture
extension number: 2899, akasaka[@]agr.kyushu-u.ac.jp
Tsuyoshi Negi Assistant Technician / Graduate School of Dental Science
extension number: 6328, negi[@]dent.kyushu-u.ac.jp
Nao Takemoto Assistant Technician / Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
extension number: 6583, takemoto.nao.479[@]m.kyushu-u.ac.jp
Chinatsu Arima Assistant Technician / Research Promotion Unit, Medical Institute of Bioregulation
extension number: 6814, arima[@]bioreg.kyushu-u.ac.jp
Kanako Ichikawa Technician / Research Promotion Unit, Medical Institute of Bioregulation
extension number: 6798, ka75-nimo[@]bioreg.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Please direct your inquiries to the relevant department’s Working Group member or through the Contact page.
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Questions regarding equipment listed in the equipment list should be asked of persons in charge of the relevant facilities.