Prospective Students


Instructor: Associate Professor Satoshi IWAMOTO

“Nanoscience" lecture series provides a general overview of nanoscience, which has grown very rapidly in the last few years. It consists of lectures on three sub-courses, Biotechnology; Biomedicine and Nanobiotechnology; Nanophysics and Nanoelectronics. Each sub-course will include visits to active laboratories in the University of Tokyo.

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Program Period

Cancellation of the 2020 UTokyo Global Summer Program
Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s UTokyo Global Summer Program, due to take place in June and July 2020. We are working on plans for Summer 2021, and will post information as soon as possible about dates and provisional content.

Target Audience

☑Bachelor students ☑Master students ☑PhD students
Students who are majoring the related fields are welcome to apply.

Delivery Method

The lecture series provides a general overview of nanoscience in combination with discussion and lab tour.

Lecture Themes ( as of October 2019)

Part I: Biotechnology

This sub-section focuses on advanced biomedical science and technology bound to the drug discovery
- The proteasome: destruction for life
- GTP-binding proteins involved in intracellular signal transduction
- NMR in biological systems
- From Catalysis to Life Science
- Lab Tour

Part II: Biomedicine and Nanobiotechnology

This sub-section focuses on the understanding of the structure and functions of the living systems at the nano level as a basis for the development of bioinspired structures and functions as well as for the establishment of methodologies to integrate living components, including biomolecules and cells, into nanodevices while regulating their functions. To effectively achieve this goal, the section sets 4 topics: (1) Mechano-bioengineering; (2) Biodevice Technology; (3) Nanotechnology and Materials Science for Nanoscale Cell Therapy and (4) Nano Bioelectronics.
- Mechano-bioengineering
- Biodevice technology
- Nanotechnology and materials science for nanoscale cell therapy
- Nano bioelectronics:
- Lab Tour

Part III: Nanophysics and Nanoelectronics

Nanotechnology: This sub-section covers fundamentals and applications of nanotechnology mainly established in a field of semiconductors, including the following four topics. (1) Nanostructures for advanced photonics; (2) Silicon-based integrated nanoelectronics; (3) Materials physics for organic electronics, and (4) Spintronics: fundamentals and applications.
- Novel electronic properties of nanostructures and their applications   
- Silicon-based integrated nanoelectronics
- Materials physics for organic electronics
- Spintronics: fundamentals and applications
- Lab Tour


Assessment will be made in consideration of attendance frequency and three short essays on the subjects chosen from each sub-section of Nanoscience lectures (one from Biotechnology, one from Biomedicine and Nanobiotechnology, and one from Nanotechnology) submitted no later than the designated date. Attendance is mandatory and the scores will be given according to the essays.


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