Just imagine it and you're there -- that's what technology will do.

Atsushi Miyawaki

Atsushi Miyawaki, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, RIKEN CBS-Olympus Collaboration Center(BOCC)
atsushi.miyawaki [at] riken.jp

Research Overview

By combining neuroscientific insights from CBS with optical techniques from Olympus, the RIKEN CBS-OLYMPUS Collaboration Center (BOCC) will produce new bio-imaging technologies that will enhance research efforts. Our three functions are to provide researchers the technologies and the relevant equipment, to develop the technological innovation, and to share those technologies with many researchers.


  • Bioimaging
  • Fluorescent protein
  • chromophore