Our mission is to advance brain science research projects by providing essential and skillful biotechnology core assistance.
Nobuko Mataga, Ph.D.
Unit Leader, Support Unit for Bio-Material Analysis, RRD
mataga [at] riken.jp
In bioscience fields including neuroscience, researchers make use of a variety of technologies to accomplish their research goals. The unit (BMA) provides essential technical supports and experimental infrastructure to RIKEN members. For technical services, skillful BMA staff accurately and rapidly analyze biological materials (including DNA/RNA, proteins, and amino acids) and synthesize peptides, as requested. The unit also supervises shared experimental facilities, where instruments are ready-to-use for research projects. The facilities/instruments are self-run by researchers but the BMA staff gives startup instructions and advice. As the analysis & technical support the BMA organizes educational seminars and research equipment exhibition.