List of selected projects in each research area

In order to achieve its founding objectives, drive research forward, and create new research areas, R-GIRO had held internal calls for Research Program proposals from 2008 to 2011.

List of projects in each Research Area (Natural sciences)

Research Areas Research Projects Leaders Position Department Adoption fiscal year
Environment Establishment of Cell Line from Rare Species Lives in Lake Biwa and Their Application as Biosensor Tatsuyuki
Takada
Professor Pharmaceutical
Sciences
2010
Supreme Collateral Utilization System toward Efficient Material Cycle: Microbial Recovery of Phosphate and Rare Metals Tadayuki
Imanaka
Professor Life
Sciences
2009
Development of High Power Deep UV Semiconductor Light Emitting Diodes and the Device Application to Solve Bio and Environmental Issues Yoshinobu
Aoyagi
Professor R-GIRO 2008
Basic Technology Development and Strategic Innovations towards a Low-Carbon Society Zhou
Weisheng
Professor Policy
Science
2008
Energy Application of Solid Oxide Electrolyte Cell to the Energy and/or the Environmental Device Yoshinobu
Yoshihara
Professor Science &
Engineering
2008
Development of High Efficiency Multijunction Thin Film Solar Cells for Energy Security Hideyuki
Takakura
Professor Science &
Engineering
2009
Food
supply
Construction of Food Production System Based on Symbiosis Material Circulation Society Motoki
Kubo
Professor Life
Sciences
2008
Improvement in Agricultural Production by Developing Advanced Technology for Breeding, Cultivation, and Disease Prevention by Application of Microorganisms Hisaaki
Mihara
Associate
Professor
Life
Sciences
2010
Materials &
resources
Environment-Friendly Photoactive Materials Based on Naturally Occurring Tetrapyrroles Hitoshi
Tamiaki
Professor Pharmaceutical
Sciences
2009
Formation of Functional Soft Materials Based on Elemental Resources Hiromitsu
Maeda
Associate
Professor
Pharmaceutical
Sciences
2008
Development of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nano Materials and Control of Their Organized Structures Osamu
Tsutsumi
Associate
Professor
Life
Sciences
2008
Engineering Materials Research Project for Sustainable Development Kei
Ameyama
Professor Science &
Engineering
2008
Medical treatment &
health
Research for Drug Development and Useful Functional Organic Molecule Creation Based on Sustainable Advanced Synthesis Yasuyuki
Kita
Professor Pharmaceutical
Sciences
2009
Integrative Study for Elucidating the Mechanisms of the Protein Folding and the Protein Folding Diseases Minoru
Kato
Professor Pharmaceutical
Sciences
2009
Drug Development using a Gene Regulation Mechanism by Natural Antisense Transcripts Mikio
Nishizawa
Professor Life
Sciences
2008
Pioneering Studies of Regenerative Medicine by Glycotechnology Hidenao
Toyoda
Professor Pharmaceutical
Sciences
2008
Fusion between MEMS and BME on Multiple-Scale Satoshi
Konishi
Professor Science &
Engineering
2008
IRT-Based Haptic Collaborative Virtual Environment for Tele Surgery Training through Ultra-realistic Communication Hiromi
Tanaka
Professor Information Science &
Engineering
2009
Digital Atlases of Human Anatomy and Computer Assisted Diagnostic System Yen-Wei
Chen
Professor Information Science &
Engineering
2008
Development of Biosimulators and Analysis Tools Akinori
Noma
Professor Life
Sciences
2008
Integrated Research of Sports and Health Innovations Tadao
Isaka
Professor Sport and
Health Science
2010
Safety &
security
Invisible, Secure, Safe and Dependable Platform to Support Our Lives Koichi
Mouri
Associate
Professor
Information Science &
Engineering
2009

List of projects in each Research Area (Humanities and social sciences)

Research Areas Research Projects Leaders Position Department Adoption fiscal year
Human life &
value
Learner's Science as an Application of Science for Human Services Creating a New Discipline Akira
Mochizuki
Professor Letters 2010
Frontier of Applied Illusionology Akiyoshi
Kitaoka
Professor Letters 2009
Constructing the Center for Law and Psychology Tatsuya
Sato
Professor Letters 2009
Integrated Research of Accessible Ebooks: Interfaces & Services Yoko
Matsubara
Professor Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences 2011
Peace &
governance
Towards New Peace Studies : A Study of Reconciliatory Governance and Sustainable Peace Building in Post-Conflict Areas Jun
Honna
Professor International
Relations
2010
Mutual Understanding and Collaboration between Northeast Asia, Korea and Japan - from a Viewpoint of Peace Making Nobuhiro
Katsurajima
Professor Letters 2009
Asbestos Disaster and the Policy Science of Relief, Compensation and Prevention System Hiroyuki
Mori
Professor Policy
Science
2009
Japanese &
regional studies
World Wide Co-Ownership on the Materials of Japanese Art and Culture by Digital Archiving Ryo
Akama
Professor Letters 2009
Forced Removal, Incarceration, and Repatriation of the Overseas Japanese during World War II and the Post-War
Reconstruction of the Japanese Society
Hiroshi
Yoneyama
Professor Letters 2010
Digital Museum of Kyoto Keiji
Yano
Professor Letters 2009

List of projects in each Research Area (a newly created integrated research area)

Research Areas Research Projects Leaders Position Department Adoption fiscal year
Integrated
research
A Trial R&D Project of Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change Based on Local Carbon Sequestration Systems through Cool Vegetable Agriculture Hidehiko
Kanegae
Professor Policy
Science
2010