Institute of Medical Science (Japan)

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First Building

The Institute of Medical Science (Tokyo-daigaku Ikagaku Kenkyujyo 東京大学医科学研究所) is an ancillary establishment of Tokyo University. It succeeded the Institute of Infectious Diseases (伝染病研究所, Densen-byo Kenkyu-jo) established in 1892 and is the foremost institute for medical and bioscience research in Japan.

A research hospital is attached to the institute. The former Institute of Public Health was located on the site.


  • 1892: Dainihon Shiritu Eiseikai Fuzoku Densenbyo Kenkyujyo (Empire of Japan Private Sanitation Meeting Attachment Institute of Infectious Diseases) was established.
  • 1899: It became the National Institute of Infectious Diseases under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Interior.
  • 1914: The institute entered under the management of the Ministry of Education).
  • 1916: It becomes an ancillary establishment of Tokyo Imperial University.
  • 1967: Densenbyo Kenkyujyo (Institute of Infectious Diseases) was reorganized, then, Ikagaku Kenkyu-jyo (Institute of Medical Science) was established.


  • Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Department of Cancer Biology
  • Department of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Donation Laboratories
  • Human Genome Center
  • Center for Experimental Medicine
  • The Advanced Clinical Research Center
  • International Research Center for Infectious

Research facilities[edit]

First Building[edit]

  • Photographic Laboratory (Prof. Jun-ichiro Inoue)
  • Research Hospital
  • Administration Office Project Accounting Office
  • Division of Molecular of Therapy (Prof. Arinobu Tojo)
  • Division of Medical Data Processing Network System (Prof. Tetsuo Shimizu)
  • Executive Project Coordination Office
  • Department of Advanced Medical Science (Prof. Naohide Yamashita)
  • Division of Infectious Diseases (Prof. Aikichi Iwamoto)
  • Division of Biochemistry (Associate Prof. Seiichi Takasaki)
  • Library
  • Director's Office (Prof. Naohide Yamashita)
  • Dean's Office (Prof. Motoharu Seiki)
  • Division of Bioengineering (Prof. Hideaki Tahara)
  • Division of Cellular Therapy (Associate Prof. Kohichiro Tsuji)
  • Division of Cellular Therapy (Prof. Toshio Kitamura)
  • Research Hospital

Second Building[edit]

Third Building[edit]

  • Laboratory of Molecular Genetics (Prof. Izumu Saito)
  • Division of Oncology (Prof. Tadashi Yamamoto)
  • Laboratory of Functional Genomics (Prof. Sumio Sugano)
  • Division of Neuronal Network (Prof. Toshiya Manabe)
  • Department of Infectious Disease Control (Division of Microbial Infection) (Prof. Tetsuro Matano)
  • Department of Infectious Disease Control (Division of Viral Infection) (Associate Prof. Yasushi Kawaguchi)
  • Department of Infectious Disease Control (Division of Bacterial Infection) (Associate Prof. Ichiro Nakagawa)
  • B Common Laboratory (Prof. Chieko Kai)
  • Culture Media Section (Prof. Jun-ichiro Inoue)

Fourth Building[edit]

  • Division of Molecular Pathology (Prof. Yoshinori Murakami)
  • Division of Clinical Immunology (Prof. Chikao Morimoto)
  • Laboratory of Cell Biology (Prof. Yoichiro Iwakura)
  • Division of Host-Parasite Interaction (Prof. Hideo Iba)
  • Division of Infectious Genetics (Prof. Kensuke Miyake)
  • Radioisotope laboratories (Prof. IWAKURA Yoichiro Iwakura)
  • Radioisotope laboratories

Clinical Research Building A[edit]

  • Division of Cell Processing (CERES) ((Visiting) Prof. Tsuneo Takahashi)
  • Cord blood bank

Clinical Research Building B[edit]

Research Building (annex)[edit]

Open Laboratory Building[edit]

  • Division of Molecular and Developmental Biology (Oriental・Tomy・Softbank) (Prof.(Visiting) Sumiko Watanabe)
  • Division of Stem Cell Engineering (Tooth Regeneration) (Prof. (Visiting) Minoru Ueda)
  • Division of Exploratory Research (Ain Pharmaciez) (Associate Prof. (Visiting) Masahiro Kami)

The Core Facility for Therapeutic Vectors[edit]

The Scintiscanner room[edit]

General Research Building[edit]

Human Genome Center[edit]

  • Laboratory of Genome Database (Prof. Minoru Kanehisa)
  • Laboratory of Sequence Analysis
  • Department of Public Policy (Associate Prof. Kaori Mutou)
  • Laboratory of Functional Genomics (Prof. Mark Lathrop, Associate Prof. Masao Nagasaki)
  • RIKEN SNP Research Center
  • Radioisotope Control Room Super Computer Room
  • Radioisotope laboratories (Human Genome Center) (Prof. Yusuke Nakamura)
  • Radioisotope Laboratory

Human Genome Center (annex)[edit]

Animal Center
It's gross area is 3.800㎡

Clinical center[edit]

Hospital Building A (New Hospital Building)
Hospital Building B (Clinical Center)
Surgical Center Medical Supply Center
Cell Processing and Transfusion Dialysis room Applied Genomics
Laboratory Medicine
Hospital Building C (MRI Facility)

Ajunct facilities[edit]

Amgen Hall
This structure was donated from Amgen[2] to the Institute of Medical Science to support medical science research. It contains a main conference room, a smaller conference room, and a laboratory for Tumor Cell Biology (Prof. Toshiki Watanabe)
Crest Hall
International Hall
Shirokane Hall
In 1999, the house for the co-op (生協, Sheikyō) was remade into Shirokane Hall.
Medical Science Museum

See also[edit]

Inner links[edit]

Campuses of other Global 30 in Japan[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo at Wikimedia Commons


  1. ^ "Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd". Retrieved 2013-02-18.
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 2013-02-18.
  3. ^ "Campus Map | The Institute of Medical Science, The University Of Tokyo". Retrieved 2013-02-18.

Coordinates: 35°38′23.4″N 139°43′29.6″E / 35.639833°N 139.724889°E / 35.639833; 139.724889