What We Do 

We design various functional polymer based nanomaterials for "materials initiated biology", including mechanobiology and mechano/thermo-genetics. The research in our laboratory is motivated by a desire to develop novel analytical or manipulation methods for discover unknown biological phenomena and explore innovative nanomedicine by using function of our polymer nanomaterials. We are also committed to training a new generation of material and biomedical researchers and engineers. We believe a stimulating environment of our laboratory promotes the growth of creativity and autonomy of students.

Recent Publications

Upcoming Presentations

May 27-29, 2020

69th SPSJ Annual Meeting (Fukuoka)

第69回高分子学会年次大会 (福岡)

[Chen, Ogura, Miyake (Poster, Japanese)]

May 19-24, 2020

11th World Biomaterials Congress (Glasgow, Scotland)

[Kamimura (English)]

Mar 26, 2020

Exchange Academic Seminar, Luminescence materials in bio-medical applications (HCMC University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

[Kamimura (English)]

Joint Graduate School 

Prof. Jun Nakanishi's "Mechanobiology Group" @ National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) (Tsukuba)

News and Topics

Dec 13, 2019

Dr. Kamimura gave a talk at 6th COINS symposium at Kawasaki.

(上村が第6回COINSシンポジウム (川崎市産業振興会館) で発表しました)

Nov 27-29, 2019

Mukaida and Dr.Kamimura gave a talk at 29th Annual Meeting of MRS-J (Yokohama).

向田 (M1)と上村が第29回日本MRS年次大会(横浜)で発表しました。

Nov 8, 2019

Our new review paper is accepted for publication in Journal of the Imaging Society of Japan.

Nov 3-8, 2019

Dr. Kamimura gave a talk at OKINAWA COLLOIDS 2019 (Nago, Okinawa).

Oct 31- Nov 1, 2019

Dr. Kamimura gave a talk at Resonance Bio International Symposium (Tokyo).

Oct 14-17, 2019

Dr. Kamimura gave a talk at TERMIS-AP/ABMC7 2019 (Brisbane, Australia).

Sep 25-27, 2019

Dr. Kamimura gave a talk at 68th Symposium on Macromolecules (Fukui Univ.).

上村が第68回高分子討論会 (福井大学)で発表しました。

Sep 11-13, 2019

Mukaida (M1) gave a talk at annual meeting of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry.

向田 (M1) が日本分析化学会第68年会でポスター発表しました。

Sep 6, 2019

上村が第23回酸素ダイナミクス研究会・第26回医用近赤外線分光法研究会合同研究会 (東京・四谷) で招待講演を行いました。

Aug 23, 2019

Our new paper is accepted for publication in Scientific Reports.


Jul 8, 2019

David from Queen's University Belfast joined our group as visiting student. Welcome!


Jul 3, 2019

Dr. Kamimura gave a talk at the Japan Society for Laser Microscopy Meeting (Osaka Univ.).



Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Kamimura gave a talk at ICPST-36 (Makuhari). 


May 18, 2019

Mukaida (M1) gave a talk at Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry meeting.

向田 (M1) が第79回分析化学討論会でポスター発表しました。


May 8, 2019

Our new paper is accepted for publication in J. Photopolym. Sci. Technol..


Apr 30, 2019

Our new paper is accepted for publication in RSC Advances.


Apr 1, 2019

Two master course students and 9 undergraduate students joined the lab.



Mar 19, 2019

Ten undergraduate students successfully defended their dissertation and graduated from the university.



Mar 11, 2019

Dr. Kamimura received the Uehara Memorial Foundation Research Grants.

上村が上原記念生命科学財団 研究奨励金 贈呈式に参加しました。


Mar 9-10, 2019

Dr. Kamimura presented at the 4th International Bio/Medical Interface Symposium 2019 (IBMI 2019) (Hsinchu, Taiwan).


Mar 7-8, 2019

Ogura and Sakakibara presented at 3rd International Symposium on Nanoarchitectonics for Mechanobiology (Tsukuba).


Mar 3, 2019

Dr. Kamimura joined the 10th Biomedical Interface Workshop (Kumejima Island, Okinawa).



Mar 1, 2019

Dr. Kamimura presented at the 69th Research Group on Biomedical Polymers (Tokyo) as an invited speaker.



Feb 15, 2019

Ten under graduate students presented at bachelors degree defense.



Jan 30, 2019

上村がCOIプログラムCOINS第11回全体会議 (川崎生命科学・環境研究センター)に参加しました。