Institute of Medical Science (Japan)

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.

First Building

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 facilitiesEdit

First BuildingEdit

  • 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 BuildingEdit

Third BuildingEdit

  • 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 BuildingEdit

  • 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 AEdit

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

Clinical Research Building BEdit

Research Building (annex)Edit

Open Laboratory BuildingEdit

  • 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 VectorsEdit

The Scintiscanner roomEdit

General Research BuildingEdit

Human Genome CenterEdit

  • 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
Its gross area is 3.800㎡

Clinical centerEdit

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 facilitiesEdit

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 alsoEdit

Inner linksEdit

Campuses of other Global 30 in JapanEdit

External linksEdit

  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