Lecture title: Cellular building blocks for 3D tissue fabrication
Shoji Takeuchi received the B.E, M.E., and Dr. Eng. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1995, 1997, and 2000, respectively. He is currently a full Professor in the Center for International Research on Integrative Biomedical Systems (CIBiS), Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), University of Tokyo. Since 2008, he is a director of Collaborative Research Center for Bio/Nano Hybrid Process at IIS. At 2010, he has been selected as a project leader of JST-ERATO project is one of the most prestigious research budgets in Japan. His current research interests include MEMS/Microfluidics, membrane protein chips, artificial cells, bottom-up tissue engineering, implantable glucose sensors and biohybrid MEMS. He received several awards including Young Scientists’ Prize, the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2008, the JSPS prize from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 2010.