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Origin of stem cells
Hair follicle-nerve network

Exploring the Role of Tissue Microenvironments

The biochemical and mechanical properties of the cellular microenrivonment play a pivotal role in shaping various biological processes, including cellular behaviour, development, physiology and pathology. In our laboratory, guided by the concept that 'environment dictates behaviour', we explore how cellular and tissue microenvironments impact the behaviour and fate of cells in the context of organ development and regeneration, using mammalian skin as a model. Our primary focus is on revealing the principles underlying the interactions between tissue stem cells and their extracellular matrix, which instruct these processes. Our ultimate research goal is to define and design the microenvironment to manipulate biological processes from outside the cells.

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Job opportunities:

Research Scientists or Postdoctoral Researchers (BDR-23-001).



Job opportunities:

Call for applications for RIKEN Special Postdoctoral Researcher (SPDR) for FY 2024.

Deadline: 6 April 2023


Multimodal ECM consortium:

Hironobu Fujiwara will lead a 5-year ECM research consortium 'Multimodal ECM'.

藤原が領域代表を務める学術変革領域(A) 「マルチモダルECM」がスタートします。

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International Symposium on Skin Stem Cell Dynamics, 14-15 May 2023 @ Tokyo

国際シンポジウム「Skin Stem Cell Dynamics」を開催します。2023年5月14-15日、東京大学



Tracing the developmental origin of tissue stem cells. Morita and Fujiwara, Dev Growth Differ (2022)



2-2-3 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0047, Japan

650-0047 神戸市中央区港島南町2-2-3


Tel: 078-306-3171 (Lab)

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