RIKEN Symposium Call for registration

We are delighted to announce to host RIKEN Symposium Challenges in Bioimaging: beyond the scales and beyond the borders together with Laboratory for Comprehensive Bioimaging, RIKEN BDR.

  • Date: June 26, Wednesday, 2024
  • Place: Kobe
  • Venue: Kobe: DB Bldg. Auditorium C1F
  • Organizers: Shuichi Onami and Tomonobu Watanabe
  • URL: http://bioimaging.riken.jp/sympo/20240626/
  • Advance registration is required for participation.
  • Fees
    • Participation: free
    • Mixer: JPY 4,000-
    • Lunch box (prepared on request): JPY 1,000-
  • Due dates
    • Talk session: 25th June
    • Mixer: 10th June
    • Lunch box request: 10th June
  • Contact: Symposium Office rikensymposium[at]ml.riken.jp
Poster RIKEN Symposium Challenges in Bioimaging: beyond the scales and beyond the borders. Date June 26th, 2024 Venue Auditorium, Developmental Biology Building “C” 1st floor, Riken BDR (Kobe Campus West Area) Speakers Oluwaseun F. Gakenou (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) Tokuko Haraguchi (Osaka University, Japan) Ioanna Mela (University of Cambridge, UK) Josh Moore (German BioImaging, Germany) Shuichi Onami (RIKEN BDR, Japan) Shotaro Otsuka (Max Perutz Labs, Austria) Timothy Stasevich (Colorado State University, USA) Caterina Strambio-De-Castillia (The University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA)  
Tomonobu Watanabe (RIKEN BDR, Japan)Guan-Yu Zhuo (China Medical University, Taiwan)

New Paper is Out

Dr. Yamagata (R-IH Life Science Data Sharing Unit) et al. published a paper in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making on the development of an otology related to COVID-19 infectious processes.


Yamagata, Y., Kushida, T., Onami, S. et al. Homeostasis imbalance process ontology: a study on COVID-19 infectious processes. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 23 (Suppl 4), 301 (2024). doi: 10.1186/s12911-024-02516-0

New paper is out.

A paper by Drs Koji Kyoda and Shuichi Onami as co-authors has been published.


Moore, J., Basurto-Lozada, D., Besson, S. et al. OME-Zarr: a cloud-optimized bioimaging file format with international community support. Histochem Cell Biol (2023).

doi: 10.1007/s00418-023-02209-1

Summer internship

We welcomed Junbo Xia from Shanghai Jiao Tong University as an intern this summer.

He is working on a project, Development of deep learning program to identify cells from bioimaging data.

Good luck!