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Funded Projects

Project number Project name Project outline Implementing organization Implementing organization
1 Promotion of the state-of-the-art study of Life and Earth Sciences with facilities of "Subseafloor-Simulation Laboratory" and "Chikyu". This project aims to accelerate the state-of-the-art study of subseafloor life and the biosphere related to carbon- and energy-circulating Earth's systems, using multidisciplinary approaches of Life and Earth Sciences through scientific ocean drilling. The project involves facility development of "Subseafloor-Simulation Laboratory" for various onshore experimentations under subseafloor in-situ conditions (e.g., pressure, temperature), at the Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). Among the project objectives, the coring and research functions of the deep-earth research-drilling vessel "Chikyu" will also be strengthened. Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) FY2010

2 Build international research and development infrastructure with advanced utilization of the reading edge research and test reactor
-Birth of the nuclear techno-park with the JMTR-
Installation of advanced irradiation and PIEs equipments, "lifetime extensions of LWRs", "education and training of nuclear scientists and engineers" and "R&D and cooperation for the nuclear needs of Asian countries". Japan Atomic Energy Agency FY2010

3 Foundation for Coherent Photon Science Research Light sources that generate coherent ultra-short light pulses over a broad range of frequencies and application technologies exploiting these sources will be developed to serve as a foundation of photon science and technology researches contributing to more efficient solar cells, low-carbon technologies, bioimaging and a myriad other advances. The University of Tokyo, RIKEN (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research) FY2010

4 Development of the highest pulse magnetic field for the next generation Exploration of the techniques for 1000 Tesla ultra-high pulse magnetic fields, and accelerating the research on new materials for high-functional battery or super-conducting materials via conducting destructive experiments of critical fields and critical current. The University of Tokyo FY2010

5 The Dynamics of Living Systems Better understanding of the principles regulating complex biological systems requires intensive research on the dynamics of these systems. In turn, such research requires the development of more advanced measuring and simulation techniques. Osaka University、RIKEN (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research) FY2010

6 Establishment of frontline research environment for the control of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases Collaborative and integrated research framework will be established by young leading scientists, so that development of effective measures for the control of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases can be accelerated by elucidating ecology and transmission routes of pathogens, detecting unknown potentially pathogenic microorganisms, and exploiting novel technologies to predict the emergence and spread of infectious diseases. Hokkaido University
The University of Tokyo
Osaka University
Nagasaki University

7 WISH: Web for the integrated studies of the human mind. WISH promotes the advanced studies for clarifying the social and interactive nature of human minds: The minds called Kokoro can be explored by the interdisciplinary collaboration among psychology, cognitive science, brain science and social science through the establishment of the network-type research centers for the new research areas such as comparative cognitive science, social brain studies, and cognitive genomics. Kyoto University FY2010

8 Development of infrastructure for functional genomic medicine To support scientists to analyze pathophysiology of human diseases, we organize the core facility for development, cryopreservation, supply and phenotyping of genetically engineered mice by establishing infrastructure for detailed phenotyping in various tissues/organs. Kumamoto University FY2010

10 Research environment maintenance of neutron science in J-PARC This business aims at the enhancement of the research base of the neutron science that aims at the reinforcement of the neutron beam of J-PARC (ten times present) to enable a detailed analysis of an internal structure and the function of the material, and supports the progress of the material and life sciences. Japan Atomic Energy Agency FY2010

11 Plant Science Infrastructure for Realizing a Low-Carbon Society Develop a centralized platform for integrated analysis of plant functions and strengthen the system for supporting an all-Japan research base for plant research, with the aim of increasing biomass productivity, increasing CO2 fixation and manufacturing new materials and useful compounds through the use of plants. Nara Institute of Science and Technology,
RIKEN (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research) ,
Tohoku University,
University of Tsukuba,
The University of Tokyo,
Nagoya University,
Kyoto University,
Okayama University, and
National Institutes of Natural Sciences National Institute for Basic Biology
12 Accelerating Advanced Usage of Software for System Integration and Collaboration to Realize the E-Science Environment In order to realize e-science, i.e., a new science methodology using Internet with computational resources and massive storage keeping data of experiments and observatories, a research infrastructure, which enables users to access various computers and massive storage seamlessly, will be developed. University of Tsukuba, University of Tokyo, and Kyoto University FY2010 *
13 Construction of Large-scale Cryogenic Gravitational wave Telescope We endeavor to make the first direct detection of gravitational waves as predicted by A. Einstein, by constructing an L-shaped 3km baseline interferometer in the Kamioka mine, which is designed to have the world's best sensitivity. The University of Tokyo FY2010

14 Formation of the most advanced research facility in particle physics
- Establishing international research center with upgraded KEKB -
Upgrade KEKB accelerator to study phenomena that cannot be understood in the Standard theory. This will enable us to clarify existence of "New physics" through investigation of extremely rare processes which occurred only at the beginning of this universe. High Energy Accelerator Research Organization FY2010


* Regarding No.12, a decision will be made as to whether or not they will be continued in and after FY 2011 based on their FY2010 performance.