Developing a more sophisticated “Body on a Chip”
Kenichiro KAMEI
Associate Professor, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS)
- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
- Center of Organismal studies (COS), University of Heidelberg
Duration of stay: March 4-10, 2018

Duration of stay: March 4 to March 10, 2017 (1 week)


  • Conduct a meeting with fellow researchers at KIT
  • Holding a lecture at a Seminar

Motivation for AI DA application

I currently research and develop so called “Body on a Chip” technology. These are organism external human model devices, which combine microfluidic devices (MEMS) and stem cells. In order get a more sophisticated “Body on a Chip”, it is necessary to construct a system that makes it possible to observe and evaluate cell behavior within the chip in real time. Researchers in Germany, especially at KIT, have already performed outstanding research in the field of sensor technology. I applied for AI DA to get a chance to initiate joint research and to develop new networks with these German researchers.


Initiation of a joint research project with KIT

I was able to strengthen my network with researchers, who develop advanced cell assay devices. In the discussion I had the chance to initiate a concrete joint research project.

Broadening my network in Germany for future research

By the support of the Kyoto University European Center and the Postdoc researcher in Heidelberg, who graduated at Kyoto University, I was able to exchange ideas concerning my future research with researchers of molecular cell structures in COS./p>


In order to deepen cooperation with German researchers for a longer period, I plan to apply for international joint research grants.