Tokyo Tech recently hosted 20 PhD students from the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Doctoral Training – Nano Science & Technology (NanoDTC) to discuss the latest advances in nanoscience and technology.
While providing students with an excellent opportunity to network and share their latest research, the visit also offered the NanoDTC cohort a close-up of the Tokyo Tech research environment. The Takinoue Lab shared its latest findings on the construction of artificial cells using DNA gels, droplets, and nanoplates, while the Hara Lab introduced Tokyo Tech’s efforts in functional molecular interfaces, nanophotonics, and nanoscopic approaches to the chemical origins of life. The afternoon also included an overview of the interdisciplinary research conducted at the Earth-Life Science Institute.
After a day of fruitful discussions, Tokyo Tech’s nano students are excited to continue exchanges with their UK-based counterparts.