Science builds on reproducibility - one of the most fundamental principles of the scientific method under which an experimental test must be reproduced or replicated in order to verify whether a proposed hypothesis is correct. However, this principle is based on the assumption that the tested system be sufficiently simple so that experimental results can easily be reproduced. As the system becomes more and more complex (e.g., cells, microbes, biological molecules), it is increasingly difficult to achieve reproducibility and the chance of uncovering hidden laws of nature hence decreases, rendering the act of making discoveries more and more serendipitous or accidental. In Goda Lab, to address this fundamental problem in science, we focus on the development of radically novel technologies using unconventional approaches (with an emphasis on photonics) that lead to new discoveries - "discovery-enabling technologies" in complex biological systems. In other words, we aim to turn serendipity in science to planned happenstance. Another and equally important goal of Goda Lab is to produce future global leaders who will shape the world. Directed by Prof. Keisuke Goda, Goda Lab fosters an international research environment and is located at two universities: University of Tokyo and University of California, Los Angeles. Goda Lab constantly seeks for ambitious individuals from any university in any country who want to play leading roles in scientific exploration and have a major impact on the world. Check out our news on Facebook (in English) and Twitter (in Japanese).