godalab

We produce serendipity in science

Science builds on reproducibility - one of the most fundamental principles of the scientific method under which an experimental result must be reproduced or replicated in order to verify whether the 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., large molecules, biological cells, micro-organisms), it is increasingly difficult to achieve reproducibility, rendering the act of making discoveries about nature more and more accidental or serendipitous. In Goda Lab, to address this fundamental predicament in science, we aim to produce "discovery-enabling technologies" based on the development of radically novel methods for molecular imaging & molecular spectroscopy. In other words, we aim to turn serendipity in science to planned happenstance. Another 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 and interdisciplinary 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. Goda Lab promotes its members to start their own startups that come out of their research achievements in Goda Lab. Check out our news on Facebook.

News & Announcements

2016/04/01
Goda Lab's webpages have been renovated. NEW
2016/04/01
Four new students (Inoue, Miura, Kinegawa, Liu) have joined us. NEW
2016/04/01
Former JSPS fellow Keiichi Nakagawa has left Goda Lab to join the School of Engineering as an assistant professor. NEW
2016/03/26
Park, Kobayashi, Laras, and Tanaka have been awarded the best presentation award at UTokyo.
2016/03/25
Five second-year graduate students have graduated with a Master's degree.
2016/03/25
Wakisaka has been awarded the ImPACT serendipiter award.
2016/03/25
Hashimoto has been awarded the ImPACT serendipiter award.
2016/03/25
Prof. Mikami has been awarded the ImPACT R&D award.
2016/03/25
Dr. Lei has been awarded the ImPACT R&D award.
2016/03/25
Dr. Isozaki has been awarded the ImPACT R&D award.
2016/02/15
Hashimoto et al's paper has been published in Scientific Reports.

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