godalab

We produce serendipity in science

Modern science is based on the Scientific Method developed by the Greek philosopher Aristotle in 350 BC. The basic principles of the Scientific Method include making observations, formulating hypotheses, developing testable predictions, and gathering data to test predictions. However, these principles are based on the assumption that the tested phenomenon can be sufficiently simplified in a controlled experiment. In complex systems such as large molecules, biological cells, and microbes, this assumption is hard to satisfy, making discoveries accidental or serendipitous. In Goda Lab, to address this problem, we aim to produce "discovery-enabling technologies" based on the development of radically novel methods for molecular imaging and molecular spectroscopy. In other words, we aim to turn serendipity in science to planned happenstance. The technologies are based on an integration of techniques in photonics and physical chemistry combined with molecular cell biology, electrical engineering, computer science, biomedical engineering, applied mathematics, mechanical engineering, and nanotechnology. 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. Goda Lab constantly seeks for ambitious individuals from any university in any field who want to play leading roles in scientific exploration and have a major impact on the world. Furthermore, Goda Lab encourages students to start their own startups based on their research achievements. Check out our news on Facebook.

News & Announcements

2016/08/04
Tanaka, Liu,Wakisaka, Kawaguchi, and Kobayashi have won the Poster Awards at the ImPACT Program Meeting's poster session.
2016/08/01
Wakisaka et al's paper has been published in Nature Microbiology.
2016/07/27
Tamamitsu et al's paper has been published in Vibrational Spectroscopy.
2016/07/19
An interview article about Prof. Goda has been posted in Academist Journal.
2016/07/19
Dr. Venkata Ramaiah Badarla has joined our group as an ImPACT researcher
2016/06/21
Prof. Dino Di Carlo at UCLA has arrived as a visiting professor.
2016/06/02
An interview article about Prof. Goda has been posted in Chem-Station.
2016/04/01
Goda Lab's webpages have been renovated.
2016/04/01
Four new students (Inoue, Miura, Kinegawa, Liu) have joined us.
2016/04/01
Former JSPS fellow Keiichi Nakagawa has left Goda Lab to join the School of Engineering as an assistant professor.
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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