WHAT'S NEW (archive)

LAB NEWS

2021.10.1

Three new doctoral students have joined the Sada Lab today. Welcome! I am looking forward to working together in Kumamoto soon.

RECRUITMENT

2021.9.30

The MEXT program information became available. Stipend, travel expenses, fees for enrollment and tuition will be supported for 4 years of doctor course. If you are interested in applying, please do not hesitate to contact me.

The application deadline: December 28, 2021

The interview date: January 31, 2022

The enrollment: October 1, 2022

Educational program for the extension of healthy life expectancy (on the bottom of this page).

http://www.medphas.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/.../admissions_top/

PUBLICATION

2021.9.25

Check out our protocol article from JoVE. This paper describes a method for isolating and culturing mouse oral keratinocytes. Congratulations, Yen! We will be shooting a protocol video soon.

https://www.jove.com/t/62820

RECRUITMENT

2021.9.2

The International Research Center for Medical Sciences (IRCMS) at Kumamoto University has launched its YouTube channel! The first one is a digest version of PI interview videos, including a short introduction of labs, life in Kumamoto, and more. There is also an interview video with an international student and postdoc. Please subscribe to our channel!

https://youtu.be/3GXTOvJga7U

RECRUITMENT

2021.8.25

A fully-funded PhD scholarship in healthy longevity supported by the Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) is available at Kumamoto University, Japan. If you are interested in stem cell biolog, skin aging and regeneration, please do not hesitate to contact me.

RECRUITMENT

2021.7.21

Applications for IRCMS internships are now open. Those who are thinking of entering graduate school at Kumamoto University can stay at IRCMS for 2-8 weeks before entering the university to experience the research environment and life in Kumamoto. We are looking forward to receiving worldwide applications. If you are interested, please email or DM me!

http://ircms.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/internship/

MEETING

2021.6.26

PhD student Yen presented her poster at ISSCR. Postdoc Erna gave a talk at the annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Matrix Biology and Medicine. Thank you for the discussion!

RECRUITMENT

2021.5.26

[ Open entries for IRCMS Fellowship ] Application is now open for the fellowship for 2021 Fall enrollment. For the details, please refer to the following URL. We are looking forward to receiving world-wide entries. Deadline is June 30, 2021.

https://ircms.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/fellowship/

MEETING

2021.5.21-22

Yen presented her poster at the 18th stem cell research symposium, entitled "Defining diversity and similarity of epithelial stem cell populations and its anatomical environment in murine skin and oral mucosa". Aiko gave a talk about the story on the ocular surface epithelium.

http://stem-cell.jp/English.html

MEDIA

2021.5.17

Aiko and other new PI’s stories on setting up new laboratories under the pandemic are featured in the Nature career article. 

How new principal investigators tackled a tumultuous year

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01311-5

PUBLICATION

2021.4.22

A collaborative work has been published in Scientific Reports. Congratulations!

Kimura K, Ramirez K, Nguyen TAV, Yamashiro Y, Sada A and Yanagisawa H: Contribution of PDGFRα-positive cells in maintenance and injury responses in mouse large vessels. Sci Rep, 11(1):8683, 2021. 

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-88126-6

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-88126-6

MEDIA

2021.4.15

Aiko's interview about her research and career is posted here!

https://ewww.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/en/topics/3/

AWARD

2021.4.6

Aiko received The Young Scientists' Award by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) . 

https://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/houdou/mext_00547.html

RECRUITMENT

2021.3.31

The school year will begin tomorrow in Japan! Sada lab seeks motivated students (master and PhD level) who are interested in skin regeneration, aging and stem cell biology! I would be happy to support fellowship and scholarship applications, such as MEXT, JSPS or HFSP. If you're interested in pursuing research with us, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Sada lab tour!

https://youtu.be/V8xKFuBEyVo

RECRUITMENT

2021.3.25

Applications for the 2022 HFSP postdoc fellowships will start soon. This year, it will follow a new two-step application: (1) submission of a letter of Intent on May 2021, and (2) submission a full application on September 2021 for successful applicants.

 

If you are interested in applying for HFSP fellowship and pursuing research with us, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be happy to support. I was also supported by HFSP postdoc fellowship 2011. It is amazing that the HFSP supports basic sciences and it facilitates challenging, innovative and interdisciplinary research.

 

Please check the following site for more information.

https://www.hfsp.org/funding/hfsp-funding/postdoctoral-fellowships

MEETING

2021.3.18

Aiko wins the First Prize 2020 NIKON JOICO AWARD!
https://ircms.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/news/2021/03/awarded-nikon-joico.html

MEETING

2021.3.18

A postdoc Nguyen presented her work at weekly IRCMS meeting (WIM). Well done!

MEETING

2021.2.24-26

Aiko gave a talk at Singapore international skin conference 2021. Thank you for all the wonderful talks and active discussion!

https://www.skinsoc.org.sg/skinconference2021.html

MEETING

2021.2.22

We had a 4th KAIST-KU Workshop and Joint Symposium -Facilitating Collaboration in Biomedical Engineering Research-

http://iroast.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/symposiumsseminars/4th-kaist-ku-workshop-and-joint-symposium/

MEETING

2021.2.20

Aiko organized Scienc-ome XR Innovation hub (SXR), a hackathon event focusing on anti-disciplinary science on VR platform. 

https://www.scienc-ome.com/sxr

MEETING

2021.2.7-9

Aiko attended Interstellar Initiative: February workshop. 
https://www.nyas.org/events/2021/interstellar-initiative-february-2021/

PUBLICATION

2020.12.16

Our paper on stem cell dynamics of the ocular surface epithelium is out in Development! Congratulations, Ryutaro! I am proud of you and your hard work. Thank you Dr. Hiromi for your continued support.

Defining compartmentalized stem cell populations with distinct cell division dynamics in the ocular surface epithelium

Ryutaro Ishii, Hiromi Yanagisawa, Aiko Sada

Development, 2020

https://dev.biologists.org/content/147/24/dev197590

The paper was submitted through Journal-independent peer review platform, Review Commons. We had a great experience.

MEETING

2020.12.16

We are thrilled to announce that our Japan - Singapore Skin Webinar Series will start on January 12, 2021. These seminars are free for members of JSID and Skin Soc Singapore. For more information, and to register, please visit our website below.

https://www.skinsoc.org.sg/jpsgwebinarseries.html

FUNDING

2020.12.16

Aiko received a research grant from Uehara Memorial Foundation. Thank you for the support of our research.

MEETING

2020.12.3

Aiko gave a talk at MBSJ2020. Thank you for the discussion and nice talks!

MEETING

2020.11.19

A PhD student Yen presented her work at weekly IRCMS meeting (WIM). Very good presentation! Thank you for the discussion and feedback.

Recruitment

2020.11.5

Graduate school applications will be open soon for 2021 April enrollment. If you're interested in pursuing research with us as a master or doctor student, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Kumamoto University, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Admissions.

http://www.medphas.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/en/medgrad/admissions_top/

LAB NEWS

2020.11.2

​A new postdoc Nguyen has joined our lab! Welcome to Kumamoto :)

MEETING

2020.10.29

Erna presented her work at weekly IRCMS meeting (WIM). Well done! We got very good questions and feedback.

FUNDING

2020.10.26

Aiko received a research grant from Astellas Foundation for Research on Metabolic Disorders. 

LAB NEWS

2020.10.24

We opened for entries of IRCMS fellowship to support master and doctor course students at Kumamoto University (April 2021 enrollment)

<Duration>

The period of Fellowship will be from after applicant’s enrollment to March, 2022 (max 10 months).

<Application Deadline>
November 30, 2020

<Application Procedure>
see IRCMS website for detail

https://ircms.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/fellowship/

AWARD

2020.10.17

We are honored to receive Healthy Longevity Award at interstellar initiative. Thank you team members, Martina and Ahmet for great collaboration and discussion. Excited to start our new project!

FUNDING

2020.9.24-25

Aiko presented our work at online meeting of JSDB (Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists). 

FUNDING

2020.9.11

Erna received a grant, JSPS KAKENHI, for research activity start-up. Congratulations!

FUNDING

2020.9.11

Aiko is selected for the interstellar initiative 2020. 

https://www.nyas.org/events/2020/the-interstellar-initiative-2020-2021-workshop-1/

FUNDING

2020.7.30

Aiko received a new grant, JSPS KEKENHI, Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory) on glycan and skin stem cell aging project. We will keep going!

LAB NEWS

2020.7.23

We opened for entries of FY2020 IRCMS research internship program. If you are interested in, please contact me!

<Duration>

2 to 8 weeks between late October 2020 and early March 2021

<Application Period>

July 20th (Mon) to August 31st (Mon), 2020 (Japan Standard Time)

<Application Procedure>
see IRCMS website for detail

http://ircms.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/internship/

PUBLICATION

2020.7.23

Our paper is published! Congrats, Lal for your nice work.

Oinam L, Changarathil G, Raja E, Yen Ngo YX, Tateno H*, Sada A*, Yanagisawa H: Glycome profiling by lectin microarray reveals dynamic glycan alterations during epidermal stem cell aging.

Aging Cell, e13190, 2020. *corresponding authors.

doi: 10.1111/acel.13190

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/acel.13190

EurekAlert! AAAS

Skin Stem Cells Shuffle Sugars as They Age

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-07/uot-ssc072120.php

Please check our news as well.

https://www.aikosada.com/post/glycan-profiling-of-epidermal-stem-cells-during-aging

FUNDING

2020.4.1

Aiko received JSPS KEKENHI, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B).

LAB NEWS

2020.4.1

Ph.D. student Yen and technician Takako have joined! 

https://www.aikosada.com/members

LAB NEWS

2019.2.21

We opened for entries of FY2020 IRCMS research internship program.

<Duration>
2 to 8 weeks between June 2020 and early March 2021

<Application Period>
February 21 (Fri) to March 22 (Sun), 2020

<Application Procedure>
see IRCMS website for detail
http://ircms.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/internship/

LAB NEWS

2019.2.17

Aiko Sada received the Woman Scientist Award at Kumamoto University. Still so few women in science in Japan, but I hope we can change this for future generations.

MEETING

2019.12.3-6

Aiko gave a talk at the annual meeting of the MBSJ (Molecular Biology Society of Japan) on December 3 in the session of Morphostasis: the crossroads between developmental and disease biology. Thank you all for great talks and discussion! 

MEETING

2019.11.13-14

After KU-KAIST joint symposium, Aiko moved from Daejeon to Busan and attended ACGG (Asian Community of Glycoscience and Glycotechnology) conference. A PhD student Lalhaba Oinam (University of Tsukuba) received a poster award on the project of glycan profiling of aged epidermal stem cells. Congratulations, Lal! 

MEETING

2019.11.11-12

Aiko and other PIs in IRCMS attended and gave a talk at Kumamoto Univ-KAIST joint symposium in Daejeon, Korea. High level of research, stimulating talks and discussion - we really enjoyed the symposium. We thank people in KAIST for their warm and kind hospitality!

IRCMS NEWS

2019.11.01

The application for IRCMS fellowship is now open. This fellowship provides financial support for graduate students. For more details, check this page or contact me.

http://ircms.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/fellowship/

FUNDING

2019.10.17

​Aiko received research grants from the Mitsubishi foundation, the Ichiro Kanehara foundation and the Sumitomo foundation. 

LAB NEWS

2019.10.01

Sada lab started! Find us on Facebook and Twitter too.