WHAT'S NEW (archive)
[ 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.
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
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.
Aiko's interview about her research and career is posted here!
Aiko received The Young Scientists' Award by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) .
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!
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.
Aiko wins the First Prize 2020 NIKON JOICO AWARD!
A postdoc Nguyen presented her work at weekly IRCMS meeting (WIM). Well done!
Aiko gave a talk at Singapore international skin conference 2021. Thank you for all the wonderful talks and active discussion!
We had a 4th KAIST-KU Workshop and Joint Symposium -Facilitating Collaboration in Biomedical Engineering Research-
Aiko attended Interstellar Initiative: February workshop.
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
The paper was submitted through Journal-independent peer review platform, Review Commons. We had a great experience.
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.
Aiko received a research grant from Uehara Memorial Foundation. Thank you for the support of our research.
Aiko gave a talk at MBSJ2020. Thank you for the discussion and nice talks!
A PhD student Yen presented her work at weekly IRCMS meeting (WIM). Very good presentation! Thank you for the discussion and feedback.
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.
A new postdoc Nguyen has joined our lab! Welcome to Kumamoto :)
Erna presented her work at weekly IRCMS meeting (WIM). Well done! We got very good questions and feedback.
Aiko received a research grant from Astellas Foundation for Research on Metabolic Disorders.
We opened for entries of IRCMS fellowship to support master and doctor course students at Kumamoto University (April 2021 enrollment)
The period of Fellowship will be from after applicant’s enrollment to March, 2022 (max 10 months).
November 30, 2020
see IRCMS website for detail
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!
Aiko presented our work at online meeting of JSDB (Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists).
Erna received a grant, JSPS KAKENHI, for research activity start-up. Congratulations!
Aiko is selected for the interstellar initiative 2020.
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!
We opened for entries of FY2020 IRCMS research internship program. If you are interested in, please contact me!
2 to 8 weeks between late October 2020 and early March 2021
July 20th (Mon) to August 31st (Mon), 2020 (Japan Standard Time)
see IRCMS website for detail
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.
Skin Stem Cells Shuffle Sugars as They Age
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Aiko received JSPS KEKENHI, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B).
We opened for entries of FY2020 IRCMS research internship program.
2 to 8 weeks between June 2020 and early March 2021
February 21 (Fri) to March 22 (Sun), 2020
see IRCMS website for detail
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Aiko received research grants from the Mitsubishi foundation, the Ichiro Kanehara foundation and the Sumitomo foundation.
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