Hokkaido University Faculty of Advanced Life Science Lab of Soft & Wet Matter (LSW)
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Laboratory of Soft & Wet Matter

LSW at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan ~ We belong to here

We are trying to uncover key design principles that Nature uses to build living things.

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Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at The 13th International Symposium on Polyelectrolytes (ISP2020) (online).


Division of Soft Matter, Graduate School of Life Science, Online Information Session will be hosted by the division's exam committee. For details, please visit the division website.

Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at IUTAM Symposium on Mechanics of Smart and Tough Gels (online).

Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at The 48th World Polymer Congress (IUPAC-MACRO2020+) (online).

Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at Biohydrogels 2021 (online).

Our recent paper published on Macromolecules has been featured online in Advances in Engineering's article "A facile mechanochemical technique to visualize polymer chain breakage in hydrogel."

Dr. Tasuku Nakajima receives The 2021 The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: The Young Scientists' Prize. The Award Ceremonoy taking place on April 14th will be live-streamed from MEXT's auditorium.

Prof. Kurokawa opens a new laboratory "Laboratory of Transformational Soft Matter." Dr. Daniel R. King moves to the new laboratory. Prof. Kurokawa's new lab will launch its own website soon.

New technical staff and graduate students joined our lab.

Soft Matter Global Station, GI-Core successfully finished the program on March 31. The program will be reorganized to continue as a Soft Matter Collaborative Research Unit, Frontier Research Center for Advanced Material and Life Science, Faculty of Advanced Life Science from April 1st.

Our research on a DN gel that can rapidly reprogram differentiated cancer cells into CSCs, published on Nature Biomedical Engineering, appears on Hokkaido U Web Site: Research Press Release . It also appears on EurekAlert! and NewsAtlas.

Dr. Daniel R. King wins the Award for Encouragement of Research in Polymer Science, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan (2020)

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