Hokkaido University Faculty of Advanced Life Science Lab of Soft & Wet Matter (LSW)
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Welcome to the
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.

See What's New in LSW

June/21-23/2021--new!--
Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at The 13th International Symposium on Polyelectrolytes (ISP2020) (online).

Jun/12/2021--new!--

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.

May/24/2021--new!--
Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at IUTAM Symposium on Mechanics of Smart and Tough Gels (online).

May/20/2021--new!--
Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at The 48th World Polymer Congress (IUPAC-MACRO2020+) (online).

April/23/2021--new!--
Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at Biohydrogels 2021 (online).

Apr/14/2021--new!--
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."

Apr/6/2021--new!--
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.

Apr/1/2021--new!--
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.

Apr/1/2021--new!--
New technical staff and graduate students joined our lab.

Mar/31/2021
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.

Mar/30/2021
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.

Mar/15/2021
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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