On October 7th, Dr. Naoko Kaneko will give a talk at the next IBS Seminar. 2021/08/14 +MORE
Position of specially appointed assistant professor in the Dept. of Neurocognitive Science (Closed) 2021/05/10 +MORE
Prof. Kazunobu Sawamoto has been appointed as the Director of the IBS. 2021/04/01 +MORE
Dr. Hiroshi Nomura has joined the Department of Cognitive Function and Pathology as a professor. 2021/04/01 +MORE


  Discovery of a novel gene region involved in the development of epilepsy in Japanese people 2021/04/29
  Discovery of a novel gene responsible for developmental disorders associated with triangular cranium 2020/06/17
  Gene therapy for Dravet syndrome model mice showing developmental disorders and severe epilepsy 2020/05/25

The Institute of Brain Science was established in October 2019 to promote basic research in the field of neuroscience. In addition to elucidating the developmental mechanisms and functions of neurons and neural circuits, we are working on elucidating the pathology and etiology of various neurological diseases, studying diagnostic and preventive methods, and developing therapeutic methods such as drug discovery and regenerative medicine. Through multidisciplinary and high-level neuroscience research at the molecular, cellular, and individual levels, we aim to overcome aging brain diseases such as dementia and stroke, which are increasing in our super-aging society, as well as neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, which are of great social concern.





Developmental and
Regenerative Neurobiology






Disorder Genetics


Glial cell biology


Cognitive function & pathology