RIKEN BRAIN SCIENCE INSTITUTE (RIKEN BSI)

Fact

RIKEN BSI History
1997 October RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI) was established.
Three research areas - "Understanding the brain", "Protecting the brain", "Creating the brain" - were featured. The Advanced Technology Development Center facilitated the research and ensured smooth operation.
2002 Advanced Technology Development Center was re-organized into two organizations, Advanced Technology Development Group and Research Resource Center (RRC).
2003 "Nurturing the brain" launched as a new research area.
2005 April Neuroinformatics Japan Center launched.
2007 June RIKEN BSI-OLYMPUS Collaboration Center (BOCC) launched.
2007 November RIKEN BSI-TOYOTA Collaboration Center (BOCC) launched.
2008 April The four research areas and Advanced Technology Development Center were synergized and re-organized into four target-oriented research cores: Mind and Intelligence Research Core, Neural Circuit Function Research Core, Disease Mechanism Research Core, and Advanced Technology Development Core.



Organization Chart

RIKEN BSI Organization ChartPDF (As of 1st Jul, 2017)





Leadership
2017.7-present
Acting Director, BSI

Yukiko GODA, Ph.D.
  Deputy Director, BSI

Hitoshi Okamoto, M.D., Ph.D.
Atsushi Miyawaki, M.D., Ph.D.

Tadafumi KATO, M.D., Ph.D.
Shin Ohkouchi

  Special Advisor, BSI Masao Ito, M.D., Ph.D.
Shun-ichi Amari, D.Eng.
  Director for Research Administration Charles Yokoyama, Ph.D.


Past Directors

Director Susumu Tonegawa, Ph.D.

2008.4-2009.3

Acting Director, BSI Keiji Tanaka, Ph.D.
2003.4-2008.3
Director, BSI Shun-ichi Amari, D.Eng.
1997-2003.4
Director, BSI Masao Ito, M.D., Ph.D.