Keio University WPI-Bio2Q Publication
Diet-mediated constitutive induction of novel IL-4(+) ILC2 cells maintains intestinal homeostasis in mice. Journal of Experimental Medicine....
Keio University WPI-Bio2Q Publication
Centenarians have a diverse gut virome with the potential to modulate metabolism and promote healthy lifespan. Nature Microbiology. 2023; 8:...
Bio2Q New Member
On September 1, we welcomed a new member, Dr. Huizhuo PAN as a postdoctoral fellow in Bio2Q.
Mission of Bio2Q
Human health is maintained by complex interactions between multiple organs. These interactions include the microbiome, which exists on every external surface of the body, and the resulting information is processed and utilized in a coordinated manner.
Our center will develop novel research techniques to understand the interactions between multiple organs and the microbiome and develop methods to apply quantum computing to human biology. Our mission is to forge a new interdisciplinary research area that will lead to groundbreaking progress in elucidating the regulatory mechanisms sustaining human health. In the long term, we will develop new prophylactic/therapeutic approaches to promote healthy longevity.
Identity of Bio2Q
World leaders in microbiome research, organoid technology, metabolic analysis, neural circuit analysis, and quantum computing
Integration of cutting-edge technologies of the three research core units, the Multidimensional data analysis core, the Homeodynamics mechanistic analysis core, and the Quantum computing core, to promote fusion research
Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and quantum computing to further the understanding of human biology
Comprehensive, longitudinal clinical samples related to cancer, diabetes, obesity, neuropsychiatric disorders, developmental disorders, immune disorders, aging, and centenarians
A joint cross-disciplinary graduate English program (STaMP) between the Graduate School of Medicine, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Graduate School of Science and Technology.
Members & Collaboration
Bio2Q brings together world-leading experts across multiple life science disciplines, bioinformatics and quantum computing functionally organized into Bio-1 (Multidimensional data analysis), Bio-2 (Homeodynamics mechanistic analysis) and Q (quantum computing) core units.
Bio2Q is part of the collaborative network of world-leading researchers. Thus, Bio2Q collaborates with researchers from Harvard University, MRC-LMB, Nanyang Technological University, Riken, and Central Institute for Experimental Animals.
Accumulate multiomics data from humans and model organisms and compile a multidimensional database.
Elucidate the structure and function of microbiome-derived metabolites.
Refine imaging metabolomics and structural biology to promote in situ functional analysis of metabolites in organs and cells.
Develop quantum computing-based algorithms and pipelines to analyze the interactions between multiple organs and microorganisms.
Model the interface between the environment and the human body by advancing organoid technology and animal models and elucidate the mechanisms underlying the conversion of external factors into internal signals.
Leverage connectomics and structural biology to understand the dynamic multiorgan interactions, including gut-brain communication.
- Bio 1 Core
- Bio 2 Core
- Q Core
A joint cross-disciplinary graduate
Bio2Q plans to establish a joint cross-disciplinary graduate English program called STaMP (Science and Technology, and Medicine, Pharmacy) between the Graduate School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the Graduate School of Science and Technology. The Bio2Q STaMP program will be a “place of resonance” where faculty, researchers, and students from the three graduate schools can directly interact with one another. This will enable each graduate student to work with multiple mentors and receive guidance that transcends graduate school boundaries.
STaMP aims to achieve the following:
- Shared mentor program
- Research internship program
- Symposium & retreat led by graduate students
- Cross-listed graduate workshops
- High school outreach program
We are currently recruiting for
the following positions: