JST is to fund 3 research projects coordinated by Japan and Singapore within the framework of the Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)
The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) announced on December 11, 2015 that they would commence support for 3 coordinated projects in cooperation with the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*
STAR) of Singapore on the topic of "Development of Fundamental Technology for Biodevices Enabling Dynamic Analysis and Control of Cells".
The selected projects are as follows:
(1) Protocellular Biosensors - Bioinspired devices that mimic cellular signal transduction machinery
(2) New optical platform to visualize mechanics of cellular self-organization
(3) Near-infrared (NIR) optogenetics using up-conversion system