Nishiguchi, Daiki

Assistant Professor,Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo*Profile is at the time of the award.

2020Inamori Research GrantsScience & Engineering

Research topics
Spatiotemporal control of cell orientational order and response measurement
Understanding biological phenomena such as collective cell migrations during the developmental process of multicellular organisms is one of the important problems in the discipline of nonequilibrium physics. Although recent decades have seen the development of “active matter” which is a framework to describe the collections of self-propelled elements, this still lacks the capability to understand the collective cell migrations in vivo as they are.
Here in this project, by experimentally assessing the response of collective motion of cells, we will reveal the relationship among their order, fluctuations, and response and will turn the active matter theory to a more general framework with broad applicability.


I sincerely appreciate the generous support from the Inamori Foundation at the very stage of my research start-up just after my return to Japan from my postdoc studies abroad. The selection committee’s comments on my project as well as on myself have encouraged me so much that I have strengthened my determination to make great achievements in this project. I will do my best!

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