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Assistant Professor


TEL: 0564-59-5234
Mail: ando_at_ims.ac.jp (Please replace the "_at_" with @ )
Affiliation laboratory:
Location: Yamate, No.2 Bldg. 4F east


Department of Life and Coordination-Complex Molecular Science, Biomolecular Functions


2005.3 Bachelor, Osaka University
2007.3 Master, Osaka University
2010.3 Ph.D., Osaka University
2010.4 JSPS fellow (PD)
2011.4 Postdoc at ERATO Sodeoka Live-cell project
2014.4 Postdoc at Osaka University
2017.4 Assistant professor at Institute for Molecular Science


2010 Best Presentation Award on Optics & Photonics Japan 2010
2010 Young Scientist Presentation Award on The 29th Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) Autumn Meeting 2010
2010 Poster Award on 2010 Annual Meeting of the Spectroscopical Society of Japan
2011 Presentation Award on 31st annual meeting of the Laser Society of Japan
2015 IEEE ICSJ 2015 Young Researcher Award
2017 Young Scientist Presentation Award on 2017 Annual Meeting of the Spectroscopical Society of Japan

Specialized field

Applied Physics, Spectroscopy

Main research themes

Single molecule analysis with metal nanoparticles
kewords Molecular Machines, Single-Molecule Measurement, Biophotonics

Selected Publications

  1. J. Ando, M. Asanuma, K. Dodo, H. Yamakoshi, S. Kawata, K. Fujita, M. Sodeoka, "Alkyne-tag SERS screening and identification of small-molecule-binding sites in protein," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138, 13901-13910 (2016).
  2. J. Ando, M. Kinoshita, J. Cui, H. Yamakoshi, K. Dodo, K. Fujita, M. Murata, M. Sodeoka, "Sphingomyelin distribution in lipid rafts of artificial monolayer membranes visualized by Raman microscopy," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 112, 4558-4563 (2015).
  3. N. I. Smith, K. Mochizuki, H. Niioka, S. Ichikawa, N. Pavillon, A. J. Hobro, J. Ando, K. Fujita, Y. Kumagai, "Laser-targeted photofabrication of gold nanoparticles inside cells," Nat. Commun., 5, 5144 (2014).
  4. A. Palonpon, J. Ando, H. Yamakoshi, K. Dodo, M. Sodeoka, S. Kawata, K. Fujita, "Raman and SERS microscopy for molecular imaging of live cells," Nat. Protoc., 8, 677-692 (2013).
  5. H. Yamakoshi, K. Dodo, A. Palonpon, J. Ando, K. Fujita, S. Kawata, M. Sodeoka, "Alkyne-tag Raman imaging for visualization of mobile small molecules in live cells," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 20681-20689 (2012).
  6. J. Ando, K. Fujita, N. I. Smith, S. Kawata, "Dynamic SERS imaging of cellular transport pathways with endocytosed gold nanoparticles," Nano Lett., 11, 5344-5348 (2011).
  7. J. Ando, N. I. Smith, K. Fujita, S. Kawata, "Photogeneration of membrane potential hyperpolarization and depolarization in non-excitable cells," Eur. Biophys. J., 38, 255-262 (2009).
  8. J. Ando, G. Bautista, N. Smith, K. Fujita, V. Daria, "Optical trapping and surgery of living yeast cells using a single laser," Rev. Sci. Instr., 79, 103705 (2008).