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Res. Assoc. Prof.


TEL: 0564-59-5579
Mail: kkurihara_at_ims.ac.jp (Please replace the "_at_" with @ )
Affiliation laboratory:
Location: Yamate, No.3 Bldg. 3F east


Exploratory Research Center on Life and Living Systems, Department of Creative Research

Life and Coordination-Complex Molecular Science, Biomolecular Functions (adjunct)


2005 B.S. The University of Tokyo
2010 Ph.D. The University of Tokyo
2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Tokyo
2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Research & Education Platform for Dynamics Living States,  The University of Tokyo
2014 Research Associate Professor, Institute for Molecular Science
2014 Research Associate Professor, Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience (OKAZAKI ORION Project) (-2018.3)
2018 Research Associate Professor, Exploratory Research Center on Life and Living Systems

Main research themes

A Supramolecular Chemical Approach to the Construction of Artificial Cells
kewords Artificial Cell, Origin of Life, Vesicle
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Selected Publications

  1. L. Sheng and K. Kurihara, "Transformation of oil droplets into giant vesicles," Chem. Commun.52, 7786-7789 (2016).
  2. 栗原顕輔 "分子が関わる人工細胞から生命を考える" 季刊生命誌 88 (2016).
  3. K. Kurihara, Y. Okura, M. Matsuo, T. Toyota, K. Suzuki and T. Sugawara, "A recursive vesicle-based model protocell with a primitive model cell cycle" Nature Commun., 6, 8352 (2015).
  4. Kurihara K., Tamura M., Shohda K., Toyota T., Suzuki K. & Sugawara T. Self-reproduction of supramolecular giant vesicles combined with the amplification of encapsulated DNA. Nature Chem.3, 775-781 (2011).