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LiMMS is an international research unit on MEMS and NEMS (Micro- and Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems) operated in joint names of France, CNRS - Institut des sciences de l'ingenierie et des Systemes INSIS, and Japan, Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), The University of Tokyo.

LiMMS is located on Komaba Campus (II), in Tokyo. Our Research activities are focused on 3 main fields related to micro- and nano- technologies: Bio MEMS, Nanotechnologies, Advanced MEMS.


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BNR #59 Dr Marie (CNRS/Ecole Normale Superieure Paris), 20th October 2016

Polymer coatings for dynamic adjustment of specific and non-specific interactions for cell culture

BNR #58 Pr Viasnoff (CNRS, Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore), 25th february 2016

Understanding cell-cell interactions using biomimetic interfaces: a minimal organ approach

BNR #57 - Dr. Shigeki KAWAI (University Basel, PRESTO JST), 16th dec. 2015, PM 5.00, C-lounge

Molecules on surfaces studied by high-resolution force microscopy
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The CNRS press release about our Nature Communications paper was published online yesterday (in French).

Interview of Myriam Lereau-Bernier

Myriam, a JSPS postdoctoral researcher hosted in Sakai Lab, was interviewed for the website of the University of Tokyo

French flag paper published in Nature Chemistry

A team at UPMC (Paris) used a molecular technology developed in LIMMS to implement a biochemical french flag pattern.

Phononic paper published in Nature Communication

A team involving LIMMS researchers and led by Pr Nomura just published a phononic paper in Nature Communication.

SMMIL-E featured in La Voix du Nord

Dominique Collard (CNRS) details in "La Voix du Nord" the genesis and purpose of SMMIL-E, the mirror unit of LIMMS in Lille, France.

DNA-beads paper published in Nature Nanotechnology

The work of LIMMS members on combining molecular programming and microbeads to enact new collective behaviors has just been published in Nature Nanotechnology.
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Open Positions

PhD project in SMMIL-E

SMMIL-E opens a PhD project starting in september/october 2017. The project will aim to use microsystems to analyze and isolate small population of Leukemia cells with physical phenotype. phenotype
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