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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. 

Since 2016, LIMMS has highlighted 4 general fields of applications of these technologies by propose specific research axis : Integrative Bioengineering, bioMEMS for translational research, Energy and Smart Sensors in society. 



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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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MESA+, Institute for Nanotechnology of The University of Twente, The Netherlands, to join EUJO-LIMMS in April 2014

MESA+, Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Twente, in The Netherlands, was selected among 5 excellent competitors to become a new partner of the EUJO-LIMMS project as of April 2014, after a call launched in 2013. The new partner will be introduced during the second EUJO-LIMMS InfoDay at VTT (Finland) on June 18, 2014.

La Recherche • 59 | nº 482 • décembre 2013

"Un système artificiel imite la dynamique des écosystèmes", écrit par Dominique Padirac. Article de vulgarisation scientifique sur l'activité "molecular programming" de Dr. Yannick Rondelez et son équipe au sein du LIMMS.

first experimental observation of traveling concentration waves and spirals in a chemical reaction network built from the bottom up

We have reported the first experimental observation of traveling concentration waves and spirals in a chemical reaction network built from the bottom up. The mechanism of the network is a DNA oscillator of the predator–prey type. The molecular encoding of the nonequilibrium behavior relies on small DNA oligonucleotides that enforce the network connectivity and three purified enzymes that control the reactivity.

EUJO-LIMMS Workshop : October 25, 2013 at the University of Freiburg (Germany) - Registration by October 17, 2013

As part of its call for a 4th partner open now, EUJO-LIMMS, in cooperation with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Core-to-core program, organizes a Workshop at the University of Freiburg, Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) in Freiburg (Germany) on October 25, 2013.EUJO-LIMMS cooperation opportunities as well as emerging scientific challenges will be presented. Meet UT-IIS Professors and prepare an application to the call. Registration is open until October 17, 2013

The Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum – 6-8 octobre 2013, Kyoto

Dominique Collard will give an invited talk at the STS Forum on Sunday October 6 in the S8 Nanotechnology session (Chair Prof. Y. Arakawa)

Reprogrammable microfluidic chips

A microfluidic chip with channels that can be programmed then reset and reconfigured has been developed by scientists from CEA-LETI and LIMMS. The chip developed by PhD student Raphaёl Renaudot from CEA-Leti and LIMMS and coworkers consists of a bottom support, which contains an array of electrodes, and a top plate made of glass, with paraffin wax and distilled water sandwiched in between. At 45 °C, the paraffin wax is liquid. By selectively switching on particular electrodes, ...
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Open Positions

Post doctoral on electronic

Thermionic cooling and needles patch biosensors. April 2019, in Tokyo.

Post doctoral on biology

Thermionic cooling and needles patch biosensors. April 2019, in Tokyo.

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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