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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.


Institute of Industrial Science


BNR #60 - Pr. Hiroyuki FUJITA

From Wow to Work: Success Cycles in LIMMS Collaboration

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Prof. Tsuyoshi MINAMI (IIS, The University of Tokyo)-Friday Sept 15th , 2017 - AM10:00-Bw403

Applied Supramolecular Chemistry: Exploratory Research Toward Practical Applications in Molecular Sensors.
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LIMMS Workshop on the Frontiers of Nanoscience and Biosystems - May 16-17,2013 - CNRS Campus Gerard Megie - Paris (France)

The LIMMS European-Japanese workshop will review and discuss the frontier research on Nanoscience and Biosystems by Japanese, French and European research leaders around 4 main challenges : Molecular and Cellular Systems, Biomechanical Measurements and Analysis, In situ Characterization of Nanostructures, Energy Conscious Devices. It will also be a gateway to a mobility at LIMMS in Tokyo. More information and registration by May 2,2013 on

CNRS - En direct des laboratoires - Des prédateurs moléculaires CNRS Paris, 30 janvier 2013 Les chercheurs du LIMMS (CNRS/Université de Tokyo) ont réussi à montrer comment on fabrique, dans des systèmes artificiels non vivants, les mécanismes qui fournissent la base de la dynamique des écosystèmes. En partant de réactions simples pour créer de manière entièrement artificielle un système prédateur-proie dans un tube à essai, les chercheurs ont mis en lumière la profonde homologie qui lie de manière continue les systèmes moléculaires, les réseaux cellulaires et les écosystèmes. Ce travail publié dans ACS nano(1)(voir aussi l’article de perspective (2)) souligne les liens qui existent entre les mondes biologiques et chimiques et permet de mieux comprendre les racines microscopiques des phénomènes du vivant.

EUJO-LIMMS Call for partner - step 1 Open Now - Deadline : August 31st,2013

EUJO-LIMMS is opening to a 4th partner in 2014 and is therefore launching a call for ONE additional partner in two steps. The first step is a call for expressions of interest open now with a deadline on August 31st, 2013. We are offering the potential partner to become a member of our consortium and benefit from an EU grant of 200.000 euros for mobility and personnel costs in order to pursue joint projects at LIMMS in Tokyo. The new partner may have one or several research teams involved in the cooperation with LIMMS.

Workshop on Bio-Inspired Processes, Feb. 4-6, 2013, Tokyo

The LIMMS, NanoScience-france and the French Embassy are co-organizing a workshop on bioinspired processes, to be held february 4-6, 2013 in Tokyo. This workshop will bring together a large spectrum of scientists and provide an extensive overview of the very active field of bioinspired science. The presentations will introduce discussion on different themes: the combination of molecular programming and compartmentalization schemes to design hierarchical modularity, DNA Origamis & Vesicles or Cells, ...

Hunted becomes the hunter in DNA ecosystem

Teruo Fujii and Yannick Rondelez at the University of Tokyo, Japan, have been working on chemical oscillators that can create a simple circuit – the product of a reaction feeding back and affecting that one or subsequent reactions. Rondelez explains that many physical situations, from chemical dynamics to ecosystems, can be described by similar mathematics. ‘While the analogy between chemical and biological systems does not need a huge mental stretch,’ he says, ‘I thought it would be nice to put the finger on the one between chemical networks and ecological ones.’ ...

First EUJO-LIMMS Winter School

The first EUJO-LIMMS Winter School took place from December 7 to December 14, 2012. Seven undergraduate students went to Europe and participated in laboratory activities at IMTEK (Germany) and EPFL (Switzerland).
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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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