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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 #47-Pr. Shigeru Kondo (Osaka Univesity), June 10th 2013

Title: Mechanism of skin pattern formation in living organisms. (Room An401/402 - PM5:00)

BNR # 46 - May 28th 2013 by Pr. Wilhelm HUCK

Title: Artificial Cells in Picoliter Droplets

BNR 45 : Pr. Matthias LUTOLF (EPFL) - Friday March 15th 2013, PM 5:00

Title : "Hydrogel microfluidics for stem cell fate control" Abstract: Biomolecular signaling is of upmost importance in governing the patterning of the developing embryo where biomolecules termed ‘morphogens’ regulate key cell fate decisions such as lineage specification. In vivo, these factors are presented in a spatiotemporally tightly controlled fashion and in the context of a soft and hydrated microenvironment. Traditional in vitro methods fall short of recapitulating this complex physiological biomolecule display. Emerging microfluidic technologies ...
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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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