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Professor UEDA Tetsuo

Professor UEDA Tetsuo

February 1998 北海道大学 電子科学研究所 教授
March 2011 retired
April 2011 北海道大学 電子科学研究所 特任教授
March 2012 retired

Research contents(2012-03-16当時の研究室ウェブサイトより抜粋)

Self-organization mechanism of intelligence

EPSON DSC picture

EPSON DSC picture

A cell is the smallest system where dynamism of life works autonomously. Emergence of cellular functions is studied in terms of hierarchic self-organization in chemical systems far away from equilibrium. The true slime mold is a giant amoeboid cell and is useful for this purpose. Cellular information which governs cell behavior and morphogenesis is studied in terms of spatio-temporal dynamics of both metabolism and gene expression.

Our current projects are:

  • judgment of likes and dislikes
  • origin of biological rhythm
  • organization of cytoskeleton
  • phototransduction mechanism
  • lipidmetabolism
  • positional information in morphogenesis
Maze solving by the Physarum plasmodium



cellular informatics, cellular function, cell behaviour, biological rhythm, morphogenesis, self-organization, spatio-temporal dynamics, true slime mold, myxomycetes, Physarum polycephalum


name enrollment period
Professor UEDA Tetsuo 1998.2~2012.3
Assistant Professor NISHIYAMA Nobuaki 1998.7~2000.7
Assistant Professor NISHIYAMA Nobuaki July 1998 – July 2000
Research Associate NAKAGAKI Toshiyuki November 2000 – (2007よりAssociate Professor)March 2010
Research Associate JIN Takashi July 1988 – (2007よりAssistant Professor)December 2007
Lecturer TAKAGI Seiji September 2003 – (2007よりAssistant Professor)
Lecturer YAMADA Hiroyasu April 1999 – March 2001
Lecturer HAGIWARA Shinya April 2001 – March 2002
Post-Doctoral Fellow TAKAHASHI Kengo April 2003 – August 2004
Post-Doctoral Fellow SAIGUSA Tetsu April 2005 – June 2009
Post-Doctoral Fellow TERO Atsushi April 2006 – March 2010
Post-Doctoral Fellow ITO Kentaro July 2008 – August 2009
Post-Doctoral Fellow TANAKA Yoshimi April 2009 – March 2010
Post-Doctoral Fellow KURODA Shigeru April 2010 – March 2012
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