Technical training opportunities

Technical Training Courses on How to Use State-of-the-art Bioresources
-Announcement for application-

We are pleased to announce technical training courses to provide our users with a solid foundation of laboratory skills for handling our bioresources.

We welcome researchers and technicians of relevant backgrounds from academia, governments, and industries. (*)
(*)Some courses are open only to qualified applicants.

A schedule of a training course to be held this year is shown below.
Announcement of other training courses will be made on this website and through our email newsletters.




Deadline for application


"Training course for
human iPS cells" FY2017

by Cell Engineering Division

(1) May 19, 2017 (Fri.)


(2) Jul 7, 2017 (Fri.)


(3) Sep 8, 2017 (Fri.)


(4) Nov 10, 2017 (Fri.)


(5) Jan 19, 2018 (Fri.)


(6) Mar 2, 2018 (Fri.)


(1) Apr 21, 2017 (Fri.)

Application closed.

(2) Jun 9, 2017 (Fri.)

Application closed.

(3) Aug 4, 2017 (Fri.)

Application closed.

(4) Oct 13, 2017 (Fri.)

Application closed.

(5) Dec 15, 2017 (Fri.)

(6) Feb 2, 2018 (Fri.)

No later than above each deadline.

RIKEN BioResource
Center BioResource
Building for Cell Research

(Tsukuba, Ibaraki)
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Technical training course for ICSI
(intracytoplasmic sperm injection) of mice

by Bioresource Engineering Division

From Dec 11 to 13, 2017


No later than November 10, 2017

Application closed.

BioResource Center main building ,
RIKEN Tsukuba Campus

(Tsukuba, Ibaraki)
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Basic instruction course for microscopy, isolation and preservation of filamentous fungi

by Microbe Division

February 14 to 15, 2018


No later than January 16, 2018

Informatics and JCM Building,
RIKEN Tsukuba Campus

(Tsukuba, Ibaraki)
Access Information

We may stop accepting applications earlier when the number of applicants reaches our maximum capacity.

【 Archives on the previous training courses 】

Application procedures


Please download,fill out and submit the application form, with an appendix including the following information typed in free style on a separate paper, to the secretariat.

 (1)Reason for application

 (2)Resume on your research activity

 (3)Your current job(or,your current research activity)

  *Descriptions on the items (2) and (3) can be combined into one item.

For 2 to 4 weeks


We may stop accepting applications earlier depending on the number of applicants.


(4 to 2 weeks before the scheduled training date)

Selected applicants will receive necessary documents including agreement form,quotation and bill for tuition fee, and general guidance regarding training.


(2 weeks before the scheduled training date)

Please transfer tuition fee to our bank account by designated date.



1)Accommodation is available in the RIKEN Institute for trainees. However, please note that our housing may not always be available depending on room bookings. Fee per night is 760 yen for Visitors Quarters in the Tsukuba Institute.
2)Japanese college and university students are requested to join "Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research" before participating in our training courses.
3)Please email your questions and requests regarding our training courses on bioresources to the following address:

For your application and inquiry

Secretariat of the technical courses at RIKEN Tsukuba Institute
3-1-1 Koyadai,Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-0074 Japan