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Applied Structural Biology & Methodology

About Us

Combining state-of-the-art technologies with expert knowledge of structural biology

The Applied Structural Biology & Methodology research group units experts in different fields of research and engineering, with specific developments concentrated around the establishment of tools and methodologies for structural biology. While performing their own research, members of the ASBiM group are also taking in charge the scientific and technical support of academic and industrial users at the BL2S1 x-ray diffraction of the Aichi Synchrotron.


Beamline developments

Engineering and implementation of state-of-the-art x-ray beamline

In vivo crystallography

Studies on the natural occurences of protein crystals within living organisms.

Protein dynamics

Establishement of molecular movies on biological samples.

HP crystallography

Investigations on the effects of high-pressure on biomolecules.

Sample preparation

Expertise in sample preparation and characterization for structural studies.

Sample delivery

Development of state-of-the-art methodology for sample handling.

Data analysis

Analysis of experimental data within the wider picture of integrated biology.


Leonard CHAVAS


Yasufumi UMENA

Associate Professor

Takayuki NAGAE

Assistant Professor


Synchrotron Radiation Research Center

8th-building of Engineering Department, South wing

Furo-Cho, Chikusa-Ku

Nagoya University

Nagoya 464-8603 – Japan

Department of Applied Physics

Graduate School of Engineering

Nagoya University

Nagoya 464-8603 – Japan