Interdisciplinary Research between Mathematics and Life Science
ASHBi realizes the interdisciplinary researches through tight cooperation among the mathematics group, life science groups, and the core for single-cell genome information analysis. In particular, 1) scientists in life science groups provide scientists in the mathematic group with intensive lectures for genome science and species differences, and establish a system for mathematical scientists to truly understand the cutting-edge knowledge and issues in life science; and 2) scientists in mathematical science train scientists in life science for advanced mathematical analyses and establish a system for life scientists to gain the capacity to develop new analytical methods and perform in depth analysis of the data. This system is critical to foster life scientists with capability for cutting-edge mathematical analysis. ASHBi also creates ample opportunities for specific problem-oriented discussions among postdocs and students, and for small-scale joint lab meetings to facilitate interdisciplinary science.
Interdisciplinary Research between Humanities and Life Science
The Bioethics and Philosophy Group (Fujita Group), belonging to a world-class institute of natural sciences, is promoting international and interdisciplinary collaborations on the intersection of science and bioethics/philosophy. Specifically, we are conducting meta-analysis of various ethical debates, analytical philosophical reflections on these topics, and empirical research (questionnaire survey) to identify and clarify key ethical issues in each topic. Our overall objective is to provide ethical frameworks for research and clinical applications.