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    Yasuko Osakada

  • Oppotunity

    We welcome students, and postdocs via JSPS postdoctoral fellowship program to join the group. Please contact me for further inquiries.

    For students, we welcome your applications on master course students to join our lab as research students (6 months to 1 year), master course students (2 years), or doctoral course (PhD) students (3 years).

    For postdoctoral scholars, please ask me the availability of a project-based position or JSPS postdoctoral fellowship for research in Japan.

  • Development of intelligent photo-functional molecules and materials toward materials science and neuro-biology


    Our current interests lie in creating novel materials and methods to examine and regulate biological phenomena in neurons, as well as to convert energy of light, based on principals of photochemistry. In particular, we are now developing imaging and regulation methods with photo-functional nano-probes in vitro and in vivo. Moreover, we are now creating novel photo-functional materials for the energy conversion based on electron transfer reaction.


    Diarylethene doped biocompatible polymer dots for fluorescence switching.

    We achieved practical fluorescence photoswitchable imaging at the single-particle level and in live macrophage cells using photoswitchable DE-doped PPV P-dots, and a Xe lamp with a 488-nm GFP filter cube.
    Chem. Asia. J, 2017, 12, 2660-2665.

    X-ray excitable luminescent polymer dots doped with
    an iridium( III ) complex.

    In this study, cyclometalated iridium( III ) complex-doped polymer
    dots were synthesized and shown to emit luminescence upon
    X-ray irradiation, potentially serving as a new probe for molecular
    imaging during X-ray computed tomography.
    Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 4319. (back cover)

    Hard X-ray-induced optical luminescence via
    biomolecule-directed metal clusters

    We demonstrated that biomolecule-directed metal clusters are
    applicable in the study of hard X-ray excited optical luminescence,
    promising a new direction in the development of novel X-ray-
    activated imaging probes.
    Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 3549. (inside front cover)

    Synthesis and photocatalytic activity of ultrathin two-dimensional porphyrin nanodisks via covalent organic framework exfoliation

    Here we present the synthesis of nanometre-thick two-dimensional (2D) porphyrin polymer nanodisks via the exfoliation of covalent organic frameworks, and evaluated their performance in the H2 evolution reaction under irradiation with broadband-light.
    Commun. Chem. 2019

    Yasuko Osakada


    2009 Doctor of Engineering (Applied Chemistry)

    Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

    2006 Master of Engineering (Applied Chemistry)

    Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

    2004 Bachelor of Engineering (Applied Chemistry)

    Osaka University, Osaka, Japan



    2017-present Institute for Advanced Co-creation studies Osaka university, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University

    Associate professor

    2014-2017 Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University

    Assistant professor

    2013-2014 Kyoto university, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto university

    Assistant professor

    2010-2014 The Japanese Science and Technology Agency, Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO), Researcher

    2009-2010 The Japan Society for The Promotion of Science, Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad, Stanford university.

    2006-2009 The Japan Society for The Promotion of Science Fellowship DC1


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  • Contact information

    Yasuko Osakada (小阪田泰子)
    Institute for Advanced Co-Creation Studies
    The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (SANKEN)
    Osaka University
    Mihogaoka 8-1, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047, Japan
    Tel +81-6-6879-8496 Fax +81-6-6879-8499