Image Processing Research Team

Team Leader

Hideo Yokota


Photo: Hideo Yokota


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Image Processing Research Team,
RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics

2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 Japan


Our goal is to develop original RIKEN data processing technology and multidimensional measurement technology in order to contribute to understanding biological phenomena. We are especially contributing to the fields of mathematical biology, bio-medical simulations as well as medical diagnostic and treatment technology by researching and developing new data and image processing technologies and establishing new tools for quantification of biological phenomena, intended for researchers both inside and outside RIKEN.


Engineering, Informatics


Multi dimensional image processing, Multi dimensional imaging, Bioengineering, Image analysis, Medical engineering


  1. Development of algorithms for image processing
  2. Development of image processing systems
  3. Construction of instrumentation system for bio-research data creation
Research image

Image Processing Cloud

Selected Publications

  1. An, G., Akiba, M., Omodaka, K., Nakazawa, T., Yokota, H.: "Hierarchical deep learning models using transfer learning for disease detection and classification based on small number of medical images", Scientific Reports 10,1038/s41598-021-83503-7 (2021).
  2. Inoue, J., Okada, M., Nagao, H., Yokota, H., Adachi, Y.: “Development of Data-Driven System in Materials Integration” , Materials Transactions 61(11), 2058-2066, DOI:10.2320/matertrans.MT-MA2020006 (2020).
  3. Sato, D., Takamatsu, T., Umezawa M., Kitagawa, Y., Maeda, K., Hosokawa, N., Okubo, K., Kamimura, M., Kadota, T., Akimoto, T., Kinoshita, T., Yano, T., Kuwata, T., Ikematsu, H., Takemura, H., Yokota, H., Soga, K.: “Distinction of surgically resected gastrointestinal stromal tumor by near-infrared hyperspectral imaging” , Scientific Reports 10(1), DOI:10.1038/s41598-020-79021-7 (2020).
  4. Yamashita, N., Morita, M., Yokota, H., Mimori-Kiyosue, Y.: "Digital Spindle: A New Way to Explore Mitotic Functions by Whole Cell Data Collection and a Computational Approach", Cells Vol. 9(5), 1255 (2020).
  5. Sera, T., Higa, S., Zeshu, Y.. Takahi, K., Miyamoto, S., Fujiwara, T., Yokota, H., Sasaki, S., Kudo, S.: “A metabolic reaction–diffusion model for PKCα translocation via PIP2 hydrolysis in an endothelial cell” , Biochem J.477 (20): 4071–4084 (2020).


Hideo YokotaTeam Leader
Shin YoshizawaSenior Scientist
Satoshi OotaSenior Research Scientist
Shigeho NodaSenior Scientist
Takashi MichikawaSenior Scientist
Satoko TakemotoResearch Scientist
Masahiko MoritaResearch Scientist
Norio YamashitaResearch Scientist
Zhe SunResearch Scientist
Sakiko NakamuraTechnical StaffⅠ
Yuki TsujimuraTechnical StaffⅠ
Masaomi NishimuraTechnical StaffⅠ
Xianping ZhangJRA
Hiroaki IwaseJRA
Takashi UematsuJRA