prospective students

Graduate program (both M.Sc. and Ph.D. level)

The Institute for Advanced Biosciences (IAB), established in the spring of 2001, is a pioneering research institute, part of the Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University, a major private Japanese university (more than 30 000 students) with a long history of excellence and innovation in teaching and research. Ongoing research activities mainly focus on functional genomics, systems biology and bioinformatics and aim toward the complete description, understanding, and in silico modeling of the E. coli bacterial cell and other living organisms.

In addition to an outstanding faculty, students and post-doctoral fellows can look forward to a stimulating environment with world-class facilities and very well-equipped laboratories suited for the most advanced research in post-genomics and systems biology.

Keio University and the IAB offers students masters and doctorate degrees in systems biology. Both programs are heavily research oriented, and students are deeply involved in a state-of-the-art project undertaken at the Institute. Undergraduate biology courses and introductory computer courses are available for students with a non-biology or non-computer background.

While internal financial support is in some cases available, admitted students will be expected to have obtained external financial support for their studies through the following agencies:

Information about the admission process can be obtained from the SFC Graduate Admission Office site:

Before any other procedure, interested candidates should first send their CV to and mention about their research interests.