Technical Training Courses

Technical Training Courses

Technical Training Courses at RIKEN BRC on How to Use State-of-the-Art Bioresources

We are pleased to announce annual technical training courses to provide our users with laboratory skills for handling our bioresources.

We welcome researchers, students and technicians of relevant backgrounds from academia, governments, and industries. (*)
(*)Some courses are open only to qualified applicants.

Announcement of training courses will be made on this website and through our email newsletters.

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RIKEN BRC Technical Training Courses in FY2020 are currently suspended, in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
We will inform you of the new schedules on our website as soon as they are decided.
Thank you for your kind understanding.

Application procedures

  • Application forms must be submitted
    Please download, fill out and submit the application form with the following information typed in free style on a separate paper, to the secretariat (see below).
    (1)Reason for application
    (2)Resume on your research activity
    (3)Your current job (or, your current research activity)
    *Descriptions on the items (2) and (3) can be combined into one item.
  • Deadline for application
    We may stop accepting applications before deadline depending on the number of applicants.
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptable or deferral
    2 to 4 weeks before the scheduled training date
    Selected applicants will receive necessary documents including agreement form, quotation and bill for tuition fee, and general guidance regarding training.
  • Payments of tuition fee will be made
    2 weeks before the scheduled training date
    Please transfer tuition fee to our bank account by designated date.
  • The training course will commence


  1. Accommodation is available in the RIKEN Tsukuba Institute for trainees. However, please note that our housing may not always be available depending on room bookings. Fee per night is 710 yen for Visitors Quarters in the Tsukuba Institute.
  2. Japanese college and university students are requested to join “Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research” before participating in our training courses.
  3. Please email your questions and requests regarding our training courses on bioresources to the following address:


Secretariat of the Technical Courses at RIKEN Tsukuba Institute
3-1-1 Koyadai,Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-0074 Japan
FAX: +81-29-836-9100