Research resource & equipment
The EHUB creates and provides high-quality resources to support experimental research on non-human primates in Japan, and as the core institution of the NBRP "Japanese Monkeys," it breeds 1,200 monkeys of seven species, including Japanese macaques that are bred in consideration of their natural condition. In addition, the EHUB houses more than 15,000 skeletal specimens, 6,000 molecular biological samples, and other materials used in various research fields. The EHUB is equipped with large-scale research equipment such as CT, MRI, and next-generation sequencers, forming an international and interdisciplinary center of education and research for the study of behavioral evolution in primates. From April 2023, some of the study materials and research equipment will be made available to outside researchers. We ask for a user fee to cover the cost of their management and operation. If you wish to use them, please contact a faculty member at the EHUB to proceed with the procedures.
PRISK & PRIVET
collection of skeletal, embalmed, frozen specimens of non-human primates and vertebrates.
collection of fossil casts of humans and non-human primates, mainly Miocene hominoids.
collection of tissue sample in RNAlater, e.g.,brain, testis, the other organs, for molecular biology.
collection of frozed tissue sample for iPS cell or molecular studies.
PrINTEG is an integretaed database of study matearials, incluidng skeletal and formalin specimens, tissue samples for molecular biological and iPS researches, and CT scans, all of which are housed at the EHUB, which are linked by each individual ID and used for interdisciplinary research.
Cannon (Toshiba) Medical Asteion 4, a large helical CT scanner for medical use.
Bruker SKYSCAN 1275, a micro CT scanner capable of imaging in micro units.
Hitachi Airis Vento, an open magnetic resonance imaging (openMRI) scanner
Stratasys uPrint SE, a conventional 3D printer with model & support materials.
For those who wish to use
If you wish to use the study materials and/or research equipments, please first consult with an EHUB faculty member.
In order to use it, it is necessary to apply in advance and obtain permission. When applying, we ask for your understanding of the bylaws and the usage fee.
Click "Apply" to apply.