We are a trans-disciplinary research group in engineering of quantitative life science, with expertise in optical and electrical measurements, microfluidics, material synthesis, biophysics, genomics, and biotechnologies. Our research ultimately aims at creating a machine that thinks by itself to discover something crazy with biology, physics and medicine outlooks. To this goal, we continue creating new physical tools to probe biological structures and approaches of networking biological measurements. Our applications of interest span basic biophysical science and healthcare-industrial domains.



2018/Jun, Ghost Cytometry in Science!
2018/Jan, Sakigake Innovator Award in single cell study area!
2017/Mar, Congrats Whk-kun, outstanding research award!
2016/Mar, Congrats Kobayashi-kun, Fujishima Award!
2016/WIN, Early Career Award in Biophysical Society of JPN.
2014/WIN, World's first single objective light sheet microscopy (APOM) in Sci Rep
2014/AUT, OPJ Best Presentation Award
2014/SUM, Plasmon laser-based gas sensor in Nature Nano
2009/SUM, Vesicle GEN by u-fluidics in Angewamdte Chem Int Ed

 Awesome Open Lab to kids & public !

Awesome Open Lab to kids & public !


2018/Jin, LABs open to kids & public
2018/Apr, Started Ota LAB@U-Tokyo
2015/SPR, Sakigake full-time scholar
2015/SPR, Thx2all, Chem Dpt at U-Tokyo.
2014, Back to Japan
2009-2013, PhD from Cal. SuperThx to all!
2008, Flew to and entered UC Berkeley

 0th day :), celebrated with great friends

0th day :), celebrated with great friends


Affiliation: Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
Address: Rm 4-101, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8904, Japan
TEL: +81-3-5452-5028 (x55028)
E-mail: sadaota at


We welcome talented and motivated students and scholars from any country in the world. Please feel free to contact me.