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Yusuke T MAEDA Last modified date:2022.06.16

Associate Professor / Condensed matter physics
Department of Physics
Faculty of Sciences

Graduate School
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Academic Degree
Ph.D in Physics
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Non-equilibrium statistical physics, Active matter physics, Synthetic biology
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
We study the physics of dynamic and complex systems involved in biological phenomena.
Research Interests
  • Self-reproduction is unique property for living systems that distinct from non-living matters. We study the design principles of self-reproducing artificial cells by constructive approach.
    keyword : Artificial cells, Synthetic biology, Nonlinear systems
  • To understand the principles of dynamic and complex systems involved in biological phenomena, our lab studies
    1. Transport phenomena and fluid dynamics far from equilibrium
    2. Physics of active matters

    keyword : Non-equilibrium physics, Nonlinear dynamics, Active matters
Academic Activities
1. Araki S, Beppu K, Kabir AMR, Kakugo A, and Maeda YT, Controlling collective motion of kinesin-driven microtubules via patterning of topographic landscapes, Nano Letters, 21, 24, 10478-10485, 2021.12.
2. Beppu K, Izri Z, Sato T, Yamanishi Y, Sumino Y, and Maeda YT, Edge current and pairing order transition in chiral bacterial vortices, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, 118, 39, e2107461118, 2021.09.
3. Sakamoto R, Tanabe M, Hiraiwa T, Suzuki K, Ishiwata S-i, Maeda YT, and Miyazaki M, Tug-of-war between actomyosin-driven antagonistic forces determines the positioning symmetry in cell-sized confinement, Nature Communications, 11, 3063, 2020.06.
4. Ziane Izri, David Garenne, Vincent Noireaux, Yusuke T. Maeda, Gene Expression in on-Chip Membrane-Bound Artificial Cells, ACS Synthetic Biology, 8, 8, 1705-1712, 2019.07, [URL].
5. Jun Takagi, Ryota Sakamoto, Gen Shirotsuchi, Yusuke T. Maeda, Yuta Shimamoto, Mechanically distinct microtubule arrays determine the length and force response of the meiotic spindle, Developmental Cell, 49, 2, 267-278, 2019.04, [URL].
6. Tatsuya Fukuyama, Sho Nakama, Yusuke T. Maeda, Thermal molecular focusing: Tunable cross effect of phoresis and light-driven hydrodynamic focusing, Soft Matter, 14, 5519-5524, 2018.06, [URL].
7. Kazusa Beppu, Ziane Izri, Jun Gohya, Kanta Eto, Masatoshi Ichikawa, Yusuke T. Maeda, Geometry-driven collective ordering of bacterial vortices, Soft Matter, 13, 5038-5043, 2017.07, [URL].
8. Yusuke T. MAEDA, Tsvi Tlusty, Albert Libchaber, Effects of Long DNA Folding and Small RNA Stem-loop in Thermophoresis, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, 109, 17972-17977, 2012.10, [URL].
9. Yusuke T. MAEDA, Tomoyoshi Nakadai, Jonghyeon Shin, Kunihiro Uryu, Vincent Noireaux, Albert Libchaber, Assembly of MreB filaments on liposome membranes: A synthetic biology approach, ACS Synthetic Biology, 1, 53-59, 2012.02.
10. Vincent Noireaux, Yusuke T. MAEDA, Albert Libchaber, Development of an Artificial Cell, from Self-organization to Computation and Self-reproduction, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, 108, 3473-3480, 2011.02, [URL].
11. Yusuke T. MAEDA, Axel Buguin, Albert Libchaber, Thermal separation: Interplay between the soret effect and entropic force gradient, Physical Review Letters, 107, 3, 038301, 2011.07.
12. Yuta Shimamoto, Yusuke T. MAEDA, Shin'ichi Ishiwata, Albert J. Libchaber, Tarun M. Kapoor, Insights into the micromechanical properties of the metaphase spindle, Cell, 145, 1062-1074, 2011.06.
1. 前多 裕介, 動的な温度勾配・濃度勾配下の周波数特異的な輸送現象, 日本物理学会第70回年次大会, 2015.03.
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Biophysical Society of Japan
  • The American Physical Society
  • The Physical Society of Japan