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Last Updated: Jun. 28, 2011

JAXA has selected 14 experiments as candidate experiments in the period of the first half of the second utilization plan of JEM-PM. (about 1.5 years from the latter half of fiscal year 2010 to fiscal year 2011)

JAXA issued an announce of opportunity (AO) for the candidate experiments in July, 2007.  The 14 candidate experiments are selected by the Kibo Utilization Promotion Committee and its sub-committee which are advisory committees of the JAXA president.

The principal investigators will conduct a materialization work of the design of own experiment with JAXA, and start a preparation of experiment after a review by the committee.

The selected candidate experiments are as follows.

Life Science: 8 experiments
Experiment Title Principal Investigator Experiment Facility
Studies on the role of auxin efflux facilitators in the gravity-influenced growth and development of plants [PDF 55KB] Tohoku University
Hideyuki Takahashi
Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF)
Mechanisms of Gravity Resistance in Plants - from Signal Transformation and Transduction to Response [PDF 11KB] Osaka City University
Takayuki Hoson
Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF)
Regulation of bone metabolism in space: Analysis by an in vitro assay system using goldfish scale as a model of bone [PDF 264KB] Kanazawa University
Nobuo Suzuki
Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF)
Hypothesis testing of osteopontin function Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Masaki Noda
Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF)
Detection of male germ cell mutagenesis in space environment using Medaka as vertebrate model. [PDF 100KB] University of Tokyo
Hiroshi Mitani
Aquatic Habitat (AQH)
Analysis of blood circulation in the space [PDF 14KB] Kyoto University
Shunichi Takeda
Aquatic Habitat (AQH)
Studies on microbiota on board international space station and their relationship to health problem* [PDF 57KB] Teikyo University
Koichi Makimura
Sampling kits
Structure and Function Relationship of Erythrocyte Band 3. [PDF 60KB] Nagasaki International University
Naotaka Hamasaki
Protein Crystallization Research Facility

*: It will be conducted merged with ”Microbial Monitoring on the ISS” (PI: Masao Nasu, Osaka University)

Material Science: 6 experiments
Experiment Title Principal Investigator Experiment Facility
In-situ observation of growth mechanisms of protein crystals and their perfection under microgravity Tohoku University
Katsuo Tsukamoto
Solution Crystallization Observation Facility
Crystal growth mechanisms associated with the macromolecules adsorbed at a growing interface -Microgravity effect for self-oscillatory growth- [PDF 44KB] Hokkaido University
Yoshinori Furukawa
Solution Crystallization Observation Facility
Interface Susceptibility and Control of Instability in Thermocapillary Convection [PDF 20KB] JAXA
Satoshi Matsumoto
Fluid Physics Experiment Facility (FPEF)
Crystal Growth of Alloy Semiconductor Under Microgravity [PDF 66KB] JAXA
Yuko Inatomi
Gradient Heating Furnace (GHF)
Elucidation of Flame Spread and Group Combustion Excitation Mechanism of Randomly-distributed Droplet Clouds [PDF 318KB] Yamaguchi University
Masato Mikami
Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR)
Interfacial Behaviors and Heat Transfer Characteristics in Boiling Two-Phase Flow [PDF 142KB] Kyushu University
Haruhiko Ohta
Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR)
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