Through the fusion of research groups in a diverse range of scientific and technological fields and through the research activities based in displays of researcher's creativity, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) contributes to the economic development of Japan as well as to the improvement of the citizens by creating new technology seeds, increasing industry technological power and developing new industries. Units of AIST are located at 10 research bases, from Hokkaido to Kyushu. AIST Hokkaido has Bioproduction Research Institute and Research Institute of Energy Frontier. Also, the Collaboration Affairs Office exists in order to promote collaboration with industry, academia, and regional governments.

AIST Hokkaido Organization Chart

* For the detailed chart of AIST, see the headquarters website.

October 1, 2015

      Director General      

Life Science and Biotechnology

  • Bioproduction Research Institute
  •   Plant Molecular Technology Research Group
  •   Molecular and Biological Technology Research Group
  •   Biomolecular Engineering Research Group
  •   Applied Molecular Microbiology Research Group
  •   Environmental Biofunction Research Group
  •   Antifreeze Protein Research Team
  •   Molecular Systems Bioengineering Research Team

Energy and Environment

  • Research Institute of Energy Frontier
  •   Methane Hydrate Project Unit
  • Collaboration Affairs Office

  • General Affairs Office