LPIXEL wants to present a third, new career option for researchers, which neither resides in academia nor a large corporation. LPIXEL aims to create a research world full of speed and viability, which can enrich society, enhance the well-being of, and heighten the excitement of people. LPIXEL will continue to conduct research with this belief in mind.
6F, Otemachi Building, 1-6-1, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0004, Japan60 Employees / 10 Foreigners
Q1: What problem do we solve?
LPixel aims to bring innovation to the world of research. Since the establishment of the laboratory in 2000, LPixel has continued to lead image analysis technology in the biological sciences. We have three projects (ImaCheck, IMACEL and EIRL ) and involved in major national projects including CREST organized by Japan Science and Technology Agency, and various other projects sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to support the advancement of strategic core technologies. ImaCheck is software to detect signs of inappropriate manipulations in images used in life science research.
IMACEL is a cloud-based image analysis platform catered for life science images and it give the solution for common challenges faced by researchers. EIRL is the next medical image diagnostic support technology to catalyze the coming generation of medical diagnosis. Together with the constant advancements in modalities, comes the challenges for doctors to interpret an exponentially large number of images for diagnosis. EIRL aims to provide an accurate, accelerated and streamlined solution for medical diagnosis by analyzing a variety of information required for diagnosis. EIRL will be the closest partner to all doctors, and serve as another powerful set of eyes to provide top quality medical care.
Q2: What cutting edge tecnologies have we recently adopted and what are we keeping an eye on?
- Analysis of three-dimensional shape of cells
- 3D reconstruction, intensity distribution analysis, visualization, quantification of volume and surface area
- Analysis of intracellular structure movement
- Membrane structures, cytoskeletons, chromosomes, endoplasmic reticula, endosomes
- Extraction and quantification of fibrous structures
- Density, angle and parallelism of cytoskeletal systems and cell walls
- Extraction and quantification of membrane-like structures
- Intensity analysis of cell and vacuolar membranes
- Analysis of DNA and RNA sequence information
- Comprehensive search on the database
- Analysis of brain tissue
- Quantitative analysis of senile plaques (histological structures found in patients with Alzheimer’s disease)
- Analysis of neurotransmission processes (acquisition of representative waveform, automatic region segmentation of tissue)
- Automatic scanning and tiling
- Overnight image shooting with automatic controls of the electron microscope, automatic tiling of a thousand images
- Automatic classification and searches
- MRI data for tumor tissues, cell cycle, retinal tissue
- Analysis of shape, distribution, localization and co-localization
- Evaluation of disease resistance of fruits and leaves, growth analysis, and intracellular distribution of organelles
Q3: What oportunities can we provide for Indian students and graduates?
We will provide to work on developing algorithms, image analysis technology, and innovative image processing system with top-tier engineers in the field of life science.
Q4: What is the selection criteria and skill set required to be part of our team?
Skills & experiences
- Ability to develop algorithms
- Experience in machine learning
- (Better to have) Experience in image processing or knowledge of image analysis
- Japanese (Communication Level)
- Computer science
- Bio (Bio informatics, cell physiology, synthetic biology)
Q5: Message for Indian students and graduates
Want to hear your passion for research and development in life science!! Let’s together change the world from the field of scientific research!!