Our immune system forms a complex line of defense that normally protects us from diseases. Sometimes, however, the immune system becomes abnormal or fails. As a result,
serious ailments, such allergic disorders, autoimmune diseases, graft-versus-host disease, AIDS, and cancer have emerged as important social and medical problems worldwide.
As a unique research institute different from universities or corporations, RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI) focuses on the development of innovative research platforms that will greatly contribute to the advances in science and medicine. These research platforms are utilized by researchers and clinicians in various universities and companies, and we work together with them to reach our final goal, to make lasting contributions to the people, medical care and society, by solving immunological problems.