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"Look! This is 'I love DNA'!!"
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 <li><a href="/wiki/Biomod/2012/UTokyo/UT-Komaba/Simulation">Simulation</a></li>
 <li><a href="/wiki/Biomod/2012/UTokyo/UT-Komaba/Experiment">Experiment</a></li>
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 <li><a href="/wiki/Biomod/2012/UTokyo/UT-Komaba/Episode">Episode</a></li>
 <li><a href="/wiki/Biomod/2012/UTokyo/UT-Komaba/Team">Team</a></li>
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Experimental days

Shun "I did most of the experiments. Of course, I sometimes felt bored because experiments often didn't work well due to unexpected reasons.But overall it was very fresh and fantastic experience for me."
Shingo "You are happy. Whenever I conducted experiments, they didn't work well :<"
Shun "That must be a coincidence."
Shingo "Thanks. It was very nice experience any way! "

Hayato "Why are uploaded pictures of mine always experimental scene :( ? "
Yuito "Although you don't like experiments:D "
Hayato "That's not the case!"

Domestic meeting

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All the Japanese teams gathered at the University of Tokyo and had a domestic competition. Fortunately our project got high score and ranked second among seven teams. After the competition, we had a dinner party with all the other students. It was fun and it was a good opportunity to interact with other teams' members. We're looking forward to meeting them again at Harvard University!

Interacting with laboratory members

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It was September 27th, when the other members were absent. I was invited to lunch, and had a lunch with laboratory members. It was quite interesting because though I was in Tokyo, I was the only Japanese, and the other five members were all French! They spoke in French and sometimes in English and rarely in Japanese. I enjoyed the situation a lot. (Shun Otsubo)

Dramatic success

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It was truly a wonderful day because I got a clear picture of the modified origami for the first time. At this section, I want to introduce you this event which really moved me and a secret story behind the success.

Lodging together

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We lodged at Hayato's house several times to do our work. In this picture, we are barbecuing. That was fun a lot. Well, we have to insist on this: we gathered to work, not to play.

The Last Hope

Two days before the deadline of this wiki page, we were at Mr.Matsubara's lab to do AFM experiments. We had tried to observe the pictures on the DNA tablet, but we hadn't succeeded at all until then. That day, we had some samples of tablet solution named "Last Hope", which we remade the day before. That was the last chance for us to get some good pictures to upload on the wiki page.


It was over eight o'clock PM, Shun and Hayato were manipulating the AFM, but they were very tired. Mr.Matsubara, the supervisor, was falling asleep. Shingo was almost dead. We were all exhausted.

"But we still can and must try."

We continued observing, and finally got some pictures. But they were not clear. The mood got more negative. However, it was sure that they were different from plain origamis. There seemed to be something on the tablet's surface.


"Look! This is 'I love DNA'!!"

"And this is Tablet Boy !!"


Although the pictures are not so clear, we surely got a good result. There WERE "I love DNA" and some shapes of Tablet Boy.