Constructive understanding of the origin of life
Life has features that are clearly different from non-life, such as complexity and diversity. Nevertheless, molecules that make up the life, such as proteins and nucleic acids, are non-life. How could a group of non-life molecules come to have the unique nature of life? In order to answer this question, I am aiming at reconfiguring functions of life one by one by combinations of non-life molecules. I believe that the principles of life can be understood through this process of construction.
- 2005 Ph.D. (Pharmacy), University of Tokyo
- 2005 Post-doctoral Fellow, JST ERATO, Kaneko Life Complex Systems Project
- 2008 Special Assistant Professor, Osaka University Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
- 2010 Group Leader, JST ERATO, Four-way Dynamic Micro-reaction Project
- 2013 Associate Professor, Osaka University, Graduate School for Information Science and Technology
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