Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary research field that applies information science and technology to the understanding of life sciences. This field has been developing rapidly, due to the fact that as genomes -- the entire set of DNA bases -- of thousands organisms including human genome were deciphered, application of information science to the development of their databases has become critical.
In particular, due to the fact that storage capacity and processing performance of computers have greatly increased -- as represented by recent supercomputers, elucidating gene networks, configured by the mutual interactions of the whole set of genes in the cells of a living body, became possible. I am conducting research to clarify the various functions of molecules in organisms and their interactions by using supercomputers of the world's highest performance, such as K computer.
- 1987 Ph.D. Kobe University
- 1987 Research Associate, Kobe University, Faculty of Engineering
- 1990 Lecturer, Kobe University, Faculty of Engineering
- 1994 Associate Professor, Kobe University, Faculty of Engineering
- 1994 Associate Professor, Osaka University, Faculty of Engineering Science
- 2002 Professor, Osaka University Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
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