Research summary

Genome sequencing projects revealed a coordinated effect of genomic mutation, epigenetic modification, micro and noncoding RNAs for determining cellular outcome. Yet, it is still unclear how all these components are dynamically connected and function to produce the desired biological outputs. Systems Biology thus meets the strong desire of biologists to understand mechanistic aspects of the molecular and cellular networks. As a result, one day, we may be able to define simple logic that drives proliferation, differentiation or death of the cells. Recent forefront studies of Systems Biology have begun to give us an idea about universal cellular logic designs and motifs distributed in living organisms regardless of the cell type.

March 11, 2019 Hiroaki Imoto's paper was accepted in Current Opinion in Systems Biology.
March 11, 2019 Update (Website)
December 3, 2018 Update (Photos)
September 19, 2018 Update (Photos)
April 10, 2018 Prof. Mariko Okada has achieved an award of The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
December 4, 2017 Open recruitment: Academic (Specially Appointed Associate Professor or Specially Appointed Assistant Professor