Name Telephone (extention) Email
Kenji Mizuguchi +81 72 641 9890 kenji (@)
Yayoi Natsume +81 72 641 9848 natsume (@)
Chioko Nagao +81 72 641 9811 (3111) chio (@)
Yoichi Murakami +81 72 641 9811 (2211) yoichi (@)
Lokesh P.Tripathi +81 72 641 9811 (2242) lokesh (@)
Yi-An Chen +81 72 641 9811 (2246) chenyian (@)
Philip Prathipati +81 72 641 9811 (2241) philip (@)
Attayeb Mohsen +81 72 641 9811 (2240) attayeb (@)
Hitoshi Kawashima +81 72 641 9811 (2245) hkawashi (@)
Reiko Watanabe +81 72 641 9811 (2247) reiko-watanabe (@)
Tsuyoshi Esaki +81 72 641 9811 (2243) tsuyoshi-esaki (@)
Samia Haseeb Khan +81 72 641 9811 (3110) samia (@)
Masami Takine +81 72 641 9811 (3124) masami (@)
Nao Yonemitsu +81 72 641 9811 (2201) nao (@)

Kenji Mizuguchi

Group Leader, National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition
Guest professor, Graduate School of Frontier BioSchiences, Osaka University
Guest professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University

Yayoi Natsume

Research Scientist

(Research Interests)
1. Understanding molecular networks by integration of omics-data
2. Development of methodology to understand molecular actions (e.g. epigenetic regulation) as a system

Chioko Nagao

Project Research Scientist

(Research Interests)
1. Specificity and non-specificity in protein-protein and protein-small molecule interactions
2. Evolution of protein function and structure

Yoichi Murakami

Project Research Scientist

(Research Interests)
1. Understanding mechanisms of molecular interactions, especially protein-protein, protein-RNA and protein-small ligand interactions
2. Development of machine-learning based methods to predict such
molecular interactions

Yi-An Chen

Postdoctoral Fellow

(Research Interests)
1. Biological data integration, databases
2. Data processing
3. Data visualization
4. Pipeline analysis
5. System biology

Lokesh P.Tripathi

Postdoctoral Fellow

(Research Interests)
1. Network-based functional annotation for target discovery.
2. Biological data integration for enhanced function annotation of genes and genomes.
3. Evolution of protein repertoire and function.

Philip Prathipati

Postdoctoral Fellow

(Research Interests)
1. Chemoinformatics & Chemogenomics for drug discovery research
2. Computational systems chemical biology & modelling perturbation of
cell-signalling networks
3. Novel protocols for virtual screening and mode of action analysis

Attayeb Mohsen

Postdoctoral Fellow

(Research Interests)
Previous research: Neuropharmacology of histamine in anxiety and sleep deprivation.
Future plans: Understanding the concepts of Bioinformatics and using the available bioinformatics resources in combination with medical background to contribute in the field of interdisciplinary research.

Hobbies: Reading
Favorite proverb: To learn something, you need to try it, and you have to sacrifice for it

Hitoshi Kawashima

Postdoctoral Fellow

(Research Interests)
I worked at a pharmaceutical company for 30 years and joined to this team.

My research interest: To identify the disease responsible genes from many candidate genes for common disease derived from genome sequencing. I want to find out drug targets by analyzing the network of the disease responsible genes.

My hobby: Go (Igo)

Reiko Watanabe

Postdoctoral Fellow

(Research Interests)
My current objectives are to learn basic of bioinformatics and to proceed the current project properly.

Tsuyoshi Esaki

Postdoctoral Fellow

(Research Interests)
I had studied in the field of analytical chemistry for 4 years and joined this laboratory. My current research interests are following three topics.
1) Learning basic of bioinformatics
2) Doing simulation for compensating analytical results
3) System biology

Samia Haseeb Khan

Postdoctoral Fellow

(Research Interests)
I am an aspiring disease-biologist in Bioinformatics with a focus on :
1. Structural analysis of protein-protein complexes.
2. Exploring genotoxicity via xenobiotics.

Masami Takine

Administrative Assistant

I am through a Catholic college whose motto is The International Lady.

Now processing…!?

Nao Yonemitsu

Administrative Assistant

My motto is “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”

Visiting Scientists and Collaborative Research Scientists

Mari Ito

Visiting Scientist

(Research Interests)
1. The Exploratory research of biomarkers in immune-disorders, especially exosomes
2. The stress response in the cells, especially in aging process
3. Systems biology, network biology, integration of –omics data for whole body systems

Shandar Ahamad

Visiting Scientist

(Research Interests)
I am interested in developing statistical, machine learning and physics based algorithms to predict biomolecular interactions from sequence.
This includes protein-DNA, protein-RNA, protein-protein and other ligand interactions. My current interest is in genome-wide interactions and integrated approaches.
I am also interested in deciphereing regulatory dynamics of immune
system at a molecular level and trying to discover and decipher unknown
regulatory events in macrophages.

Yuko Tsuchiya

Visiting Scientist

(Research Interests)
understanding of protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions

Mizuki Morita

Collaborative Research Scientist

(Research Interests)
1. Molecular recognition by proteins
2. Understanding, prediction and design of protein structures and functions
3. Structure, dynamics and function of membrane proteins
4. Rare diseases and orphan drugs

Jiye Shi

Visiting Scientis

Affiliation:UCB Pharma

Former Members

Junichi Ito
Maori Ito
Charlotte Rieux
Brian Jimenez
Chisato Yamasaki
Johan T. Nystrom-Persson
Benoit Dessailly
Seika Murakami
Sukanta Mondal
Munazah Andrabi
Kirshna Mohan
Bolian Lin
Ji Fengmin
Yogesh Paudel
Hemjit Singh
Holly Zhen
Tianrui Zhu