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Nagasaki Laboratory


[PHOTO.1] Masao Nagasaki,
[PHOTO.7] Kazuharu Misawa,
Assistant Professor
[PHOTO.8] Yuki Harada,
Assistant Professor

Our research is aiming to make distinct contributions in both methodological and practical aspects of the present-day "Big Data" science, particularly biomedical science. We analyze diverse and heterogeneous types of genomic and biomedical data to find new knowledge and insight. Data analyses are conducted utilizing supercomputing resources, informatics, and statistical approaches.
Over a decade ago, the representative human genome was sequenced relying on the efforts of many researchers worldwide and cost more than one billion dollars. Nowadays, however, personal genomes are being sequenced more easily and faster at lower cost. This situation means that novel methodological advances are absolutely required for the integration and analysis of individual genomes, omics, and biomedical information. On the basis of this view, faculty staff specializing in bioinformatics, statistical mathematics, population genetics, and molecular evolutionary biology are actively conducting research in our laboratory. Graduate students can conduct their research in advanced computer science, massive data analysis, statistical modeling, and algorithm/software development with our laboratory members. We turn out fine students who can solve the flood of biomedical information from a data-driven science point of view.

Currently our lab has constructed the 1070 Japanese whole-genome reference panel from high-performance sequencers on our super-computer system, and has partially opened them to the public (http://ijgvd.megabank.tohoku.ac.jp/).

We have also developed a SNP array optimized for the Japanese population called Japonica array.

Group of Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering,
Electronic Engineering, and Information Engineering, Tohoku University
6-6-05, Aramaki Aza Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8579, Japan
TEL : 022-795-7186 (Japanese Only)
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