Lab people / Nozomu Yachie

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Nozomu Yachie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
The University of Tokyo,
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology
Synthetic Biology Division

Project Associate Professor
Keio University, Graduate School of Media and Governance, and
Institute for Advanced Biosciences

PRESTO Researcher
Japan Science and Technology Agency


Address: Rm 4-420, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8904, Japan
E-mail: yachieat.gifsynbiol.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Phone: +81-3-5452-5242 (x55242) | Fax: +81-3-5452-5241 (x55241)


Bio

Yachie received Ph.D. degree at Bioinformatics/Systems Biology Program, Keio University in 2009 under the supervision of Dr. Masaru Tomita. He then undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at Dr. Fritz Roth's lab at Harvard Medical School and moved with Dr. Roth to University of Toronto, where he received Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship from NSERC, Canada (Selection Year 2011-2012, ranked 8th place). Yachie has been appointed at the University of Tokyo starting July 2014. He has also been appointed at Keio University starting June 2014.

Yachie is also a recipient of JSPS fellowships, DC1 (Selection Year 2006), PD (slid from DC1) and Research Abroad (Selection Year 2009) awarded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and currently a PRESTO Researcher awarded by Japan Science and Technology Agency starting from October 2014. He is a husband and a father of two kids.


Yachie lab is developing high-throughput technologies by combining DNA barcode, deep sequencing and several computational and Synthetic Biology approaches. His lab is also interested in computational data mining of large-scale 'omics' data.


Hobby: Science never sleeps but I sometimes enjoy IBM Ponder This

E-mail: yachieat.gifsynbiol.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp


Areas of Expertise:

Systems Biology / Synthetic Biology / Yeast Genetics / Genome Engineering / Computational Biology / DNA sequencing / Proteomics / Protein Interaction


Honors

  • October 2014-March, 2018
    PRESTO Researcher
    Japan Science and Technology
  • April 2012-March, 2014
    Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship
    National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • April 2007-March, 2012
    JSPS Fellowships ('DC1', 'PD' and 'Research Abroad')
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Japan's government)


Employments

  • July, 2014-present
    Associate Professor
    The University of Tokyo, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology
    Division of Advanced Biosciences
    The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Engineering
    Department of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies
    (April, 2015-present)
    The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Science
    Department of Biological Sciences
  • October 2014-present
    PRESTO Researcher
    Japan Science and Technology
  • April, 2015-present
    Project Associate Professor
    Keio University, Graduate School of Media and Governance, and
    Institute for Advanced Biosciences
  • June, 2014-March, 2015
    Project Assistant Professor
    Keio University, Graduate School of Media and Governance, and
    Institute for Advanced Biosciences
  • April, 2010-June, 2014
    Postdoctoral Fellow (w/ Dr. Fritz Roth)
    (December, 2010-June, 2014)
    University of Toronto, Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research
    (April, 2010-November, 2010)
    Harvard Medical School, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
  • April, 2009-March, 2010
    Postdoctoral Fellow (w/ Dr. Masaru Tomita)
    Keio University, Institute for Advanced Biosciences


Education

  • March 2009
    Ph.D., Systems Biology Program, Keio University (w/ Dr. Masaru Tomita)
  • March 2007
    M.M.G., Bioinformatics Program, Keio University
  • March 2005
    B.A., Faculty of Environmental Information, Keio University


Visiting/Part-Time Positions

  • November, 2015-present
    Advisor, Robotic Biology Institute Inc.
  • July, 2014-present
    Visiting Fellow, Spiber Inc.
  • October, 2012-present
    Part-time Lecturer, Mie University, Department of Medicine
  • April, 2009-March, 2010
    Visiting Senior Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC
  • April, 2007-March, 2009
    Part-time Lecturer, Keio University, Department of Environmental Information
  • April, 2006-March, 2009
    Research Assistant, Keio University, Institute for Advanced Biosciences


Yachie's CV is here.