Nozomu Yachie, Ph.D.

Photo by Yasuhiro Naito

Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo
Synthetic Biology Division, RCAST
Department of Biological Sciences, School of Science
PEAK, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
GPES, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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

E-mail: yachieat.gifsynbiol.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Phone: +81-3-5452-5242 (x55242)

Bio

Yachie received bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees at Bioinformatics/Systems Biology Program, Keio University in 2005, 2007 and 2009 respectively 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 the University of Toronto, where he received Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship from NSERC, Canada (Selection Year 2011-2012, ranked 8th place). In July 2014, he joined the University of Tokyo's Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology as an Associate Professor and served as the Director of the Laboratories for Systems Biology and Medicine (2018-2019). In July 2020, Yachie will move to the University of British Columbia's School of Biomedical Medicine (SBME) as an Associate Professor. He has also been appointed as Adjunct Professor at Keio University's Institute for Advanced Biosciences 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, PRESTO Researchership awarded by Japan Science and Technology Agency (2014-2018) and the Young Scientists Award by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (2020).

Combining technologies in cell engineering and computational biology, Yachie lab is developing new technologies to measure the dynamics of molecules and cells and to understand heterogeneous molecular dynamics of cells in complex biological systems, including mammalian development and cell differentiation (for details, see here).

Honors

April 2020

Young Scientists Award
by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

October 2014-March 2018

PRESTO Researcher
Japan Science and Technology (JST)

April 2012-March 2014

Banting Fellowship
National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

April 2007-March 2012

JSPS Fellowships ('DC1', 'PD' and 'Research Abroad')
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Employments

July 2020 (scheduled)-

The University of British Columbia

Associate Professor
School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME)

Profile at UBC SBME

July 2014-June 2020 (scheduled)

The University of Tokyo

Associate Professor
Synthetic Biology Division
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST)

Graduate School of Engineering
Department of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS)

(April 2015-June 2020, scheduled)
Graduate School of Science
Department of Biological Sciences

(April 2018-June 2020, scheduled)
PEAK Program, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
GPES Program, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

(January 2018-October 2019)
Director
Laboratories for Systems Biology and Medicine

June 2014-present

Keio University

(April 2015-present)
Project Associate Professor
Graduate School of Media and Governance
Institute for Advanced Biosciences

(June 2014-March 2015)
Project Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Media and Governance
Institute for Advanced Biosciences

October 2014-March 2018

Japan Science and Technology

PRESTO Researcher

April 2010-June 2014

Harvard Medical School and University of Toronto

(December 2010-June 2014)
Postdoctoral Fellow (w/ Dr. Fritz Roth)
Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research
University of Toronto

(April 2010-November 2010)
Postdoctoral Fellow (w/ Dr. Fritz Roth)
Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Harvard Medical School

April 2009-March 2010

Keio University

Postdoctoral Fellow (w/ Dr. Masaru Tomita)
Institute for Advanced Biosciences

Education

March 2009

Ph.D., Systems Biology Program, Keio University

March 2007

M.M.G., Bioinformatics Program, Keio University

March 2005

B.A., Faculty of Environmental Information, Keio University

Other Positions

May, 2019-present

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

PRESTO Advisor

April, 2019-present

Synplogen

Scientific Advisor

March 2017-present

Science Council of Japan

Adjunct member
Young Academy of Japan

November 2015-present

Robotic Biology Institute, Inc.

Advisor

November, 2017-March, 2020

RIKEN

Visiting Reseacher

July, 2014-March, 2019

Spiber, Inc.

(October, 2016-March, 2019)
Fellow

(July, 2014-September, 2016)
Advisor

March, 2018-March, 2019

New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

NEDO Committee Member

January, 2018-December, 2018

Robotic Biology Consortium

Chair

May, 2016-November, 2018present

NARA Institute of Science and Technology

Part-time Lecturer

July, 2016-June, 2018

United Japanese Researchers Around the World (UJA)

Board Member

October 2012-March 2016

Mie University

Part-time Lecturer
Department of Medicine

April 2006-March 2010

Keio University

(April 2009-March 2010)
Visiting Senior Researcher
Keio Research Institute at SFC

(April 2007-March 2009)
Part-time Lecturer
Department of Environmental Information

(April 2006-March 2009)
Research Assistant (TTCK Fellow)
Institute for Advanced Biosciences


Yachie's CV is here.