Yachie Laboratory at UBC's School of Biomedical Engineering
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Nozomu Yachie, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor, The University of British Columbia
School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME)
Faculty of Applied Science and Faculty of Medicine

Visiting Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST)

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

E-mail: yachie.nozomuat.gifubc.ca

Bio

Nozomu Yachie is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Synthetic Biology at the School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Combining technologies in cell engineering, genome editing, and computational biology, The Yachie laboratory 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.

Previously, Yachie was an Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo°«s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) and also served as the Director of the Laboratories for Systems Biology and Medicine (LSBM).

Yachie received his bachelor°«s, master°«s, and Ph.D. degrees in Bioinformatics / Systems Biology from Keio University in 2005, 2007, and 2009 respectively. He then completed postdoctoral training at Dr. Fritz Roth°«s lab at Harvard Medical School before receiving a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship and continuing his training with Dr. Roth at the University of Toronto.

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, the 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).

Honors

September 2020-Today

Canada Research Chair in Synthetic Biology
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

April 2020

Minister's Young Scientists Award
Ministry 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

September 2020-Today

The University of British Columbia

Associate Professor
School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME)
Faculty of Applied Science and Faculty of Medicine

Profile at UBC SBME

September 2020-Today

The University of Tokyo

Visiting Associate Professor
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST)

Profile at U Tokyo RCAST

July 2014-August 2020

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-August 2020)
Graduate School of Science
Department of Biological Sciences

(April 2015-August 2020)
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)
Adjunct Associate Professor
Graduate School of Media and Governance
Institute for Advanced Biosciences

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

Profile at Keio U

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 Environment and Information Studies, Keio University

Other Positions

October, 2020-present

Creative Destrcution Lab

Scientist
Profile at CDL-West

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.


Yachie Laboratory
School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME)
Faculty of Applied Science | Faculty of Medicine
The University of British Columbia (UBC)

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