Dr Yoshihide Hayashizaki

Omics Science Center
RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center

Email: yosihide@hgm2010.org
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Yoshihide Hayashizaki received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Osaka University Medical School in 1982 and 1986, respectively.In 1992, he joined RIKEN, and was appointed Project Director for the RIKEN Genome Project in 1995. Since then he has been taken a transversal data-driven approach to analyze transcriptomes by developing unique technologies including a series of full-length cDNA technologies. With this approach, he has established large amount of full-length cDNA clone bank. This activity was followed by organization of FANTOM (Functional Annotation of Mammalian), an international consortium, originally to annotate a large number of cDNA and subsequently expanded to transcriptome and network analysis. FANTOM activities revealed that more than 63% of the genome — not just the ~1.5% fraction that are protein-coding exons — is transcribed as RNA. In 2008, he appointed to the Director of the Omics Science Center. The center was established to link a variety of omics subdisciplines to molecular networks and pathways in order to advance our understanding of biological phenomena as systems at the molecular level.



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