Bioinformatics Center

We develop bioinformatics tools and resources to understand a wide variety of aspects of life sciences, from molecules to ecosystems.

Prof OGATA, Hiroyuki (D Sc)

We strive to understand the diversity and function of life systems by leveraging “big data” in omics-life science. Our studies include (1) the genomics and evolutionary biology of viruses, (2) eco-systems biology of microbial communities, and (3) the development of bioinformatics tools for medical and industrial applications, including the GenomeNet integrative genome knowledge resource (


Phylogenetic tree of archaea viruses discovered from marine metagenomes.

Prof AKUTSU, Tatsuya (D Eng)

Our laboratory develops algorithms and mathematical models for bioinformatics and systems biology. Research topics include inference and analysis of various types of biological networks, prediction and analysis of protein/RNA structures, statistical models for sequence analysis, and scale-free networks.


Prof MAMITSUKA, Hiroshi (D Sc)

We are interested in graphs and networks in biology, chemistry, and medical sciences, including metabolic networks, protein-protein interactions and chemical compounds. We have developed original techniques in machine learning and data mining for analyzing these graphs and networks, occasionally combining with table-format datasets, such as gene expression and chemical properties. We have applied the techniques developed to real data to demonstrate the performance of the methods and find new scientific insights.


GenomeNet Project Management Office

Prof MAMITSUKA, Hiroshi (D Sc)

The GenomeNet Project Management (GNP) Office provides (1) computational resources, including high-end supercomputers of Institute for Chemical Research, and (2) an integrated database, called GenomeNet (, with a variety of information on life and medical sciences. The GNP Office was established in Bioinformatics Center in 2011.