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The Background and Concept of Establishing a Novel Major by Merging Two Majors

Significant developments in molecular biology materialized in the second half of the 20th century, leading to rapid progress in the fundamental understanding of organisms, which are systems based on genomes.  In response, the 21st century is being called the age of life innovation – the age of applied life science.  However, as biological phenomena are complex, they cannot be understood or applied simply by parsing them into numerous constituent molecules and fundamental processes and simplifying them in order to identify principles.  Rather, it will be necessary to analyze complex biological phenomena as a whole, clarify the numerous elements that are involved and their relationships, and determine methods for their regulation.  This is the kind of technological innovation that will be imperative in leading the way in the age of life innovation.
 The rapid advances in technologies for DNA sequencing, omics analysis, and imaging in recent years have enabled comprehensive analysis of a wide variety of biological macromolecules for the first time, and paved the way for the analysis of complex biological phenomena as a whole.  Moreover, massive data analysis of biological molecules, which was simultaneously realized, was found to be the focal point of life innovation.  In the age of information-oriented life science, the innovation of information technology will be essential for understanding the numerous elements that are involved in biological phenomena and their interrelationships, as well as examining their regulation.
Medicine has always been at the forefront of applied life science because of its urgent need, and there is no exception in the age of information-oriented life science.  The marked progress being mage in the acquisition of personal genomes in humans has enabled the rapid estimation of mutations related to diseases, and its clinical applications are being investigated.  In addition, due to the accumulation of a substantial amount of phenotypic information in the form of medical care information, humans are thought of as the most suitable subjects of research involving novel information technology.  Accordingly, in the age of information-oriented life science, it is expected that the field of medical science will lead the development of other fields.
Given this awareness of the modern age, the department of Medical Genome Sciences and the department of Computational Biology have been merged, resulting in the establishment of a unique new major that is unprecedented in Japan.  The objectives of this new major are to lead the way in information-oriented life science while significantly contributing to life innovation, and to cultivate personnel capable of translating the results in the clinical setting.  To this end, we believe that it is necessary to develop personnel with a novel specialty by actively employing on-the-job training in state-of-the-art informatics and medical science research settings and implementing a basic education environment for integrating information science and medical science.  This kind of personnel is required not only in medicine, but also in other technical fields such as agricultural sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, environmental studies and biotechnology.  The ideal objective of our new major, as the only major in Japan able to cultivate such personnel, is to extensively supply personnel who will contribute to information-oriented life science and life innovation while leading research in Japan in the 21st century, which has been called the age of applied life science.

MGS Fundamental Exercise I
MGS Fundamental Exercise I
tRNA-mimicry proteins in eukaryotic genetic decoding
tRNA-mimicry proteins in eukaryotic genetic decoding
Transomic networks
Transomic networks
Fascinated by genome analysis

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Group of Medical Sciences
Group of Innovation Policy Studies

Faculty Members

ASAI, Kiyoshi
KANO, Shingo
MATSUDA, Koichi
SUGANO, Sumio
TOMITA, Nono
UCHIMARU, Kaoru

FRITH , Martin
KASAHARA, Masahiro
MORISHITA, Shinichi
SUZUKI, Yutaka
TSUDA, koji
WATANABE, Manabu

ITO, Koichi
KIRYU, Hisanori
SATOH, Hitoshi
TOMITA, Kozo
UEDA, Takuya


AIDA, Yoko
FUKAI, Shuya
HEISSIG , Beate
HORTON, Paul
INOUE, Jun-ichiro
IWASAKI, Wataru
KATO, Ryuichi
KITAO, Akio
MASAI, Hisao
MIYAKE, Kensuke
MUTO, Kaori
NAKAUCHI, Hiromitsu
OYAMA, Masaaki
TAHARA, Hideaki
TAKESHIMA, Sinnosuke
TANAKA, Minoru
TOMIDA, Akihiro
YAMANASHI, Yuji
ZHANG, Kam

AKIYAMA, Taishin
FURUKAWA, Yoichi
HIROKAWA, Takatsugu
IMAI, Masaki
ITO, Kei
KAI, Chieko
KAWAGUCHI, Yasushi
KIYONO, Hiroshi
MATANO, Tetsuro
MIYAZAKI, Kentaro
NAKAE, Susumu
NODA, Naohiro
SEIMIYA, Hiroyuki
TAKAGI, Toshihisa
TANAKA, Hirotoshi
TEI, Kumiko
TOMII, Kentaro
YONEDA, Misako

FUJITA, Naoya
GOYAMA, Susumu
HONDA, Shinya
INO, Yasushi
ITOKAWA, Masanari
KATO, Naoya
KAWAOKA, Yoshihiro
KURODA, Shinya
MIYAJIMA, Atsushi
MURAKAMI, Yoshinori
NAKAI, Kenta
OHISHI, Katsutaka
SENDA, Toshiya
TAKEKAWA, Mutsuhiro
TANAKA, Keiji
TOMARI, Yukihide
UCHIDA, Hiroaki
YOSHIDA, Nobuaki

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