数理生物学研究室イメージイラスト
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Professor Akiko Satake Link

I study about mechanisms of reproductive synchrony in plant populations, forest dynamics, human and animal decision-making using non-linear dynamics, lattice models, game theory, and learning theory.

Favorite

I like scientific fiction.

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Associate Professor Eriko Sasaki Link

I’m working to understand the genetic architecture underlying the shape and behavior of organisms, with a primary focus on plants.

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Assistant Professor Koji Noshita Link

I am broadly interested in evolutionary morphology and morphometrics.

Favorite

Manga, Watching Sumo

Specially Appointed Assistant Professor / Postdoctoral Researcher

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Project Assistant Professor Alexander Feldman
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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for Young Scientists PD Atsuko Kuwakado
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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for Young Scientists PD Tomika Hagiwara

I am interested in plant-plant interactions, especially in the mechanisms of information transfer between plants via volatile organic compounds. My research specifically delves into plant-plant communication via volatile organic compounds in forest ecosystems, focusing on the beech tree, a dominant species in temperate deciduous forests in Japan. As a JSPS postdoctoral fellow, my research places emphasis on mastting in beech trees, aiming to uncover the mechanisms underlying this synchronized phenomenon.

Favorite

Jazz and Yoga

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Research Assistant Professor Ryo Miyokawa

Flowering is one of the crucial stages of plant development. Plants regulate the timing of flowering based on genetic information and environmental factors such as temperature and day length. My research explores the mechanisms by which plants flower at the appropriate time, using Arabidopsis thaliana and its relatives with RNA modification, alternative splicing, and SNP analysis.

Favorite

Taking landscape photos

Doctoral course

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Hiroyasu Notsuka
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Sou Tomimoto Link

Somatic mutations occurring in modular organisms, such as trees, can be transmitted to subsequent generations and provide raw materials for evolution. By integrating genomics tools and mathematical modelling, I am studying how these mutations occur and expand within an individual tree. I am also interested in how such within-individual genetic variations affect the genetic diversity of the population and ecosystem of forests.

Favorite

I love sleeping and fishing.

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Chihiro Myotoishi

The decrease in habitat is one of the main factors that raises the risk of species extinction. I am researching a method to quantitatively assess the extinction risk of vascular plants based on the fluctuation in the number of habitats over time. In the future, I hope to establish a system, including the development of assessment methods and the creation of a database for habitat data, to consistently assess the extinction risk at regional and national scales for species inhabiting Japan

Favorite

I like K-POP and trekking.

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Kohei Iwamasa
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Wataru Nakamizo

Fluctuations in organism populations are influenced by a complex interplay of factors, including physical environmental conditions and interactions between organisms. My research focuses on the dynamics of butterfly communities through the analysis of population time series data. I aim to elucidate the climatic factors that govern fluctuations in the populations of various butterfly species, and to assess the stability of these fluctuations in response to environmental changes.

Favorite

Fishing

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Rena Hayashi

My research centers on mathematical models concerning host defenses. I'm delving into mathematical models linked to viral reactivation and plant BVOC (Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds). My goal is to quantify biological phenomena associated with host defenses and clarify their mathematical properties.

Favorite

I love Pokemon Trading Card Game.

Master's Course

Ryo Wada
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Shuichi Kudo

My research interest is time and spatial pattern generated by organisms. I'm studyng on seasonal pattern of the gene expression in trees. I explore how plants synchronize seasonal gene expression in response to environmental signals using data and mathematical modeling.

Favorite

I like drawing pictures, playing the guitars, and fishing

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Yusuke Nakatani

Insects constitute more than half of the Earth's biological species. My research interest lies in the diversity of traits within insect species. In particular, I am focusing on the structural color variations in Phelotrupes auratus. I aim to explore its genetic basis and the evolutionary process that leads to the diversity of structural colors.

Favorite

I like collecting insects and watching soccer.

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Daiki Someno
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Sotaro Hirose

I'm interested in the interactions between plant and herbivory insects and insect polymorphisms such as seasonal polyphenisms. So far, I have studied the evolutionary conditions of BVOC-mediated plant signaling. I plan to study the conditions for the evolution of seasonal polyphenism of butterflies with different mating times.

Favorite

I like collecting insects and reading books

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Kosei Matsuo

I am conducting research on diseases using mathematical models. I am interested in mathematically analyzing and understanding the dynamics of complex diseases. So far, I have studied about relationship between cancer and our immune system, and I am currently working on inflammatory reactions.

Favorite

I like watching comedy show and playing handball

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Takenori Shagawa

I am curious about the mechanism and evolution of delayed fertilization in plants. In particular, I focus on the unique reproductive traits of 1-year/2-year fruiting in Fagaceae and carry out investigations from multiple approaches such as experiments, computational analysis and fieldwork.

Favorite

Time for coffee and fieldwork with observing plants

Undergraduate

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Takenori Shagawa

I am curious about the mechanism and evolution of delayed fertilization in plants. In particular, I focus on the unique reproductive traits of 1-year/2-year fruiting in Fagaceae and carry out investigations from multiple approaches such as experiments, computational analysis and fieldwork.

Favorite

Time for coffee and fieldwork with observing plants

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Kouga Nakada

I'm interested in the mechanisms of rhythmic phenomena produced by living things. Currently, I'm researching behavioral rhythms through image analysis using machine learning. I would like to elucidate how behavioral rhythms such as circadian rhythms are generated.

Favorite

I like reading comics and eating.

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Kazuaki Harada
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Kenta Motoyashiki

I am interested in examining human disease from an evolutionary perspective. In particular, my research focuses on depression. I am looking at why the percentage of people prone to depression varies from country to country, and in what environments depression becomes adaptive.

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I enjoy playing drums and listening to rock music.

Other staff

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Academic Researcher(Co-researcher)(Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science, Biological Sciences, University of Auckland) Nobuto Takeuchi Link
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Assistant Professor, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University Motohide Seki Link
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Technical Assistant OTA Kayoko
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Technical Assistant Yuka Ikezaki

I study about the genomic homology (synteny) of Fagaceae. Especially, I focus on the flowering genes and the genes involved in BVOC synthesis.

Favorite

Cooking sweets, reading and writing short stories.

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Technical Assistant Michiko Suzuki
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Technical Assistant Rika Horiguchi
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Technical Assistant Yuriko Kudo
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Secretary Anna Mishima
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Secretary Ayaka Tanaka

I have been working as a secretary since April 2023. I will try my best to support our members. In my private life, I am raising 1 year old twin boys. They are very energetic!

Favorite

I enjoy cooking sweets and hiking.

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Professor Emeritus, Kyushu University Yoh Iwasa Link

I have conducted research using mathematical models to understand various fields of biology. The themes include life history adaptation, speciation, mate choice, sexual expression in marine organisms, morphological formation in development, cancer processes, biological rhythms, immune systems, and the emergence of cooperation in human society. I have often experienced that the same mathematical model provides insights across vastly different fields.

Favorite

I enjoy traveling both domestically and internationally, visiting museums, theaters, and concerts.