Current activities

Initiated research collaborations

Genome structure, function and dynamics
Sequencer established at KI

  • Prof. Katsuhiko Shirahige, BioNut/CMB/IQB, KI/UTokyo
  • Assoc. Prof. Ryuichiro Nakato, IQB, UTokyo
  • Assoc. Prof. Takashi Sutani, IQB, UTokyo
  • Dr. Toyonori Sakata, BioNut/CMB/IQB, KI/UTokyo
  • Dr. Yuri Nakagawa, BioNut/CMB/IQB,KI/UTokyo
  • Prof. Camilla Björkegren, BioNut/CMB, KI
  • Associate Professor Lena Ström, CMB, KI
  • Dr. Takaharu Kanno, CMB, KI
  • Assist. Prof. Kristian Jeppsson, BioNut/CMB/IQB, KI/UTokyo
  • Prof. Karl Ekwall, BioNut, KI
  • Prof. Carsten Daub, BioNut, KI

Single-cell, spatial characterization of cancer and immune cells during immune checkpoint blockade therapy

  • Prof. Taku Okazaki, IQB, UTokyo
  • Assist. Prof. Jean Hausser, CMB, KI

Chromatin structure

  • Prof. Hitoshi Kurumizaka, IQB, UTokyo
  • Assoc. Prof. Herwig Schüler, BioNut, KI

Genome Grammar

  • Prof.  Kenta Nakai, Institute of Medical Science, UTokyo
  • Dr. Simon Elsässer, MBB/Scilife, KI

Cohesin function in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

  • Prof. Utaka Suzuki, Graduate School of Frontier Science, UTokyo
  • Dr. Andreas Lennartsson, BioNut, KI

Single-cell, spatial characterization of tumor stroma in Glioblastoma multiforme

  • Associate Professor Christian Görtiz, CMB, KI
  • Prof. Utaka Suzuki, Graduate School of Frontier Science, UTokyo
  • Koichi Ichimura, Graduate School of Medicine, UTokyo
  • Dr Hirokazu Takami, Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Brain Tumor Translational Research National Cancer Center Research Institute, UTokyo

Integrated modelling of tissue section image and gene expression Spatial Transcriptomics breast cancer data

  • Professor Kenta Nakai, Institute of Medical Science, UTokyo
  • Dr Carsten Daub, BioNut, KI

Targeting transcriptional dis-organization: how topoisomerase and cohesin cooperate to control enhancer function

  • Professor Katsuhiko Shirahige, IQB, UTokyo
  • Associate Professor Laura Baranello, CMB, KI

The Stockholm-Tokyo Atherosclerosis Reverse Network Engineering Task  (STARNET) study

  • Professor Seitaro Nomura, Graduate School of Medicine, UTokyo
  • Professor Johan Björkgren, MedH, KI


A doctoral course in Bioinformatics analysis and visualization of medical genomics data which involved students and teachers from both universities was successfully completed in March 2023. The course was offered in hybrid format using digital platforms and a one-week onsite module at the University of Tokyo. Next opportunity to participate in this course is planned for spring 2024.


Contact persons

Carsten Daub

Katsuhiko Shirahige

Content reviewer:
Linda Lindell