Department of Computational Biology

Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo

Asai Laboratory

東京大学 大学院 新領域創成科学研究



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 浅井研究室は、バイオインフォマティクスの "ドライ "な研究室です。生物データの情報解析、数理モデルの適用、アルゴリズムや計算機ツールの開発などに取り組んでいます。 私たちが主に解析するのは、DNA/RNAの配列とその構造、相互作用、機能などです。 RNAについては、二次構造解析、相互作用予測、RNA-seqデータ解析などの情報解析に重点を置いています。また、RNAの翻訳や修飾を伴うRNAにも強い関心を持っています。同時に、様々な用途のための生物学的配列の設計にも関心があります。




Who we are

Asai laboratory is a "dry" laboratory of Bioinformatics. We are working on information analysis of biological data, applying mathematical models and developing computational tools as well as algorithms.  We mainly analyze DNA/RNA sequences and their structures, interactions and functions.  We put emphasis on RNA informatics including secondary structural analysis, predicting interactions, RNA-seq data analyses. We have strong interest in translation of RNAs and RNAs with modifications. We also interested in design of biological sequences for various applications. 

We love to develop original software based on mathematical models. Our favorite methods are stochastic models and machine learning. We do use software of others, but we don't want to use blackbox software without recognizing the algorithms and the theory behind the software.

Computational biology attempts to approach the essence of life phenomena using informatics. In the future, we believe that it is necessary not only to expand the scope and methods of research, but also to conduct research based on a new problem consciousness that is not bound by the conventional framework of informatics and biology. We hope that many young people will participate in the construction of a new academic discipline.

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