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Chief Scientist

MOCHIZUKI, Atsushi mochi[at]

Mathematical biology for biological phenomena in molecular and cellular level


Bachelor's degree in Science
Faculty of Science, Kyoto University
Masters degree in Science
Graduate School of Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, JAPAN
Ph. D. in Science
Dissertation: "Mathematical Study of Developmental Phenomena,"
Graduate School of Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, JAPAN



1998.4 - 1998.7
JSPS Fellow, Department of Biology, Kyushu University,
1998.8 - 2002.8
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Kyushu University,
2002.9 - 2008.6
Associate Professor, Division of Theoretical Biology, National Institute for Basic Biology,
2008.7 - Present
Chief Scientist, Theoretical Biology Laboratory, RIKEN,
2009.4 - Present
Professor, Department of Computational Intelligence and System Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology,


Reseach Interest

I have studied several different phenomena in biology using mathematical methods. My research topics include complex regulatory networks, pattern formations in development, evolution of gene regulation.
The present-day biology is aiming to research higher-order phenomena that are generated from complex networks of interactions between molecules, cells or organs. To solve these challenging problems, I adopt mathematical and computational methods to derive the essence of complex behavior of biology, and to decipher huge amounts of molecular information. My final coal is to establish a new bioscience that includes methods of mathematical or computational sciences, which are originally outside of classic biology.
Date of completed the form September/14/2010