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​November 25, 2022

Professor Imoto received the NPB Distinguished Service Award and the 2022 J-League Distinguished Service Award for his past advice to the NPB and J-League on COVID-19 infection control.

​October20, 2022

The November issue of Experimental Medicine published a collection of commentary papers that I planned with Prof. Uematsu titled "Is Phage Therapy a Chief Card against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria?" with five papers; (1) Introduction (2) Metagenome analysis and next-generation phage therapy (3) Modified phage therapy (4) Development of gene-targeted CRISPR-Cas-loaded antimicrobial phage and (5) Practical application of phage therapy based on clinical trials. Please take a look.

​October3, 2022

Dr. Noriaki Sato has been appointed as an Assistant Professor of Division of Health Medical Intelligence.  

​September30, 2022

The AWS Genomics Roundtable "Using the Cloud for Next-Generation Genomic Medicine Based on Whole Genome Analysis" is now available.

​September12, 2022

The Hitachi Academic System Study Group, of which Prof. Imoto serves as vice president, is scheduled to hold its 47th meeting on Monday, September 26, at 1:30 p.m. The theme is "What Data Utilization Infrastructure is Necessary for Data Strategy? The meeting will be held online and there is no charge for participation. Please join us.

September 9, 2022

Contributed an article titled "Prospects for Stratified Medicine from Metagenomic Analysis" to "Autoimmune Diseases: Toward a New Era of Stratification" in the Experimental Medicine supplement issue. The article describes the development of novel therapies using information from the intestinal microbiota metagenome. Co-authored with Prof. Uematsu and Associate Prof. Fujimoto.

​August 23, 2022

The second story of "MARCO x Kao Special Conversations" with Mr. Fujii of Kao Corporation, entitled "Bringing the Results of the Tokyo Olympics to the Field of Professional Sports. Toward the Resumption of Social Activities" is now available.

​August 16, 2022

As part of the "Project for Promotion of Human Resource Development on Whole Genome Analysis of Cancer" commissioned by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, "Lectures on Genome Analysis of Cancer in Clinical Practice" will be held as in the previous year. Prof. Imoto is cooperating as the chairperson of the review committee. Associate Professor Katayama will also serve as a lecturer.

​April 22, 2022

A conversation with Kenkichi Fujii, General Manager of Kao Corporation's Research and Development Division, regarding cooperation in infection control measures for the Tokyo Olympics and other events, is now available.

December 23, 2021

A conversation between Dr. Kuniaki Miyake, Chief Medical Officer of DeNA and leader of the MHLW's coronary measures, and Prof. Imoto is now available on the DeNA website.

December 12, 2021

Associate Professor Yao-zhong Zhang will present a paper "On the application of BERT models for nanopore methylation detection" at IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine. This is deep learning development to identify structural variants from long read sequencing data.

December 10, 2021

A doctor course student, Yunjie Liu, presents his paper "Discovering microbe functionality in human disease with a gene-ontology-aware model" at the international conference Biological ontologies and knowledge bases (BiOK). This is a research on the development of metagenomic data analysis methods that are attracting attention around the world.

November 25, 2021

The full text of the discussion between Prof. Imoto and IBM CTO Morimoto at Day 4 of IBM Think Summit Japan (10/5-10/8) 
"Cutting-edge Technology for the Future" is now available. We are talking about future technologies in COVID-19, 
cancer genomic medicine, and gut microbiome research.

November 14, 2021

MARCO (MAss gathering Risk COntrol and Communication) (Representative: Seiya Imoto), a volunteer research group for risk control and communication in large-scale gatherings, received the 2021 Good Practice Award from the Society for Risk Analysis, Japan.

October 15, 2021

The website of the 2016 Survey of Working Styles of Doctors (Survey of 100,000 Doctors, Principal Investigator: Imoto) was suspended due to the end of the survey, but due to the application of work style reforms for doctors in 2024. Reopened. Please note that the URL has changed.

Ougust 10, 2021

Project Associate Professor Zhang has published a new deep learning model based on the deep segmentation model, UNet, for identifying single nucleotide level breakpoints of structural variants from nanopore sequencing data. The paper has been published in PLoS Computational Biology.

May 18, 2021

Japan COVID-19 Task Force, in which Professor Imoto participates, 
discovers a promising candidate for a factor contributing to the severity of new coronavirus infections 
in the Japanese population.

April 30, 2021

Our research paper, the first in the world to solve the mystery of fecal microbiota transplantation, was selected for the cover of Gastroenterology (Vol. 160, Issue 6), the premier journal of gastroenterology.

April 12-16, 2021

Prof. Imoto will give a talk at NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC). Title: "Exponential Evolution of Large-Scale Genomic Data Analysis Infrastructure Enabled by GPUs"

March 31, 2021

Prof. Imoto contributed to the March issue of the Journal of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine with an article titled "Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Clinical and Genomic Medicine".

March 26, 2021

We organized a symposium on data science of new coronavirus infections and cancer genomes. Please join us.

March 3, 2021

Prof. Imoto gave a presentation at Symposium Celebrating U-Tokyo x Google Partnership Toward "AI Symbiotic Future Society"

January 22, 2021

Prof. Imoto made a comment on infectious disease control in NHK news on January 22.

December 21, 2020

Professor Imoto received the J-League Awards "Chairman's Special Award" for his contribution to the fight against corona.

December 17, 2020

Professor Imoto received the NPB Awards "NPB Special Award" for his contribution to the fight against corona.

December 3, 2020

PLATINUM STREET TIMES, a public relations magazine of the Institute of Medical Sciences, is published. Our metagenome research is also introduced.

December 3, 2020

We contributed to Nutrition Reviews (Oxford University Press) under the title "Data science and precision health care".

November 28, 2020

Contributed an article "New Dimension Genomics for Next-Generation Genomic Medicine" to the November 2020 issue of Precision Medicine (front cover).


November 4, 2020

A research paper with Prof. Nakanishi was selected for the cover of Cell Metabolism (Vol.32, Issue 5) .


October 3, 2020

Prof. Imoto will give an educational talk at the 58th Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Healthcare Administration.


September 3, 2020

Our research of gut microbiome is introduced by NIKKEI Biotechnology.

August 29, 2020

Contribution a review "Towards AI-enhanced genomic medicine" on IGAKUNO AYUMI (Journal of Clinical and Experiemtal Medicne)

June 24, 2020

"The Road to Compilation of One Hundred and Fifty Years of History" on the occasion of the web publication of Centennial History of the University of Tokyo

June 5, 2020

The achievements of ICGC PanCancer were introduced in the official residence magazine (WE ARE TOMODACHI).

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