Scientific Program Committee - Takashi Gojobori

T. Gojobori Takashi Gojobori is a Vice-Director of National Institute of Genetics (NIG) and Professor at Center for Information Biology and DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ) in NIG, Mishima, Japan.  He has more than 370 publications in the peer-reviewed international journals on comparative and evolutionary genomics.  He has also contributed to the DDBJ/GenBank/EMBL database construction as well as the H-Invitational human gene database.  After finishing his Ph.D.(1979) at Kyushu University, Japan, he has been Research Associate and Research Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Houston for 4 years (1979-1983). He has also experienced a Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis (1985, 1986) and a Visiting Research Fellow at Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) in London (1989). 
He has received The Medal with Purple Ribbon from the Government of Japan in 2009.  He has been an Academician member of the Pontifical Academy of Science in Vatican (2007) and a Foreign Honorary Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2006) and as a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2006).  He has received the Salvatore Gold Medal from Italy (2004) and some of other Japanese awards.