Human Genetics is a field focusing on the diversity of the human genome, and can include studies into the molecular mechanisms of genetics, evolutionary history of homo sapiens, cancer genome, as well as susceptibility genes for common and rare diseases. The findings of such genetic studies have proven useful in many applications, from supporting clinical diagnosis of diseases to drug development and therapy. Recent advancements in genomic analyses have allowed us to obtain enormous amounts of genetic and transcriptomic data. Such data will continue to grow in size and utilization in society, reflecting the increasing importance of the field of human genetics.
Our department dives headlong into analyses of genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic data to evaluate diversity in the human genome, as well as identifying variants and elucidating their functional importance and potential therapeutic applications. Our approach is holistic, focusing not only on data analysis, but also on practical experiments to reach our goal of uncovering new knowledge.
|2022.09.01||Dr. Motoko Unoki has joined our lab as an associate professor.|
|2022.09.01||An article by a Ph.D. student, Mr. Leo Gochi, has been published in Hum Genet. We comprehensively analyzed microsatellite polymorphisms of approximately 1,000 individuals.
|2022.08.2||An article by Mr. Hiroki Kiyose, a Ph.D. student, has been published in PLoS Genet. We developed software to analyze cDNA sequencing data by long-read sequencing and analyzed transcriptional aberrations in hepatocellular carcinoma.
|2022.06.15||An article by Ph.D. student Dr. Yusuke Sano (Department of Ophthalmology, Kyushu University) has been published in J Med Genet. Using long read sequencing, we discovered structural abnormalities that cause retinitis pigmentosa.
|2022.03.25||Mr. Yuya Nagura, a 4th grade undergraduate student, received the departmental award.||2021.10.18||Ph.D. student, Mr. Hiroki Kiyose was selected as a semi-finalist for the ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award.||2020.05.01||The labo's website has been renewed.|