Professor Yukinori Okada 

Yukinori Okada, M.D., PhD is the Professor of Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, and Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo, and the team leader of RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences. He received the M.D. and PhD from the University of Tokyo. His research theme is the elucidation of mechanism where genetic variants affect biological and clinical phenotype. His strengths is that he has multiple professional backgrounds as a rheumatologist, a statistician, and a bioinformatician. Through active collaborative partnerships among the researchers of human genetics, Prof. Okada has conducted large-scale genetic studies of a variety of human complex traits. His interests are now moving towards genomics and bioinformatics analysis generated by the latest omics technologies, such as single cell sequencing, and its application to novel drug discovery.

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