Yoichiro Kamatani, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Tokyo, Japan
Yoichiro KAMATANI, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo. He is also member of the steering committee of the BioBank Japan (BBJ).
Previously he was a team leader at RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences and in charge of statistical genetics analyses for BBJ. He conducted and co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles about the genome-wide association studies of large non-European genetic data set.
After that he joined Kyoto University and contributed to the construction of national registry for rare diseases called RADDAR-J. His main research interest is to identify similarities and differences of genetic susceptibility factors for diseases across different ancestries, and contribute to the development of equitable genomic medicine.