Masahira Hattori received the M.S. degree in Chemistry from Gifu University and the Ph.D. degree from Osaka City University, Japan in 1974 and 1979, respectively. Dr. Hattori was a Researcher at Toagosei Chemical Co. Ltd., from 1979 to 1984, and also a Visiting Scientist from 1981 to 1984 at Kyushu University Faculty of Medicine. He was Assistant Professor at the Research Laboratory for Genetic Information, Kyushu University from 1984 to 1989 and also Research Associate working on regulation of acute phase protein genes at the Scripps Institute and the University of California, San Diego, Calif, USA from 1987 to 1989. He worked on human chromosomes 21, 11, and 18 as part of the International Human Genome Project from 1991 to 1998 as Associate Professor of the Human Genome Center at the Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo, and from 1998 to 2002 as Team Leader of the Genome Sequencing Team, Human Genome Research Group, RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center. From 2002 to 2006, he was Professor at the Kitasato Institute for Life Science, Kitasato University, working on genomics of bacteria and bioinformatics. Since 2006, Dr. Hattori is Professor at the Center for Omics and Bioinformatics, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo. Dr. Hattori was a Member of Advisory Board of the International Nucleotide Sequence Databases from 2000 to 2004. Since 2007, Dr. Hattori is an Editor of DNA Research. Dr. Hattori is a Member of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan, the Japanese Biochemical Society, and the Society of Genome Microbiology, Japan. Dr. Hattori´s research interests include genomics and metagenomics of human and environmental microbiomes as well as bioinformatics.
Biography Updated on 2 December 2010