Kei Yura serves as a Professor and the Director of the Center for Informational Biology at Ochanomizu University, Japan. After graduating from the Department of Applied Physics in Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, he changed his major and received the PhD in the Department of Biology at Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan in 1999. He started the academic carrier at Nagoya University as a research associate in the field of computational biology/evolutionary biology. Ever since, his basic interest is in the evolution of protein structures and function, more specifically in DNA/RNA-binding proteins, protein-protein interactions and protein-ligand interactions. From 2002 to 2007, he carried out the research on evolution and function of DNA/RNA repair proteins at the Computer Center of Japan Atomic Energy Institute. From 2008, he took the professorship in Ochanomizu University and spent his time both on graduate/undergraduate education and research. The current main research topic is comparative modelling of protein/DNA/RNA/ligand supramolecules and he would like to find a way to elucidate biological function of the molecules out of the structures.
Biography Updated on 7 March 2013