Minami Matsui was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1958. He received the Ph.D. degree on Biophysics from the Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1986. Minami Matsui joined Molecular Biology Division of Institute of Gerontology at Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan and engaged in cancer-related genes of human. From 1995 he worked in RIKEN as a deputy leader of Frontier research program at RIKEN Wako campus and engaged in research on photomorphogenesis. From 1999 he took care of a plant functional genomics team of Genomics Sciences Center at RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Yokohama, Japan. He generated several types of Arabidopsis mutants for the functional genome analyses. From 2006 he continues his research as a group director in Plant Functional Genomics Group of RIKEN Plant Science Center at Yokohama campus. He is mainly focusing on plant photomorphogenesis through the control of cell division. He is mainly interested in plant functional genomics.
Biography Updated on 19 January 2009