Minoru KanehisaProfessor, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University
Technical Director, Pathway Solutions Inc
President, NPO Bioinformatics Japan
After receiving D.Sc. in physics from the University of Tokyo in 1976, Minoru Kanehisa worked in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Los Alamos National Laboratory where he was one of the cofounders of GenBank, and the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Since 1987 he is Professor in the Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, and since April 2001 he is Director of the newly established Bioinformatics Center of Kyoto University. He has also been professor at the Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo (1991-1995 and 2002-2012). Other activities include: concurrent professorship in Kyoto University Graduate Schools of Biological Sciences (1987-2012) and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2003-2012), visiting professorship in National Institute for Basic Biology in Okazaki (1999-2001), Institute for Advanced Biosciences of Keio University (2001-2003), and the Boston University Bioinformatics Program (2005-present), presidents of the Japanese Society for Bioinformatics (1999-2003) and NPO Bioinformatics Japan (2009-present), principal investigator of the KEGG database project (1995-present), and many more (see Projects Archive).