Talk Abstract

In this talk, I introduce our project “AI aptamer drug discovery”, where we aim to accelerate the period of drug discovery using artificial intelligence and RNA aptamers.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Michiaki Hamada graduated from the mathematical institute of Tohoku University in Mar 2002.  In Apr 2002, he joined to Fuji Research Institute corporation (FRIC) as a researcher.  While he was a researcher in FRIC, he joined “Functional RNA project” funded by NEDO.  He received his Ph.D. from Tokyo Institute of technology in Mar 2009.  Currently, he is a professor of Faculty of Science and Engineering at Waseda University and is the principal investigator of Bioinformatics Laboratory.  He is also a unit leader of Sequence Analysis Algorithm Research unit, Computational Bio Big-Data Open Innovation Laboratory (CBBD-OIL) at AIST in Japan.  Moreover, he is an invited professor at Nippon Medical University since 2017.  He has been a board member of Japanese Society of Bioinformatics (JSBi).  He received "The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology: The Young Scientists Prize" in 2017.  His interests include RNA informatics, drug discovery, and artificial intelligence.