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  • Department of Biobank

    This department does work related to the biobank (system of systematic collection, storing, and parceling of biological specimens, such as blood and urine, health information, such as lifestyle, history of illnesses, and living environment, and gene analysis information, excluding personal information). With the advancement of gene analysis technologies, biobanks are becoming essential for uncovering illnesses and developing treatment methods. This department aims to contribute to resolving the health issues of the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and improve the health of the people in the region, and to establish a Tohoku University-initiated biobank that will make global contributions.

    Professor Associate Professor Senior Assistant Professor Assistant Professor
    Naoko Minegishi Masahiro Hiratsuka Ichiko Nishijima Noriko Ishida
    Naoto Ishii Riu Yamashita Takahiro Nobukuni Hisaaki Kudo
    Kichiya Suzuki     Takahiro Terakawa
    p_prof_minegishi Naoko Minegishi, Professor
    Department Chair
    Sector Director of Biobank and Databases
    Deputy Director of Center for the Child Cohort
    Group Leader of Biobank
    Biobank Life Science
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    Education and Professional Positions
    -Tohoku University, Ph.D. (Medicine), 1989
    -Tohoku University, Research Fellow (Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer), 1989
    -Tohoku University, Assistant Professor (Biochemistry), 1995
    -University of Tsukuba, Lecturer (Institute of Basic Medical Science), 1997, Associate Professor, 2001
    -Tohoku University Biomedical Engineering Research Organization, Associate Professor, 2004
    -Sendai University, Professor, 2008
    -Miyagi University, Professor, 2010
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Professor, 2012-
    Biobank Life Science (Graduate School of Medicine)
    Publications (Mendeley)
    p_prof_ishii_naoto Naoto Ishii, Professor
    Deputy Department Chair
    Microbiology and Immunology
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    Education and Professional Positions
    -Tohoku University, Ph.D., Medicine
    -Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Research Fellow
    -Tohoku University, Assistant Professor (Microbiology and Immunology)
    -Tohoku University, Associate Professor (Microbiology and Immunology)
    -Tohoku University, Professor, 2009-
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Professor, 2012-
    -Tohoku University School of Medical Sciences, Associate Dean, 2015-
    Awards
    -FY2003 Tohoku University Medical School Gold Medal
    Microbiology and Immunology (Graduate School of Medicine)
    Publications (Mendeley)
    Tohoku University Researchers information
    p_suzuki_kichiya Kichiya Suzuki, Professor
    Deputy Sector Director of Biobank and Databases
    Group Leader of Materials and Information Management
    Genetic Information Transfer
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    Specialty
    -Gene Regulation Mechanism in Male Reproductive Tract
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Yamagata University School of Medicine, M.D., 1992
    -Yamagata University Graduate School of Medicine, Ph.D., 1996
    -Yamagata Saisei Hospitals, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Resident, 1996
    -Yamagata Prefectural Hospitals, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Resident, 1997
    -Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Post-doctoral fellow, 1999
    -Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Research Assistant Professor, 2001
    -Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Urologic Surgery, Research Assistant Professor, 2003
    -Tohoku University Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Assistant Professor, 2005
    -Miyagi Cancer Center, Senior Scientist, 2010
    -Tohoku University Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lecturer, 2011
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Associate Professor, 2012
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Professor, 2017-
    p_hiratsuka Masahiro Hiratsuka, Associate Professor
    Biobank Life Science
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    Specialty
    -Pharmacogenomics, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, Drug Therapeutics
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Tohoku University, BSc, 1991
    -Tohoku University, Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences
    -Tohoku University, Graduate School of Medicine, Research Assistant
    -Tohoku University Hospital, Research Pharmacist
    -Tohoku Pharmaceutical University, Lecturer
    -Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, Guest Researcher
    -Tohoku University, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Associate Professor 2008-
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Associate Professor, 2012-
    Awards
    -The Japanese Society of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences Award for Divisional Scientific Contributions (2012)
    -7th Annual Clinical Pharmacology Research Award by Daiichi Sankyo's Japan Research Foundation (2014)
    -The 2016 Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Divisional Scientific Promotions (2016)
    Biobank Life Science (Graduate School of Medicine)
    Publications (Mendeley)
    Tohoku University Researchers information
    p_yamashita_riu Riu Yamashita, Associate Professor
    Biobank Life Science
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    Specialty
    -Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Toho University, BSc in Biology 1997
    -University of Tokyo, Researcher at the Department of Information Science
    -Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Ph.D. in Bioscience
    -University of Tokyo, Assistant professor at Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Science
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Associate professor, 2012-
    Biobank Life Science (Graduate School of Medicine)
    Biomedical Information Analysis (Graduate School of Information Sciences)
    Publications (Mendeley)
    p_Nishijima Ichiko Nishijima, Senior Assistant Professor
    Biobank Life Science
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    Specialty
    -Molecular Genetics, Neurobiology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -The University of Tokyo, Ph.D., Medicine
    -Baylor College of Medicine, Postdoctoral Associate (Molecular and Human Genetics)
    -The Ohio State University, Assistant Professor (Pediatrics)
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Senior Assistant Professor, 2013-
    Biobank Life Science (Graduate School of Medicine)
    Publications (Mendeley)
    p_lecturer_nobukuni Takahiro Nobukuni, Senior Assistant Professor  Top of page
    Specialty
    -Human Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Keio University, B.D. 1990
    -The University of Tokyo, Ph.D., Biological Chemistry
    -National Cancer Center, Research Resident
    -The University of Tokyo, Postdoctoral Fellow for Research (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
    -Friedrich Miescher Institute, Postdoctoral Fellow
    -University of Cincinnati Genome Research Institute, Postdoctoral Fellow
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Senior Assistant Professor, 2014-
    Biobank Life Science (Graduate School of Medicine)
     p_ishida Noriko Ishida, Assistant Professor
    Biobank Life Science
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    Specialty
    -Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -University of Tsukuba, BSc
    -Research Center of Nippon Roche, Researcher
    -Kyusyu University, Ph.D., Medicine
    -Kyusyu University, Research Scientist
    -Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Assistant Professor
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Assistant Professor, 2012-
    Biobank Life Science (Graduate School of Medicine)
    p_kudo Hisaaki Kudo, Assistant Professor
    Biobank Life Science
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    Specialty
    -Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Tokyo Institute of Technology, BSc 1997
    -Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ph.D. in Bioscience
    -Kansai Medical University, Postdoctoral Fellow
    -Helsinki University, Postdoctoral fellow
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Assistant Professor, 2012-
    Biobank Life Science (Graduate School of Medicine)
    Publications (Mendeley)
    p_terakawa Takahiro Terakawa, Assistant Professor
    Biobank Life Science
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    Specialty
    -Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Gakushuin University, B.S. 1996
    -The University of Tokyo, Ph.D., Analytical Biochemistry
    -Research Institute International Medical Center of Japan, Research fellow
    -Japan Health Sciences Foundation, Postdoctoral Fellow
    -Biotech companies, Associate Scientist
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Assistant Professor, 2014-
    Biobank Life Science (Graduate School of Medicine)