Associate Professor
Department of Bioscience and Bioinformatics
Kyushu Institute of Technology
九州工業大学 生命化学情報工学科 准教授

Kawazu 680-4, Iizuka, Fukuoka 820-8502, Japan
〒820-8502 福岡県飯塚市川津680-4
Phone: +81-948-29-7822
Fax: +81-948-29-7801
E-mail: takemoto[AT]bio.kyutech.ac.jp
Twitter: kztakemoto

Welcome

I aim for integrated understanding of bio-ecosystems from a viewpoint of network science, computational and integrative biology. In particular, I focus on metabolic networks. Living organisms are adapted to their environment by changing their metabolic networks, and they compose ecosystems via their metabolic networks. Metabolic networks are useful for the evaluation, design, and control of bio-ecosystems. I establish novel theoretical frameworks for analyzing bio-ecosystems using a large amount of biological and environmental data, and apply them to environmental and medical fields. In particular, I focus on the development of computational methods for reverse ecology and their applications.

ネットワーク科学と計算・統合生物学の視点から、生命システムや生態系の統合的な理解を目指しています。特に、代謝ネットワークに注目しています。生物は代謝システムを変化させることで環境に適応し、生態系を構成しています。そのため代謝ネットワークは、生命システムや生態系の評価、そして設計や制御において有用です。大量に得られるようになった生物・環境データを用いて生命システムや生態系を分析する新たな理論的枠組みを確立し、環境・医療分野に応用します。特に最近は、メタゲノムデータを用いて、生物群集の代謝機能、生物—環境相互作用、そして動態をシームレスに分析するための手法開発とその応用に注力しています。

What's New

  • New paper out. We comprehensively evaluated the validity of common co-occurrence network methods through realistic simulations and showed that co-occurrence network approaches may be insufficient in interpreting species interactions in microbiome studies. 2019/6/14
  • New paper out. Our network analysis of brain diffusion tensor images indicates that the brain regions related to neuroticism exist in various regions, and that the neuroticism trait is likely formed as a result of interactions among these regions. 2018/11/8
  • New paper out. Our global-scale network analysis indicates that mutualistic ecosystems that exist despite extensive environmental changes (human impact and warming velocity) exhibit higher network resilience. 2018/9/12
  • New paper out. Our global-scale analysis revealed how ocean environments contribute to predator–prey body-size relationships in marine food webs. 2018/7/18
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