Professor Masafumi Muratani is an expert in genomics analysis technologies, in particular for ‘limited’ or ‘highly important’ research samples. In combination with bioinformatics, he applies developed technologies to Space-omics studies in collaboration with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) project researchers.
The genomics analysis technoloigies are also applied to clinical studies within the University of Tsukuba Hospital and the Human Tissue Biobank, to advance efforts in Cancer and disease research and treatment. Professor Muratani also initiated genomics analysis services which support academic-industry collaborations with Tsukuba i-Laboratory. Additionally, he has developed systems and laboratories for training high precision LabDroids, and developing databases, from actual experimental designs and sample processing of genomics analysis platform users.
Professor Muratani completed undergraduate study in the College of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba in 2000, before obtaining his Ph.D. in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA, in 2005. He worked as a postdoc in Cancer Research UK London Research Institute with support from JSPS and HSFP, then moved to Genome Institute of Singapore. He returned to Tsukuba in 2014 as Associate Professor in Laboratory of Genome Biology, and was subsequently promoted to Professor in 2019.
Since 2018, he has served LSI Medience Corporation as a Senior Research Fellow through Cross-Appointment System of University of Tsukuba and is also a Scientific Advisor in Robotic Biology Institute Inc., since 2018. He was appointed as a Visiting Professor in Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia in 2020. Professor Muratani’s also teaches Bioinformatics Workshops in Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia.
Professor Masafumi Muratani brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Transborder Medical Research Center through the advanced genomics technologies and analysis he offers.