CBRC Congratulates Dr. Takashi Gojobori, Distinguished Professor of Bioscience at KAUST and Acting director of the Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC) on being elected as a Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).
Since its founding in 1997, the ISCB has been a leading scholarly society for computational biology and bioinformatics, its members collectively having spent the past quarter century helping to advance the understanding of living systems through cutting-edge research.
The society plays a key role in promoting, representing and advocating for the field, using its influential voice in conversations with governments and key bodies responsible for scientific funding. From collating and distributing vital findings to supporting topical and regional communities of interest, the ISCB continues to help spearhead scientific progress by offering opportunities for professional development and leadership and providing a forum for networking and collaboration,
“Becoming a fellow of the ISCB is the highest recognition in the research field of computational biology,” said Gojobori. “I am incredibly honored. Computational biology isn’t simply about the exploration of biological phenomena; it also offers the power of prediction, which I find to be fascinating.”
Gojobori has helped to advance the field significantly in what has been an illustrious career to date.
After receiving his doctorate in theoretical population genetics from the Kyushu University in Japan in 1979, he joined the University of Texas Health Science Center as a research associate, and then as a research assistant professor. He went on to become vice-director and professor of the National Institute of Genetics (NIG) in Japan prior to joining KAUST.
Gojobori’s research interests include comparative genomics and gene expression of neural cells in sensory organs of various organisms, as well as the marine metagenomics of a diversity of microorganisms. Specifically, he aims to elucidate the evolutionary origin of the neural network and its application to synthetic biology for developments of bioenergy.
“When I was a PhD student, I realized how fascinating scientific exploration is,” Gojobori said. “Being in a position to discover facts of interest and significance earlier than anyone else in the world truly appeals to me.”
On behalf of CBRC, We congratulate Professor Takashi on his recognition. You are truly an outstanding computational biologist and a dedicated ambassador of science.
Transcripts of this article has been taken from the KAUST news section. Read more here.