Chromosome OS recruits new members for the first half period. To apply,
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  • 領域略称名:染色体OS
  • 領域番号:3703
  • 領域代表者:白髭 克彦(東京大学分子細胞生物学研究所)
  • 採用期間:2016年4月~2018年3月(2年間)
  • 募集人数:10名
  • 配分額:400万円/年

  • Title of Project: 染色体OS/Chromosome OS Research Project
  • Number: 3703
  • Representative: Prof. Katsuhiko SHIRAHIGE, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, The University of Tokyo
  • Period: April 1, 2016~March 31, 2018 (2 academic years)
  • Number of position available: 10
  • Budget allotment: 4,000,000 yen/year







What we expect from the applicants;

In this project, we will elucidate the overarching coordinating mechanism that enables a whole set of chromosomes to act as a single functional entity, in both space and time, a new concept that we term “chromosome orchestration system (OS).”

For this aim, we will investigate (i) the mechanisms that determine three-dimensional (3D) chromosome architecture; and (ii) the processes that integrate four-dimensional (4D, i.e., 3D plus time) information transmission.

Based on this project design, we set three application categories as follows:

<A01: Researches involved in 3D chromosome architecture>
We encourage applicants,
i) whose research can be synergistically developed by collaborating with the existing members’ projects.
ii) whose research is distinct and difficult to be approached by the existing members.

<A02: Researches involved in 4D chromosome behavior>
We encourage applicants,
i) who investigate the dynamics of 4D information in certain type of diseases.
ii) with an interest of developing a new method to analyze 4D information including 3D remodeling, simulation, high-speed data mining, etc.

<A03: Researches which connect A01 and A02>
This category is particularly designated for researches, which can ensure our “Chromosome OS” platform to make one of the most potent international databases. For instance, we favor researches that can find potential connections between experimental results and information from the database, or that validate predicted information provided by computational analyzes by experiments such as single-molecule analysis, or using super-resolution microscopy.


研究項目 応募上限額(単年度) 採択目安件数
A01:染色体3次元構築を行う3D構築 400万円 10件