Department of Applied mathematics and theoretical physics
University of Cambridge, Wilberforce Road Cambridge, CB3 0WA, UK
Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EG, UK
Kojiro Yano, M.D., Ph.D.
Fellow in Systems Biology
email : ky231 -at- cam.ac.uk
What is systems biology?
Systems biology discovers, investigates
and manipulate complex biological systems.
Systems biology is characterised by
- High-throughput data aquisition (e.g. microarrays) and computationally intensitve data analysis.
- Databases and mathematical theories (statistics and non-linear dynamics in particular).
- Modification of biological systems for biotech and medical applications
Experimental and computational approaches are combined in our lab to investigate neurons and intracellular signal tranduction pathways
Our main interests are
For more information, please have a look at
Gene expression profiles in
Signal transduction pathways in neural
Computational models of calcium
Yano, K., Petersen, O.H. and Tepikin, A.V. (2004). Dual sensitivity of
sarcoplasmic/endoplasmic Ca2+-ATPase to cytosolic and endoplasmic
reticulum Ca2+ as a mechanism of modulating cytosolic Ca2+
oscillations. Biochem J
. 383 (Pt 2):353-60.
Yano, K., Subkhankulova, T., Livesey, F.J. and Robinson, H.P. (2006)
Electrophysiological and gene expression profiling of neuronal cell
types in mammalian neocortex. Journal of Physiology
. 575 (Pt 2):361-5. link
- Students with any backgrounds, including engineering,
computer science or psychology, are encouraged to join. Please
contact me for informal inquiries.
- I am particularly keen on inviting students from developing
countries. I would be more than happy to help you obtain studentships
(summer project or master course) from funding bodies in U.K. or in
Other academic activities