Prof. Yasushi Okazaki, M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor and Director of Diagnostics and Therapeutics of Intractable Disease / Intractable Disease Research Center in Juntendo University, School of Medicine in Japan. He also serves as a Team Leader at Laboratory for Comprehensive Genome Analysis, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Science in Japan. After obtaining his M.D. degree from Okayama University in 1986 and Ph.D., degree from Osaka University in 1995, he led the worldwide collaborative project, FANTOM as a Team Leader at RIKEN and published several Nature papers (Okazaki Y et al, Nature. 420:520-62, 2002).
Prof. Okazaki is now leading the part of genome analysis at several national projects, including mitochondrial disease cohort and hereditary colon cancer syndrome cohort.