Masaru Tomita

Masaru Tomita

Professor
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Graduate School of Media and Governance
Born1957
DegreesPh.D in Computer Science, Ph.D in Molecular Biology
Other Positions Currently HeldDirector, Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University
Short Biography1981 Keio University B.S. Mathematics  
1983 Carnegie Mellon University M.S. Computer Science
1985 Carnegie Mellon University Ph.D. Computer Science
1994 Kyoto University Ph.D Electrical Engineering
1998 Keio Univerisity Ph.D. Molecular Biology

1990 Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

AWARDS and PRIZES:

1988  Presidential Young Investigator's Award, National Science Foundation of USA
2002 IBM Japan Science Prize
2003 Shared University Research Award from IBM Corporation
2004 Minister of Science and Technology Policy Award
2007  The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education
2009 Fukuzawa Award
2016 Audi Innovation Award
2017 Lifetime Honorary Fellow of the International Society of Metabolomics
Areas of ExpertiseSystems Biology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology
AffiliationsThe Japanese Society of Bioinformatics (JSBi)
The Molecular Biology Society of Japan
The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI)
Selected Publications●“Metabolomic Profiling as a Possible Reverse Engineering Tool for Estimating Processing Conditions of Dry-Cured Hams.” Sugimoto, M., Obiya, S., Kaneko, M., Enomoto, A., Honma, M., Wakayama, M., Soga, T. and Tomita, M. J Agric Food Chem. 65(2):402-410 (2017)
●“Metabolomic profiling reveals novel biomarkers of alcohol intake and alcohol-induced liver injury in community-dwelling men” Harada, S., *Takebayashi, T., Kurihara, A., Akiyama, M., Suzuki, A., Hatakeyama, Y., Sugiyama, D., Kuwabara, K., Takeuchi, A., Okamura, T., Nishiwaki, Y., Tanaka, T., Hirayama, A., Sugimoto, M., Soga, T. and Tomita, M. Environ Health Prev Med 21(1):18-26 (2016)
●“Metabolomic profiling of sodium fluoride-induced cytotoxicity in an oral squamous cell carcinoma cell line” *Sakagami, H., Sugimoto, M., Tanaka, S., Onuma, H., Ota, S., Kaneko, M., Soga, T. and Tomita, M. Metabolomics 10:270-279(2014)
●“Physiological and environmental parameters associated with mass spectrometry-based salivary metabolomic profiles” *Sugimoto, M., Saruta, J., Matsuki, C., To, M., Onuma, H., Kaneko, M., Soga, T., M Tomita, M. and Tsukinoki, K. Metabolomics 9: 454-463(2013)
●“Metabolomic Profiling of Lung and Prostate Tumor Tissues by Capillary Electrophoresis Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometry” Kami, K., Fujimori, T., Sato, H., Sato, M., Yamamoto, H., Ohashi, Y., Sugiyama, N., Ishihama, Y., Onozuka, H., Kinoshita, T., Saito, N., Ochiai, A., *Esumi, H., Soga, T. and Tomita, M. Metabolomics 9(2) : 444-453(2013)
●“Commensal microbe-derived butyrate induces the Differentiation of colonic regulatory T cells” Furusawa, Y., Obata, Y., Fukuda, S., Endo, T., A., Nakato, G., Takahashi, D., Nakanishi, Y., Uetake, C., Kato, K., Kato, T., Takahashi, M., Fukuda, N., N., Murakami, S., Miyauchi, E., Hino, S., Atarashi, K., Onawa, S., Fujimura, Y., Lockett, T., Clarke, J., M., Topping, D., L., Tomita, M., Hori, S., Ohara, O., Morita, T., Koseki, H., Kikuchi, J., Honda, K., Hase, K. and Ohno, H. Nature 504:446-50(2013)
●“Systems Biology, Metabolomics, and Cancer Metabolism" Tomita, M. and Kami, K. Science 336(6084):990-1(2012)
●“Capillary electrophoresis mass spectrometry-based saliva metabolomics identified oral, breast and pancreatic cancer-specific profiles” Sugimoto, M., Wong, D. T., Hirayama, A., Soga, T. and Tomita, M. Metabolomics 6:78-95 (2009)
●“Multiple high throughput analyses monitor the response of E. coli to perturbations” Ishii, N., Nakahigashi, K., Baba, T., Robert, M., Soga, T., Kanai, A., Hirasawa, T., Naba, M., Hirai, K., Hoque, A., Yee, Ho, Pei., Kakazu, Y., Sugawara, K., Igarashi, S., Harada, S., Masuda, T., Sugiyama, N., Togashi, T., Hasegawa, M., Takai, T., Yugi, K., Arakawa, K., Iwata, N., Toya, Y., Nakayama, Y., Nishioka, T., Shimizu, K., Mori, H. and Tomita, M.; Science 316, 593-597 (2007)
● "Permuted tRNA Genes Expressed via a Circular RNA Intermediate in Cyanidioschyzon merolae" Soma, A., Onodera, A., Sugahara, J., Kanai, A., Yachie, N., Tomita, M., Kawamura, H. and Sekine, Y.; Science 318:5849, 450-453 (2007)
● "E-CELL: Software environment for whole cell simulation" Tomita, M., Hashimoto, K., Takahashi, K., Shimizu, T., Matsuzaki, Y., Miyoshi, F., Saito, K., Tanida, S., Yugi, K., Venter, J.C. and Hutchison, C.: Bioinformatics, 15:1, 72-84 (1999)
Message to StudentsScience is ultimate amusement.
Project Web Pagehttp://www.iab.keio.ac.jp/
Home Pagehttp://qreators.jp/qreator/tomitamasaru
Contact Informationcnambai@sfc.keio.ac.jp (Secretary, Ms. Namba) iota310 (ex: 51281)
TEL : +81-466-47-5099
NoteOn sabbatical leave during the fall semester, 2018 academic year