April 20, 2015

Kana Shimizufs CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Personal data

 

Name

Kana Shimizu

Gender

Female

Title

The Doctor of Engineering

Nationality

Japan

Linguistic skills

English, Japanese (mother tongue)

Affiliation

Biotechnology Research Institute for Drug Discovery, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

Postal address

2-4-7 Aomi Koto-ku Tokyo, zip-code: 135-0064

E-mail

shimizu-kana (at) aist.go.jp

Tel

+81-3-3599-8750

Fax

+81-3-3599-8081

 

 

Current Position

 

 

2013.3 - present

Senior Research Scientist (tenured), Biological Research Institute for Drug Discovery/Computational Biology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan

Previous work experience

2013.12 – 2015.4

Visiting Investigator, The Sloan-Kettering Institute at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

2009.4 – 2013.2

Research Scientist (tenured), Computational Biology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan

2009.4 - 2014.3


Visiting Associate Professor (additional post), Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

2006.11 - 2009.3


AIST Research Staff, Computational Biology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan

2006.1 - 2006.10


AIST Technical Staff, Computational Biology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan

2003.4 - 2005.12


Research Associate, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

2011.10 - 2013.3

 

Part-time lecturer (additional post), Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

2007.9 - 2009.3

Part-time lecturer (additional post), Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

 

 

Education

2006.10


Doctor of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

2003.4 - 2006.3


Doctoral course, Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

2001.4 - 2003.3


Master course, Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

1997.4 - 2001.3

Bachelor course, Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

 

 

Academic services

2011.7 - present


Member of the affiliates committee of International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), as a representative of Japanese Society for Bioinformatics

2012.4 - 2013.3

Audit of Japanese Society for Bioinformatics

2010.4 - 2012.3

Councilor of Japanese Society for Bioinformatics

2010.4 - 2012.3

Manager of Japanese Society for Bioinformatics

 

Awards, honors and competitions

 

2014

Best Demonstration Award at Computer Security Symposium 2014 in Japan with T. Teruya, K. Inamura, N. Attrapadung, K. Nuida, T. Matsuda, S. Nakagawa, G. Hanaoka.

2013

·         Best Demonstration Award at Computer Security Symposium 2013 in Japan with K. Nuida, T. Matsuda, S. Nakagawa, N. Yanai, G. Hanaoka.

·         Selected member of US-Japan Connections Symposium for Women Leaders in Science, Technology and Engineering and Mathematics, gCrossing Boundaries with Informaticsh from Basic Science to Social Infrastructure, The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

 

2012

Best Poster Award at Joint Conference on Informatics in Biology, Medicine and Pharmacology 2012 in Japan, with K. Tomii, J. Ito, Y. Tabei, K. Tsuda.

2009

Recommendation by Faculty of 1000 Biology, with H. Toh.

2006

Best method in disorder prediction category of the 7th Community Wide Experiment on the Critical Assessment of Techniques for Protein Structure Prediction (CASP7), with Hirose. S., Inoue, N., Kanai, S., Noguchi, T.



Research funding

 

2014.5 - 2017.3

(Principle Investigator: Kana Shimizu)
"Privacy-preserving genomic data analysis for personalized medicine", JST Strategic Japanese-Finnish Research Cooperative Program on gMedical Genomics with special attention to Bioinformaticsh  14,993,000 JPY

2014.4 - 2017.3

(Principle Investigator: Kana Shimizu)
"Developing a reference-free method for analyzing Giga-sequence data", JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research  3,380,000 JPY

2010.4 - 2012.3

(Principle Investigator: Kana Shimizu)
"Developing fast algorithm for analyzing Giga-sequence data", JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)  3,250,000 JPY

2002.4 - 2003.3

(Principle Investigator: Kana Shimizu)

"Developing databases for assisting genomic data analyses", IPA Exploratory Software Project  1,200,000 JPY