Kenta Nakai, Ph.D

Professor of The Univ. Tokyo


Laboratory of Functional Analysis in silico
Human Genome Center
The Institute of Medical Science
The University of Tokyo
4-6-1 Shirokane-dai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8639, Japan
Tel: +81-3-5449-5131
Fax: +81-3-5449-5133
e-mail: knakai @

Also a professor of Dep. Computer Science, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo
Also a professor of Dep. Computational Biology and Medical Sciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo

Research Interests (Group Members)

Sequence Analysis in Molecular Biology
Bioinformatics in Genome Analysis

Some of our Databases/Softwares:
PSORT: prediction of protein localization sites in cells
DBTBS: a database of Bacillus subtilis promoters and transcription factors
DBTGR: a database of tunicate gene regulation
DBTSS: a database of human transcriptional start sites (collaboration with Dr. Sugano's lab)
DBTMEE: a database of transcriptome in mouse early embryos
Melina II: an improved tool for motif extraction from unaligned set of nucleotide sequences
OpenTein: an image database of stem cell-derived teratomas
OpenContami: a web-based application for detecting microbial contaminants in next-generation sequencing data

ItemLast updated
List of Publications (English)11 April, 2024
List of Publications (Japanese)4 July, 2010
Other Miscellaneous Publications (Japanese)2 May, 2011
Curriculum Vitae (Japanese)22 May, 2006
Slides (Japanese)18 June, 2008
Prospectus pages for Dept. Frontier Sci. (English / Japanese)4 August, 2008
h-index: 48 (ISI ResearcherID: B-7293-2009; 60 (google scholar) 11 April, 2024
ORCID ID: November 2016
Link to Scientist Library at BRH (Japanese) very old
Personal Fact Sheet30 August, 2010

Last update: April 11, 2024
knakai @