The 2002 Kyoto Prize Workshops

From Genome Biology to Systems Biology

Leroy Edward Hood

/  Biologist

Advanced Technology

Biotechnology and Medical Technology


11 /12 Tue

13:00 - 17:30

Place: Kyoto International Conference Hall

Address:Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan



Welcome Yoshiyuki Sakaki
Opening Address Tasuku Honjo
Introduction of Laureate Yoshiyuki Sakaki
Laureate Lecture Leroy Edward Hood Laureate Laureates in Advanced Technology
“Systems Biology: Integrating Genomics, Proteomics, and Computation”
Lecture Takashi Ito [Professor, Division of Genome Biology, Cancer Research Institute, Kanazawa University]
“Protein Interactome Analysis: from Cataloguing to Functional Interpretation”
Lecture Yuji Kohara [Vice Director, Center for Genetic Resource Information, National Institute of Genetics]
“Towards Computer Simulation of the Nematode C. elegans Development”
Lecture Masaru Tomita
[Director, The Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University]
“E-CELL Project: Systems Biology and Cell Simulation”
Lecture Minoru Kanehisa [Director, Bioinformatics Center of the Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University]
“Representation and Computation of Cellular Functions”
Lecture Akinori Noma [Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University]
“Functional Simulation of Cardiac Muscle Cells: KYOTO-Model”
Lecture Shigeru Kondo [Team Leader, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN Institute]
“Stationary and Traveling Waves on the Skin of Animals”


Leroy Edward Hood


Dr. Hood conceived and realized the use of automated instruments in molecular biology and molecular genetics, fields which had hitherto depended primarily on the technical prowess of scientists. Through such innovations, he helped complete the mapping of the human genome, an extraordinary contribution to the advancement of life science and one that had been predicted to take nearly a century to accomplish.


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13:00-17:30, Tuesday, November 12, 2002
Kyoto International Conference Hall
Tasuku Honjo [(Chairman of the Kyoto Prize Screening Committee) Dean, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University] Yoshiyuki Sakaki [(Member of the Kyoto Prize Screening Committee) Professor, Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, and Project Director, Genome Science Center, RIKEN Institute] Moderator: Yoshiyuki Sakaki
Yoshiyuki Sakaki