The 2013 Kyoto Prize Workshops

From Molecular Population Genetics to Comparative Genomics

Masatoshi Nei

/  Evolutionary Biologist

Basic Sciences

Biological Sciences(Evolution, Behavior, Ecology, Environment)


11 /12 Tue

13:00 - 16:50

Place: Kyoto International Conference Center

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



Opening Address Yoh Iwasa
Introduction of Laureate Takashi Gojobori (Member, Kyoto Prize Committee; Project Professor, National Institute of Genetics)
Laureate’s Lecture Masatoshi Nei (the Laureate in Basic Sciences)
“Darwinism and a New Theory of Mutation-driven Evolution”
Lecture Naruya Saitou (Professor, National Institute of Genetics)
“Human Evolution and Origin of Japonesian”
Lecture Yoko Satta (Member, Kyoto Prize Selection Committee; Professor, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies)
“The Polymorphism and Evolutionary Rate of MHC Genes and the Maintenance Mechanism”
Lecture Koichiro Tamura (Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University)
“Bioinformatics in Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis”
Lecture Mitsuyasu Hasebe (Member, Kyoto Prize Committee; Professor, National Institute for Basic Biology, National Institutes of Natural Sciences)
“Evolution of Genome, Body Plan, and Carnivory in Land Plants”


Masatoshi Nei

Evolutionary Biologist

Dr. Masatoshi Nei made it possible to discuss evolutionary divergence, genetic diversity, and the mode of selection on genes in a quantitative manner by devising diverse statistical methods such as Nei’s genetic distance, and applying them to molecular data. Using these methods, Dr. Nei’s research has yielded important contributions to molecular evolutionary biology, as well as many other academic disciplines including ecology and conservation biology.


Related information

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Kyoto International Conference Center
Coordinator and Moderator
Yoh Iwasa (Chairman, Kyoto Prize Committee; Professor, Kyushu University)
Organized by Inamori Foundation
Supported by Kyoto Prefectural Government, Kyoto City Government, NHK
With the cooperation of Japanese Society for Bioinformatics, Japanese Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, The Anthropological Society of Nippon, The Botanical Society of Japan, The Ecological Society of Japan, The Genetics Society of Japan, The Japan Society of Human Genetics, The Society of Evolutionary Studies, The Society of Population Ecology, The Society for the Study of Species Biology