About HGC

History

1991
The Ministry of Education, Science, Sports, and Culture started the Human Genome Project and Human Genome Center (Laboratory of Genome Database) was established as its standard-bearer.
1992
Laboratory of Structure Genomics started. A prefabricated building of the center was completed.
1993
A super parallel computer system was introduced. Laboratory of DNA Information Analysis started.
1996
The MESSC human genome project proceeded from its first stage to the second stage. Laboratory of Molecular Medicine and Laboratory of Genome Technology started.
1997
The main building of Human Genome Center was completed. A supercomputer system for genome informatics was introduced.
2000
Laboratory of Sequence Analysis and Laboratory of Functional Analysis in silico started.
2003
The building of multidisciplinary research was completed.
2006
Department of Public Policy started.
2007
Division of Systems Biomedical Technology started.
2009
The supercomputer system "Shirokane1" was introduced.
2011
Division of Interactome Medical Sciences started.
2012
The supercomputer system "Shirokane2" was introduced.

Successive Directors

TenureName
Jul,1991 - Oct,1992 Mitsuaki Yoshida
Oct,1992 - Mar,1995 Yoshiyuki Sakaki
Apr,1995 - Jan,2011 Yusuke Nakamura
Feb,2011 - Mar,2014 Satoru Miyano (Acting Director)
Apr,2014 - Satoru Miyano

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