TOYOSHIMA Yu


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TOYOSHIMA Yu

TOYOSHIMA Yu
Title Assistant Professor, Research Associate
Affiliation Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry (UG), Department of Biological Sciences (GR), Graduate School of Science
E-mail
Room 226, Faculty of Science Bldg.3, 2F
TEL +81-3-5841-4404 | 24404(ext.)


Research Field

Systems biology, bio-image informatics, neuroscience

Research Subject

Systems biology analysis of neuronal network that controls behavior of <i>C. elegans</i>

Current Research

I am studying about mechanisms of information processing in neuronal network of nematode, <i>Caenorhabditis elegans</i>. <i>C. elegans</i> shows chemotaxis to water-soluble chemoattractants, such as NaCl. They sense local environment of the chemicals and change their behavior depending on direction of chemical gradient. I measure neuronal activities of the nematode by live imaging under various stimulation conditions and make a mathematical model that can be reproduce the experimental data. I want to find mechanisms of neuronal information processing that convert environmental information to animal's behavior through systems biology analysis of the data and the model.

Keywords

Systems biology, neuronal information processing, live imaging, modelling and simulation, <i>Caenorhabditis elegans</i>.

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