News & Media


November 30, 2009

The 23rd Japan IBM Science Prize Awarded to Dr. Hiroki R. Ueda, RIKEN CDB Project Leader

The 23rd Japan IBM Science Prize in Computer Science was presented to Dr. Hiroki R. Ueda for his work in systems biology based on large-scale biological information analysis. Dr. Ueda is a Project Leader in the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB). There were four projects and four prize recipients announced this year. The recipients gave presentations on their individual research at the award ceremony held on November 27 at IBM Japan headquarters.

IBM press release website (in Japanese only)

Brief Resume


Ph. D., Department of Pharmacology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo
M. D., Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo

Research Experience

April 2003-Present
Laboratory for Systems Biology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN. Laboratory Head
October 2004-Present
Functional Genomics Unit, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN. Unit Leader
April 2005-Present
Tokushima University, Visiting Professor
April 2006-Present
Osaka University, Invited Professor
April 2005-March 2006
Tohoku University, Visiting Professor
April 2002-March 2004
Systems Biology Group, NEDO project, Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Group Leader
April 2001-March 2002
Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.: Postdoctoral Fellow
June 2001-July 2002
2001 Complex Systems Summer Schools at Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico, USA.
April 2000-March 2001
Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.: Researcher
April 1999-March 2000
ERATO Kitano Symbiotic Project: Research Assistant
April 1999-March 2000
Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.: Technical Staff
April 1998-March 1999
Sony Computer Science Laboratories: Research Assistant
April 1997-March 1998
Lab. of Developmental Biology (Masami Horikoshi Lab), Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, University of Tokyo: Student Trainee


5th Young Investigator Promotion Awards (Japanese Society for Chronobiology)
Young Scientist' Prize (Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
Genome Technology "Tomorrow's PI Award"
Tokyo Techno-Forum 21, Gold medal
Japan Innovator Award, (Nikkei Business Publications Inc.,)
Sleep Research Society / SRBR Joint Meeting Travel Award
Japanese Drosophila Research Conference / Moriwaki-Daigoro, Atamasukkiri Award
Image of Hiroki Ueda