Centers & Labs

RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies

Genome Information Analysis Team

Team Leader: Piero Carninci (Ph.D.)
Piero  Carninci(Ph.D.)

How can we discriminate healthy and disease status in our body? We will study transcriptional networks and develop innovative analysis technologies based on next generation sequencing data to clarify differences between normal and disease cells, such as cancer. The team will also develop methods to identify biomarkers for early detection of disease, and applications to use genomics data to broadly understand biological function.

Related Research Fields

Biology & Biochemistry / Molecular Biology & Genetics

Research Subjects

  • Mammalian transcriptional networks
  • Transcriptome
  • Bioinformatics

Selected Publications

  1. Rackham OJ, Firas J, Fang H, Oates ME, Holmes ML, Knaupp AS; FANTOM Consortium, Suzuki H, Nefzger CM, Daub CO, Shin JW, Petretto E, Forrest AR, Hayashizaki Y, Polo JM, Gough J.:
    "A predictive computational framework for direct reprogramming between human cell types."
    Nat Genet. 2016 Jan 18. doi: 10.1038/ng.3487. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Kaczkowski B, Tanaka Y, Kawaji H, Sandelin A, Andersson R, Itoh M, Lassmann T, Hayashizaki Y, Carninci P, Forrest AR; FANTOM5 consortium.:
    "Transcriptome Analysis of Recurrently Deregulated Genes across Multiple Cancers Identifies New Pan-Cancer Biomarkers."
    Cancer Res. 2016 Jan 15;76(2):216-26. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-15-0484. Epub 2015 Nov 9.
  3. Lennartsson A, Arner E, Fagiolini M, Saxena A, Andersson R, Takahashi H, Noro Y, Sng J, Sandelin A, Hensch TK, Carninci P.:
    "Remodeling of retrotransposon elements during epigenetic induction of adult visual cortical plasticity by HDAC inhibitors."
    Epigenetics Chromatin. 2015 Dec 14;8:55. doi: 10.1186/s13072-015-0043-3. eCollection 2015.
  4. Ramilowski JA, Goldberg T, Harshbarger J, Kloppman E, Lizio M, Satagopam VP, Itoh M, Kawaji H, Carninci P, Rost B, Forrest AR.:
    "A draft network of ligand-receptor-mediated multicellular signalling in human."
    Nat Commun. 2015 Jul 22;6:7866. doi: 10.1038/ncomms8866.
  5. Arner E, Daub CO, Vitting-Seerup K, Andersson R, Lilje B, Drabløs F, Lennartsson A, Rönnerblad M, Hrydziuszko O, Vitezic M, Freeman TC, Alhendi AM, Arner P, Axton R, Baillie JK, Beckhouse A, Bodega B, Briggs J, Brombacher F, Davis M, Detmar M, Ehrlund A, Endoh M, Eslami A, Fagiolini M, Fairbairn L, Faulkner GJ, Ferrai C, Fisher ME, Forrester L, Goldowitz D, Guler R, Ha T, Hara M, Herlyn M, Ikawa T, Kai C, Kawamoto H, Khachigian LM, Klinken SP, Kojima S, Koseki H, Klein S, Mejhert N, Miyaguchi K, Mizuno Y, Morimoto M, Morris KJ, Mummery C, Nakachi Y, Ogishima S, Okada-Hatakeyama M, Okazaki Y, Orlando V, Ovchinnikov D, Passier R, Patrikakis M, Pombo A, Qin XY, Roy S, Sato H, Savvi S, Saxena A, Schwegmann A, Sugiyama D, Swoboda R, Tanaka H, Tomoiu A, Winteringham LN, Wolvetang E, Yanagi-Mizuochi C, Yoneda M, Zabierowski S, Zhang P, Abugessaisa I, Bertin N, Diehl AD, Fukuda S, Furuno M, Harshbarger J, Hasegawa A, Hori F, Ishikawa-Kato S, Ishizu Y, Itoh M, Kawashima T, Kojima M, Kondo N, Lizio M, Meehan TF, Mungall CJ, Murata M, Nishiyori-Sueki H, Sahin S, Nagao-Sato S, Severin J, de Hoon MJ, Kawai J, Kasukawa T, Lassmann T, Suzuki H, Kawaji H, Summers KM, Wells C; FANTOM Consortium, Hume DA, Forrest AR, Sandelin A, Carninci P, Hayashizaki Y.:
    "Transcribed enhancers lead waves of coordinated transcription in transitioning mammalian cells."
    Science. 2015 Feb 27;347(6225):1010-4. doi: 10.1126/science.1259418. Epub 2015 Feb 12.
  6. Motakis E, Guhl S, Ishizu Y, Itoh M, Kawaji H, de Hoon M, Lassmann T, Carninci P, Hayashizaki Y, Zuberbier T, Forrest AR, Babina M; FANTOM consortium.:
    "Redefinition of the human mast cell transcriptome by deep-CAGE sequencing."
    Blood. 2014 Apr 24;123(17):e58-67. doi: 10.1182/blood-2013-02-483792. Epub 2014 Mar 26.
  7. Forrest AR, Kawaji H, Rehli M, Baillie JK, de Hoon MJ, Haberle V, Lassmann T, Kulakovskiy IV, Lizio M, Itoh M, Andersson R, Mungall CJ, Meehan TF, Schmeier S, Bertin N, Jørgensen M, Dimont E, Arner E, Schmidl C, Schaefer U, Medvedeva YA, Plessy C, Vitezic M, Severin J, Semple C, Ishizu Y, Young RS, Francescatto M, Alam I, Albanese D, Altschuler GM, Arakawa T, Archer JA, Arner P, Babina M, Rennie S, Balwierz PJ, Beckhouse AG, Pradhan-Bhatt S, Blake JA, Blumenthal A, Bodega B, Bonetti A, Briggs J, Brombacher F, Burroughs AM, Califano A, Cannistraci CV, Carbajo D, Chen Y, Chierici M, Ciani Y, Clevers HC, Dalla E, Davis CA, Detmar M, Diehl AD, Dohi T, Drabløs F, Edge AS, Edinger M, Ekwall K, Endoh M, Enomoto H, Fagiolini M, Fairbairn L, Fang H, Farach-Carson MC, Faulkner GJ, Favorov AV, Fisher ME, Frith MC, Fujita R, Fukuda S, Furlanello C, Furino M, Furusawa J, Geijtenbeek TB, Gibson AP, Gingeras T, Goldowitz D, Gough J, Guhl S, Guler R, Gustincich S, Ha TJ, Hamaguchi M, Hara M, Harbers M, Harshbarger J, Hasegawa A, Hasegawa Y, Hashimoto T, Herlyn M, Hitchens KJ, Ho Sui SJ, Hofmann OM, Hoof I, Hori F, Huminiecki L, Iida K, Ikawa T, Jankovic BR, Jia H, Joshi A, Jurman G, Kaczkowski B, Kai C, Kaida K, Kaiho A, Kajiyama K, Kanamori-Katayama M, Kasianov AS, Kasukawa T, Katayama S, Kato S, Kawaguchi S, Kawamoto H, Kawamura YI, Kawashima T, Kempfle JS, Kenna TJ, Kere J, Khachigian LM, Kitamura T, Klinken SP, Knox AJ, Kojima M, Kojima S, Kondo N, Koseki H, Koyasu S, Krampitz S, Kubosaki A, Kwon AT, Laros JF, Lee W, Lennartsson A, Li K, Lilje B, Lipovich L, Mackay-Sim A, Manabe R, Mar JC, Marchand B, Mathelier A, Mejhert N, Meynert A, Mizuno Y, de Lima Morais DA, Morikawa H, Morimoto M, Moro K, Motakis E, Motohashi H, Mummery CL, Murata M, Nagao-Sato S, Nakachi Y, Nakahara F, Nakamura T, Nakamura Y, Nakazato K, van Nimwegen E, Ninomiya N, Nishiyori H, Noma S, Noma S, Noazaki T, Ogishima S, Ohkura N, Ohimiya H, Ohno H, Ohshima M, Okada-Hatakeyama M, Okazaki Y, Orlando V, Ovchinnikov DA, Pain A, Passier R, Patrikakis M, Persson H, Piazza S, Prendergast JG, Rackham OJ, Ramilowski JA, Rashid M, Ravasi T, Rizzu P, Roncador M, Roy S, Rye MB, Saijyo E, Sajantila A, Saka A, Sakaguchi S, Sakai M, Sato H, Savvi S, Saxena A, Schneider C, Schultes EA, Schulze-Tanzil GG, Schwegmann A, Sengstag T, Sheng G, Shimoji H, Shimoni Y, Shin JW, Simon C, Sugiyama D, Sugiyama T, Suzuki M, Suzuki N, Swoboda RK, 't Hoen PA, Tagami M, Takahashi N, Takai J, Tanaka H, Tatsukawa H, Tatum Z, Thompson M, Toyodo H, Toyoda T, Valen E, van de Wetering M, van den Berg LM, Verado R, Vijayan D, Vorontsov IE, Wasserman WW, Watanabe S, Wells CA, Winteringham LN, Wolvetang E, Wood EJ, Yamaguchi Y, Yamamoto M, Yoneda M, Yonekura Y, Yoshida S, Zabierowski SE, Zhang PG, Zhao X, Zucchelli S, Summers KM, Suzuki H, Daub CO, Kawai J, Heutink P, Hide W, Freeman TC, Lenhard B, Bajic VB, Taylor MS, Makeev VJ, Sandelin A, Hume DA, Carninci P, Hayashizaki Y.:
    "A promoter-level mammalian expression atlas."
    Nature. 2014 Mar 27;507(7493):462-70. doi: 10.1038/nature13182.
  8. Severin J, Lizio M, Harshbarger J, Kawaji H, Daub CO, Hayashizaki Y; FANTOM Consortium, Bertin N, Forrest AR.:
    "Interactive visualization and analysis of large-scale sequencing datasets using ZENBU."
    Nat Biotechnol. 2014 Mar;32(3):217-9.
  9. Forrest AR, Kanamori-Katayama M, Tomaru Y, Lassmann T, Ninomiya N, Takahashi Y, de Hoon MJ, Kubosaki A, Kaiho A, Suzuki M, Yasuda J, Kawai J, Hayashizaki Y, Hume DA, Suzuki H.:
    "Induction of microRNAs, mir-155, mir-222, mir-424 and mir-503, promotes monocytic differentiation through combinatorial regulation."
    Leukemia. 2010 Feb;24(2):460-6.
  10. FANTOM Consortium, Suzuki H, Forrest AR, van Nimwegen E, Daub CO, Balwierz PJ, Irvine KM, Lassmann T, Ravasi T, Hasegawa Y, de Hoon MJ, Katayama S, Schroder K, Carninci P, Tomaru Y, Kanamori-Katayama M, Kubosaki A, Akalin A, Ando Y, Arner E, Asada M, Asahara H, Bailey T, Bajic VB, Bauer D, Beckhouse AG, Bertin N, Björkegren J, Brombacher F, Bulger E, Chalk AM, Chiba J, Cloonan N, Dawe A, Dostie J, Engström PG, Essack M, Faulkner GJ, Fink JL, Fredman D, Fujimori K, Furuno M, Gojobori T, Gough J, Grimmond SM, Gustafsson M, Hashimoto M, Hashimoto T, Hatakeyama M, Heinzel S, Hide W, Hofmann O, Hörnquist M, Huminiecki L, Ikeo K, Imamoto N, Inoue S, Inoue Y, Ishihara R, Iwayanagi T, Jacobsen A, Kaur M, Kawaji H, Kerr MC, Kimura R, Kimura S, Kimura Y, Kitano H, Koga H, Kojima T, Kondo S, Konno T, Krogh A, Kruger A, Kumar A, Lenhard B, Lennartsson A, Lindow M, Lizio M, Macpherson C, Maeda N, Maher CA, Maqungo M, Mar J, Matigian NA, Matsuda H, Mattick JS, Meier S, Miyamoto S, Miyamoto-Sato E, Nakabayashi K, Nakachi Y, Nakano M, Nygaard S, Okayama T, Okazaki Y, Okuda-Yabukami H, Orlando V, Otomo J, Pachkov M, Petrovsky N, Plessy C, Quackenbush J, Radovanovic A, Rehli M, Saito R, Sandelin A, Schmeier S, Schönbach C, Schwartz AS, Semple CA, Sera M, Severin J, Shirahige K, Simons C, St Laurent G, Suzuki M, Suzuki T, Sweet MJ, Taft RJ, Takeda S, Takenaka Y, Tan K, Taylor MS, Teasdale RD, Tegnér J, Teichmann S, Valen E, Wahlestedt C, Waki K, Waterhouse A, Wells CA, Winther O, Wu L, Yamaguchi K, Yanagawa H, Yasuda J, Zavolan M, Hume DA; Riken Omics Science Center, Arakawa T, Fukuda S, Imamura K, Kai C, Kaiho A, Kawashima T, Kawazu C, Kitazume Y, Kojima M, Miura H, Murakami K, Murata M, Ninomiya N, Nishiyori H, Noma S, Ogawa C, Sano T, Simon C, Tagami M, Takahashi Y, Kawai J, Hayashizaki Y.:
    "The transcriptional network that controls growth arrest and differentiation in a human myeloid leukemia cell line."
    Nat Genet. 2009 May;41(5):553-62.

Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Piero Carninci
Team Leader

Core Members

Erik Arner
Senior Scientist
Hideya Kawaji
Senior Scientist
Jessica Severin
Senior Technical Scientist
Jordan Aleksander Ramilowski
Research Scientist
Efthymios Motakis
Research Scientist
Chung Chau Hon
Research Scientist
Jayson Harshbarger
Technical Scientist
Bogumil Kaczkowski
Foreign Postdoctoral Researcher
Marina Lizio
Research Associate
Alistair Raymond Russell Forrest
Senior Visiting Scientist