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RIKEN Center for Computational Science HPC- and AI-driven Drug Development Platform Division

Director: Yasushi Okuno (Ph.D.)

Research Summary

Yasushi Okuno (Ph.D.)

Life science in the future cannot be fully advanced by practicing data science, simulation science, and experimental science independent of each other. Deep integration of these fields is essential in order to discover unexplored biological phenomena. This Division aims to develop novel methodologies to integrate AI, molecular simulation, and experimental sciences and establish an integrated platform for HPC- and AI-driven drug development. In doing so, we will explore the frontier of life science, drug development, and healthcare.

Main Research Fields

  • Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy

Related Research Fields

  • Informatics
  • Complex Systems
  • Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering


  • Creation of new life science by integrating simulation, AI, and experimental sciences
  • Development of novel types of drugs and treatments (from small molecules to large molecules; from basic to clinical applications)
  • Establishment of an integrated platform for HPC- and AI-driven life science
  • Practical application of drug development, healthcare, and life science

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Lab Members

Principal investigator

Yasushi Okuno

Core members

Teruki Honma
Deputy Division Director

Contact Information

7-1-26, Minatojima-minami-machi,
Chuo-ku, Kobe,Hyogo
650-0047, Japan
Email: yasushi.okuno [at] riken.jp