Professor: Shinji TAKADA, Ph.D.
E-mail: stakada[at]
Specially Appointed Assistant Professor: Kagayaki KATO, Ph.D.
E-mail: kkat[at]
Specially Appointed Assistant Professor: Yusaku OHTA, Ph.D.
E-mail: yohta[at]



Modern microscopic techniques used in the biological field yield large amounts of imaging data that generally include multiple dimensions, such as depth and temporal axes. Thus, they can be difficult to interpret with the naked eye. In addition, these biological specimens take various shapes and are often changing.
To overcome this and extract biological descriptions from them, we are developing specialized algorithms for extracting image features out of multi-dimensional biological images. We will also apply these to processing large amounts of imaging data for further analysis by building an image processing pipeline.



・Nishimura R, Kato K, Fujiwara S, Ohashi K, Mizuno K. Solo and Keratin Filaments Regulate Epithelial Tubule Morphology, Cell Struct Funct, 2;43(1):95-105. (2018)

・Kato K, Dong B, Wada H, Tanaka-Matakatsu M, Yagi Y, Hayashi S. Microtubule-dependent balanced cell contraction and luminal-matrix modification accelerate epithelial tube fusion, Nature Communications, 7, 11141. (2016)

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