Invited Faculty
  • Yukinori Okada
    Osaka Univ.
    Japan
  • Yukinori Okada, M.D., PhD is the Professor of Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine. He received the M.D. and PhD from the University of Tokyo. His research theme is the elucidation of mechanism in which genetic variants in the populations affect clinical phenotypes of individuals. His strengths is that he has multiple professional backgrounds as a rheumatologist, a statistician, and a bioinformatician. Through active collaborative partnerships among the researchers of human genetics, Prof. Okada has conducted genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of human complex traits. His interests are now moving towards genetic and bioinformatics analysis using BIG DATA generated by technologies in the post-GWAS era, such as next generation sequencing, and its application to novel drug discovery.
    Research & Clinical Focus

    Genome-wide association study (GWAS)

    Rheumatoid arthritis

    Personalized medicine

  • Date Time Room Session Title Lecture Title
    Oct 22 13:00-13:30 Room B [Symposium] KCR-JCR Joint Symposium - Precision Medicine in Rheumatology Big data analysis of autoimmune diseases