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Formation1999 (1999)
TypeLearned society
Membership (2018)
Wataru Iwasaki
AffiliationsInternational Society for Computational Biology
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The Japanese Society for Bioinformatics (JSBi) is a Japanese research society on the subjects of bioinformatics and computational biology established in 1999.[2] The society is an affiliated regional group of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB),[3] and a member of Association of Asian Societies for Bioinformatics (AASBi). Supporting corporate members include the Japanese companies Hitachi, Fujitsu and Shionogi.[2][4]

Since 2001, the JSBi and Oxford University Press have awarded the Japanese Society for Bioinformatics Prize for outstanding young scientists in bioinformatics.[5][6]


The following people have been president of the JSBi:

  1. Minoru Kanehisa, Kyoto University (1999–2004)
  2. Satoru Miyano, The University of Tokyo (2004–2005)
  3. Yukihiro Eguchi, Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd (2005–2006)
  4. Kenta Nakai, The University of Tokyo (2006–2008)
  5. Osamu Gotoh, Kyoto University (2008–2010)
  6. Hideo Matsuda, Osaka University (2010–2013)
  7. Kiyoshi Asai (scientist), The University of Tokyo (2013–2015)
  8. Kentaro Shimizu (scientist), The University of Tokyo (2015–2017)
  9. Kengo Kinoshita, Tohoku University (2017–2019)
  10. Wataru Iwasaki, The University of Tokyo (2019–)


  1. ^ "Japanese Society for Bioinformatics - JSBi :: About JSBi". Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b Nakai, Kenta (15 August 2007). "THE JAPANESE SOCIETY OF BIOINFORMATICS (JSBi)". Asia-Pacific Biotech News. 11 (15): 1056–1057. doi:10.1142/S0219030307001140.
  3. ^ "Affiliates & COSIs". Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Japanese Society for Bioinformatics - JSBi :: 賛助会員". (in Japanese). Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Japanese Society for Bioinformatics - JSBi :: Oxford Journals - JSBi Prize". Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Japanese Society for Bioinformatics - JSBi :: home". Retrieved 22 August 2023.