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Associate Professor

KOGA, Nobuyasu

TEL: 0564-55-7379
Mail: nkoga_at_ims.ac.jp (Please replace the "_at_" with @ )
Affiliation laboratory:
Location: Myoudaiji, Main Laboratory Bldg. Room403


Exploratory Research Center on Life and Living Systems, Department of Creative Research Protein Design Group

Research Center of Integrative Molecular Systems, Division of Trans-Hierarchical Molecular Systems (Adjunct)


2001  B.S. Kobe University
2006  Ph.D.  Kobe University
2003  JSPS Predoctoral Research Fellow
2006  Postdoctoral Fellow, Kobe University
2007  Postdoctoral Fellow, Kyoto Universtiy
2007  JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad
2009  Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington
2014  Associate Professor, Institute for Molecular Science
         Associate Professor, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies
2014  JST-PRESTO Researcher (additional post) ( –2017)
2018  Associate Professor, Exploratory Research Center on Life and Living Systems


2013  Young Scientist Award: The 13th Annual Meeting of the Protein Science Society of Japan
2013  Young Scientist Award: The 51th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Japan
2018  The Morino Foundation for Molecular Science 

Main research themes

De novo Design of Protein Molecule
kewords Structural Biology, Protein Folding, Protein Design for Structure and Function
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Selected Publications

  1. Sarel J. Fleishman, Andrew Leaver-Fay, Jacob E. Corn, Eva-Maria Strauch, Sagar D. Khare, Nobuyasu Koga, Justin Ashworth, Paul Murphy, Florian Richter, Gordon Lemmon, Jens Meiler, and David Baker, RosettaScripts: A Scripting Language Interface to the Rosetta Macromolecular Modeling Suite, PLoS ONE 6(6), 1-10 (2011).
  2. Nobuyasu Koga, Rie Tatsumi-Koga, Gaohua Liu, Rong Xiao, Thomas B. Acton, Gaetano T. Montelione and David Baker, Principles for designing ideal protein structures, Nature 491(7423), 222-227 (2012).
  3. Yu-Ru Lin, Nobuyasu Koga, Rie Tatsumi-Koga, Gaohua Liu, Amanda F. Clouser, Gaetano T. Montelione, David Baker, Control over overall shape and size in de
    novo designed proteins, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112(40), E5478-5485 (2015).