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OKAZAKI, Kei-ichi

Associate Professor

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Location: Myoudaiji, Research Center for Computational Science, Room228

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Research Center for Computational Science
Concurrent Position: Department of Theoretical and Computational Molecular Science, Computational Molecular Science


2004 B.S. Kyoto University
2006 M.S. Kobe University
2009 Ph.D. Kobe University
2007 JSPS Research Fellow (DC2) at Kobe University
2009 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow (PD) at Waseda University
2010 Part-time Lecturer, Waseda University
2012 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad at National Institutes of Health, USA and Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany
2014 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany
2016 Research Associate Professor, Institute for Molecular Science (-2020.11)
2020.12- Associate Professor, Research Center for Computational Science
               Associate Professor, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies


2014 Early Career Award in Biophysics, Biophysical Society of Japan

Specialized field

Theoretical Biophysics

Main research themes

Elucidation and Control of Dynamics of Biomolecular Machines in Function
kewords Biomolecular Machines, Theoretical Biophysics, Molecular Simulations
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Selected Publications

  1. K. Okazaki & G. Hummer, “Elasticity, friction, and pathway of gamma-subunit rotation in FoF1-ATP synthase.” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112:10720-10725 (2015).
  2. K. Okazaki, D. Wöhlert, J. Warnau, H. Jung, Ö. Yildiz, W. Kühlbrandt and G. Hummer “Mechanism of the electroneutral sodium/proton antiporter PaNhaP from transition-path shooting”, Nature Communications 10, 1742 (10 pages) (2019).