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Research Center of Integrative Molecular Systems, Division of Trans-Hierarchical Molecular Systems

Department of Life and Coordination-Complex Molecular Science, Biomolecular Sensing (adjunct)


1997  B. Tech. Kyoto Univ
1999  M. Tech. Kyoto Univ
2002  Ph.D. Kyoto Univ
2001  JSPS Research Fellow    
2002  JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow    
2003  RIKEN Special Postdoctoral Researcher    
2005  PRESTO Researcher of JST    
2008  Junior Associate Professor, Nagoya University      
2011  Associate Professor, Nagoya University    
2012  Professor, Institute for Molecular Science    
         Professor, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies   
2013  Director, Research Center of Integrative Molecular Systems   


2016  JSPS prize
2008  The Young Scientists' Prize (The Commendation for Science and Technology by
          the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan)  
2007  Young Scientist Prize (from the Biophysical Society of Japan)     
2006  SAS Young Scientist Prize (from IUCr Commission on Small-angle
2002  The Protein Society Annual Poster Board Award     

Main research themes

Origins of 24 Hour Period in Cyanobacterial Clock System
kewords Circadian Clock, Cyanobacteria, Temperature Compensation
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Selected Publications

  1. S. Akiyama, “Structural and dynamic aspects of protein clocks: How can they be so slow and stable?” CMLS 69, 2147-2160 (2012).
  2. J. Abe et al., “Atomic-scale Origins of Slowness in the Cyanobacterial Circadian Clock” Science 349, 312-316 (2015).
  3. S. Akiyama et al., “Assembly and Disassembly Dynamics of the Cyanobacterial Periodosome” Mol. Cell 29, 703-716 (2008).
  4. Y. Murayama et al., “Tracking and Visualizing the Circadian Ticking of the Cyanobacterial Clock Protein KaiC in Solution” EMBO J30, 68-78 (2011).
  5. Mukaiyama et al., Sci. Rep. 8, 8803 (2018).