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Res. Assoc. Prof.

OKAZAKI, Kei-ichi

TEL: 0564-55-7303
Mail: keokazaki_at_ims.ac.jp (Please replace the "_at_" with @ )
Affiliation laboratory:
Location: Myoudaiji, South Laboratory Bldg. Room414


Department of Theoretical and Computational Molecular Science, Theoretical and Computational Molecular Science


2004 B.S. Kyoto University
2006 M.S. Kobe University
2009 Ph.D. Kobe University
2007 JSPS Research Fellow (DC2)
2009 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow (PD)
2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, Waseda University
2010 Part-time Lecturer, Waseda University
2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health, USA
2012 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad
2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany
2016 Research Associate Professor, Institute for Molecular Science


2014 Early Career Award in Biophysics, Biophysical Society of Japan

Specialized field

Theoretical Biophysics

Main research themes

Functional Dynamics of Biomolecular Machines Revealed by Theoretical Methods
kewords Theoretical Biophysics, Molecular Motors, Molecular Simulations
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Selected Publications

  1. M. I. Mahmood, H. Noguchi and K. Okazaki “Curvature induction and sensing of the F-BAR protein Pacsin1 on lipid membranes via molecular dynamics simulations”, Scientific Reports 9, 14557, doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-51202-z (2019)
  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, doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09739-0 (2019)
  3. A. Nakamura, K. Okazaki, T. Furuta, M. Sakurai and R. Iino, “Processive chitinase is Brownian monorail operated by fast catalysis after peeling rail from crystalline chitin.” Nature Commun. 9, 3814, doi:10.1038/s41467-018-06362-3 (2018).
  4. 岡崎圭一 “F1-ATPaseの機能的運動のマルチスケールな解析:リン酸解離からγサブユニット回転の弾性・摩擦まで.” 生物物理 55:208-209 (2015).
  5. K. Okazaki & G. Hummer, “Elasticity, friction, and pathway of gamma-subunit rotation in FoF1-ATP synthase.” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A 112:10720-10725 (2015).
  6. K. Okazaki & G. Hummer, “Phosphate release coupled to rotary motion of F1-ATPase.” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A 110:16468-16473 (2013).