JST Bioinformatics Research and Development

Deciphering Systemic Biological Functions by Integration of Genomic and Environmental Information

Principal Investigator

Minoru Kanehisa, Bioinformatics Center, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University and Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Tokyo


This is the primary funding for developing KEGG. The major goal is an integrated database, which may be viewed as a computer representation of the biological system, such as the cell, the organism, and the biosphere, enabling medical, pharmaceutical, and other practical applications.

Created on August 3, 2006

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