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Biomolecules with complicated, flexible structures are self-organized through weak interactions giving rise to supermolecular complexes that adopt their own dynamic, asymmetric architectures. These processes are coupled with expression of integrated functions in the biomolecular systems. Toward an integrative understanding of the principles behind the biomolecular ordering processes, we conduct multidisciplinary approaches based on detailed analyses of dynamic structures and interactions of biomolecules at atomic level, in conjunction with the methodologies of molecular and cellular biology along with synthetic and computational techniques.

Prof. Kato has another professorship in Exploratory Research Center on Life and Living Systems (ExCELLS) and Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences.
Lab URL: https://www.ims.ac.jp/en/research/group/katok/