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Dr Fumihiko (Fumi) Takeuchi

PhD, The University of Tokyo

Dr Fumihiko (Fumi) Takeuchi

Systems Genomics


University of Melbourne supervisor

Head of Domain Bioinformatics

+61 3 8532 1533

Dr Takeuchi is a pioneering researcher in bioinformatics, leveraging the digital information of nucleotides to advance our understanding of biology and human genetics. With a PhD in combinatorial mathematics from the University of Tokyo, he transitioned to bioinformatics, finding a passion in revealing the complexities of genetic information. His work encompasses a broad spectrum, from leading bioinformatics in hypertension genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to exploring transethnic differences in genetic associations, underscoring the power of statistics in uncovering reproducible genetic signals.

Recently, Dr Takeuchi has focused on omics and single-cell analysis to characterise cell types and statuses under disease conditions, notably in metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD) through single-cell epigenomics (ATAC-seq). This research highlights the role of bioinformatics in elucidating biological phenomena and disease progression at the cellular level.

Additionally, he has developed new statistical analysis methods to enhance bioinformatics research, including innovative machine learning techniques for studying transcription factor-gene interactions and novel analysis methods for epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS). Through these contributions, Dr Takeuchi is at the forefront of bioinformatics, driving the field towards a deeper understanding of multifactorial diseases and personalised medicine.


  • Circulation Journal Award, Clinical Investigation, The Japanese Circulation Society (2022)
  • Young Investigator's Award, The Japanese Society of Hypertension (2010)

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