Daisuke Kihara, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2021
For outstanding contributions to protein bioinformatics research, community service, and education.

Computational methods for modelling 3D structures of protein complexes

Via Open Access Government | September 21, 2021

Proteins are key working molecules and building blocks in a cell. They are involved in almost all functional activities within and between cells, which include metabolic and signalling pathways, gene expression, cell duplication, diseases, and viral infection. Proteins carry out these functions through physical interactions with other proteins and different molecules, such as DNA and RNA.

Therefore, determining the three-dimensional (3D) structures of protein interactions (complexes) is crucial for a molecule-level understanding of how proteins function… Continue reading.


Dr. Daisuke Kihara to be inducted into medical and biological engineering elite

Via AIMBE | February 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Daisuke Kihara, Ph.D., to its College of Fellows. Dr. Kihara was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to protein bioinformatics research, community service, and education.

The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs comprise the College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research, and innovation. AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Nobel Prize, the Presidential Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation and many also are members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences… Continue reading.