Prof. Seishi Ogawa
Seishi Ogawa, MD, PhD is a Professor at Kyoto University –Kyoto, since 2013 and is also invited as a visiting professor at Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He has been the head of the department of Pathology and Tumor Biology since 2013 developing work on genome analysis of human cancers. His scientific contribution has been central to understand the pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndromes, clear cell renal carcinoma, neuroblastoma and other hematological cancers through identification of key genetic alterations and mutations. The recent topics of his recent studies are clonal origin of cancer, including clonal hematopoiesis, which he is intensively studying using a large cohort of patients and micro-scale sampling and high-throughput sequencing and single-cell sequencing. He has received prestigious awards, most recently, Uehara Prize (2017), Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister's Commendation (2017), Princes Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund Prize (2017), Takamine Prize (2018), Medal with Purple Ribbon (2018).