January 13, 2022

[New article available] First Author Interview: Dr Takuya Hidaka

Dr Takuya Hidaka

A new article has been added to “First Author Interview”. The new interview is with Dr Takuya Hidaka, currently JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Visiting Researcher at RIKEN, Visiting Researcher iCeMS (Taniguchi Lab).

In the series, we invite the first authors of a recently published manuscript for a letter-based interview on their work. In particular, we ask the author to tell us the behind-the-scenes story of their manuscript, as experienced personally by the author but not communicated directly in the manuscript.

iCeMS Sugiyama Lab and Namasivayam Lab are conducting chemical-biological research using pyrrole-imidazole polyamides (PIPs). These compounds can bind to targeted DNA sequences to regulate the expression of disease related genes or control the replication of mutated DNA. During his Doctoral studies, Takuya Hidaka developed a new compound that can reduce mutated mitochondrial DNA in live cells.

Please read more at "First Author Interview" page.