Researchers in the Moriyama Lab are interested in bioinformatics, molecular evolution, and molecular population genetics. One of their current research foci is on mechanisms of the functional evolution of insect chemoreceptors and application of the knowledge we acquired to crop pest management. The Moriyama Lab also develops next-generation transcriptome assemblers using ensemble strategies. Other research interests include mathematical modeling of the evolution of multidomain protein families, development of alignment-free classification methods that can be efficiently and accurately applied to 7-transmembrane receptors and other extremely divergent protein superfamily, and generation of benchmark datasets using various simulation methods to assess various bioinformatics methods.
Graduate student mentorship through the following programs:Research Keywords
Bioinformatics, Functional Genomics, Genomics, Molecular Evolution, Systems Biology