Imperial College London

Dr. Yukie Akune

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction




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Burlington DanesHammersmith Campus





  Yukie Akune is a glyco-informatician. In September 2016 she defended her Ph.D in bioinformatics at Soka University in Japan, supervisor Professor Kiyoko F. Kinoshita. She gained coding skills in the use of Ruby, Perl, HTML and MySQL language, and was involved in the development of the resource known as RINGS (Resource for INformatics of Glycomes at Soka). This encompasses a glycan-associated database and web tools for mining and analysing glycan data.

  Dr Akune has also taken a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences at Macquarie University in Australia, supervisor Professor Nicolle Packer. Her thesis (submitted) has involved studies of glycan mass spectrometry and N-glycan synthetic enzymes. She has developed a database, UniCorn, which stores the theoretically calculated repertoire of N-glycans based on glycosyltransferase activities.

  Since November 2016, Dr Akune has been a member of Professor Ten Feizi’s laboratory as a postdoctoral research associate. Her project is to develop an advanced, generally usable software for carbohydrate microarray data storage and presentation, and eventual deposition in international repositories.



Aoki-Kinoshita KF, Kinjo AR, Morita M, et al., 2015, Implementation of linked data in the life sciences at BioHackathon 2011, Journal of Biomedical Semantics, Vol:6, ISSN:2041-1480, Pages:3-3

Katayama T, Wilkinson MD, Aoki-Kinoshita KF, et al., 2014, BioHackathon series in 2011 and 2012: penetration of ontology and linked data in life science domains, Journal of Biomedical Semantics, Vol:5, ISSN:2041-1480, Pages:5-5

Campbell MP, Ranzinger R, Luetteke T, et al., 2014, Toolboxes for a standardised and systematic study of glycans, Bmc Bioinformatics, Vol:15, ISSN:1471-2105

Campbell MP, Peterson R, Mariethoz J, et al., 2014, UniCarbKB: building a knowledge platform for glycoproteomics, Nucleic Acids Research, Vol:42, ISSN:0305-1048, Pages:D215-D221

Akune Y, Hosoda M, Kaiya S, et al., 2010, The RINGS Resource for Glycome Informatics Analysis and Data Mining on the Web, Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology, Vol:14, ISSN:1536-2310, Pages:475-486

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