Research interests: My group's research interests are in feedback control theory and its application to synthetic biology.
The goal of our research is to establish engineering-oriented mathematical and experimental platforms that synergistically work together to enhance design process of large-scale biomolecular systems, or biocircuits, that perform complex dynamical tasks in microbes.
We are developing model identification, analysis and biocircuit design tools using mathematical techniques in feedback control and optimization. We are also building experimental platforms such as microfluidic devices that supplement mathematical models with theoretically meaningful data. More details can be found in Research.
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Jan. 2018: Our paper "Optimization-based synthesis of stochastic biocircuits with statistical specifications" by Y. Sakurai and Y. Hori was published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface (paper, bioRxiv version).
Dec. 2017: Yutaka Hori gave a keynote talk "Model-based Feedback Control of Synthetic Biomolecular Circuits" at the International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science.
Aug. 2017: Our paper ''Cell-free extract based optimization of biomolecular circuits with droplet microfluidics" was published in Lab on a Chip. The article was selected for the front cover of the journal. (paper, Front cover).
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Applied Physics and Physico-informatics, Fac. Science and Technology, Keio University, 3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 223-8522 Japan