Miyuki T. Nakata

Research highlight

In plant deformation and movement, cellular-level changes are orchestrated and harmonized based on the tissue arrangement, resulting in dynamic shape changes at the organ level. Consequently, adopting a cross-hierarchical modeling approach is needed for comprehending the mechanism behind the deformation and movement of plant organs. Our current endeavor revolves around a data-driven strategy to obtain relevant quantitative data at various tiers and uncover the equations that delineate the interaction between these diverse scales in the context of cross-hierarchical modeling. Simultaneously, we are actively engaged in advancing experimental and analytical methods for automated acquisition of quantitative data.


2012.6 - 2013.3: National Institute for Basic Biology (NIBB), Japan, Postdoctoral Researcher
2013.4 - 2016.3: Rikkyo University, Japan, Postdoctoral Researcher
2016.4 - 2019.3: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, Postdoctoral Researcher
2019.4 - 2023.9: Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan, Assistant Professor
2023.10 - Present: Kumamoto University, Japan, Associate Professor

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(+81) 096-342-3270


2-39-1 Kurokami, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto, 860-8555 JAPAN
Faculty of Science

PhD., Associate professor
Plant data science
Department of Basic Research