Professor & PI

Sungrim Seirin-Lee

李聖林・い せいりん

  • Jan 2023 ~ Current

    (Tenured) Collaborative Full Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University

  • Oct 2021 ~ Current

    (Tenured) Full Professor & PI, ASHBi, KUIAS, Kyoto University

  • Apr 2020 ~ Sep 2021

    (Tenured) Full Professor, Department of Mathematics, Hiroshima University

  • Apr 2017 ~ Mar 2020

    (Tenured) Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Hiroshima University

  • Oct 2016 ~ Mar 2020

    JST PRESTO Researcher (Concurrent post)

  • Apr 2014 ~ Mar 2017

    Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Hiroshima University

  • Apr 2013 ~ Mar 2014

    (Postdoc) JSPS PD, Hiroshima University

  • June 2012 ~ Mar 2013

    Full-time motherhood, Maternity leave

  • Apr 2010 ~ May 2012

    (Postdoc) JSPS PD, The University of Tokyo & RIKEN CDB

  • Nov 2008 ~ Sep 2009

    (PhD student) Study abroad , University of Oxford (Supervised by Prof. Eamonn Gaffney, Wolfson Center for Mathematical Biology)

  • Apr 2008 ~ Mar 2010

    (PhD student) JSPS DC1, Okayama University

  • Apr 2006 ~ March 2010

    Master and PhD in Environmental Science , Okayama University, Japan

  • Mar 2002 ~ March 2006

    Full-time housewife , Leave academia

  • Mar 2000 ~ Feb 2002

    Master in Mathematics , Pusan National University, Korea

  • Mar 1996 ~ Feb 2000

    Bachelor in Mathematics , Pusan National University, Korea


Antoine Diez

ディエズ アントワーン

Before joining Seirin’s lab, I did my PhD at Imperial College London in the group of P. Degond and before that, I completed my Master studies in France (at ENS Rennes and Lyon) where I was born. I am interested in the question of emergence of self-organized patterns across scales in biological systems. In particular, I have spent a significant research time on the study of interacting particle systems and trying to understand the influence of geometrical constraints. As a mathematician and modeller, my favorite tools are nonlinear PDEs, stochastic analysis and computer simulations.


Steffen Plunder

プランダー ステフェン

I was once asked if "I want to answer mathematical questions or scientific ones". This question changed my research forever, and since then, I have focused on applying math to answer questions in biology. I believe that a truly interdisciplinary spirit is key to dealing with the complexity of living organisms and I love to develop efficient numerical simulations together with and for my collaborators. During my PhD with Sara Merino (University of Vienna), I modelled and simulated epithelial-to-mesenchymal transitions and mesenchymal cell migration.


Tsubasa Sukekawa

祐川 翼

I am interested in a patten formation phenomena in biology. I have been studying the mathematical analysis for the pattern formation problem in reaction-diffusion systems. Currently, model equation for cell polarity is my research topic. I am interested in and studying the stability of stationary solution and the dynamics of solution for the cell polarity model. My aim in ASHBi is exploring a general property in biological phenomena through model equations and making it clear by numerical and mathematical analysis.

Graduate School Student (Hiroshima Univ/ASHBi), Studying abroad at ASHBi

Tamaki Wakamoto

若本 環希

Research : Notch-Delta Pattern Formation
Special Skills & Hobbies: Tidying up, Music appreciation, Reading comics (Manga), Karaoke

Medical Student (ASHBi/Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University)

Michito Ujino

氏野 道統

I love mathematical biology, especially mathematical model of cell differentiation and proliferation. I also loves physics since I was a player of International Physics Olympiad. I do my best and find interesting things!
Awards: Silver Medal in International Physics Olympiad 2017

Undergraduate School Student (Faculty of Economics, Kyoto University)

Kaichi Irie

入江 海地

I am mostly interested in probability theory, statistics, and machine learning, even though I am in the Faculty of Economics. I also like programming and enjoy Kaggle (a platform for data science competitions). So, if you are interested in Kaggle, please contact me! I will do my best at ASHBi.

Undergraduate School Student (Faculty of Science, Kyoto University)

Asayuki Kitajima

北島 旦之

When I was a high school student, I learned about Turing patterns on TV and became interested in mathematical biology. Now, I am studying mathematical biology with reading a book of killer cell dynamics. As of now, I am interested in various fields of biology, and I want to broaden my knowledge through studying at ASHBi!
Hobbies: cycling and hiking

Lab Programmer & Lab URA

Takahiro Hiraga

平賀 隆寛

・PhD of Mathematical Science, Hiroshima University (Oct. 2022)
・License collector (Hobbies?): Full driver’s license and Permit of Boat’s Operator (1st grade)


Chie Shirai

白井 知恵

I was born in Tottori prefecture,and I moved to Kyoto for marriage.
I'm good at "soroban"(Japanese calculator),so I can calculate without calculator when I go shopping.

MD-Course Student



Permanent Visiting Fellow

Hiroshi Matano

俣野 博

Hiroshi Ishii

石井 宙志

I have an interest in pattern formation in biological phenomena. I have been developing analytical methods to understand pattern dynamics for reaction-diffusion equations with nonlocal effects, and applying them to mathematical models.





 Mr. Louis-Pierre Chaintron , École Normale Supérieure, Université PSL (Dec. 4 - 8, 2023) : Website

Future visitors

 Prof. Eric Theveneau , Université Paul Sabatier (Dec. 4-6 and 8th, 2023) : Website
 Dr. Michèle Romanos , Camille Jordan Institute, Lyon (Dec. 4 - 8, 2023) : Website

Past visitors

 Prof. Adriana Dawes , The Ohio State University (Jul. 28 - Sep. 28, 2023) : Website
 Prof. Sara Merino , University of Vienna (Aug. 28 - Sep. 8, 2023) : Website
 Ms. Sara Jolliffe , University of Oxford (Aug. 23 - Sep. 4, 2023) : Website
 Prof. Eamonn Gaffney , University of Oxford (Aug. 12 - 31, 2023) : Website
 Prof. Philip K. Maini, University of Oxford (Jul. 24 - 31, 2023) : Website
 Mr.Sébastien Mace , The École Normale Supérieure de Rennes (ENS Rennes) (May 15 - July 15, 2023)
 Dr. Niklas Kolbe, RWTH Aachen University, Germany (Apr 13 - 26, 2023) : Website