Visiting Scientist, RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program (iTHEMS)
Main: Program-Specific Researcher, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
- Research Fields
- Polymer Physics
- Term and History
- 2019/04/01 - 2023/02/28 Postdoctoral Researcher
- 2023/05/01 - Visiting Scientist (Main: Program-Specific Researcher, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University)
I am Hiroshi Yokota, a physicist, who have joined iTHEMS since April, 2019. For 5 years, I have investigated a polymer physics, especially, theoretical framework of polymer crystallization.
The polymer is a string-like large molecules whose characteristics play important roles in crystallization process. In contrast to the conventional crystal such as metals, the polymer crystal is a solid composed of crystal and amorphous regions due to the characteristics of the string-like molecules, where the polymer crystal is applied to production of industrial products, for example, films and threads (stuff of our clothes).
In iTHEMS, by using the knowledge of polymer crystallization and of theoretical treatments of the polymer chain, I will investigate biophysics, especially, dynamics of the formation of the chromosomes.
Loop structure via one sided loop extrusion with twist deformation
September 1 (Thu) at 16:00 - 17:00, 2022 Seminar iTHEMS Biology Seminar
Coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulation via Langevin simulation
April 14 (Thu) at 10:00 - 11:00, 2022 Seminar iTHEMS Biology Seminar
Evaluation of origin of driving force for loop formation in a chromatin fiber
October 21 (Thu) at 10:00 - 11:00, 2021 Seminar iTHEMS Biology Seminar
iTHEMS-phys Intro Meeting on June 1, 2021
June 1 (Tue) at 13:00 - 15:00, 2021 Seminar iTHEMS Theoretical Physics Seminar
Origin of non-linearity of large deformation on DNA stretched
February 25 (Thu) at 10:00 - 11:00, 2021 Seminar iTHEMS Biology Seminar
Journal Club: Sampling the stable structures based on replica-permutation method
January 27 (Wed) at 13:00 - 14:30, 2021 Seminar Information Theory SG Seminar
Quantification model of energy of loop structure on biopolymer
June 3 (Wed) at 10:00 - 10:45, 2020 Seminar iTHEMS Biology Seminar