Akira Sasaki

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Name
Akira Sasaki
Affiliation
Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai)
Section
Department of Evolutionary Studies of Biosystems
Job title
Professor
Degree
Ph D
ORCID ID
0000-0003-3582-5865

Profile

Akira Sasaki joined the Department of Evolutionary Studies of Biosystems at SOKENDAI in July 2007 as a Professor of Mathematical Biology.

Dr. Sasaki received his Ph.D. from Kyushu University in 1989. He became Assistant Professor of mathematical biology at Kyushu University in 1989. From 1996 to June 2007, he has been Associate Professor of mathematical biology at Kyushu University. He has been a visiting research fellow at North Carolina State University, USA (1993-1994), the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands (1997), University College London Silwood Park, UK (1998, 1999), Oxford University, UK (1998, 1999), Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA (2001-2002), and Harvard University, USA (2003). Since September 2005, he has been a research associate of the Evolution and Ecology Program at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria. From October 2007 to March 2011, he has been a JST PRESTO researcher.

He is working on the stochastic theory of population genetics, host-parasite coevolution, species packing theory, spatially explicit models of ecology and epidemiology, intrahost dynamics of pathogen and immune system, bet-hedging in changing environment, evolution of cooperation, evolution of mutability in fitness landscapes, restriction avoidance and the evolution of word frequency in phage genome, spatial mosaic formation in Müllerian mimicry system, epidemiology and evolution of virulence in small worlds networks, and on other problems in theoretical population biology.

Published Papers

 
Uchiumi Y, Ohtsuki H, Sasaki A
Journal of Evolutionary Biology   30 2211-2221   2017   [Refereed]
Sasaki A, and Mizuno A
J Theor Biol   424 1-10   2017   [Refereed]
Yashima K, and Sasaki A
PLoS ONE   11 e0162406   2016   [Refereed]
Ito H, and Sasaki A
J Theor Biol   407 409-428   2016   [Refereed]
Kaito C, Dieckmann U, Sasaki A, and Takasu F
J Theor Biol   372 22-38   2016   [Refereed]
Yamamichi M, Yoshida T, and Sasaki A
Ecology   95 2303-2315   2014   [Refereed]
Yashima K, and Sasaki A
PLoS ONE   9 e98518   2014   [Refereed]
Mpolya EA, Yashima K, Ohtsuki H, and Sasaki A
J Theor Biol   343 120-126   2014   [Refereed]
Leimar O, Sasaki A, Doebeli M, and Dieckmann U
J Theor Biol   339 3-13   2013   [Refereed]
Omori R, and Sasaki A
J Theor Biol   329 32-38   2013   [Refereed]
Yamamichi M, and Sasaki A
Evolution   67 2011-2023   2013   [Refereed]
Morita M, Ohtsuki H, Sasaki A, and Hiraiwa-Hasegawa M
Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science   3 7-11   2012   [Refereed]
Sasaki A, Haraguchi Y, and Yoshida H
Frontiers in Microbiology   3 178   2012   [Refereed]
Fukuyo M, Sasaki A, and Kobayashi I
Scientific Reports   2 238   2012   [Refereed]
Iseki N, Sasaki A and Toju H
J Theor Biol   285 1-9   2011   [Refereed]
Yamamichi M, Yoshida T, and Sasaki A
American Naturalist   178 287-304   2011   [Refereed]
Sasaki A, and Dieckmann, U
J Math Biol   63 601-635   2011   [Refereed]
Omori R, Adams B, and Sasaki A
J Theor Biol   262 48-57   2010   [Refereed]
Yahara K, Fukuyo M, Sasaki A, and Kobayashi I
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA   106 18861-18866   2009   [Refereed]
Nakabayashi J, and Sasaki A
J Theor Biol   259 389-403   2009   [Refereed]
Yahara K, Horie R, Kobayashi I, and Sasaki A
Genetics   176 513-526   2007   [Refereed]
Kamo M, Sasaki A, and Boots M
J Theor Biol   244 588-596   2007   [Refereed]
Kawaguchi I, and Sasaki A
J Theor Biol   243 594-603   2006   [Refereed]
Nakabayashi J, and Sasaki A
J Theor Biol   242 280-287   2006   [Refereed]
Andreasen V, and Sasaki A
Theor Pop Biol   70 164-173   2006   [Refereed]
Krakauer DC, and Sasaki A
Proc Roy Soc Lond B   273 1159-1163   2006   [Refereed]
Ohtsuki A, and Sasaki A
J Theor Biol   238 780-794   2006   [Refereed]
Nakabayashi J, and Sasaki A
J Theor Biol   233 413-421   2005   [Refereed]
Kamo M, and Sasaki A
Eco Let   8 378-385   2005   [Refereed]
Taylor C, Fudenberg D, Sasaki A, and Nowak MA
Bull Math Biol   66 1621-1644   2004   [Refereed]
Wodarz D, and Sasaki A
J Theor Biol   227 403-412   2004   [Refereed]
Iwanaga A, and Sasaki A
Evolution   58 710-722   2004   [Refereed]
Nowak MA, Sasaki A, Taylor C, and Fudenberg D
Nature   428 646-650   2004   [Refereed]
Boots M, Hudson PJ, and Sasaki A
Science   303 842-844   2004   [Refereed]
Sasaki A, and Nowak MA
J Theor Biol   224 241-247   2003   [Refereed]
Nakamaru M, and Sasaki A
J Theor Biol   222 461-470   2003   [Refereed]
Kawaguchi I, Sasaki A, and Boots M
Proc Roy Soc Lond B   270 2241-2247   2003   [Refereed]
Boots M, and Sasaki A
Eco Let   6 176-182   2003   [Refereed]
Sasaki A, Kawaguchi I, and Yoshimori A
Theor Pop Biol   61 49-71   2002   [Refereed]
Sasaki A, Hamilton WD, and Ubeda F
Proc Roy Soc Lond B   269 761-772   2002   [Refereed]
Krakauer DC, and Sasaki A
Proc Roy Soc Lond B   269 2423-2428   2002   [Refereed]
Kamo M, and Sasaki A
Physica D   165 228-241   2002   [Refereed]
Gilchrist M, and Sasaki A
J Theor Biol   218 289-308   2002   [Refereed]
Boots M, and Sasaki A
American Naturalist   159 706-713   2002   [Refereed]
Satake A, Sasaki A, and Iwasa Y
Theor Pop Biol   60 1-15   2001   [Refereed]
Sasaki A, and Haraguchi Y
J Mol Evol   51 245-255   2000   [Refereed]
Sasaki A
Proc Roy Soc Lond B   267 2183-2188   2000   [Refereed]
Haraguchi Y, and Sasaki A
J Theor Biol   203 85-96   2000   [Refereed]
Boots M, and Sasaki A
Eco Let   3 181-185   2000   [Refereed]
Sasaki A, and Godfray HCJ
Proc Roy Soc Lond B   266 455-463   1999   [Refereed]
Boots M, and Sasaki A
Proc Roy Soc Lond B   266 1933-1938   1999   [Refereed]
Ellner SP, Sasaki A, Haraguchi Y, and Matsuda H
J Math Biol   36 469-484   1998   [Refereed]
Sasaki A
J Theor Biol   186 415-430   1997   [Refereed]
Haraguchi Y, and Sasaki A
Phil Trans Roy Soc Lond B   352 11-20   1997   [Refereed]
Haraguchi, Y., and Sasaki, A.
Journal of Theoretical Biology   183 121-137   1996   [Refereed]
Ellner S, and Sasaki A
Theor Pop Biol   50 31-65   1996   [Refereed]
Sasaki A, and Ellner S
Evolution   49 337-350   1995   [Refereed]
Sato K, Matsuda H, and Sasaki A
J Math Biol   32 251-268   1994   [Refereed]
Sasaki A
J Theor Biol   168 291-308   1994   [Refereed]
Matsuda H, Ogita N, Sasaki A, and Sato K
Prog Theor Phys   88 1035-1049   1992   [Refereed]
Sasaki A, and Iwasa Y
Theor Pop Biol   39 201-239   1991   [Refereed]
Ishii K, Matsuda H, Iwasa Y, and Sasaki A
Genetics   121 163-174   1989   [Refereed]
Iwasa Y, and Sasaki A
Evolution   41 49-65   1987   [Refereed]
Optimal recombination rate in fluctuating environments
Sasaki A, and Iwasa Y
Genetics   115 337-388   1987   [Refereed]

Books etc

 
The implications of spatial structure within populations to the evolution of parasites, in: Feng, Z., et al., Eds.), Disease evolution: Models, concepts, and data analyses, pp. 3-22.
Boots, M., Kamo, M., and Sasaki, A.
American Mathematical Society   2006   
Coevolution in gene-for-gene systems, in: Diekmann, U., et al., Eds.), Adaptive Dynamics of Infectious Diseases: In pursuit of virulence management, pp. 233-247.
Akira Sasaki
Cambridge University Press,   2002   
What can evolutionary biology contribute to understanding virulence?, in: Stearns, S., (Ed.), Evolution in Health and Disease, pp. 205-215.
Read, A.F., Aaby, P., Antia, R., Ebert, D., Ewald, P.W., Gupta, S., Holmes, E.C., Sasaki, A., Shields, D., Taddei, F., and Moxon, E.R.
Oxford University Press   1999   
The evolution of host and pathogen genes under epidemiological interaction. In Takahata, N., (Ed.), Population Pareo-Genetics. Proceeding of The Seventeenth Taniguchi International Symposium on Biophysics, pp. 247-263.
Akira Sasaki
Japan Scientific Society Press   1992   
A lattice model for population biology, Mathematical topics in population biology, morphogenesis and neurosciences (Lecture Notes in Biomathematics, 71)
Matsuda, H., Tamachi, N., Ogita, N., and Sasaki, A.
Springer   1987   
Evolution of the number of sexe. In Mathematical topics in population biology, morphogenesis and neurosciences (Lecture Notes in Biomathematics, 71), pp. 144-153.
Yoh Iwasa and Akira Sasaki
Springer   1987   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
R0 centrality of metapopulation epidemiological dynamics [Invited]
Akira Sasaki
11 Nov 2017   
The coevolution of human antiviral protein APOBEC3G and HIV protein Vif: A theoretical study [Invited]
Akira Sasaki
Symposium “Mathematical modeling for emerging infectious diseases.” Joint Meeting of The 5th China-Japan-Korea Colloquium on Mathematical Biology and The Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology, August 26 - 29, 2015, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan   27 Aug 2015   
Discrete Species Packing and Evolved Neutrality in a Continuous Niche Space [Invited]
Akira Sasaki
Gordon Research Conference, Speciation 2015. Ventura, California, USA. March 15-20, 2015   15 Mar 2015   
Projecting evolutionary trajectory of influenza A virus: Multidimensional scaling and individual based antigenic drift model [Invited]
Akira Sasaki
ICMMA 2014 'Crowd Dynamics', January 12, 2015, Meiji University, Tokyo   12 Jan 2015   
Akira Sasaki
Symposium "Dynamic interplay between viruses and their hosts", Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, November 8-9, 2014   9 Nov 2014   
Akira Sasaki
JSMB/SMB 2014 Osaka. Minisymposium: "Understanding mimicry -- evolutionary and developmental dynamics of signal sharing, Osaka, July 29-August 1, 2014   31 Jul 2014   
Akira Sasaki
JSMB/SMB 2014 Osaka. Minisymposium: "Dynamics of experimental evolution -- arms race and self-organization", Osaka, July 28-August 1, 2014.   29 Jul 2014   
Akira Sasaki
The 11th Conference of European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB 2014), Gothenburg, Sweden, June 15-19, 2014   16 Jun 2014   
Akira Sasaki
Workshop "Spatial evolutionary epidemiology,” Organisers: Sébastien Lion and Sylvain Gandon Centre d’Écologie Évolutive et Fonctionnelle (CNRS UMR 5175), Montpellier, France, June 3-7, 2014   5 Jun 2014   
Projecting evolutionary trajectory of influenza A virus: Multidimensional scaling and individual based antigenic drift model
Akira Sasaki
Tsukuba Global Science Week 2013: International Life Science Workshop -- Systems Biology   3 Oct 2013   
Akira Sasaki
8th European Conference on Mathematical Biology (ECMTB 2011), June 28-July 2, 2011, Krakow, Poland   Jun 2011   
Akira Sasaki
Mathematica Biosciences Institute Workshop 5: Coevolution and the Ecological Structure of Plant-insect Communities, April 4-7, 2011, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA   Apr 2011   
Akira Sasaki
Winter school on eco-evolutionary modeling of speciation, Abisko Science Station, Sweden March 7-11, 2011 (Lectures)   Mar 2011   An ESF Research Networking Program, Frontiers of Speciation Research
Akira Sasaki
Mathematical Models and Experimental Microbial Systems Workshop, Coevolution: Models and microbial model system, 2010 April 14-15, Liverpool, UK.   Apr 2010   
Emergence probability of new flu escape variants: Be aware of early stage mutants and of spring outbreak [Invited]
Akira Sasaki
BICS Conference Multiply Structured Populations in Biology, University of Bath, Bath, UK, July 1, 2009   Jul 2009