IWADATE Yoshiaki

IWADATE Yoshiaki

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IWADATE Yoshiaki
Yamaguchi University
Faculty of Science
Job title
Associate Professor
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2009
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation, Yamaguchi University
Oct 2008
Mar 2012
PRESTO Principal Investigator, JST
Feb 2004
Mar 2009
Assistant professor, Faculty of Science, Yamaguchi University
Apr 1999
Feb 2004
Assistant professor, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, University of Tokushima
Apr 1997
Mar 1999
Assistant, Faculty of Science and. Engineering, Waseda University


Apr 1994
Mar 1999
Biophysics, Graduate School, Division of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
Apr 1990
Mar 1994
Applied physics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

Awards & Honors

Jun 2016
Molecular Dynamics of Crescent-Shape Determination of Motile Cells, 1st SFS Research Awards, Fluctuation & Structure, 2013-2017 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, MEXT, Japan
Mar 1996
Azusa Ono Memorial Award for Academic Studies (from Waseda Univ.), Waseda University
Presentation Award for foreign student in 49th Annual Meeting of the Society of Protozoologists

Published Papers

Chika Okimura, Yoshiaki Iwadate
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan   86 101002   Oct 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Crawling migration plays an essential role in a variety of biological phenomena, including development, wound healing, and immune system function. Migration properties such as anterior-posterior polarity, directionality, and velocity are regulated...
Okimura C, Ueda K, Sakumura Y, Iwadate Y
Cell adhesion & migration   10(4) 331-341   Jul 2016   [Refereed]
Okimura C, Iwadate Y
Cell adhesion & migration   10(4) 406-418   Jul 2016   [Refereed]
Adachi K, Tokushige M, Omata K, Yamazaki S, Iwadate Y
ACS applied materials & interfaces   8(22) 14028   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Sonoda A, Okimura C, Iwadate Y
Cell structure and function   41(1) 33-43   Mar 2016   [Refereed]

Books etc

Muscle Contraction and Cell Motility: Fundamentals and Developments
IWADATE Yoshiaki (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 16. The biomechanics of cell migration. 381-408.)
Pan Stanford Publishing   2016   

Conference Activities & Talks

Compliancy of the cell cortex can serve as a mediator for the propagation of metachronal waves in Paramecium cells [Invited]
IWADATE Yoshiaki
The 22nd International Congress of Zoology. Symposium 9. Cilia: their coordination in motility, morphogenesis and eukaryotic evolution (IS9)   15 Nov 2016   
Polarity generation of crawling cells under cyclic substratum-stretching [Invited]
IWADATE Yoshiaki
Elucidation of configurational structure in micro behavior and collective pattern formation   12 Sep 2016   
Shape determination and polarity generation for migration depending on stress fibers in fish keratocytes [Invited]
IWADATE Yoshiaki
Synergy of Fluctuation and Structure : Quest for Universal Laws in Non-Equilibrium Systems 2013-2017 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, MEXT, Japan   18 Jun 2016   
Crawling cell migration controlled by mechanical interaction with substratum [Invited]
IWADATE Yoshiaki
Symposium on “Modeling and Simulation of Cellular Migration: from Molecules to Multiple Cells” at The 6th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2015)   16 Jul 2015   
Cyclic stretching of substratum induces directional migration in fast-crawling cells [Invited]
IWADATE Yoshiaki
Modern Methods in Computing Biology: A Brainstorming Workshop   23 Mar 2015   

Teaching Experience


Research Grants & Projects

MEXT: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): IWADATE Yoshiaki
MEXT: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): MATSUNO Hiroshi, NISHII Jun, URAKAMI Naoto, HORI Manabu, IWADATE Yoshiaki
MEXT: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): IWADATE Yoshiaki
MEXT: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): IWADATE Yoshiaki
MEXT: Grant-in-Aid for Exploratory Research
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): IWADATE Yoshiaki