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Welcome to CREST/IHEC, International Human Epigenome Consortium, IHEC, Team Japan (supported by AMED-CREST, PRIME)

We are producing reference epigenomes of human gastrointestinal epithelial cells, vascular endothelial cells, and cells of reproductive organs. We are supported by a CREST program "Disease Epigenome" of Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), and are a member of the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC).

About CREST and CREST "Disease Epigenome":

Welcome to CREST/IHEC, International Human Epigenome Consortium, IHEC, Team Japan (supported by AMED-CREST)
IHEC Team Japan was originally supported by CREST "Disease Epigenome" from 2011 to 2018. The investigators produed reference epigenomes of human gastrointestinal epithelial cells, vascular endothelial cells, and cells of reproductive organs. From 2019, it is supported by a team led by Dr. Takahiro Arima in CREST "Early life".

About CREST:
CREST stands for "Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology", and is supported by AMED. Among the various programs supported by AMED-CREST is a funding program for team-oriented research with aim of achieving the strategic goals set forth by the government of Japan.


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Research Supervisor in CREST "Disease Epigenome"

Research Supervisor:
Masayuki YAMAMOTO
Dean / Professor, Tohoku University

Deputy Research Supervisor:
Toshikazu USHIJIMA
Senior deputy director, National Cancer Center Research Institute