Eriko Kuwada: The Plant Cell First Author

Eriko Kuwada, co-first author of “Genome-wide cis-decoding for expression design in tomato using cistrome data and explainable deep learning”

Current Position: Master candidate, Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science, Okayama University, Japan

Education: B.S. in agricultural biology, Okayama University, Japan

Non-scientific Interests: Violin

Brief bio:

I have been studying on fruit ripening mechanisms with deep learning frameworks, since joining to Prof. Takashi Akagi lab. As I majored “classical” agricultural biology, bioinformatics had been an unknown world for me, but is now the very exciting research topic with deep learning on genomic and transcriptomic information. So, I am enjoying this fulfilling research life, and would like to deepen my research also with kiwifruit ripening systems, to learn the fun of the world of science.