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Yuzuru Husimi Collection

Identifier: YH

Scope and Contents

Dr. Husimi’s Collection contains reprints and patent applications related to his work on the Human Genome Project, including the development of DNA sequencers for the human genome.

The International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium included scientists at 16 institutions in France, Germany, Japan, China, Great Britain and the United States. Participants in the international consortium adhered to the project’s quality standards and to the daily data release policy. The project was funded by grants from government agencies and public charities in the various countries.


  • Creation: 1982 - 2000


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Conditions Governing Access

Some restrictions apply to this collection. Access is given only by appointment, 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Conditions Governing Use

Archival materials must remain in the archival reading area. Item duplication is to be done by archivists. Fees are applied to copies made. Digital photography is permitted by users.


Dr. Yuzuru Husimi is currently Professor Emeritus at Saitama University and Professor of Functional Molecules at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering at Saitama University. He began his career at the University of Tokyo in 1969, and has also worked at Saitama University Faculty of Engineering; West German Max Planck biophysical RIKEN as a visiting fellow (1985); the Saitama Bio Project; and the Japan Science and Technology Agency. Dr. Husimi has published over 60 original papers on DNA and evolutionary molecular engineering. His specialty is in molecular biophysics, evolutionary molecular engineering, clarification of the principles of the emergence of functionality in fast molecular evolution as it is carried out in the laboratory and the actual creation of highly functional biological macromolecules, wetware artificial life, physics of the origin of biological information, and development of a rapid DNA sequencer for the Human Genome Project.

In Japan, the aim of the Human Genome Project was redirected not only to sequence the genome but also to include functional analysis of genes and elucidation of tertiary protein structures. This successful approach placed emphasis on the promotion of functional genomics, comparative genomics, analysis of genomic diversity, and the development of DNA chips or microarrays.


1 Folder (Stored in same box as Hideki Kambara Collection and Akiyoshi Wada Collection.)


The Dr. Yuzuru Husimi Collection contains reprints and patent applications related to Dr. Husimi’s work on the Human Genome Project, including the development of DNA sequencers for the human genome.


The file was kept in original order. Materials in the file were numbered H1 through H13 in chronological order. H5 was removed from the folder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials given to Mila Pollock, Executive Director of Library and Archives at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, by Yoshiyuki Sakaki, Toyohashi University of Technology, on October 27, 2010. Accession number 2010-076. Processed in August 2012 by Archivist Clare Clark.

Yuzuru Husimi Collection
Human Genome Project, Japan
Finding Aid prepared by Clare Clark. Finding Aid encoded by Clare Clark 2013. Finding Aid added to ArchivesSpace by Mary Ann Reardon. Finding Aid updated by Em Longan, May 2022.
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Repository Details

Part of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Repository

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