Dr. Kiyoshi Hasegawa was born on August 18, 1963 in Kanazawa, Japan. He received his Ph.D. from Toyohashi University of Technology (1995) and worked at Biostructure group in Chugai Pharmaceutical Company in Japan. While working in Chugai, he spent three months at Swiss Basel Research Center in Roche for developing new de novo design program (2003). He is now principal scientist in his group and is involved in many SBDD projects. He is also the Roche data mining working group member and the secretary general of Japan Chemical Information Science. His interests are de novo design, Chemogenomics, data mining and web application.