Motoaki Seki is a Team Leader at RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS), and a Guest Professor at Yokohama City University. Dr. Seki has analyzed epigenome, RNA, peptide and chemical (metabolite) regulation mechanisms in environmental stress adaptation. Dr. Seki has developed the technologies to produce useful plant resources, such as stress-tolerant plants by use of chemical compounds etc. Dr. Seki has also analyzed the regulatory networks of tuberous root development in cassava and aims to develop useful cassava plants, such as increased plant productivity and stress tolerance. Dr. Seki received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Kyoto University, Japan, and a PhD degree from Hiroshima University, Japan. He has been a Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers (2014-2020), an Editor-in-Chief of Plant Molecular Biology (2019-present), and a Chair of the ORFeome Subcommittee, The Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Committee (MASC) (2012-present).