Kazuyoshi Ikeda has worked for the ChEMBL team at the EMBL-EBI for 3 years. During this time he developed drug target databases; Kinase/GPCR SARfari and DrugEBIlity. Kazuyoshi obtained his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics at the Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science in 2005. After a year as a Post Doc in the Computational Biology Research Center, AIST Japan, he then worked for Pharmadesign Inc. from 2006 to 2009. He has been involved in the voluntary activities for raising awareness for rare and intractable diseases in Japan.