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Tropical Medicine and Malaria

Research Topic

The mission of the Department are to contribute to the Global Health by the researches on tropical medicine and malariology.
Main target researches are:

Following specific research projects are being operated

Biology and pathophysiology of the infectious diseases of international concern
  • (a) Researches on the development of malaria vaccine
  • (b) Basic and clinical researches on malaria and other parasitic diseases
  • (c) Basic researches on water-borne infectious diseases in developing countries
Social technology development for controlling the diseases in developing countries
  • (a) Researches on global malaria and parasite control strategy
  • (b) Researches on the control of water/food-borne infectious diseases in developing countries
  • (c) Evaluation of international health cooperation projects
Control of infectious diseases into Japan
  • (a) Researches on health development of international travelers
  • (b) Researches on the control of imported malaria/parasitic diseases
  • (c) Researches on the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic methods for parasitic disease

Main Staff

Director Shigeyuki Kano
Chief, Section of Malariology Kanako Komaki-Yasuda
Chief, Section of Tropical Medicine Shigeyuki Kano
Senior Research Fellow Moritoshi Iwagami(lay-off)
Kazuhiko Yano
Research Fellow Emilie Louise Akiko Matsumoto
Shungo Kano
Research Assistant Masami Nakatsu
Akihiro Doi
Hitomi Okusa
Yoshiko Shibata
Naomi Ohama
PhD Student Vincent Jeanne Perpetue
Research Institute
Diabetes Research Center
The Research Center for Hepatitis and Immunology
Project Research
National Center for Global Health and Medicin