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Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Chair:Kensuke Miyake Organization/Researchers

The scope of our research in this department includes the elucidation of the molocular interactions between pathogens and the host that are necessary for the establishment of infectious diseases, molecular recognition of self and non-self by the immune system, and modulatory mechanisms of host defence systems. Understanding the molecular bases for such processes will be applied to the development of novel approaches for preventing or controlling infectious diseases and immune disorders. The department is composed of several groups working on bacterial infection, viral infection, host-parasite relationships, molecular and cellular immunology, mucosal immunity, compromised host genetics and developmental gene regulation. Although each research group has particular interests in either the pathogen or the host, their research is not limited to one or other of these biological systems. Rather, their research covers a wide range of dynamic interactions between microbes and the host in the development of infectious diseases and the distinction between self and non-self in inmmune systems. Our department has been successfully promoting basic research in the area of infection and immunity in collaboration with many other groups in this and other countries. In addition, we have actively engages in promoting collaborative projects with various groups in pharmaceutical companies and clinical laboratories for the development of drugs, vaccines and immunobiomaterials. The growing concern in emerging and reemerging infectious diseases demands further support of the basic research that we have developed in our department. Our department, as one of the pioneering groups in our country, strongly endeavours to promote and expand our research activity, our collaborations with other groups engaged in studies of infection and immunity, and the training and professional development of young independent investigators through studies in the department.

Division of Virology

Head:Yoshihiro Kawaoka | General Research Building 3F


 

Professor

Yoshihiro Kawaoka

+81-3-5449-5310

Professor (Project) Makoto Yamashita

+81-3-6409-2207

Visiting Professor Takeshi Noda
Associate Professor Masaki Imai

+81-3-5449-5281

Associate Professor (Project) Tokiko Watanabe

+81-3-6409-2207

Associate Professor (Project) Satoshi Fukuyama

+81-3-6409-2207

Associate Professor (Project) Seiya Yamayoshi

+81-3-5449-5502

Assistant Professor Kiyoko Iwatsuki

+81-3-5449-5502

Assistant Professor Shin-ya Yamada

+81-3-5449-5281

Assistant Professor (Project) Maki Kiso

+81-3-5449-5502

Assistant Professor Yuko Sakai

+81-3-5449-5281

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Division of Infectious Genetics

Head:Kensuke Miyake


 

Professor

Kensuke Miyake

+81-3-5449-5290

Associate Professor Shin-ichiro Saito

+81-3-5449-5378

Assistant Professor Ryutaro Fukui

+81-3-5449-5378

Assistant Professor Takuma Shibata

Division of Infectious Genetics Webiste

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Division of Mucosal Immunology

Head:Hiroshi Kiyono | General Research Building 4F


 

Professor

Hiroshi Kiyono

+81-3-5449-5271

Associate Professor (Project) Yosuke Kurashima  
Assistant Professor (Project) Eun Jeong Park  
Assistant Professor Rika Nakahashi  

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Division of Molecular Virology

Head:Yasushi Kawaguchi | General Research Building 3F


 

Professor

Yasushi Kawaguchi

+81-3-6409-2070

Assistant Professor Akihisa Kato

+81-3-6409-2071

Assistant Professor Jun Arii

+81-3-6409-2071

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