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学友会セミナー:2008年6月6日

開催日時: 2008年6月6日 11:45 ~ 12:45
開催場所: 近代医科学記念館 
講師: Bosompem, Kwabena Mante
所属: Director, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Science
演題: Collaborative research between the NMIMR and Japan: A focus on SATREPS project and latest research results
概要:

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) was established in 1979 in honour of the renowned Japanese scientist, Dr Hideyo Noguchi. The NMIMR is a semi-autonomous biomedical research institute within the University of Ghana, with the mandate to: conduct research into communicable and non-communicable diseases, build capacity of next generation scientists/ train health professionals and provide specialized diagnostics in suppour of public health in Ghana. The sustainability of NMIMR has been closely linked to strategic infrastructural investment and collaborative research between the institute and Japan. The infectious diseases project in the 1980s to 1990s generated various research advances including a field-applicable non-invassive monoclonal antibody-based dipstick for diagnosis of urinary schistosomiasis. SATREPS Project I, investigated Ghanaian medicinal plants for promising new anti-viral and anti-parasitic active compounds, and yielded the first patent of an anti-trypanosomal compound in the University of Ghana. SATREPS Project II, has the objectives to strengthen diarrhoeal surveillance in Ghana and to investigate the linkages between bacterial and viral enteropathogens and host factors (including gut microbiota and host genetic background) in the development of diarrheal. SATREPS II, shows tremendous promise for new knowledge and evidence-based information for prevention, detection, control and treatment of emerging and reemerging global threats. The strategic relationship between Japan and the NMIMR has promoted globally competitive research leading to significant achievements by the institute. The achievemnets of the NMIMR and future plans will be underscored.

世話人: 〇清野 宏 (粘膜免疫学部門)
 村上 善則 (人癌病因遺伝子分野)