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3/9/2019
A commentary on an article about frequency and clinical presentation of influenza virus infection in infants has been published in Lancet Child Adolesc Health.
2/9/2019
Events were updated.
18/7/2019
An article about antibiotic use among children aged under 5 years in the Indonesian community by ALKAFF (PhD Student) has been published in Trop Med Health.
3/7/2019
An article about increased physiological activities of recently circulating strains of enterovirus D68 has been published in Viruses.
25/6/2019
An article regarding T cell-monocyte complexes observed in humans with infection of M. tuberculosis or other pathogens, in collaboration with the team of Cayetano Univ. and La Jolla Institution for Allergy and Immunology was published in Elife.
3/6/2019
An article about molecular characterization of enterovirus-A71 in children with acute flaccied paralysis collaborated with the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in the Philippines has been published in BMC Infectious Diseases.
3/6/2019
Events were updated.
15/4/2019
We welcomed new members.
15/4/2019
An article about etiology and risk factors associated with fatal outcomes of childhood pneumonia in hospitalized children by DEMBELE (PhD Student) has been published in BMJ Open.
27/3/2019
Events were updated.
20/3/2019
An article about RS virus infection in Filipino cohort children by UENO (PhD Student) has been published in Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses.
20/3/2019
An article about RS virus infection in the Philippines by OTOMARU(PhD Student) has been published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases.
20/3/2019
An article about norovirus infection among adult patients by KOBAYASHI (PhD Student) has been published in Journal of Medical Virology.
2/28-3/2/2019
2nd International seminar for research on childhood acute respiratory infections in Asia and Africa was held in Sendai and Yamagata, Japan.
21/12/2018
An article about etiology of adult pneumonia in the Philippines collaborated with the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in the Philippines has been published in International Journal of Infectious Diseases.
21/12/2018
An article about complete genome sequence of Respiratory syncytial virus by Okamoto (Assistant Professor) collaborated with the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in thePhilippines has been published in Microbiology Resource Announcement.
13/11/2018
Events were updated.
04/10/2018
We welcomed new members.
04/10/2018
Events were updated.
05/09/2018
An article about the association between preceding viral infection and subsequent respiratory illness by Furuse (Currently, Kyoto Univ.) collaborated with the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in the Philippines has been published in Journal of Infectious Diseases.
18/08/2018
Hiroshi Kita, a 6th year medical student who carried out a research at our department last year, presented his results at the Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Bacteriology Tohoku Branch.
04/07/2018
We have updated the List of Short-term International Researchers.
11/05/2018
An article about repeated infection of respiratory syncytial virus in children by OKAMOTO (Assistant Professor) collaborated with the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in the Philippines has been published in Journal of Infectious Diseases.
11/05/2018
An article about genetic analysis of human sapovirus in Americas collaborated with Mayuko SAITO (Associate Professor) has been published in Journal of Clinical Virology.
11/05/2018
An article about human metapneumovirus in long-term care facilities for the elderly collaborated with OKAMOTO (Assistant Professor) and Otani (PhD student) has been published in Journal of Infectious Diseases.
24/04/2018
An article about Respiratory syncytial virus in children with acute lower respiratory tract infection in Vietnam collaborated with OSHITANI (Professor) and OKAMOTO (Assistant Professor) has been published in Scientific Reports.
24/04/2018
An article about the retrospective surveillance for EV-D68 in 2015 collaborated with OSHITANI (Professor) and OKAMOTO (Assistant Professor) has been published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.
24/04/2018
Sequence of an uncommon norovirus identified in diarrhea samples collected from Peruvian children collaborated with Mayuko SAITO (Associate Professor) has been reported to Genome Announcements.
24/04/2018
An article about transcriptomic analysis for immune response to M. tuberculosis infection by La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology et al., collaborated with Mayuko SAITO (Associate Professor) has been published in Journal of Immunology.
3/10/2018
An article about whole genome sequence of RSV in the Philippines written by Malasao (former PhD student) has been published in Genome Announcements.
2/20/2018
The research forum for 10th Anniversary of RITM-Tohoku Collaborating Research Center in the Philippines
12/22/2017
An original research paper regarding epidemiology of sapovirus infection in a birth cohort, written by Dr. Saito, Dr. Oshitani and other coauthors at Universidad Cayetano Heredia (Peru), Johns Hopkins University (USA) and other institutions, has been published in Clinical Infectious Disease.
12/22/2017
An article about isolation of human metapneumovirus using MNT-1, a human malignant melanoma cell line collaborated with OKAMOTO (Assistant Professor) has been published in Microbiology and Immunology.
10/30/2017
1st International seminar for research on childhood acute respiratory infections in Asia and Africa was held in the Philippines
10/30/2017
Result of analysis of sequence of an uncommon sapovirus identified in diarrhea samples collected from Peruvian children by TSINDA (PhD student) has been reported to Genome Announcements.
10/30/2017
An article about epidemiological characteristics of an ebola outbreak in Liberia revealed using a novel dataset by FURUSE (assistant professor) has been published in PLOS neglected Tropical Diseases.
10/05/2017
Training of basic medicine has started (Events).
10/02/2017
We welcomed new members.
8/28/2017
Site of “Core-to-Core Program B. Asia-Africa sponsored by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)”opened on Aug 28.
6/21/2017
An article about genetic reassortant of Rotavirus in the Philippines by YAMAMOTO (former assistant professor) has been published in New Microbes and New Infections.
5/1/2017
We welcomed new members.
4/19/2017
Group photo of the lab has been updated (Events).
4/7/2017
We welcomed new members.
4/6/2017
An article about estimation of incidence of influenza and RSV infection in the Philippines at a community level by KAMIGAKI (assistant professor) has been published in Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses.
3/24/2017
MANAKA, XU (MMed students), MALASAO, and CHAIMONGKOL (PhD students) received their degrees and graduated (Events).
3/21/2017
An article of systematic review and meta-analysis of effectiveness of influenza vaccine by University of Nottingham, collaborated with OSHITANI (professor), has been published in Vaccine.
3/21/2017
An article about detection of epidemics of norovirus using environmental samples by New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University, collaborated with TOHMA (assistant professor) has been published in Applied Environmental Microbiology.
1/24/2017
An article about clinical characteristics of whooping cough in the Philippines by SAITO-OBATA (Mariko, assistant professor) has been published in Vaccine.
1/13/2017
We are having SUPADEJ as a visiting trainee (Events).
12/24/2016
An article about association between seasonal distribution of respiratory infections and meteological factors in the tropics by KAMIGAKI (assistant professor) has been published in PLoS One.

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Cross-border Researches on Infectious Diseases

It was once thought that humankind could conquer the infectious diseases. However, even in the 21st century, we have been experiencing newly emerging infectious diseases, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), avian influenza, pandemic influenza A(H1N1) with swine origin etc. These emerging diseases remind us of continuous threats posed by infectious diseases. With rapidly progressing globalization, the risk of global spread of infectious diseases is higher than ever.

We, at the Department of Virology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, are conducting laboratory-based and clinical researches on various infectious diseases, not only in Asia but also in Africa and South America. We are also investigating infectious disease control in collaboration with public health officials and clinicians.

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Those who are interested in our research activity and project and willing to apply for master or doctoral course, please refer to this website and contact us for further information. Your CV and research interest might be helpful for consideration.

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