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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.

Message from Prof. OSHITANI

Recruit

For future postgraduate students

For future postgraduate students

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.

For future researchers and staff

No open positions for faculty/researcher/admin are available now.
If you plan to apply for external funding (grant) to work with us, we would be happy to assist you. Please send us inquiry with your CV and research interest.
EMAIL info@virology.med.tohoku.ac.jp

News

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.