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.
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
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.
MANAKA, XU (MMed students), MALASAO, and CHAIMONGKOL (PhD students) received
their degrees and graduated (Events).
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.
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
An article about clinical characteristics of whooping cough in the Philippines by
SAITO-OBATA (Mariko, assistant professor) has been published in Vaccine.
We are having SUPADEJ as a visiting trainee (Events).
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.