Hokkaido University Research Center for Zoonosis Control

Hokkaido University Research Center for Zoonosis Control

Division of Collaboration and Education

Toward controlling pathogenic microorganisms: From fields in Asia and Africa

In the international cooperation and education division, we conduct research in a wide range of areas, including field work to study the biological behavior of zoonotic pathogens, study on immunity to infectious diseases and genome analysis. In particular, working in collaboration with research organizations and universities in Southeastern African countries, including Uganda and Zambia, we are conducting molecular biological research to study the molecular epidemiology of human and animal protozoan diseases (trypanosoma and theileria) and disease vectors (tsetse flies and Ixodid ticks), genomic functions and the molecular biology of hemorrhagic fever viruses. We are also conducting basic immunological research required for the development of vaccines against zoonoses—in particular, research on the roles of antigen presenting cells in immune responses.

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