Hokkaido University Research Center for Zoonosis Control

Hokkaido University Research Center for Zoonosis Control

Division of Global Epidemiology

Controlling zoonoses

In the Division of Global Epidemiology, we conduct research with the aim of revealing the perpetuation mechanisms and transmission routes of pathogens in nature as well as systematically studying factors that determine their pathogenicity and host ranges. Our research themes cover a wide range of scientific areas, from epidemiological research on global infectious diseases to molecular-level research. We also conduct basic research for the development of vaccines and drugs for prevention and treatment. Based on these studies, we aim to develop preemptive strategies to prevent and control zoonoses that may occur in the near future.

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