Research and education for overcoming zoonotic diseases
This International Institute will accomplish unique and unprecedented scientific and educational activities by bringing together experts in bacteriology, virology, parasitology, immunology, pathology, and computer science. To establish effective strategies for prediction, prevention and control of zoonotic diseases, the International Institute will conduct global surveillance to identify natural host animals and transmission routes of zoonotic pathogens, and will reveal determinants for the pathogenicity and the host range of the pathogens. The outcomes of the research will be pooled as a database for preservation and utilization of biological resources, and the materials will be supplied for diagnosis technology and vaccine production. At the same time, our educational program will provide lectures and training courses for researchers, technicians and graduate students, and will have a mission to bring up “Zoonosis Control Experts” who are responsible for the control of zoonotic diseases worldwide.
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