Calls for Proposals FY 2015 e-ASIA Joint Research Program AMED’s Newly Supporting Projects in the field of “Infectious Diseases” and “Cancer”


Status of Grants/Funding Opportunities Awarded projects
R&D phase Basic Study, Applied Study, Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study, Clinical Study, Clinical Trials
Key Fields Other programs(1st)

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The e-ASIA Joint Research Program (hereinafter referred to as the “e-ASIA JRP”) aims to develop a vibrant and collaborative research community in Science and Technology, to promote innovation in the East Asian region, and to contribute to the region’s economic development.

As a part of the program, the call in the field of “Infectious Diseases” and “Cancer” was conducted in 2015 and Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) decided to support the three projects shown in the next table through peer review.

[Nations (funding institutions) joining the call] Cambodia (MOH), Indonesia (RISTEK), Japan (AMED), Lao PDR (MOH), Myanmar (MOST), New Zealand (HRC), Russia (RFBR), USA (NIAID, NCI), Vietnam (MOST).

Project Title Country Lead PI Affiliation Title
Dengue viral genetic diversity in selected populations in Myanmar Japan Meng Ling Moi Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University Associate Professor
Myanmar Hlaing Myat Thu Department of Medical Research Deputy Director General
US Sujan Shresta La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology Associate Professor
Characterization of multidrug resistance Gram-negative bacteria carrying antibiotics-resistance gene which have been inserted to chromosome Japan Itaru Hirai University of the Ryukyus Professor
Vietnam Bui Thi Mai Huong National Institute of Nutrition Department head
Indonesia Kuntaman Airlangga University Professor, Senior staff Microbiology
Health impact of Opisthorchiasis infection in Cambodia and Vietnam : prevalent surveillance of Opisthorchiasis and risk surveillance for liver cancer Japan Kazuko Miyamoto Yamanashi University Professor
Cambodia Muth Sinuon Helminth at National Centre for Parasitology Entomology and Malaria Control / MOH Deputy-Director and Program Manager
Vietnam Nguyen Thu Huong Parasitology Department of National Institute of Malaria Vice Chief of Department


Last updated 07/01/16