Calls for Proposals Early-stage FY 2018 AMED awards 2 joint research projects in the field of “Infectious Diseases” and “Cancer” - FY 2018 e-ASIA Joint Research Program


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 Japan Cancer Research Project(1st), Emerging/ Re-Emerging Infectious Disease Project Of Japan(1st), 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 2018 and Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) decided to support the three projects shown in the next table through peer review.


Field Project Title Country PI Affiliation Title
Infectious Diseases Development of new diagnostic tools for detecting malaria parasites resistant to drugs used in Artermisinin-based combination therapy Japan Shiroh Iwanaga Tokyo Medical and Dental University Professor
Thailand Chairat Uthaipibull National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) Principal researcher
Indonesia Din Syafruddin Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology Professor
Cancer Research Construction of liver fluke biliary cancer PDX library aiming at development of personalized medicine Thailand Siwanon Jirawatnotai Mahidol University Instructor
Japan Seiji Okada Kumamoto University Professor
USA Piotr Sicinski Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Professor


Last updated 02/04/19