Calls for Proposals Early-stage FY 2019 AMED awards 3 joint research projects in the area of “Infectious Diseases” and “AMR” - 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 strengthen R&D in the East Asian region, and to contribute solving the region’s common issues such as Health Research, Environment, reduction and management of Disaster Risk, etc.
AMED has joined to the joint call for proposals in the field of Health Research since 2015.

As a part of the program, the call in the research area of “Infectious Diseases”, “Antibiotic Resistance and Multidrug Resistance Research (AMR)” and “Cancer” was conducted in 2019 and Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) decided to support the three projects shown in the next table through peer review.

Field Research Area Project Title Country PI Affiliation Title
Infectious Diseases i) Infectious Diseases Integrated application of human and pathogen genomic information for improvement of treatment outcome and control of drug-resistance in Asian tuberculosis patients Japan Katsushi Tokunaga National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM) Director
Thailand Surakameth Mahasirimongkol  Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) - DMSc Senior professional
Philippines Ama Ma. Cecilia Research Institute for Tropical
Indonesia Rika Yuliwulandari YARSI University Dean
An international platform for discovery of novel chemotypes against flaviviral infection Thailand Sarin Chimnaronk Mahidol University Assistant Professor
Japan Ryuichi Sakai Hokkaido University Professor
USA Daniel Romo Baylor University Schotts Professor of Chemistry, FRSC
ii) Antibiotic Resistance and Multidrug Resistance Research (AMR) The Predict-XDR Project: Predicting genetic markers for pre-XDR and XDR tuberculosis Philippines Raul Destura University of the Philippines Deputy Executive Director
USA Midori Kato-Maeda University of California San
Associate Professor
Japan Satoshi Mitarai Research Institute of Tuberculosis Professor/Head
Cancer iii) Cancer Research Not selected


Last updated 12/20/19