Calls for Proposals Early-stage FY 2019 AMED awards 8 joint projects with MRC on "Infectious Diseases"- FY 2019 Japan-the UK Joint call for Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)


Status of Grants/Funding Opportunities Awarded projects
R&D phase Basic Study, Applied Study, Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study
Key Fields Emerging/ Re-Emerging Infectious Disease Project Of Japan(1st), Other programs(1st)
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AMED and MRC (Medical Research Council) called for joint project proposals from early stage researchers in Japan and the UK in the "Infectious Diseases" research area and began to accept proposals on December 16th, 2019. The joint evaluation committee comprised both the UK and Japanese scientists. After the committee’s discussion, it identified eight highly meritorious projects (See the attached list of the awarded projects).

List of Awardees

Project Country Affiliation Principal Investigator
Elucidation of cell-autonomous immunity and host defense against Toxoplasma gondii by interferon-inducible GTPases Japan Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University YAMAMOTO Masahiro
U.K. The University of
Eva-Maria Frickel
Interferon stimulated defences that target Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Hepatitis D Virus (HDV) Japan National Institute of Infectious Diseases WATASHI Koichi
U.K. MRC University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) Sam Wilson
Dynamic Imaging in Viral Encephalitis Defines Unique Roles for Chemoattractants Japan Nippon Medical School MIYABE Yoshishige
U.K. University of Liverpool Benedict Michael
The HDAC6/USP7 axis in enveloped RNA virus infection Japan Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine MIYAKE Yasuyuki
U.K. University of Bristol School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine Yohei Yamauchi
Systematic analysis of persistence mechanisms by high-throughput bar-seq and single cell analyses Japan Nara Institute of Science and Technology MUTO-FUJITA Ai
U.K. University of Surrey Suzie Hingley-Wilson
A cross-sectional approach to identification & interrogation of adaptive & functional mutations affecting CCHFV replication & pathogenicity in humans Japan Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University KUROSAKI Yohei
U.K. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) David Allen
Study of the T cell Response During Cryptococcal Meningitis Using New Tools Japan Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine KAWAKAMI Kazuyoshi
U.K. University of Birmingham Rebecca Drummond
The human T-cell leukaemia virus HTLV-1: transcriptional heterogeneity at the single-cell level Japan Kumamoto University SATO Yorifumi
U.K. Imperial College Charles Bangham


Last updated 12/16/19