Calls for Proposals Early-stage Female Overseas FY 2021 Adopted Projects under "Research Program on Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases"


Status of Grants/Funding Opportunities Awarded projects
R&D phase Basic Study, Applied Study, Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study, Clinical Study, Clinical Trials, Post Marketing, Clinical Research, None
Key Fields Innovative Drug Discovery and Development Project, Infectious disease
Division of Strategic Planning and Evaluation, Department of Innovative Drug Discovery and Development
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Adoption contents

As a result of scrupulous deliberation conducted by a Project Evaluation Panel, the following projects were selected as the FY2021 awarded projects under the Young Researchers Program of "Research Program on Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases."

Young Researchers Program:
Research and development for basic technologies, diagnostics, treatments and/or preventions which are necessary to strengthen the countermeasures against infectious diseases.

Project Title Principal Investigator Affiliation
Development of mRNA nano-vaccines possessing double-stranded RNA in mRNA side
chains for pandemics
UCHIDA Satoshi Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Associate Professor
Elucidation of the neurotropic mechanism of mumps virus by identification of receptor
glycans and its application to therapy
KATOH Hiroshi National Institute of Infectious Diseases Chief
Elucidation of pathogenesis of NTM pulmonary disease based on integrated analysis of
host and pathogen genomes
Ho Namkoong Keio University Assistant Professor
Study of middle-size drugs for multi-drug resistance bacteria MISAWA Takashi National Institute of Health Sciences Cheif

Evaluation Panel Members

Name Affiliation
ENDO Hiroyoshi Dean, Graduate School of Public Health, St. Luke’s International University
KAKU Mitsuo Professor, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University
KASUGA Fumiko Senior Fellow, National Institute for Invironmental Studies
KURANE Ichiro Emeritus Member, National Institute of Infectious Diseases
KOIKE Kazuhiko Professor, The University of Tokyo, Department of Gastroenterology
SAITO Izumu Visiting Researcher, National Center for Child Health
and Development
NODA Masatoshi Professor Emeritus, Chiba University
MORI Toru Director Emeritus, The Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Japan Anti-tuberculosis Association
MORIKAWA Yuko Professor, Kitasato Institute of Life Sciences/Kitasato University
WAKITA Takaji Director-General, National Institute of Infectious Diseases


Last updated 03/31/21