Calls for Proposals Early-stage FY 2021 AMED awards 4 joint research projects in the area of “Infectious Diseases” and “Cancer Research” - e-ASIA Joint Research Program


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R&D phase Basic Study, Applied Study, Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study, Clinical Study, Clinical Trials
Key Fields Innovation and Clinical Research Center Project
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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” and “Cancer Research” was conducted in 2021. All proposals were evaluated by the expert review panel (appendix), and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) decided to support following four projects.

Research Area Project Title Country PI Affiliation Title
Infectious Diseases Innovative point-of-care diagnostics and environmental surveillance tools for the elimination of Asian schistosomiasis Australia CAI Pengfei QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute Dr/SRO
Philippines JIZ Mario Antonio II Research Institute for Tropical Medicine Department Head / Chief Science Research Specialist
Japan SAKO Yasuhito Asahikawa Medical University Professor
Development of genome platform for virulence and antimicrobial resistance of
Helicobacter pylori in ASEAN countries
Japan YAMAOKA Yoshio Oita University Faculty of Medicine Professor, Dean of Faculty of Medicine
Indonesia MIFTAHUSSURUR Muhammad Universitas Airlangga Vice Rector
Thailand VILAICHONE Ratha-korn Thammasat University Hospital Professor
Cancer Research Promotion of photodynamic medicine for cancer Japan OGURA Shun-ichiro Tokyo Institute of Technology Associate Professor
Indonesia BOWOLAKSONO Anom Faculty of Mathematics and Natural
Sciences (FMIPA)
Associate Professor
USA MAHMUD Taifo Oregon State University Professor
Targeting MYCN/NCYM for cancer therapy Japan HIPPO Yoshitaka Chiba Cancer Center Department Head
Australia LIU Tao The University of New South Wales Group Leader
Indonesia MEIYANTO Edy Universitas Gadjah Mada Professor


Application period 15 Dec. 2020 - 29 Mar. 2021
Panel meeting (AMED)
30 Jul. 2021 (Cancer)
5 Aug. 2021 (Infectious Diseases)
e-ASIA joint review meeting 25 Aug. 2021
  Infectious Diseases Cancer Research
Number of applications 11 6
Number of applications reviewed 9 6
Number of awardees 2 2


Last updated 12/16/21