Division of Infectious Disease Research Japanese Initiative for Progress of Research on Infectious Disease for global Epidemic (J-PRIDE)

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Key Fields Emerging/ Re-Emerging Infectious Disease Project Of Japan
R&D phase Basic Study,Applied Study,None
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E-mail: jpride”AT”amed.go.jp(Replace “at” with @.)

Overview

The Japanese Initiative for Progress of Research on Infectious Disease for Global Epidemics is comprised of two pillars, the Core Research Program and Open Research Program, that started in 2017 based on the proposals in the report of the review meeting on research on infectious disease in the future, held by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (July 2017).

The Core Research Program provides subsidies to Nagasaki University based on the background shown below in compliance with the Act on Regulation of Execution of Budget Pertaining to Subsidies, etc. (Act No. 179 of 1955)

The scheme of establishing an infectious disease research center centering on the high-level biocontainment facilities (BSL4 facilities), with which Nagasaki University has been proceeding, was placed high on the list of priorities for promotion in Roadmap 2014 formulated by the Council for Science and Technology under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (August 2014). Based on this decision, the scheme was considered as an important project in the Basic Guidelines for Strengthening Measures on Emerging Infectious Diseases (February 2016) by the Ministerial Meeting on Measures on Emerging Infectious Diseases. Subsequently, issues regarding the involvement of the nation regarding the consolidation of the high level biocontainment facilities (BSL4 facilities) of Nagasaki University were decided at the same meeting (November 2016).

Based on these decisions, for the establishment of an infectious disease research center centering on the high-level biocontainment facilities (BSL4 facilities), the program will provide the necessary support for Nagasaki University as the base of the project for research and development into highly pathogenic infectious diseases such as Ebola virus infection to enhance the research function of our country.

To ensure safety in association with the consolidation of BSL4 facilities, the government will supervise and instruct Nagasaki University based on the issues regarding the involvement of the nation regarding the consolidation of the high level biocontainment facilities (BSL4 facilities) of Nagasaki University.

Open Research program basic research on infectious diseases to identify targets for the discovery of innovative drugs against infectious diseases in the future. Through cross-disciplinary collaboration among medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, agriculture, molecular biology, statistics and engineering, the program aims for breakthrough results achieved through the use of current genome analysis and data processing technology, dynamics of biological polymers, technology to track and quantify complex formation, and bioinformatics.

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