Division of International Collaboration International Collaborative Research Program: The e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP)


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R&D phase Basic Study,Applied Study,Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study,Clinical Trials,Clinical Research
Division of International Collaboration, Department of International Affairs
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E-mail: e-asia”at”amed.go.jp(Replace “at” with @)

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 promote innovation in the East Asian region, and to contribute to the region’s economic development.

Current Member Organizations

Ongoing Projects

Year Project Title Principal Investigator Affiliation Country
2015 Prof. Ken Maeda Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Yamaguchi University Japan
Principal Investigator Dr. Hideki Ebihara Unit Chief, Molecular Virology and Host-Pathogen Interaction Unit, Laboratory of Virology, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health U.S.
Prof. & Dean, Prof. Srihadi Agungpriyono Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bogor Agricultural University Indonesia
Dean, Prof. Worawut Rerkamnuaychoke Faculty of Veterinary Technology, Kasetsart University


Prof. Emmanuel T. Baltazar College of Veterinary Medicine, Central Mindanao University Philippines
2015 Senior Invited Researcher and Prof. Hisashi Narimatsu Glycomedicine Technology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology< Japan
Prof.Sopit Wongkham Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University Thailand
Prof. Bounthome Samountry Faculty of Basic Sciences, University of Health Sciences Lao P.D.R.
2015 Prof. Kenji Hirayama Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN), Nagasaki University Japan
Director, Prof. Tin Maung Hlaing Defense Services Medical Research Center Myanmar
Department Chair, Prof. Mario Jiz Immunology Department, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) Philippines
2016 Dengue viral genetic diversity in selected populations in Myanmar Associate Professor, Meng Ling Moi Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University Japan
Deputy Director General , Hlaing Myat Thu Department of Medical Research Myanmar
Associate Professor, Sujan Shresta La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology U.S.

Characterization of multidrug resistance Gram-negative bacteria carrying antibiotics-resistance gene which have been inserted to chromosome

Professor Itaru Hirai Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus Japan
Department head, Bui Thi Mai Huong National Institute of Nutrition Vietnam
Professor, Senior staff Microbiology, Kuntaman Faculty of Medicine Airlangga University Indonesia
2016 Health impact of Opisthorchiasis infection in Cambodia and Vietnam : prevalent surveillance of Opisthorchiasis and risk surveillance for liver cancer Professor, Kazuko Miyamoto Center for International Education and Exchange & Office of International Affairs, Yamanashi University


Deputy-Director and Program Manager, Muth Sinuon Helminth at National Centre for Parasitology Entomology and Malaria Control / MOH Cambodia
Vice Chief of Department, Nguyen Thu Huong National Institute of Malaria, Parasitology and   Entomology, MOH, Vietnam Vietnam
2017 A study of latitudinal viral gene migration and reassortment of potentially zoonotic avian influenza viruses along wild bird East Asian - Australasian Flyway in Pacific Rim Associate Professor Masatoshi Okamatsu Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine Japan
Professor Alexander Shestopalov Research institute of experimental and clinical medicine Russia
Ph.D. Duc-Huy Chu Department of Animal Health, Epidemiology division Vietnam
Associate Professor Falk Huettmann Institute of Arctic Biology, Biology & Wildlife Department U.S.
2017 Surveillance of specific cancer incidence and mortality in South East Asia, by developing a standard population-based cancer registry system Section Head Tomohiro Matsuda National Cancer Center, Center for Cancer Registries Japan
Head of Department. Hav Monirath Calmette Hospital, Department of Pathology Cambodia
Project Director Adriano Laudico Philippine Cancer Society Inc., Manila Cancer Registry Philippines
Director Dung Pham Xuan Ho Chi Minh City Oncological Hospital Vietnam
2017 Elucidating the contribution of HBV/HDV co-/super-infection to hepatocellular carcinoma genome and biology Associate Professor Taro Yamashita Kanazawa University, Hospital / General Medicine Japan
Chief Xin Wei Wang National Cancer Institute, Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis U.S.
Professor Pham Van Thuc Haiphong University of Medical and Pharmacy, Medical and Pharmacy Vietnam
2018 Development of new diagnostic tools for detecting malaria parasites resistant to drugs used in Artermisinin-based combination therapy Professor Shiroh Iwanaga Tokyo Medical and Dental University Japan
Principal researcher Chairat Uthaipibull National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) Thailand
Professor Din Syafruddin Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology Indonesia
2018 Construction of liver fluke biliary cancer PDX library aiming at development of personalized medicine Instructor Siwanon Jirawatnotai Mahidol University Thailand
Professor Seiji Okada Kumamoto University Japan
Professor Piotr Sicinski Dana-Farber Cancer Institute USA

Results Report

Management and Evaluation Framework

PS (Program Supervisor)
  • Haruo Watanabe, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, School of Medicine, International University of Health and Welfare / Chairperson of the board of trustees, KUROZUMI Medical Foundation
PO (Program Officer)
  • Kiyoshi Kita, Ph.D., Dean and Professor, School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University
  • Tohru Kiyono, M.D.,Ph.D., Chief, Division of Carcinogenesis and Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Center Research Institute


Last updated 2019.2.1