Division of Basic Medical Research Research Program on Hepatitis


Key Fields Innovative Drug Discovery and Development Project, Health and Clinical Data Project, Basic Medical Research Project
R&D phase Basic Study, Applied Study, Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study, Clinical Research, None
Division of Basic Medical Research, Department of Basic Medical Research / Division of Strategic Planning and Evaluation, Department of Innovative Drug Discovery and Development / Division of Genomic Medicine, Department of Health and Clinical Data
TEL: +81-3-6870-2225
E-mail: hepatitis"AT"amed.go.jp
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This program aims to significantly improve the treatment of hepatitis by comprehensively promoting basic and clinical research on hepatitis in partnership with national and local government. This program includes the following two sub-programs:

i. Program for Basic and Clinical Research on Hepatitis
This program aims to improve the methods for hepatitis prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. This program also facilitates basic and clinical research that leads to the development of pharmaceuticals and medical devices necessary for treatment.
ii. Program on the Innovative Development and Application of New Drugs for Hepatitis B
This program aims to develop revolutionary therapeutic agents for hepatitis B. It comprehensively promotes clinical research, which results in drug discovery and its practical applications on the basis of fundamental research.

List of Research Projects

Management and Evaluation Framework

PS (Program Supervisor)
  • HAYASHI Norio, Director General, Japan Organization of Occupational Health and Safety, Kansai Rosai Hospital
PO (Program Officer)
  • IMAZEKI Fumio, Professor Emeritus, Chiba University
  • ESUMI Mariko, Visiting Professor, Nihon University
  • SAIGO Ken-ichi, Director, MEISEIKAI
  • SHIMOKAWA Teruhiko, Professor, Institute of Research Innovation, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
  • TAKEBE Yutaka, Visiting Professor, Centre of Excellence on Research in AIDS, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • NAKAGAWA Mina, Associate Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
  • HANAOKA Fumio, Director-General, National Institute of Genetics

Last updated 04/24/23