Division of International Collaboration International Collaborative Research Program: Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)

Outline

Key Fields Other programs(1st)
R&D phase Basic Study, Applied Study, Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study, Clinical Trials, Post Marketing, Clinical Research, None
Contact
Office of International Collaboration, Division of International Strategy, Department of International Strategy
TEL: +81-3-6870-2215
E-mail: sicorp”at”amed.go.jp(Replace “at” with @)

The aim of this program is to contribute solutions to challenges facing world today and to bolster Japan’s scientific and technological capabilities through collaboration with a broad range of countries.

This program provides support for international joint research projects on the basis of equal partnership in countries,regions,and fields of cooperation that have been designated as particularly important by the Ministry of Education,Culture,Sports,Science and Technology(MEXT)on the basis of intergovernmental agreements,in collaboration with funding agencies in the countries concerned.

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Implementing Body

SICORP (Singapore)

Research Area – "Biological and Molecular Determinants of Human Ageing"
The aims are to: 1) strengthen research collaborations between Japan and Singapore within the field of ”Biological and Molecular Determinants of Human Ageing”; and 2) achieve world-class scientific results through the development and use of new and innovative technologies which can address the challenges facing the international community in the area of health research in both countries.
Funding Agency of Singapore Side
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
Duration: FY2017 - FY2021
Project Title Biological signatures of cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and cognitive ageing in the very old
Country Japan Singapore
PI Dr. Yasumichi Arai Dr. Woon-Puay Koh
Affiliation Keio University School of Medicine Duke-NUS Medical School
Project Title Effect of aging of the innate immune system on intracellular system network
Country Japan Singapore
PI Dr. Katsuhito Fujiu Dr. Xiaomeng Wang
Affiliation The University of Tokyo Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI)
Project Title Targeting age-associated white matter lesions
Country Japan Singapore
PI

Dr. Masafumi Ihara

Dr. Peter Tsun-Hon Wong
Affiliation National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center National University of Singapore

Research Area – "Cell Therapy - a focus on quality, efficacy and safety"
The aims are to: 1) strengthen research collaborations between Japan and Singapore within the field of ”Cell Therapy - a focus on quality, efficacy and safety” ; and 2) achieve world-class scientific results through the development and use of new and innovative technologies which can address the challenges facing the international community in the area of health research in both countries.
Funding Agency of Singapore Side
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
Duration: FY2019 - FY2022
Project Title Developing a safe and potentially efficacious piggyBac-based CAR-T cell strategy for virus-related cancers
Country Japan Singapore
PI Dr. Shoji Saito Dr. Timothy Wai Ho Shuen
Affiliation Department of Pediatric, Shinshu University Division of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore
Project Title Large-scale Preparation of Hair Follicle Germs using Hydrogel Printing
Country Japan Singapore
PI Dr. Tatsuto Kageyama Dr. Michinao Hashimoto
Affiliation Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (KISTEC) Singapore University of Technology and Design
Project Title Human stem cell-derived pancreatic beta cells for the treatment of diabetes
Country Japan Singapore
PI

Dr. Jun Shirakawa

Dr. Adrian Kee Keong Teo
Affiliation Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Yokohama City university A*STAR/NUS Medicine, the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB)

SICORP (Spain)

Research Area – "Nanomedicine"
The aims are to:
1) Strengthen research collaborations between Japan and Spain within the field of Nanomedicine;
2) Achieve world-class scientific results through the development and use of new and innovative
technologies which can address the challenges facing the international community in the area of
health research in both countries.
Funding Agency of Spain Side
State Research Agency of Spain (AEI)
Duration: FY2018 - FY2021
Project Title Development of phototherapeutic strategies for amyloid-related diseases enabled by a nanoscale view of amyloid photodamage (AMYLIGHT)
Country Japan Spain
PI Dr. Youhei Sohma Dr. Cristina Flors
Affiliation University of Tokyo IMDEA Nanociencia
Project Title Drug delivery targeting Brain CPT1: a novel nanomedicine-based approach to fight obesity and cancer (COnCorD)
Country Japan Spain
PI Dr. Sabina Quader Dr. Rosalía Rodríguez-Rodríguez
Affiliation Innovation Centre of Nanomedicine (iCONM) Universidad Internacional de Cataluña
Project Title Nano-scaffolding for neuronal migration and regeneration (Nano-ReBrain)
Country Japan Spain
PI Dr. Naoko Kaneko Dr. Vicente Herranz-Pérez
Affiliation Nagoya City University Network Center for Biomedical Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIBERNED)

SICORP (UK)

Research Area – "Infectious Diseases"
The overarching aim of the UK-Japan collaborative initiative in infectious diseases is to provide bi-lateral support to biomedical and health researchers in the UK and Japan that will allow them to forge lasting collaborations. This initative aims to strengthen existing links or foster new links that add value to research taking place in both countries. This is expected to be achieved by facilitating exchange and catalysing innovative synergy amongst collaborators and is particularly aimed at those who are in the early stages of their careers.
Funding Agency of the UK Side
The UK Medical Research Council(MRC)
Duration: FY2019 - FY2022
Project Title Elucidation of cell-autonomous immunity and host defense against Toxoplasma gondii by interferon-inducible GTPases
Country Japan U.K.
PI Dr. Masahiro Yamamoto Dr. Eva-Maria Frickel
Affiliation Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University The University of
Birmingham
Project Title Interferon stimulated defences that target Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Hepatitis D Virus (HDV)
Country Japan U.K.
PI Dr. Koichi Watashi Dr. Sam Wilson
Affiliation National Institute of Infectious Diseases MRC University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR)
Project Title Dynamic Imaging in Viral Encephalitis Defines Unique Roles for Chemoattractants
Country Japan U.K.
PI Dr. Yoshishige Miyabe Dr. Benedict Michael
Affiliation Nippon Medical School University of Liverpool
Project Title The HDAC6/USP7 axis in enveloped RNA virus infection
Country Japan U.K.
PI Dr. Yasuyuki Miyake Dr. Yohei Yamauchi
Affiliation Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine University of Bristol School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Project Title Systematic analysis of persistence mechanisms by high-throughput bar-seq and single cell analyses
Country Japan U.K.
PI Dr. Ai Muto-Fujita Dr. Suzie Hingley-Wilson
Affiliation Nara Institute of Science and Technology University of Surrey
Project Title A cross-sectional approach to identification & interrogation of adaptive & functional mutations affecting CCHFV replication & pathogenicity in humans
Country Japan U.K.
PI Dr. Kouichi Morita Dr. David Allen
Affiliation Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Project Title Study of the T cell Response During Cryptococcal Meningitis Using New Tools
Country Japan U.K.
PI Dr. Kazuyoshi Kawakami Dr. Rebecca Drummond
Affiliation Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine University of Birmingham
Project Title The human T-cell leukaemia virus HTLV-1: transcriptional heterogeneity at the single-cell level
Country Japan U.K.
PI Dr. Yorifumi Sato Dr. Charles Bangham
Affiliation Kumamoto University Imperial College

Results Report

Management and Evaluation Framework

 PS(Program Supervisor)

Toshio Suda, M.D., Ph.D., Director and Professor, International Research Center for Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University / Professor, Cancer Science Institute, National University of Singapore

PO(Program Officer)

SICORP (Singapore)

Research Area - "Biological and Molecular Determinants of Human Ageing"

Masahiro Akishita, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo / Vice Director, Institute of Gerontology, The University of Tokyo / Vice Director, The University of Tokyo Hospital

Research Area - "Cell Therapy - a fucus on quality, efficacy and safety"

Hiroshi Shiku, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Immuno-Gene Therapy, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine

 SICORP (Spain)

Hiroshi Handa, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Nanoparticle Translational Research, Tokyo Medical University

 SICORP (UK)

Hironori Sato, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, Pathogen Genomics Center, The National Institute of Infectious Diseases

 SICORP (Germany)

Tadashi Isa, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University / Vice Director, Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology (WPI-ASHBi), Kyoto University / Vice Dean, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University / Chair, Human Brain Research Centre, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University

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Last updated 2020.4.30