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


Key Fields Innovation and Clinical Research Center Project, Cancer, Infectious disease, Other programs(1st)
R&D phase Basic Study, Applied Study, Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study, Clinical Trials, Clinical Research
Office of International Collaboration, Division of International Strategy, Department of International Strategy, AMED
TEL: +81-3-6870-2216
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
2017-2021 Surveillance of specific cancer incidence and mortality in South East Asia, by developing a standard population-based cancer registry system MATSUDA Tomohiro (Section Head) National Cancer Center, Center for Cancer Registries Japan
Hav Monirath (Head of Department) Calmette Hospital, Department of Pathology Cambodia
Adriano Laudico (Project Director) Philippine Cancer Society Inc., Manila Cancer Registry Philippines
Dung Pham Xuan (Director) Ho Chi Minh City Oncological Hospital Vietnam
2018-2021 Construction of liver fluke biliary cancer PDX library aiming at development of personalized medicine Siwanon Jirawatnotai (Associate Professor)  Mahidol University Thailand
OKADA Seiji  (Professor) Kumamoto University Japan
Piotr Sicinski (Professor) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute U.S.
2019-2022 Integrative Application of Human and Pathogen Genomic Information for improvement of treatment outcome and control of drug-resistance in Asian tuberculosis patients TOKUNAGA Katsushi (Director) National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM) Japan
Surakameth Mahasirimongkol (Senior Physician) Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health Thailand
Rika Yuliwukandari (Dean) Yarsi University Indonesia
Mari Rose De Los Reyes (Head) Research Institute for Tropical Medicine Philippines
2019-2022 An international platform for discovery of novel chemotypes against flaviviral infection SAKAI Ryuichi (Professor) Hokkaido University Japan
Sarin Chimnaronk (Assistant Professor) Mahidol University Thailand
Daniel Romo (Professor) Baylor University U.S.
2019-2022 The Predict-XDR Project: Predicting genetic markers for pre-XDR and XDR tuberculosis MITARAI Satoshi (Professor, Head) The Research Institute of Tuberculosis Japan
KATO-MAEDA Midori (Associate Professor) University of California San Francisco U.S.
Raul V. Destura (Deputy Executive Director) University of the Philippines Philippines
2020-2023 Identification of molecular and cellular pathways predicting susceptibility or
resistance to severe dengue fever
Diana Hansen
(Laboratory Head)
The Walter Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia
Sasumono Tedjo
(Laboratory Head)
Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology Indonesia
MORITA Kouichi
(Professor, Dean)
Nagasaki University Japan
2020-2023 Novel precision-based treatments for biliary tract cancer John Mariadason
La Trobe University Australia
Temduang Limpaiboon
Khon Kaen University Thailand
SAITO Yoshimasa
Keio University Japan
2021-2024 Building a platform for genomic analysis on the virulence and antimicrobial resistance of Helicobacter pylori YAMAOKA Yoshio
Oita University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Environmental and Preventive Medicine Japan
Muhammad Miftahussurur
(Vice Rector)
Universitas Airlangga Indonesia
Ratha-korn Vilaichone
Thammasat University Thailand
2021-2024 Innovative point-of-care diagnostics and environmental surveillance tools for the elimination of Asian schistosomiasis Pengfei Cai
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute Australia
Mario Antonio Jiz
(Department Head)
Research Institute for Tropical Medicine Philippines
SAKO Yasuhito
Asahikawa Medical University Japan
2021-2024 Targeting MYCN/NCYM for cancer therapy HIPPO Yoshitaka
(Department Head)
Chiba Cancer Center Japan
Tao Liu
(Group Leader)
Children’s Cancer Institute Australia
Edy Meiyanto
Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia
2021-2024 Promotion of photodynamic medicine for cancer OGURA Shun-ichiro
(Associate Professor)
School of Life Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
Anom Bowolaksono
(Associate Professor)
Dept. of Biology, Fac. of Math and Sci, Universitas Indonesia Indonesia
Taifo Mahmud
Dept. of Pharm. Sci., Oregon State University U.S.

Results Report

Management and Evaluation Framework

PS (Program Supervisor)
  • WATANABE Haruo, M.D., Ph.D., Honorary member, National Institute of Infectious Diseases / Chairperson of the board of trustees, KUROZUMI Medical FoundationHaruo
PO (Program Officer)
  • KITA Kiyoshi, Ph.D., Dean and Professor, School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University
  • KIYONO Tohru, M.D.,Ph.D., Project Leader, Project for Prevention of HPV-related cancer, Exploratory Oncology Research & Clinical Trial Center, National Cancer Center


Last updated 11/14/22