Division of Research Programs 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
Division of Research Programs, 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.


Ongoing Projects

Year Project Title Principal Investigator Affiliation Country
2021 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 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 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 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.
2022 Development of neutralizing agents targeting glycopeptides highly conserved in SARS-CoV-2 mutant strains TATENO Hiroaki
(Group Leader)
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Japan
Mohamed Abdel-Mohsen
(Associate Professor)
The Wistar Institute USA
Deanpen Japrung
(Research Group Director)
National Science and Technology Development Agency Thailand
2022 Gut leak and microbiome contributions to severe dengue disease Katryn Stacey
The University of Queensland Australia
Asada Leelahavanichkul
(Associate Professor)
Chulalongkorn University Thailand
(Senior Scientist)
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Japan
2022 Deciphering the AMR and hypervirulence in Klebsiella pneumoniae infections DOI Yohei
Fujita Health University Japan
Christian Francisco
(Research Faculty / Consultant)
University of the Philippines Philippines
Janet Lee
Washington University USA
2023 Eliminating S.mekongi - the final push Catherine Gordon
(Senior Research Officer)
The Council of the Queensland Medical Research Institute Australia
Somphou Sayasone
(Head of Department)
Lao Tropical and Public Health Institute Lao PDR
Virak Khieu
(Deputy-Director of CNM)
Ministry of Health, Cambodia Cambodia
SATO Megumi
(Associate Professor)
Niigata University Japan
2023 Uncovering the burden of asymptomatic malaria: dissecting immune responses to infection to overcome immunosuppression and improve vaccination strategies Diana Silvia Hansen
Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute Australia
Indra Wibowo
(Assistant Professor)
Bandung Institute of Technology Indonesia
TSUBOI Takafumi
(Distinguished  Professor)
Ehime University Japan
Stephen Hoffman
(Chief Scientific and Executive Officer)
Sanaria inc. USA
2023 Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections associated with climate change and major weather events: enhancing surveillance and mitigation strategies Rachel Thomson
The University of Queensland Australia
D Rebecca Prevots
National Institutes of Health USA
(Principal Research Scientist)
Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association Japan
Surakameth Mahasirimongkol
Ministry of Public Health Thailand
Sokleaph Cheng
(Deputy head)
Institut Pasteur du Cambodge Cambodia

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 05/16/24