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2017

【August 3, 2017】 High School Students Attending LOVE LABO 2017 Visit Labs in IMSUT

LOVE LABO 2017, an annual open seminar of IMSUT, was held on August 2, 2017. The seminar is intended to provide mainly high school and university students with an opportunity to learn about the research on infectious diseases. Among the attendees, those interested in the lab work were invited to visit IMSUT laboratories on August 3. Prof. Jun-ichiro Inoue (Chief of Chinea-Japan Joint Laboratories in Beijing) invited seven students to his laboratory in the Department of Cancer Biology and Prof. Yoshihiro Kawaoka ten students to his laboratory in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. The students had a hands-on experience such as observing virus particles through an electron microscope.
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  • August 3, 2017
  • August 3, 2017

【August 2, 2017】 Prof. Y. Kawaoka Gives Lecture for LOVE LABO 2017

LOVE LABO 2017, an annual open seminar of IMSUT, was held on August 2, 2017. The seminar is intended to provide mainly high school and university students who are interested in life and medical sciences with an opportunity to learn about the research on infectious diseases. This year Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka delivered a lecture entitled “Ebola virus epidemic and post-epidemic”.
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  • August 2, 2017
  • August 2, 2017

【July 13, 2017】 Dr. Motoko Kotani, Executive Director of RIKEN, Visits IM

Dr. Motoko Kotani (Executive Director, RIKEN) and Mr. Akihiko Tanaka (Manager of International Affairs Division, RIKEN) visited IMCAS (Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences), welcomed by Prof. Xiuzhu Dong (Deputy Director-General, IMCAS), Dr. Huaiyi Yang (Director, Division of Science and Technology, IMCAS), Dr. Juncai Ma (Director, Information Center, IMCAS), and Ms. Wei Li (Staff, Division of Science and Technology, IMCAS). After both sides introduced their respective institutes and exchanged their opinions, the visitors made a short tour of research facilities at the China-Japan Joint Laboratory, IMCAS. The tour was joined by Yasuaki Yutani (Director, RIKEN Beijing Representative Office) and Mr. Haitao Chen (Program Officer, Division of Asian and African Affairs, Bureau of International Cooperation, Chinese Academy of Sciences).
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  • July 13, 2017
  • July 13, 2017

【April 26, 2017】Dr. Yaping Zhang, Vice President of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Visits IMSUT

Prof. Yaping Zhang, Vice President of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and his associates visited IMSUT (Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo), and exchanged their opinions with Prof. Yoshinori Murakami (Dean of IMSUT), Prof. Mutsuhiro Takekawa (Vice Dean of IMSUT), Prof. Yasushi Kawaguchi (Vice Dean of IMSUT and Project Director), Prof. Hirotoshi Tanaka (Vice Dean of IMSUT), Prof. Jun-ichiro Inoue (Chief of China-Japan Joint Laboratories in Beijing) and Project Professor Mitsue Hayashi. They discussed issues about the ongoing research collaboration since 2005 and future academic cooperation.
List of Visitors

Dr. Yaping Zhang:

  Vice President and Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Professor, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dr. Runsheng Yu:

  Deputy Director-General, Bureau of International Cooperation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Mr. Haitao Chen:

  Program Officer, Division of Asian and African Affairs, Bureau of International Cooperation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dr. Juncai Ma:

  Director, Information Center, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dr. Kaixia Mi:

  Associate Professor, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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  • April 26, 2017
  • April 26, 2017

【February 12, 2017】Prof. Y. Kawaguchi Gives Public Lecture on “Preventing Infectious Diseases” in Sapporo

Prof. Yasushi Kawaguchi (Project Director) gave a talk entitled “Enveloped Viruses” in PUBLIC LECTURES “Preventing Infectious Diseases” held at the Conference Hall of Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Hokkaido) on 12 February 2017.
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  • February 12, 2017
  • February 12, 2017

2016

【December 27, 2016】Prof. Y. Kawaguchi Gives Lecture for High School Students in Osaka

Prof. Y. Kawaguchi (Project Director) gave a lecture entitled “Viral Envelope” in “Winter School 2016 for High School Students at RIMD” held at the Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University (Suita, Osaka) on 27 December 2016.
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  • December 27, 2016

【November 18, 2016】 Dr. Zene Matsuda Gave Lecture at His Alma Mater High School

Project Prof. Zene Matsuda joined the event “Welcome Home Our Seniors!” held in Kochi Prefectural Kochi Otemae High School, and gave a talk entitled “Infectious Diseases, and Scientific Research” to 35 first-grade students.
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  • November 18, 2016

【November 10, 2016】 People from JST and RIKEN Visit IBP

Mr. Nobuaki Teraoka (Fellow; Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)), Mr. Hidekazu Chayama (Director; Beijing Representative Office, JST), Mr. Yasuaki Yutani (Director; Beijing Representative Office, RIKEN) and Ms. Li Shan (Beijing Representative Office, RIKEN) visited the China-Japan Joint Laboratory in the Institute of Biophysics (IBP). After a tour through laboratories, they exchanged their opinions about the collaborative research between Japan and China and the current situation of science and technology in both countries.
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  • November 10, 2016
  • November 10, 2016

【October 28, 2016】 AMED Delegation Visits IBP

Dr. Masao Ikeda-Saito (Science and Technology Advisor; Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)) and some senior staff from AMED visited the Institute of Biophysics (IBP) and made a short tour of research facilities including the China-Japan Joint Laboratory; after the tour Dr. Makoto Suematsu (President of AMED) joined the delegation. The delegation was invited to a dinner meeting held by Professor Zihe Rao (former Director-General of IBP), Professor Ruiming Xu (Vice Director-General of IBP) and some scientists working in IBP. The AMED delegation was accompanied by Dr. Aikichi Iwamoto (Science and Technology Advisor of AMED), Mr. Masahiko Noda (Managing Director; Dept. of International Affairs, AMED), and Ms. Rima Kitakado (Dept. of International Affairs, AMED).
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  • October 28, 2016
  • October 28, 2016

【August 3, 2016】 High School Students Attending LOVE LABO 2016 Visit Labs in IMSUT

LOVE LABO 2016, an annual open seminar of IMSUT, was held on August 2, 2016. The seminar is intended to provide mainly high school and university students with an opportunity to learn about the research on infectious diseases. Among the attendees, those interested in the lab work were invited to visit IMSUT laboratories on August 3. Prof. Yasushi Kawaguchi’s lab (Vice Dean of IMSUT and Project Director) in the Department of Infectious Disease Control accepted seven students, who had hands-on experience such as observing live cells through a microscope.
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  • August 3, 2016
  • August 3, 2016

【August 2, 2016】 Prof. Y. Kawaguchi Gives Lecture at LAB LABO 2016

LOVE LABO 2016, an annual open seminar of IMSUT, was held on August 2, 2016. The seminar is intended to provide mainly high school and university students who are interested in life and medical sciences with an opportunity to learn about the research on infectious diseases. This year Professor Yasushi Kawaguchi (Vice Dean and Project Director) delivered a lecture entitled “ Enveloped Viruses”.
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  • August 2, 2016
  • August 2, 2016

【July 11, 2016】Prof H. Liu of Sun Yat-Sen University and Officials from Guangdong Province Visit IMSUT

Professor Huanliang Liu, with two of his associates, of Sun Yat-Sen University and a group of five officials of Guangdong Province visited IMSUT and were welcomed by Professor Yoshinori Murakami (Dean of IMSUT) and Professor Yasushi Kawaguchi (Vice Dean of IMSUT and Project Director) on July 11, 2016. They discussed the issues relevant to both Chinese and Japanese sides: extension of the Agreement on Academic Exchange between The University of Tokyo and Sun Yat-Sen University, signed in 2011; the collaborative research project conducted by Dr. Keigo Shibayama (Director; Department of Virology II, National Institute of Infectious Diseases); possible future cooperation between IMSUT and Guangdong Province and Guangzhou-City, where Sun Yat-Sen University is located.
List of Visitors
  • Sun Yat-Sen University
    Prof. Huanliang Liu:
    Deputy Director, Guangdong Institute of Gastroenterology, Sun Yat-sen University; Chair, Department of Clinical Laboratory, The Sixth Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University
    Dr. Yanhong Xiao:
    Technical Assistant, Department of Clinical Laboratory, The Sixth Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University
    Ms. Yan Wang:
    Secretary for International Collaboration, Guangdong Institute of Gastroenterology, Sun Yat-sen University
  • Guangdong Province
    Mr. Mutang ZHOU:
    Associate Counsel, Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province
    Mr. Jinsong ZHAO:
    Deputy Director, Division of Planning and Finance of Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province
    Mr. Zhixiang CHEN:
    Director, Guangdong Productivity Center
    Ms. Saihua DU:
    Director, Office of Guangdong Science and Technology Infrastructure and Platform Center
    Ms. Xiaomin XIANG:
    Associate Researcher, Guangdong R & D Center for Technological Economy
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  • July 11, 2016
  • July 11, 2016

【May 5, 2016】Deputy Minister of MEXT Visits IM

Kazuo Todani (Deputy Minister; Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)), leading a group of people from the MEXT and the Japan Embassy in Beijing, visited the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMCAS), and were welcomed by Prof. Shuang Jiang Liu (Director-General of IMCAS), Dr. Huaiyi Yang (Director; Scientific Program Office, IMCAS), Mr. Shizhuan Zhang (Director; Division of Asian & African Affairs, Bureau of International Cooperation, CAS), Mr. Haitao Chen (Program Officer; Division of Asian & African Affairs, Bureau of International Cooperation, CAS) and the Japanese scientists working at IM. After speeches made by both parties, Prof. Liu gave an overview of IM and China-Japan Joint Laboratories to them, and exchanged their opinions. Also, the scientists, dispatched from IMSUT and stationed in Beijing, showed them around the joint laboratories.
List of Accompanying Visitors:
Ei Takeuchi, Director, International Science and Technology Affairs Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, MEXT
Yoshinori Fukuda, Unit Chief, International Science and Technology Affairs Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, MEXT
Wataru Todoroki, First Secretary, Embassy of Japan
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  • May 5, 2016
  • May 5, 2016

【April 27, 2016】Discussion of Possible Research Collaboration with PUNCH on Bacterial Drug Resistance

Dr. Keigo Shibayama (Director; Department of Virology II, National Institute of Infectious Diseases) and Dr. Masato Suzuki (Senior Researcher; Department of Bacteriology II, National Institute of Infectious Diseases), accompanied by Professor Yasushi Kawaguchi (Deputy Dean of IMSUT and Project Director), Professor Jun-ichiro Inoue (Chief of China-Japan Joint Laboratories in Beijing), Visiting Professor Kunito Yoshiike and Project Professor Mitsue Hayashi from IMSUT, visited the Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH). There, Dr. Shibayama and Dr. Qiwen Yang of PUMCH discussed issues about drug resistance, considering the possibility of research collaboration.
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  • April 27, 2016
  • April 27, 2016

2015

【December 7, 2015】 Discussion of Possible Research Collaboration on Bacterial Drug Resistance with PUMCH

Dr. Keigo Shibayama (Director; Department of Virology II, National Institute of Infectious Diseases), accompanied by Professor Yasushi Kawaguchi (Deputy Dean of IMSUT and Project Director), Professor Jun-ichiro Inoue (Chief of China-Japan Joint Laboratories in Beijing), Visiting Professor Kunito Yoshiike and Project Professor Mitsue Hayashi from IMSUT, visited the Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH). There, Dr. Shibayama and Dr. Qiwen Yang of PUMCH introduced their research to the scientists working at PUMCH, and discussed drug resistance, attended by Professor Taisheng Li and Associate Professor Hongwei Fan.
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  • December 7, 2015
  • December 7, 2015

【December 7, 2015】 Discussion of Drug Resistance between IMSUT and IMCAS Scientists

Dr. Keigo Shibayama (Director; Department of Virology II, National Institute of Infectious Diseases), accompanied by Professor Yasushi Kawaguchi (Deputy Dean of IMSUT and Project Director), Professor Jun-ichiro Inoue (Chief of China-Japan Joint Laboratories in Beijing) and Visiting Professor Kunito Yoshiike from IMSUT, visited the Institute of Microbiology and discussed possible collaborative research on drug resistance bacteria with Dr. Jie Feng and Dr. Kaixia Mi, PIs of IM.
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  • December 7, 2015

【November 20, 2015】 MOU between IMSUT and HVRI Enters into Force

The MOU was signed by the representatives form IMSUT and the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute (HVRI), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS). Thus, this research collaboration was agreed to by both parties for another five years from FY 2015 to FY 2019, providing the official basis for the new collaboration.

【November 19, 2015】 Dr. Zene Matsuda Gives Lecture at His Alma Mater High School

Project Prof. Zene Matsuda visited his alma mater, Kochi Prefectural Kochi Otemae High School, and joined the event “Welcome Home Our Seniors!” held by the high school in Kochi Prefecture in Shikoku, Japan's fourth largest island southwest of Japan's main island. There, he delivered a lecture entitled “Scientific Viewpoint for Research on Infectious Diseases” to some 40 first-grade students who wish to study in the scientific field in the future.
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  • November 19, 2015

【October 27, 2015】 Director-General of CAS Institute of Microbiology Visits IMSUT

Director-General Shuang Jiang Liu and Dr. Juncai Ma of the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, (IMCAS) visited the IMSUT and got a warm welcome from Professor Yoshinori Murakami (Dean of IMSUT), Professor Keiya Ozawa (IMSUT Hospital Director) and Professor Sumiko Watanabe (Chief, Committee of International Exchange). During their visit they met with Professor Yasushi Kawaguchi (Deputy Dean of IMSUT and Project Director) and Professor Jun-ichiro Inoue (Chief of China-Japan Joint Laboratories in Beijing) to discuss how the future research collaboration be conducted and promoted. Also, they made a short tour of the IMSUT facilities.
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  • October 27, 2015
  • October 27, 2015

【September 23rd, 2015】 MOU between IMSUT and IBP Enters into Force

In a ceremony at IBP Director-General Tao Xu signed the MOU, which had been signed by IMSUT Dean Yoshinori Murakami in Tokyo, in the presence of Drs. Yasushi Kawaguchi (Deputy Dean of IMSUT and Project Director), Jun-ichiro Inoue (Chief of China-Japan Joint Laboratories in Beijing) and some IMSUT members visiting IBP. Now this research collaboration has been agreed to for another five years by both parties, providing official basis for the new collaboration. Other attendees: Dr. Keigo Shibayama (Director; Department of Virology II, National Institute of Infectious Diseases); Dr. Tadahito Kanda (Project Supervisor, AMED); Ms. Hiroe Yamazaki (AMED).
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  • September 23rd, 2015
  • September 23rd, 2015

【September 22 - 24, 2015】 AMED Visits Beijing Joint Laboratories

Dr. Tadahito Kanda (Project Supervisor; Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)) and Ms. Hiroe Yamazaki (Section Chief; Department of Research Promotion, Division of Infectious Disease Research of AMED, accompanied by Professor Yasushi Kawaguchi (Deputy Dean of IMSUT and Project Director), Professor Jun-ichiro Inoue (Chief of China-Japan Joint Laboratories in Beijing) and Visiting Professor Kunito Yoshiike from IMSUT, visited the joint laboratories in Beijing. In the PI and Research Progress Meetings the people form AMED and IMSUT discussed the project’s progress and issues with the scientists working in the joint-labs.
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  • September 22 - 24, 2015
  • September 22 - 24, 2015

【August 5, 2015】 High School Students Attending LOVE LABO 2015 Visit Labs in IMSUT

LOVE LABO 2015, an annual open seminar of IMSUT, was held on August 4, 2015. The seminar is intended to provide mainly high school and university students with an opportunity to learn about the research on infectious diseases. Among the attendees, those interested in the lab work were invited to visit IMSUT laboratories on August 5. Prof. Yasushi Kawaguchi’s lab (Deputy Dean of IMSUT and Project Director) in the Department of Infectious Disease Control accepted four students, who had hands-on experience such as observing live cells through a microscope.
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  • August 5, 2015
  • August 5, 2015

【April 28 - 30, 2015】 Delegation of IMSUT Led by Dean Murakami Visits IBPCAS and IMCAS

Professor Yoshinori Murakami (Dean of IMSUT), accompanied by Professor Yasushi Kawaguchi (Deputy Dean and Project Director), Professor Jun-ichiro Inoue (Chief of China-Japan Joint Laboratories in Beijing), Visiting Professor Kunito Yoshiike, and Dr. Aikichi Iwamoto (Former Project Director), paid a courtesy visit to IPBCAS and IMCAS in Beijing. On April 29, the delegation visited the IBPCAS to meet with Professor Tao Xu (Director-General), Professor Ming Sun (Deputy Director-General), Mr. Haitao Chen (Division of Asian and African Affairs, Bureau of International Cooperation of Chinese Academy of Sciences), and some IBPCAS members. On April 30, they visited the IMCAS to meet with Professor Shuang-Jiang Liu (Director-General), Professor Xiuzhu Dong (Deputy Director-General),and some IMCAS members. The delegation exchanged their views with IBPCAS and IMCAS scientists on how the future research collaboration be promoted.
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  • April 28 - 30, 2015
  • April 28 - 30, 2015

【April 27, 2015】 Science and Technology Policy Bureau of MEXT Visits LSVI

Mr. Shoichiro Sakaguchi (Director; International Technology Affairs Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)), leading a group of people form MEXT and Japan Embassy, visited LSVI (China-Japan Joint Laboratory of Structural Virology and Immunology) of IBPCAS (Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences). They held a meeting to exchange their views on China-Japan collaboration with the researchers who have been dispatched from IMSUT (Institute of Medical Science of the University of Tokyo) and stationed in Beijing.
List of Accompanying Visitors:
Yuka Miyahara, Deputy Director, International Technology Affairs Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, MEXT
Masaru Nagura, Unit Chief, University-Industry Collaboration and Regional R&D Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, MEXT
Wataru Todoroki, First Secretary (Science & Technology Attache), Embassy of Japan, P. R. China
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  • April 27, 2015
  • April 27, 2015