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Summaries of Science Talk Luncheon (15th EID Conference by NIAID in 2013 @ Singapore)
Summaries of Science Talk Luncheon (16th EID Conference by NIAID in 2014 @ Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Projects
Year Project Title Principal Investigator Affiliation Country
2013 International study on pulmonary diseases infected with influenza virus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis Prof. Kazuo Suzuki (Director General) Institute of Asia International Infectious Disease Control, Teikyo University flag Japan
Japan
Dr. Phung Thi Bich Thuy (Head) Department of Biomolecular Research for Infectious Disease, National Hospital of Pediatrics flag Vietnam
Vietnam
Prof. Jaime Montoya University of the Philippines College of Medicine flag Thailand
Philippines
Comprehensive study on virus quasi-species and vascular permeability factors in severe dengue infection in humans for innovative epidemic and clinical managements Prof. Futoshi Hasebe Center for International Collaborative Research, Nagasaki University flag Japan
Japan
Dr. Thi Quynh Mai Le (Head) Department of Virology, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology flag Vietnam
Vietnam
Dr. Filipinas F. Natividad (Vice President) Research and Biotechnology Division, St. Luke's Medical Center flag Thailand
Philippines
2015 Evaluation of the pandemic potential of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses circulating in Indonesia Prof. Yoshihiro Kawaoka Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo flag Japan
Japan
Prof. Chairul A. Nidom Avian Influenza Research Center, Universitas Airlangga flag Indonesia
Indonesia
Prof. Gabriele Neumann School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison flag USA
U.S.
An integrated research for the development of a scheme to control emerging vector-borne viral diseases in Asia Prof. Ken Maeda Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Yamaguchi University flag Japan
Japan
Dr. Hideki Ebihara (Principal Investigator) Unit Chief, Molecular Virology and Host-Pathogen Interaction Unit, Laboratory of Virology, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health flag USA
U.S.
Prof. Srihadi Agungpriyono (Dean) Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bogor Agricultural University flag Indonesia
Indonesia
Prof. Worawut Rerkamnuaychoke (Dean) Faculty of Veterinary Technology, Kasetsart University flag Thailand
Thailand
Prof. Emmanuel T. Baltazar College of Veterinary Medicine, Central Mindanao University flag Philippines
Philippines
Development of an innovative diagnostic system against liver fluke infection in Southeast Asian countries Prof. Hisashi Narimatsu (Senior Invited Researcher) Glycomedicine Technology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology flag Japan
Japan
Prof.Sopit Wongkham Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University flag Thailand
Thailand
Prof. Bounthome Samountry Faculty of Basic Sciences, University of Health Sciences flag Lao PDR
Lao P.D.R.
Antigenicity to humans and gene polymorphism of the new malaria vaccine candidate, TAM (Trans-amidase like molecule) of Asian malaria Prof. Kenji Hirayama Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN), Nagasaki University flag Japan
Japan
Prof.Tin Maung Hlaing (Director) Defense Services Medical Research Center flag Myanmar
Myanmar
Prof. Mario Jiz (Department Chair) Immunology Department, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) flag Philippines
Philippines
Whole-genome sequencing of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains Prof. Gregory Cook University of Otago flag New Zealand
New Zealand
Prof. Wah Win Htike University of Medicine-1 flag Myanmar
Myanmar
Dr. Bachti Alisjahbana (Chairperson)
Universitas Padjadjaran flag Indonesia
Indonesia
2016 Dengue viral genetic diversity in selected populations in Myanmar Meng Ling Moi (Associate Professor) Nagasaki University flag Japan
Japan
Hlaing Myat Thu (Deputy Director General) Department of Medical Research flag Myanmar
Myanmar
Sujan Shresta (Associate Professor) La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology flag USA
U.S.
Characterization of multidrug resistance Gram-negative bacteria carrying
antibiotics-resistance gene which have been inserted to chromosome
Itaru Hirai (Professor) University of the Ryukyu flag Japan
Japan
Bui Thi Mai Huong (Department Head) National Institute of Nutrition flag Vietnam
Vietnam
Kuntaman Kuntaman (Professor) Airlangga University flag Indonesia
Indonesia
Health impact of Opisthorchiasis infection in Cambodia and Vietnam : prevalent
surveillance of Opisthorchiasis and risk surveillance for liver cancer
Kazuko Miyamoto (Professor) Yamanashi University flag Japan
Japan
Virak KHIEU (National Helminth Control Program, Manager) National Centre for Parasitology Entomology and Malaria Control / MOH flag Cambodia
Cambodia
Nguyen Thu Huong (Vice Chief of Department) Parasitology Department of
National Institute of Malaria
flag Vietnam
Vietnam
Collaborative fever etiology research in Southeast Asia John A. Crump (Professor) Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago flag New Zealand
New Zealand
Wan Win Htike (Professor) University of Medicine 1 flag Myanmar
Myanmar
Mayfong Mayxay (Associate Professor) University of Health Sciences of Lao PDR flag Lao PDR
Lao P.D.R.
2017 Elucidating the contribution of HBV/HDV co-/super-infection to hepatocellular carcinoma genome and biology Taro Yamashita (Associate Professor) Kanazawa University flag Japan
Japan
Xin Wei Wang (Chief) National Cancer Institute flag USA
USA
Pham Van Thuc (Professor) Haiphong University of Medical and Pharmacy flag Vietnam
Vietnam
Genetic and Molecular Basis of Resistance and Drug Action in Vivax Malaria Bruce Malcolm Russell (Ph.D.) University of Otago flag New Zealand
New Zealand
Tran Tinh Hien (Professor) Oxford University Clinical Research Unit flag Vietnam
Vietnam
Didier Ménard (Ph.D.) Institute Pasteur Cambodia flag Cambodia
Cambodia
Surveillance of specific cancer incidence and mortality in South East Asia, by developing a standard population-based cancer registry system Tomohiro Matsuda (Section Head) National Cancer Center flag Japan
Japan
Hav Monirath (Head of Department) Calmette Hospital flag Cambodia
Cambodia
Adriano Laudico (Project Director) Philippine Cancer Society Inc. flag Philippines
Philippines
Dung Pham Xuan (Director) Ho Chi Minh City Oncological Hospital flag Vietnam
Vietnam
A study of latitudinal viral gene migration and reassortment of potentially zoonotic avian influenza viruses along wild bird East Asian - Australasian Flyway in Pacific Rim Masatoshi Okamatsu (Professor) / Yoshihiro Sakoda (Professor) Hokkaido University flag Japan
Japan
Alexander Shestopalov (Professor) Research institute of experimental and clinical medicine flag Russia
Russia
Duc-Huy Chu (Ph.D.) Department of Animal Health flag Vietnam
Vietnam
Falk Huettmann (Associate Professor) Institute of Arctic Biology flag USA
USA
2018 Development of new diagnostic tools for detecting malaria parasites resistant to drugs used in Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy Shiroh Iwanaga (Professor) Tokyo Medical and Dental University flag Japan
Japan
Chairat Uthaipibull (Principal Researcher) National Center for Genetic Engineering and
Biotechnology (BIOTEC)
flag Thailand
Thailand
Din Syafruddin (Professor) Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology flag Indonesia
Indonesia
Investigating the sylvatic transmission and reservoir potential of Zika, dengue, and chikungunya viruses of long-tailed macaques proximal to human populations of Thailand and Cambodia Kobporn Boonnak (Assistant Professor) Mahidol University flag Thailand
Thailand
Rebecca C. Christofferson (Assistant Professor) Louisiana State University flag USA
USA
Leang Rithea (Head) National Center for Parasitology, Entomology, and Malaria Control flag Cambodia
Cambodia
Randomised trial of an intervention to increase tuberculosis notifications by private practitioners in Indonesia, plus sequencing and susceptibility sub studies Philip Hill (Professor) University of Otago flag New Zealand
New Zealand
Bachti Alisjahbana (Ph.D.) University of Padjadjaran flag Indonesia
Indonesia
Megan Murray (Professor) Harvard University flag USA
USA
Construction of liver fluke biliary cancer PDX library aiming at development of personalized medicine Siwanon Jirawatnotai (Instructor) Mahidol University flag Thailand
Thailand
Seiji Okada (Professor) Kumamoto University flag Japan
Japan
Peter Sicinski (Professor) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute flag USA
USA
2019 The Predict-XDR Project: Predicting genetic markers for pre-XDR and XDR tuberculosis Raul Destura (Deputy Executive Director) Philippine Genome Center (UP System) flag Philippines
Philippines
Midori Kato-Maeda (Associate Professor) University of California San Francisco flag USA
USA
Satoshi Mitarai (Professor) Research Institute of Tuberculosis flag Japan
Japan
An international platform for discovery of novel chemotypes against flaviviral infection Sarin Chimnaronk (Assistant Professor) Mahidol University flag Thailand
Thailand
Ryuichi Sakai (Professor) Hokkaido University flag Japan
Japan
Daniel Romo (Schotts Professor of Chemistry) Baylor University flag USA
USA
Integrated application of human and pathogen genomic information for improvement of treatment outcome and control of drug-resistance in Asian tuberculosis patients Katsushi Tokunaga (Director) National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM) flag Japan
Japan
Surakameth Mahasirimongkol (Medical Doctor) Ministry of Public Health flag Thailand
Thailand
Ma. Cecilia Ama (Head) Research Institute for Tropical Medicine flag Philippines
Philippines
Rika Yuliwulandari (Dean) YARSI University flag Indonesia
Indonesia
Tools to diagnose carcinogenic liver fluke infection Alexander Loukas (Distinguished Professor) James Cook University flag Australia
Australia
Olga Fedorova (Department Head) Siberian State Medical University flag Russia
Russia
Philip Felgner (Professor) University of California, Irvine flag USA
USA
Thewarach Laha (Associate professor) Khon Kaen University flag Thailand
Thailand
Eliminating the major Helminth Neglected Tropical Diseases from the Lower Mekong Basin Darren Gray (Professor) Australian National University flag Australia
Australia
Banchob Sripa (Professor) Khon Kaen University flag Thailand
Thailand
Somphou Sayasone (Head of Department) Lao Tropical and Public Health Institute flag Lao PDR
Lao PDR
Virak Khieu (Vice Chief of Technical Bureau) Ministry of Health flag Cambodia
Cambodia
Are TB neighbourhoods a high risk population for active intervention? Susan McAllister (Research Fellow) University of Otago flag New Zealand
New Zealand
Bachti Alisjahbana (Director) University of Padjadjaran flag Indonesia
Indonesia
Megan Murray (Professor) Harvard University flag USA
USA
2020 Role of the pre-existing immunity to Japanese encephalitis and Zika viruses in influencing dengue disease outcome and vaccination program in Vietnam and Thailand Sujan Shresta (Associate Professor) La Jolla Institute for Immunology flag USA
USA
Thi Quynh Mai Le (Vice Director) National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology flag Vietnam
Vietnam
Montarop Yamabhai (Director of Molecular Biotechnology) Suranaree University of Technology flag Thailand
Thailand
Novel precision-based treatments for biliary tract cancer John Mariadason (Professor) La Trobe University flag Australia
Australia
Temduang Limpaiboon (Professor) Khon Kaen University flag Thailand
Thailand
Yoshimasa Saito (Professor) Keio University flag Japan
Japan
Identification of molecular and cellular pathways predicting susceptibility or resistance to severe dengue fever Diana Hansen (Laboratory Head) The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research flag Australia
Australia
Tedjo Sasmono (Head of Dengue Research Unit) Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology flag Indonesia
Indonesia
Kouichi Morita (Professor) Nagasaki University flag Japan
Japan
e-DiVA (empowering Dementia Carers with an iSupport Virtual Assistant) Tuan Anh Nguyen (NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow-Senior Research Fellow) University of South Australia flag Australia
Australia
Yuda Turana (Lecturer) Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia flag Indonesia
Indonesia
Sarah Cullum (Senior Lecturer) The University of Auckland flag New-Zealand
New Zealand
Thang Pham (Chairman) Vietnam Association Geriatrics and Gerontology flag Vietnam
Vietnam
Cooperation of Vietnam, Myanmar and Russia in the development of new targeted agents against viral and parasitic infections based on plant metabolites Irina Smirnova (Reseacher) Ufa Federal Recearch Center of the Russian Academy of Science flag Russia
Russia
Van Loc Tran (Associate Professor) Institute of Chemistry flag Vietnam
Vietnam
Myint Myint Khine NiL (Professor) University of Yangon flag Myanmar
Myanmar
Non-human primate and translational models of SARS-CoV2 infection and COVID-19 vaccine development Suchinda Malaivijitnond (Director) National Primate Research Center of Thailand-Chulalongkorn University (NPRCT-CU) flag Thailand
Thailand
Jeffrey A Roberts (Associate Director) University of California Davis flag USA
USA
Genetics, Immunological and Neurological Long-term Consequences in Prospective COVID-19 Cohort in Thailand, Japan, Philippines and USA Nattiya Hirankarn (Professor) Chulalongkorn University flag Thailand
Thailand
Kunihiro Otsuka (Designated Assistant Professor) Tokushima University flag Japan
Japan
Douglas Golenbock (Professor) UMass Medical School flag USA
USA
Fresthel Monica Climacosa (Associate Professor) University of the Philippines Manila flag Philippines
Philippines
Long-term immunity to SARS-CoV-2 in influencing COVID-19 disease outcome in Asia Meng Ling Moi (Professor) Nagasaki University flag Japan
Japan
Sujan Shresta (Associate Professor) La Jolla Institute for Immunology flag USA
USA
Thi Quynh Mai Le (Vice Director) National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology flag Vietnam
Vietnam
Kathryn Roa (Infectious Disease Specialist) Southern Philippines Medical Center flag Philippines
Philippines
Roles of T follicular helper cells and tissue resident memory cells of mucosal immunity in COVID-19 disease severity Kazuko Yamamoto (Assistant Professor) Nagasaki University Hospital flag Japan
Japan
Jay Kolls (John W Deming Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine) Tulane School of Medicine flag USA
USA
Comprehensive elucidation of the host factors contributing to severe COVID-19 using large U.S. and Japanese cohorts Ho Namkoong (Visiting Fellow) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases flag USA
USA
Sho Shibata (Assistant Professor) Tokyo Medical and Dental University flag Japan
Japan
Mathematical modelling of heterogeneous contact and movement patterns for preventing COVID-19 Hiroshi Nishiura (Professor) Kyoto University flag Japan
Japan
Saranath Lawpoolsri (Associate Professor) Mahidol University flag Thailand
Thailand
Comprehensive investigation of SARS-CoV-2-like coronavirus infection in horseshoe bats (a natural host of SARS-CoV-2) and its effect on bat immunity and behavior Kei Sato (Associate Professor) The University of Tokyo flag Japan
Japan
Thong Vu Dinh (Associate Professor) Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, VAST flag Vietnam
Vietnam
Development of a Simulation Model for Prediction of the Next Outbreak of Bat derived Coronavirus Infection in Human Tsutomu Omatsu (Associate Professor) Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology flag Japan
Japan
Phillip Alviola (Associate Professor 7) University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) flag Philippines
Philippines
Ngan Pham (Associate Professor) Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) flag Vietnam
Vietnam
Research and development on Media literacy and anxiety reduction during Covid-19 pandemic by using Inquiry Based Instruction with Instructional Package for Thailand and Vietnam Undergraduates Tasanee Satthaphong (Lecturer) Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University flag Thailand
Thailand
Tan Dat Nguyen (Vice Dean) Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy flag Vietnam
Vietnam
Multidisciplinary Collaborative Research for Developing a COVID-19 Policy Risk Index (COV19PRI) to Overcome the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic in 3 Asian Megacities Akira Mukaida (General Manager) Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC) flag Japan
Japan
Marlon Era (Associate Professor) De La Salle University flag Philippines
Philippines
Voranop Viyakarn (Associate Professor) Chulalongkorn University flag Thailand
Thailand
Development of MiByo prevention method by AI proteomics Nobuhiro Hayashi (Associate Professor) Tokyo Institute of Technology flag Japan
Japan
Neil Andrew Bascos (Assistant Professor) University of the Philippines flag Philippines
Philippines
Sittiruk Roytrakul (Researcher) National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology flag Thailand
Thailand