Professor Jiro Yasuda

Speciality / Research theme / Keywords
Emerging Viral Diseases
Masters Programme



Personal/work Web page addresses



  • 1991: DVM, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University
  • 1994: PhD, School of Life Science, Graduate University for Advanced Studies
  • 1994: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
  • 1996: Assistant Professor, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo
  • 2000: Associate Professor, Institute for Genetic Medicine, Hokkaido University
  • 2003: Chief, First Department of Forensic Science, National Research Institute of Police Science, National Police Agency
  • 2010: Professor, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University


  • Analyses of replication mechanisms of highly pathogenic viruses
  • Development of novel antiviral strategies
  • Development of detection methods for highly pathogenic viruses
  • Studies on Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • Studies on endogenous retroviruses

The country/countries where you work currently

  • Japan
  • Nigeria
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • South Africa

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. Urata, S. and Yasuda, J.: Cis- and cell type-dependent trans-requirements for Lassa virus-like particle production. Journal of General Virology, in press.(2015)
  2. Fukuma, A., Yoshikawa, R., Miyazawa, T., and Yasuda, J.: A new approach to establish a cell line with reduced risk of endogenous retroviruses. PLoS One, 8(4), e61530 (1-5), 2013.
  3. Yasuda, J.: Ebolavirus replication and tetherin/BST-2. Frontiers in Microbiology, 3, 111 (1-5), 2012.
  4. Urata, S., and Yasuda, J.: Molecular mechanism of arenavirus assembly and budding. Viruses, 4(10), 2049-2079, 2012.
  5. Kurosaki, Y., Grolla, A., Fukuma, A., Feldmann, H., and Yasuda, J.: Development and evaluation of the simple diagnostic assay for Marburgvirus using reverse transcription-loop-mediated isothermal amplification method. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48, 2330-2336, 2010.


What will you learn and master in the graduate school?
Your future vision will become clear before the completion of this master course, if you study sincerely and engage in your research with purpose and ambition.