教員紹介

森田 公一 教授

専門・研究テーマ・キーワード
ウィルス学
担当課程
博士前期課程専任教員

取得学位・資格

M.D. & Ph.D.

個人/所属ウェブページ

http://www.tm.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/nekken/research/virology.html

他所属

Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Nagasaki University (NU)

経歴

  • 2013-present Dean, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University
  • 2001-present Professor, Head of Department of Virology, ITM, NU
    Head of WHO Collaborating Centre, for Tropical Virus Diseases.
  • 1998-2001 Lecturer, Department of Virology, ITM, NU
  • 1995-1998 Regional Advisor, Regional Office for the Western Pacific, WHO
  • 1987-1995 Assistant Professor, Department of Virology, Nagasaki University
  • 1985-1987 Postdoc, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, USA

教育活動

I will give lecture on virology with particular emphasis on arthropod borne viral disease, such as dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, West Nile fever, yellow fever etc.

研究活動

Research activities of my group are as follows:

  • Field epidemiology on arthropod borne diseases in Japan, Kenya, Nepal, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam,
  • Vaccine development of dengue,
  • Identification of factor(s) for vascular permeability in dengue
  • Development of mobile phone based disease surveylance system
  • Development of Point of care test for various infectious arbviruses

現在の主な研究活動地域

  • Vietnam
  • Kenya
  • Philippines
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Japan

最近の5つの出版物

  1. Takamatsu Y, Uchida L, Morita K. Delayed IFN response differentiates replication of West Nile virus and Japanese encephalitis virus in human neuroblastoma and glioblastoma cells. J Gen Virol. 96(8):2194-2199.(2015)
  2. Leo Uchida, Lyre Anni Espada-Murao, Yuki Takamatsu, Kenta Okamoto, Daisuke Hayasaka, Fuxun Yu, Takeshi Nabeshima, Corazon C. Buerano and Kouichi Morita. The dengue virus conceals double-stranded RNA in the intracellular membrane to escape from an interferon response. Scientific Reports. 4:7395.(2014)
  3. Chris Lauber, Jelle J. Goeman, Maria del Carmen Parquet, Phan Thi Nga4, Eric J. Snijder1, Kouichi Morita, Alexander E. Gorbalenya, The Footprint of Genome Architecture in the Largest Genome Expansion in RNA Viruses. PLoS Pathogens. 9(7):e1003500.(2013)
  4. Futoshi Hasebe, Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy, Shingo Inoue, Fuxun Yu, Yoshihiro Kaku, Shumpei Watanabe, Hiroomi Akashi, Dang Tuan Dat, Le Thi Quynh Mai, Kouichi Morita. Serologic Evidence of Nipah Virus Infection in Bats, Vietnam. Emerging Infectious Diseases. Vol.18 (3):536-7.(2012)
  5. Lyre Anni Espada-Murao and Kouichi Morita. Delayed cytosolic exposure of Japanese encephalitis virus double-stranded RNA impedes interferon activation and enhances viral dissemination in porcine cells. Journal of Virology. Vol.85(13):6736-6749.(2011)

メッセージ

私はおもに蚊やダニが媒介するウイルス感染症の研究をしています。デング熱はその代表的な疾患ですが,その流行拡大や疾病の重症化にはウイルス特有の生物学的な性状に加えて,自然環境や社会環境の変化など多くの要因が関連しており,熱帯にある開発途上国の健康問題を考えるうえで多くの示唆にとんだ知見がかいまみえます。
将来,グローバルヘルスの分野での活躍が期待される学生の皆さんと一緒に,熱帯病を分子レベルからグローバルレベルまで俯瞰して,深い議論ができることを楽しみにしています。

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