Faculty

Associate Professor Shingo Inoue

Speciality / Research theme / Keywords
Veterinary Medicine, Virology, Clinical Medicine- Infectious Diseases
Programme director
Doctoral Programme

Qualifications

Ph.D. (Veterinary Medicine), National License of veterinarian

Personal/work Web page addresses

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

Affiliation(s)

Department of Virology, Institute of Tropical Medicine (I.T.M), Nagasaki University

Background

  • February 2017: I became an associate professor of Department of Virology, I.T.M.
  • October 2009 to March 2017: I was dispatched to Kenya and work as a JICA expert on Virology (Arboviruses) at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) for nearly 8 years (JICA-JSPS project and JICA-AMED SATREPS project).
  • December 2001: I joined to the Department of Virology, I.T.M. as an assistant professor.
  • April 1997 to November 2001: I Joined to St. Luke’s Medical Centre as a post-doctoral fellow. (Almost 3 years)
  • April 1997 to March 1999: I joined to the Department of Virology, I.T.M. as a post-doctoral fellow.
  • March 1997: I finished Ph.D. Course and got a degree at the Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Gifu University.
  • April 1989 to July 1991: I was dispatched to Zambia as a member of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV). I joined to the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia for three years.
  • April 1988: I passed the National License Examination for Veterinarian.
  • March 1988: I finished MSc. Course and got a degree at the Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Kitasato University.

Teaching

  1. Conducting the Virology Student Practices in the Training Course on Tropical Medicine (TTM) and the Master Course on Tropical Medicine (MTM)
  2. Supervising three Ph.D. Course students (two of them have got Ph.D. degrees) and 4 MSc. Course students (two of them have got MSc degrees) in Kenya.
  3. Instructing two Kenyan research students and a D.R. Congo research student on their virology and Molecular Biology essential experiments for preparation of their Ph.D. Course study.

Research

Development of diagnostics for mosquito-borne viral diseases (dengue virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, Rift Valley fever virus, chikungunya virus, West Nile virus etc.)

The country/countries where you work currently

Kenya

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. Adungo F, Yu F, Kamau D, Inoue S, Hayasaka D, Posadas HG, Sang R, Mwau M, Morita K, Development and Characterization of monoclonal antibodies to yellow fever virus and their application in antigen detection and IgM capture ELISA. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, on line 15 June 2016.1-38 (2016)
  2. Yoshikawa A, Nabeshima A, Inoue S, Agoh M, Morita K, Molecular and serological epidemiology of Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) in a remote island of western Japan: an implication of JEV migration over the East China Sea., Tropical Medicine and Health, 44(8): 1-10 (2016)
  3. Inoue, S, Bundi M, Miring’u G, Muriithi B, Ashur S, Wandera E, Kathiiko C, Odoyo E, Kwallah AO, Galata A, Huka S, Shah M, Karama M, Kariuki S, Ichinose Y, Evaluation of a BSL-3 laboratory biosafety training program in Kenya. Journal of Biotechnology and Biosafety, 3(4): 288-296, (2015)
  4. Wasonga C, Inoue S, Rumberia, C,  Michuki, G, Kimotho JH, Ongus J, Sang R, Musila L, Genetic divergence of chikungunya virus plaque variants from the Comoros Island (2005). Virus Genes, 51(3): 323-328 (2015)
  5. Kwallah AO, Inoue S, Thairu-Mwangi AW, Kuttoh N, Morita K, Mwau M. Seroprevalence of Yellow Fever virus in selected health facilities in Western Kenya 2010–2012. Jpn J Infect Dis, 68: 230-234, (2015)

Message

Currently, I am working together with Kenyan students and young researchers for the development of diagnostics for mosquito borne viral diseases in Kenya. The highest priority criterion for me to choose research topics for my students and myself are based on the local needs in the tropics and it is also related to the development of diagnostics.

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