Assistant Professor Taeko Moriyasu

Speciality / Research theme / Keywords
Parasitology, Tropical Medicine, Behavioral Economics
Masters Programme


PhD, Master of Economics

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ResearchGate or Linked-in account Link



Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University


Work history
2020-present Assistant Professor   Kenya Research Station, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University
2018-2020     Research Fellow Department of Eco-epidemiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University
2017-2018     Research Fellow Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University
2016 Intern    WHO/Western Pacific Regional Office
1995-2000     Laboratory Technologist The Japanese Red Cross Nagasaki Genbaku Hospital

Academic background
1995        Faculty of Medical Technology, Kyushu University
2002        Faculty of Economics, Nagasaki University
2004        Graduate School of Economics, Nagasaki University
2018        Graduate School of Bio-medical Sciences, Nagasaki University


2020-  TMGH Master course
2015, 2016, 2017  Nagasaki University The World Mosquito Day
2014, 2015, 2016  Infectious Disease Control Class for Kids
2015  Infectious Disease Control Class for Kids at Kasumigaseki


  • Integrated Community led dog management to enhance up-take of domestic dog-mediated human rabies prevention and control activities: Approaches to reduce domestic dog bites and eliminate domestic dog-mediated human rabies
  • Identification of Comprehensive Approach to Improve Early Detection of Potential TB Patients in the Community in Mombasa, Kenya
  • The Kenya Environment and Children’s Study (KECS): Investigating the Relationship between Children’s Health and their Living Environment
  • An empirical study on the origin of the literacy gap, the impact of the gap on decision-making, and how to narrow it

The country/countries where you work currently

Zambia, Kenya, Japan

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. Group 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells Exacerbate Amebic Liver Abscess in Mice. Risa Nakamura,Akihiro Yoshizawa,Taeko Moriyasu,Sharmina Deloer,Masachika Senba,Mihoko Kikuchi,Shigeo Koyasu,Kazuyo Moro,Shinjiro Hamano, iScience 23(9) 101544-101544 2020.
  2. Dynamics of serological responses to defined recombinant proteins during Schistosoma mansoni infection in mice before and after the treatment with praziquantel. Eman Sayed Mohammed,Risa Nakamura,Yombo Dj Kalenda,Sharmina Deloer,Taeko Moriyasu,Mio Tanaka,Yoshito Fujii,Satoshi Kaneko,Kenji Hirayama,Ahmed I Ibrahim,Mahmoud A El-Seify,Asmaa M Metwally,Shinjiro Hamano, PLoS neglected tropical diseases 14(9) e0008518 2020.
  3. Prevalence and risk factors of Schistosoma mansoni infection among children under two years of age in Mbita, Western Kenya. Miho Sassa,Evans A Chadeka,Ngetich B Cheruiyot,Mio Tanaka,Taeko Moriyasu,Satoshi Kaneko,Sammy M Njenga,Sharon E Cox,Shinjiro Hamano, PLoS neglected tropical diseases 14(8) e0008473-e0008473 2020.
  4. Kazuyo Ichimori, Taeko Moriyasu. “Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis: GPELF.” Journal of International Health 22(1), 2018.
  5. Taeko Moriyasu, Risa Nakamura, Sharmina Deloer, Masachika Senba, Masato Kubo, Megumi Inoue, Richard Culleton, Shinjiro Hamano. “Schistosoma mansoni infection suppresses the growth of Plasmodium yoelii parasites in the liver and reduces gametocyte infectivity to mosquitoes.” PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(1): e0006197, 2018.


There are many people suffering from the cycle of infectious diseases and poverty in the world. Is there anything I can do to help those as a researcher from the perspective of academia? What can I do to contribute to the society? I ask myself these questions as I go about my work every day. Let’s learn and research together to aim for a better world.