Faculty

Associate Professor Takayuki Wada

Speciality / Research theme / Keywords
Bacteriology, Molecular Epidemiology, Zoonosis, Genomics, Public Health
Programme director
Doctoral Programme

Qualifications

Ph. D. (Medicine)

Personal/work Web page addresses

http://www.tm.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/newrect/japanese/member/wada.html

Affiliation(s)

Department of International Medicine, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University

Background

  • 1997/3 BSc Faculty of Science, Kyoto University
  • 1999/3 MSc Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
  • 1999/4 – 2009/3 Researcher, Department of Microbiology, Osaka City Institute of Public Health and Environmental Sciences
  • 2009/4 – 2012/12 Senior Researcher, Department of Microbiology, Osaka City Institute of Public Health and Environmental Sciences
  • 2013/1 – 2017/4 Assistant Professor, Department of International Health,
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University
  • 2017/5 – Associate Professor, Department of International Health,
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University

Research

Molecular Epidemiology: genomics, bioinformatics, geography
Zoonosis and host adaptation: diseases ecology, molecular evolution, One Health, conservation medicine

The country/countries where you work currently

  • Japan
  • Taiwan
  • Nepal

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. 和田崇之, 吉田志緒美, 柳井徳磨. 2017. ヒト,動物,環境をとりまく非結核性抗酸菌の浸淫状況と宿主適応. 日本臨床微生物学雑誌 27: 1-10.
  2. Seto, J., Wada, T., Suzuki, Y., Ikeda, T., Mizuta, K., Yamamoto, T., Ahiko, T. 2017. Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission among elderly persons, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, 2009–2015. Emerg Infect Dis 23: 448-455.(2017)
  3. Ban, E., Yoshida, Y., Wakushima, M., Wajima, T., Hamabata, T., Ichikawa, N., Abe, H., Horiguchi, Y., Hara-Kudo, Y., Kage-Nakadai, E., Yamamoto, T., Wada, T., Nishikawa, Y. 2015. Characterization of unstable pEntYN10 from enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) O169:H41. Virulence 6: 735–744.(2015)
  4. Wada, T., Iwamoto, T., Tamaru, A., Seto, J., Ahiko, T., Yamamoto, K., Hase, A., Maeda, S., Yamamoto, T. 2015. Clonality and micro-diversity of a nationwide spreading genotype of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Japan. PLoS ONE 10: e0118495.(2015)
  5. Wada, T., Iwamoto, T., Maeda, S. 2009. Genetic diversity of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing family in East Asia revealed through refined population structure analysis. FEMS microbiology letters 291: 35-43.(2009)

Message

Not only tropical medicine, theoretical and basic sciences should be considered as an essential standpoint. It is recommended that Ph. D. candidates in our group keep an affinity to both applied and basic (logical) sciences flexibly, to confront own research purposes step by step.

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