Professor Shingo Inoue

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


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

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Nagasaki University Institute of Tropical Medicine and Kenya Medical Research Institute (NUITM-KEMRI)


  • May 2021: I became a professor of Kenya Medical Research Institute, I.T.M
  • February 2017 to April 2021: I became an associate professor of the 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.


  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.


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


Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. Development and Evaluation of Quantitative Immunoglobulin G Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for the Diagnosis of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Using Truncated Recombinant Nucleocapsid Protein as Assay Antigen. Mutantu PN, Ngwe Tun MM, Nabeshima T, Yu F, Mukadi PK, Tanaka T, Tashiro M, Fujita A, Kanie N, Oshiro R, Takazono T, Imamura Y, Hirayama T, Moi ML, Inoue S, Izumikawa K, Yasuda J, Morita K. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Sep 13;18(18):9630. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18189630.
  2. Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome in Cats and Its Prevalence among Veterinarian Staff Members in Nagasaki, Japan. Ando T, Nabeshima T, Inoue S, Tun MMN, Obata M, Hu W, Shimoda H, Kurihara S, Izumikawa K, Morita K, Hayasaka D. Viruses. 2021 Jun 14;13(6):1142. doi: 10.3390/v13061142.PMID: 34198717
  3. Seroprevalence of yellow fever, dengue, West Nile and chikungunya viruses in children in Teso South Sub-County, Western Kenya. Inziani M, Adungo F, Awando J, Kihoro R, Inoue S, Morita K, Obimbo E, Onyango F, Mwau M. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Feb;91:104-110. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.11.004. Epub 2019 Nov 8
  4. Comparison of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay systems using Rift Valley fever virus nucleocapsid protein and inactivated virus as antigens.Yu F, Adungo F, Konongoi SL, Inoue S, Sang R, Ashur S, Kwallah AO, Uchida L, Buerano CC, Mwau M, Zha Y, Nie Y, Morita K., Virol J. 15(1):178. pp1-8(2018)
  5. Approaches of the JICA-AMED SATREPS project to controlling outbreaks of yellow fever and Rift valley fever in Kenya. Journal of Disaster Research, Inoue S, 13(4), pp1-5, (2018).


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.