Assistant Professor Tomonori Hoshi

Speciality / Research theme / Keywords
Medical entomology (Mosquitoes and Ticks), Keywords: 3D-printing technology; Drone; VR
Masters ProgrammeDoctoral Programme


PhD (Medicine), MPH (International Public Health), BSc (Agriculture)

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Department of Eco-epidemiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University


Work History
May 2018 – current, Assistant Professor, Department of Eco-epidemiology, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan.
Oct 2017 – Apr 2018, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health
Oct 2016 – Sep 2017, Project Researcher at Nagasaki University, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Eco-epimideology
May 2016 – Sep 2016, Project Researcher at Nagasaki University, Center for International Collaborative Research

Apr 2012 – Mar 2016, PhD, Graduate School of Biomedical Science, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan
Apr 2010 – Mar 2012, MPH, School of international health development, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan
Apr 2004 – Mar 2009, BSc, Subtropical zoology, The University of Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan
Apr 2001 – Mar 2004, Kyoto municipal Horikawa high school, Academic Inquiry on Science program, Kyoto, Japan

Mar 2020 – May 2020, Consultant, WHO COVID-19 emergency response team, WPRO.
June 2018 – Jan 2019, Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine funded by Rutherford fellowship


No lecturing for MPH and PhD students. Only in-person tutoring is given to PhD students who work for medical entomology.


Mosquito and tick sampling tool development

The country/countries where you work currently

Japan (Mt. Konpira, Nagasaki), UK (RSPB Rainham Marshes), Malaysia (Sabah)

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. Hoshi, T., Brugman, V. A., Sato, S., Ant, T., Tojo, B., Masuda, G., Kaneko, S., Moji, K., Medlock, J.M., & Logan, J. G. (2019). Field testing of a lightweight, inexpensive, and customizable 3D-printed mosquito light trap in the UK. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 1–8.
  2. 出願人 星 友矩 捕虫器. 特開 2020-48549 2020年 4月 2日付公開
  3. Hoshi, T., Imanishi, N., Higa, Y., & Chaves, L. F. (2014). Mosquito biodiversity patterns around urban environments in south-central Okinawa Island, Japan. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 30(4), 260–267.
  4. Hoshi, T., Martin Banda, P., Foster Pemba, D., Sunahara, T., & Minakawa, N. (2013). Beyond buzzing: Mosquito watching stimulates malaria bednet use – a household-based cluster-randomized controlled assessor blind educational trial. Emerging Microbes and Infections, 2, e67.


Nature is my teacher.