Genome Medical Science Project website
The pathology of infectious diseases is determined by interactions between the pathogen and the individual host. In the past, only those factors related to foreign pathogen could be analyzed. However, thanks to the achievements of the 2003 Human Genome Project, the HAPMAP Project, and the construction of the Japanese Reference Genome through the 2015 Tohoku Megabank Organization Project, we can now also investigate host factors.
One current goal is therefore to identify both viral and host factors associated with the progression of hepatitis by combining newly analyzed host genetic data with previously analyzed genetic data on various hepatitis viruses. We also intend to develop new diagnostic methods that utilize identified factors and to develop drugs that target those factors in this project.
In addition, we intend to work with the Bureau of International Health Cooperation and the AIDS Clinical Center to actively conduct joint research with scientists in various countries around the world (Central and Southeast Asia, Central and South America, Africa, etc.), aid in the education and training of young researchers in foreign countries, and construct planning systems for disease prevention measures in various countries in the future.
2016.11.1Our website opened.