Department of Protozoology
 Nagasaki Univ   Institute of Tropical Medicine Department of Protozoology

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Mailing Address Department of Protozoology
Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN), Nagasaki University
Sakamoto 1-12-4, Nagasaki 852-8523, Japan
Phone (+81)-95-819-7838
Fax (+81)-95-819-7805


Osamu Kaneko

Kazuhide Yahata
Assistant Professor

Hakimi Hassan
Assistant Professor

Haruki Uemura
Visiting Associate Professor

Jesse N Gitaka
Visiting Associate Professor

Kwame Kumi Asare
Research Fellow (Postdoc)

Ben-Yeddy Abel Chitama
Research Fellow (Postdoc)

Takahiro Ishizaki
Graduate Student (D4)

Nattawat Chaiyawong
Graduate Student (D4)

Chuang Huai
Graduate Student (D2)

Maya Suzuki
Graduate Student (D1)

Edwin Too
Visiting Research Fellow

Miki Kinoshita

Reiko Tanaka

Momoko Sakura

Other malara Lab in NEKKEN

Richard Culleton Lab


     Malaria is a deadly disease which strikes throughout the wide tropical zones of the world. Because of the continuing failures of vaccines against this disease, we believe a key toward solving this situation is to solidify the foundation of our understanding of the basic biology of this parasite. We are investigating fundamental questions such as the invasion mechanism of erythrocytes by merozoites and cytoadherence of the parasite-infected erythrocytes. In addition, we are also conducting researches to elucidate the intracellular survival strategy of Trypanosma cruzi and Leishmania epidemiology.


     2007-2020 (update Jan, 2020)

Graduate Course

    The Guide for the Graduate Course (Malaria)

Life in Nagasaki City

    Nagasaki City Hall:  International Affairs Division
    Nagasaki Univ. Center for Japanese Language and Student Exchange
    Life in Japan (JSPS Fellow Plaza)

Useful Links

P. falciparum genome  
Metabolic Pathways Malaria parasite metabolic pathways (Hebrew Univ.)
BEI Resources (MR4) Repository of the reagents for malaria researchs
T. brucei GeneDB  
Atlas of Medical Parasitology  

Last Update: 2020.01.08.

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