Vietnam Research Station

Since 2015, the Japan Initiative for Global Research Network on Infectious Disease (J-GRID) project has been taken over to the newly established organization, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), and a new five-year J-GRID project, “Study on Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases in Vietnam.” has been started from 2020. The Vietnam Research Station in the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) located in Hanoi is currently manned by 3 staffs from NU, and the Nha Trang sub-station by 2 permanent staff, in addition to which 32 staffs from NU and further 39 researchers from other research institutions participate in the activities of the Station and conduct research.


The report of the 12th Hanoi Open Lecture has been posted.



Futoshi Hasebe
Associate Professor
Haruka Abe
Administrative Staff
Madoka Mori
Kazuko Mori(in Nekken)


The main research topics are dengue fever, infectious diarrhea, influenza, and drug-resistant bacteria, severe childhood pneumonia, zoonotic diseases (bat-derived infectious diseases), and novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is also included in the focused study, to contribute to prevention of infectious diseases collaborating with the National Center for Global Health and Medicine. In addition, three joint research projects related to drug-resistant bacteria, COVID-19 and HIV were conducted utilizing the Vietnam Research Station, in collaboration with the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Kyoto University and Kumamoto University.
In 2022, as part of the general collaborative research of NEKKEN, we conducted research on dengue virus with the NIID, and research on diarrhea-causing E. coli with University of Miyazaki.
The Vietnam Research Station has been conducting educational support as an early exposure facility in the Program for Nurturing Global Leaders in Tropical and Emerging Communicable Diseases, and also utilized as an on-the-job-training facility for researchers from NU and other universities/institutes. The ceremony for Foreign Minister's Commendation (category Groups) awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan for FY2021 was held at the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam on December 2, 2022.

Recent main research achievement

  1. Dao TD et al. J Glob Antimicrob Resist 2022;140-142.
  2. Takemura T et al. Trop Med Health 2022;50(1):3.
  3. Ngu Duy Nghia et al. Vietnam Journal of Preventive Medicine 2021;31(10):40-45.
  4. Hirabayashi A et al. mSphere 2021;6(4):e0059221.
  5. Soe AM et al. Viruses 2021;13(6):1152.

Achievement list