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MRC-AMED Infectious Disease Research Collaboration: Announcement of Collaborative Awards

13 Dec 2019

The Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) and the UK MRC have undertaken a jointly funded initiative in order to foster collaborative links between infectious disease researchers in the UK and Japan. This was particularly aimed at providing opportunities to those who are in the early stages of their careers (see related content).

MRC and AMED are pleased to announce the funding of eight collaborative research proposals (£1.2 million in total).

UK applicant

Japanese applicant


Allen, David
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Kurosaki, Yohei
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University

A cross-sectional approach to identification & interrogation of adaptive & functional mutations affecting CCHFV replication & pathogenicity in humans

Bangham, Charles
Imperial College

Satou, Yorifumi
Kumamoto University

The human T-cell leukaemia virus HTLV-1: transcriptional heterogeneity at the single-cell level

Drummond, Rebecca
University of Birmingham

Kawakami, Kazuyoshi
Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine

Study of the T cell Response During Cryptococcal Meningitis Using New Tools

Frickel, Eva-Maria
University of Birmingham

Yamamoto, Masahiro
Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University

Elucidation of cell-autonomous immunity and host defense against Toxoplasma gondii by interferon-inducible GTPases

Hingley-Wilson, Suzie
University of Surrey

Muto-Fuijita, Ai
Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Systematic analysis of persistence mechanisms by high-throughput bar-seq and single cell analyses

Michael, Benedict
University of Liverpool

Miyabe, Yoshishige
Nippon Medical School

Dynamic Imaging in Viral Encephalitis Defines Unique Roles for Chemoattractants

Wilson, Sam
MRC University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research

Watashi, Koichi
National Institute of Infectious Diseases

Interferon stimulated defences that target Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Hepatitis D Virus (HDV)

Yamauchi, Yohei
University of Bristol School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Miyake, Yasuyuki
Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine

The HDAC6/USP7 axis in enveloped RNA virus infection


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