Members

Researchers from various fields, including infectious diseases, immunology, genome medicine, engineering, and informatics, came together to push the boundaries of scientific knowledge to save the world. 

Steering Committee

Yoshihiro Kawaoka

The UTOPIA Center,
Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Virology

Web site

Special interview

Jun-ichiro Inoue

The UTOPIA Center,
The University of Tokyo 

Managing Director

→43 interviews

Ken Ishii

The UTOPIA Center,
Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Vaccine Science 

Web site

→43 interviews

Yasushi Kawaguchi

The UTOPIA Center,
Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Virology

Web site (jpn)

→43 interviews

Masahiko Kikuchi

The UTOPIA Center,
The University of Tokyo 

Industry-academia Collaborations

→43 interviews

Sakae Tanaka

The UTOPIA Center,
Graduate School of Medicine, The University of  Tokyo

Clinical Research

→43 interviews

Basic Research on Immuno-Vaccines Group      

= Principal Investigator, UTOPIA

= Visiting Professor, UTOPIA

Ken Ishii

The UTOPIA Center,
Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Vaccine Science 

Web site

→43 interviews

Hiroshi Takayanagi 

Graduate School of Medicine, The University of  Tokyo

Immunology

Web site

→43 interviews

Reiko Shinkura ★

Institute for Quantitative Bioscience, The University of Tokyo

Immunology

Web site

Taku Okazaki ★

Institute for Quantitative Bioscience, The University of Tokyo

Immunology

Web site

Shohei Hori ★

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo 

Immunology

Web site

Kensuke Miyake

Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Immunology

Web site (jpn)

James Di Santo

Institut Pasteur, France

Immunology

→43 interviews

Cevayir Coban ★

Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Immunology

Web site

→43 interviews

Moi Meng Ling ★

Graduate School of Medicine, The University of  Tokyo

Virology

Web site


Keishi Fujio ★

The University of Tokyo Hospital

Clinical Immunology

Tsutomu Suzuki  ★

Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

RNA biochemistry

Web site

Takeshi Inoue

The UTOPIA Center,
The University of Tokyo 

 Immunology

Toshiaki Maruyama


Basic Research on Infectious Diseases Group

= Principal Investigator, UTOPIA

Yasushi Kawaguchi

The UTOPIA Center,
Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Virology

Web site (jpn)

→43 interviews

Yoshihiro Kawaoka

The UTOPIA Center,
Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Virology

Web site 

→Special interview

Kei Sato

Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Virology 

Web site

→43 interviews

Makoto Takeda ★

Graduate School of Medicine, The University of  Tokyo

Virology

Web site

→43 interviews

Taisuke Horimoto ★

Department of Veterinary Microbiology, the University of Tokyo 

Virology

Web site (jpn)


Tomoyoshi Nozaki  ★

Graduate School of Medicine, The University of  Tokyo

Parasitology/ Pathogenesis 

Takeshi Ichinohe★

Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Virology

Web site (jpn)

→43 interviews

Yuki Furuse

The UTOPIA Center,
The University of Tokyo 

Microbiology and Infection 

Web site

 Multidisciplinary Research Group

= Principal Investigator, UTOPIA

Kohei Tsumoto ★

Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Protein Engineering

Web site

→43 interviews

Osamu Nureki ★

Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo 

Structural Biology 

Web site

→43 interviews

Takao Someya ★

Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Biological Information Sensing

Web site

→43 interviews

Yutaka Matsuo ★

Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Artificial Intelligence

Web site

→43 interviews

Hiroyuki Noji  ★

Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Digital Bioassay

Web site

Makoto Nakanishi  ★

Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Oncogenic Signaling/  Molecular Gerontology

Web site

→43 interviews

Atsushi Iwama  ★

Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Stem Cell Molecular Medicine

Web site

Emi Nishimura  ★

Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Stem Cell Aging Medicine/ Aging and Regeneration

Web site

Seiya Imoto ★

Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Genome Informatics

Web site

Yasuhiro Yamada ★

Graduate School of Medicine, The University of  Tokyo

Molecular Pathology

Web site


Tomoji Mashimo ★

Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Genome Editing Animal Science

Web site (jpn)

→43 interviews

Mutsuhiro Takekawa ★

Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Signal Transduction/ Stress Response

Web site

Toshifumi Inada ★

Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

RNA/ Translation

Web site

→43 interviews

Yutaka Suzuki★

Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo 

Genome Sciences

Web site (jpn)

Shumpei Ishikawa ★

Graduate School of Medicine, The University of  Tokyo

Immunogenomics

Web site (jpn)

Clinical Industry-University Cooperative Research Group

= Principal Investigator, UTOPIA

Fumitaka Nagamura ★

Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Clinical Development, Clinical Trial

Web site (jpn)

→43 interviews

Hiroshi Yotsuyanagi ★

Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Infectious Diseases Internal Medicine 

Web site (jpn)

→43 interviews

Kaori Muto ★

Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Research Ethics

Web site

→43 interviews

Yasuyuki Seto  ★

The University of Tokyo Hospital

Stomach and Esophageal Surgery

Tomoki Todo ★

Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Oncolytic Virus Therapy

Web site (jpn)

→43 interviews

Takashi Okada ★

Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo 

Gene Therapy/  Viral Vector Vaccines

Web site

→43 interviews

Takashi Moritoyo ★

The University of Tokyo Hospital

Clinical Research/Clinical Pharmacology

Web site

Sakae Tanaka

The UTOPIA Center,
Graduate School of Medicine, The University of  Tokyo

Clinical Research

→43 interviews

Masahiko Kikuchi

The UTOPIA Center,
The University of Tokyo 

Industry-academia Collaborations

→43 interviews

 Faculty Members

Yoshihiro Kawaoka

Project Professor

Web site 

→Special interview

Jun-ichiro Inoue

Project Professor

→43 interviews

Masahiko Kikuchi

Project Professor

→43 interviews

Takeshi Inoue

Professor

Department of Molecular Systems Immunology 

Yuki Furuse

Professor

Department of Microbiology and Infection 

Web site

Kiyoko Iwatsuki-Horimoto

Project Assistant Professor

Maki Kiso

Project Assistant Professor

Shiho Chiba 

Project Assistant Professor


Calvin Duong 

Project Researcher

 Visiting Faculty Members

James Di Santo

Visiting Professor 

Immunology

→43 interviews

Toshiaki Maruyama

Visiting Professor


Junko Sato

Visiting Professor


Shingou Sakurai

Visiting Professor


Seiya Yamayoshi

Visiting Professor

Virology

Hiroshi Ueki

Visiting Associate Professor

Virology

Ryuta Uraki

Visiting Associate Professor

Virology

Akiko Makino

Visiting Associate Professor

Virology

Research Collaborators

Galit Alter

Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT)/Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)USA

Immunology/Vaccinology

Eric Rubin

Harvard UniversityUSA

Bacteriology

Dan Barouch

Harvard Medical SchoolUSA

Virology

Rafi Ahmed

Emory UniversityUSA

Immunology

Drew Weissman

University of PennsylvaniaUSA

mRNA vaccine

Adolfo Garcia-Sastre

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiUSA

Virology

Michael Diamond

Washington UniversityUSA

Virology

Ralph Baric

The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillUSA

Virology

Erica Ollmann Saphire

La Jolla Institute for ImmunologyUSA

Structural Biology/Virology

Robert A. Seder

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Health (NIH)USA

Immunology/Vaccinology

David E. Wentworth

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)USA

Virology

Stacey Schultz-Cherry

St Jude Childern's Research HospitalUSA

Virology

Heinz Ulrich Feldmann

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Health (NIH)USA

Virology

Peter JM Openshaw

Imperial College LondonUK

Virology/Immunology

Wendy Sue Barclay

Imperial College LondonUK

Virology

Derek Smith

University of CambridgeUK

Bioinformatics

Nahoko Shindo

International Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Virus Diseases (isirv), WHOSwitzerland

Infectious Diseases

Stephan Becker

Philipps-Universität MarburgGermany

Virology

Kanta Subbarao

The University of MelbourneAustralia

Virology

George F. Gao

Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC)/Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Insitute of MicrobiologyChina

Structural Biology/Virology

Hualan Chen

Harbin Veterinary Research Institute,  Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)China

Virology

Foday Sahr

University of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Infectious Diseases

Alhaji Umar N’jai

University of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Virology