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Refractory Viral Infection

Research Topic

Our missions are to:
  • Promote the understanding of the pathogenesis of refractory infectious diseases caused by human viruses such as HIV-1, HTLV-1, and HBV.
  • Develop novel diagnostic methods and treatment approaches against refractory viral infections as above.
Specific research projects that are currently ongoing include:
  • Research on drug-development against multi-drug-resistant HIV-1 and clarification of mechanism of HIV-1 drug-resistance.
  • Research on drug-development against drug-resistant HBV.

Main Staff

Director Hiroaki Mitsuya
Senior Research Fellow Nobuyo Higashi-Kuwata
Research Fellow Hironori Hayashi
Research Institute
Diabetes Research Center
The Research Center for Hepatitis and Immunology
Project Research
National Center for Global Health and Medicin