National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases(NRCPD)

International Cooperation and Collaboration


JICA: Advanced Research Course on Control of Zoonoses for Food Safety


Food safety has increasingly become an important public health concern. Increase in productivity and securing stable food supply of animal protein is largely dependent on control of important protozoan and other zoonoses. Efforts in curtailing the spread of zoonoses can only be achieved through collaborative efforts, including research-capacity built-up in developing countries. Accordingly, this training course is especially for the backbone researchers and senior administrative technical researchers, to train them as advanced technical researchers who will accomplish the zoonoses measures in their respective countries through acquiring the latest knowledge of the zoonoses research and joint research in the high technology field.

Training Contents

Considering the requests from the participants, they will be assigned to a suitable research field and directly guided by the professors in National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine. The major subjects of the host research fields are (1)Functional Genomics and Genetic Biochemistry, (2)Epidemiology and Control of Protozoan Diseases , (3) Molecular Genetics of Vectors, (4) Molecular Diagnosis of Protozoan Diseases, (5) Advanced Preventive Medicine, (6) Food-borne Bacterial Disease and Chemotherapy, (7) Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases.

In the each fields, advanced research techniques for diagnosis, treatment, prevention and host immune response will be acquired through the joint research with the professors.

International collaborations

Stanford Univ. (USA), Texas A&M Univ. (USA), Washington State Univ. (USA), The Institute for Genome Research (USA), Univ. of Duesseldorf (Germany), Tierartztliche Hochenshule Hanover (Germany), The University of Adelaide (Australia), Intervet Research Center (Netherland), Beijing Agricultural Univ. (China), Agriculture Univ. of Mongolia (Mongolia), Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute (South Africa)