Name: Hanan Hassan
Affiliation: NRCPD, Host Defense
Position: Foreign Researcher
Term: October 2020-March 2021
Host researcher: Professor Yoshifumi Nishikawa
Circumstances of application:
I started my study as research student at Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, National Research Center for Protozoan Disease, Research Unit for Host Defense under supervision of Professor Yoshifumi Nishikawa. It was a great opportunity for me to study here at an international university and in an institution that specialized in my field of interest. Where I learned many techniques and acquired high experiences which encouraged me to complete my way in the research field by enrollment as a doctoral student in the same institution under supervision of Prof. Yoshifumi Nishikawa. Right away, after finishing my PhD course, I joined NRCPD as a foreign researcher for a postdoctoral position in the same lab to accomplish my research work.
Research activity in NRCPD:
My research study proposed the investigation of the host parasite interaction and identification the molecules responsible for pathogenesis or participate in the host’s defense mechanism against Neospora infection. Three different studies have been accomplished in this context.
Working in specialized institution such NRCPD helped me to improve my knowledge and acquire more advanced techniques in my research area. This will open broad prospects for me to achieve several goals including getting more specialized scholarships for foreigners in Japan or obtain a distinguished position in my field of experience in my country, Egypt.