Online symposium on joint usage/research center project “Establishment of tick biobank and its application to vector biology research”

22 Mar 2022

The online symposium was held online on March 16, 2022. The summary of activities and a research topic of the tick project so far were introduced by Dr. Rika Umemiya-Shirafuji and Dr. Bumduuren Tuvshintulga (NRCPD). We invited Dr. Patrick Vudriko and Dr. Joseph Byaruhanga (Makerere University, Uganda) as speakers for the symposium. A total of 42 including JICA alumni (19 from overseas: 1 from Iran, 2 from Indonesia, 4 from Uganda, 1 from Sri Lanka, 1 from Thailand, 1 from Tajikistan, 1 from Paraguay, 1 from Burkina Faso, 1 from Bolivia, 1 from Mexico, and 5 from Mongolia). We spent a fruitful time during the online symposium.
The online symposium was held as part of the following projects:
– A project for joint usage/research center
– JSPS Core-to-Core Program “Establishment of the international collaborating center for controlling tick-borne protozoan diseases”
– A follow-up program for the JICA training course at the NRCPD
– OIE Academic Seminar

Program (presentation via Zoom)
March 16 (Wed), 2022

15:30-15:45 Assoc. Prof. Rika Umemiya-Shirafuji
(NRCPD, Japan)
  Outline of NRCPD tick project
15:45-16:00 Dr. Bumduuren Tuvshintulga
(NRCPD, Japan)
  Haemaphysalis longicornis ATAQ protein containing epidermal growth factor domains as an anti-tick vaccine target against tick infestation in rabbits
16:00-16:20 Dr. Patrick Vudriko
(Makerere University, Uganda (JICA alumnus))
  Tick research in Uganda
16:20-16:40 Dr. Joseph Byaruhanga
(Makerere University, Uganda (JICA alumnus))
  JICA Supported Interventions for control of ticks/acaricide resistant ticks in Uganda
16:40-16:45 Prof. Shin-ichiro Kawazu
(NRCPD, Japan)
  Closing remarks

(Reported by Rika Umemiya-Shirafuji)



Project for Joint Usage/Research Center (From 2017 to 2021)
 “Establishment of Tick Biobank and its application to vector biology research”