Our Aim

Recently people in the world are getting a new understanding of the importance of infectious immunity, and are expecting the further progress in this area. A major mission of this forum is to provide a common plat form for sharing and exchanging new results and ideas among basic and clinical scientists working in microbiology and immunology. In the symposiums, leading scientists in the areas of bacteriology, immunology, parasitology, and virology from abroad and Japan present the cutting-edge of the recent results and freely discuss in the relaxed environment of the Awaji Island. In the training course, the forum provides young scientists in the fields of infection and immunity with the opportunity to learn the basics as well as the recent progress in bacteriology, immunology, parasitology and virology.

Organizing Committee

(*Also serves as a member of the Steering Committee)

Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University

  • Tetsuya Iida
  • Takeshi Kobayashi
  • Shiroh Iwanaga*

The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo

  • Ken Ishii
  • Cevayir Coban
  • Kei Sato
  • Yasushi Kawaguchi*

Institute for Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University

  • Keizo Tomonaga
  • Takeshi Noda*
  • Takao Hashiguchi*

Hokkaido University International Institute for Zoonosis Control

  • Hiroshi Kida
  • Hideaki Higashi*

Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University

  • Osamu Kaneko
  • Satoshi Kaneko
  • Shinjiro Hamano
  • Toshio Kodama*