International Summer Program 2010: Infection and Immunity

ISP2010 Application Guidelines


  1. INTRODUCTION & WELCOME RECEPTION (5th September, evening)
  2. LECTURE COURSE (6th and 7th September)

    6th September
    1. Lecture Session*
      • Hajime Karasuyama (Tokyo Medical and Dental University): Immunology
      • James W. Kazura (Case Western Reserve University, USA): Tropical Medicine
      • Nobuo Ohta (Tokyo Medical and Dental University): Parasitology
    2. Group Discussions
    3. Introduction to the University
    4. Campus Tour
    5. Poster Session / Panel Discussion

    7th September
    1. Lecture Session*
      • Yoshihiro Ogawa (Tokyo Medical and Dental University): Inflammation
      • Nawarat Wara-aswapati Charoen (Khon Kaen University, Thailand): Bacterial Infection
      • Shoji Yamaoka (Tokyo Medical and Dental University): Virology (HIV
      • Miyuki Azuma (Tokyo Medical and Dental University): Immunology
    2. Optional Programs: Laboratory tour, introduction to Japanese language/culture
    3. Social Hour

    Afternoon Session (Joint Session with the 8th Surugadai International Symposium)
    Recent Advances in Research on Infection & Immunity (tentative title)

    • Masanori Hatakeyama (University of Tokyo)
    • Nawarat Wara-aswapati Charoen (Khon Kaen University, Thailand)
    • Ruslan Medzhitov (Yale University School of Medicine, USA)
    • Toshiaki Ohteki (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
    • Paola Ricciardi-Castagnoli (Singapore Immunology Network, Singapore)
    • Takeshi Tsubata (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
    • James W. Kazura (Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, USA)
    • Hirokazu Tamamura (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
    • (*The order of speakers is subject to change.)

Tokyo Medical and Dental University will provide financial support to international students / young scientists who are eligible and who are selected as financially-supported participants. The eligibility requirements and details of the program are set forth below.
    1. Students/young scientists who are interested in infectious disease/immunology.
    2. Number of grantees for 2010: approximately 30
    1. Nationality: To qualify, an applicant must be a national of an Asian country and must not be a resident of Japan at the time of application. The applicant's current affiliation should be within Asia.
    2. Age: Applicants must be under 35 years of age as of April 1, 2010.
    3. Health: Applicants must be mentally and physically healthy.
    4. Language Ability: Applicants must have sufficient general knowledge of the subject matter and adequate communication skills in English so as to be able to participate in an international academic conference on infection/immunity research.
    1. Travel Expenses
      Transportation to and from Japan: The grantee will be supplied with a tourist class, round-trip air ticket from the international airport nearest to his/her home address to the New Tokyo International Airport (Narita).
      *Any aviation, accident or other insurance relating to travel to/from Japan or the period of stay within Japan shall be borne by the grantee.
    2. Accommodations
      Each grantee will be provided a single room for four nights (September 5 to 8, 2010) at a hotel next to the university.
    3. Registration fee
      The 10,000 yen ISP2010 registration fee, which covers all program sessions and receptions, will be exempted.

    1. Tokyo Medical and Dental University will select financially-supported participants from the pool of applicants by screening the submitted application documents.
    2. Acceptance will be announced to grantees by the end of June.
    All application documents must be submitted to the International Exchange Office (TMDU) by email ( and postal mail. A complete set of application documents must be received by May 21, 2010.
    1. Application form: The prescribed form provided by Tokyo Medical and Dental University must be used. The form is downloadable from the International Exchange Center website:
      ( Direct link: Application form for ISP2010.
    2. Additional necessary documents
      • A letter of recommendation from a supervisor who knows the applicant personally.
      • For young scientists: A description of a research project the applicant is working on and his/her future plan, written on an A4-sized sheet; in addition, a poster presentation title must be included, as young scientists are encouraged to present their data at the poster session.
    3. Passport Copy
      Each applicant must submit a photocopy of his or her current passport, clearly showing his or her photograph and the expiration date of the passport.

      Please note that applications arriving after the deadline will not be accepted. In addition, all documents, once submitted, will not be returned to applicants for any reason.
  6. NOTE
    Detailed information will be sent to chosen applicants after the participant selection is completed.
    To apply:
    Please apply via the International Exchange Center website: (Deadline: 21st May, 2010)

    For more information:
    Tokyo Medical and Dental University, International Exchange Center
    Fax: +81-3-5803-0366

    Postal Address:
    Tokyo Medical and Dental University
    International Exchange Unit
    1-5-45, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8510
    Attn: International Summer Program 2010

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