Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS)
Studies of Anti-viral and Anti-parasitic Compounds from Selected Ghanaian Medicinal Plants
Principal Investigator : Shoji YAMAOKA, Professor of Department of Virology, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental Uni versity
In 2008, TMDU established the Research Center for Infectious Diseases at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) in Ghana, West Africa, dispatched two researchers to NMIMR, and implemented research collaborations on virology and parasitology. In 2010 we began a new research project, supported by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), on Ghanaian medicinal plants whose components are effective in the control of viral or parasitic infections. Based on a request from the Ghanaian side, the research collaborations have been planned by the groups of Prof.Yamaoka (Virology, TMDU), Prof. Kannagi (Virology, TMDU), Prof. Ohta (Parasitology, TMDU), Prof. Shoyama (Pharmacology, Nagasaki International University), Prof. Nyarko (Toxicology, NMIMR) and Prof. Okine (Biochemistry, Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine).