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Speaker: Prof. Toshihiro Nukiwa, Executive Director, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA), Japan
Talk Title: TB Control in Japan: Activities and Research of JATA
When: October 10, 2016, 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm **ENDED**
Where: NUS Dept. of Microbiology, Level 2 Seminar Room,
5 Science Drive 2, Blk MD4A, Singapore 117545
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About the Speaker: Prof. Nukiwa, MD, PhD, obtained his medical degree from Tokyo University and performed residence in respiratory medicine. As a visiting associate, he pioneered the mutational analysis on alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT) gene and pulmonary emphysema at NHLBI, NIH, USA and identified A1AT Siiyama gene in Japan. He held professorship positions in respiratory medicine in Jutendo University and Tohoku University from 1988. After the discovery of the EGFR driver mutation, he launched the North East Japan Study Group for RCT, and established a new direction of precision medicine using targeting drugs for NSCLC. As a research chair of the national project, he discovered that pirfenidone is a new effective drug for IPF, resulting in the approval of this drug in clinical use. His research has been published in more than 300 papers in distinguished journals. He was the president of Japan Respiratory Society annual meeting in 2007, and the chair of Board Directors, JRS in 2008-10. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the official English journal of JRS, Respiratory Investigation. Prof. Nukiwa joined the JATA in 2014 and is now heading the Research Institute of Tuberculosis (RIT), Kiyose, Japan.
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