About our Lab.

Our lab was established in 2018 as a part of “Insect Science and Creative Entomology Center (ISCEC)”. We have a lot of collaboration with the laboratories in the ISCEC.

Our Aims
– Understanding insect-borne pathogens (especially viruses)
– Developing methods controlling insect-borne infectious diseases

Aedes albopictus
(lab strain)

Insects and Viruses
Sanitary Entomology deals insect that causes human and animal health problems. Among those, we are focusing on blood-sucking insects and viruses transmitted by them.

We are trying to discover new viruses from insects which have not been identified previously. These includes arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) and insect-specific viruses. We aim to understand function of new viruses and try to develop new methods for controlling insect-borne diseases.

Virus hunting, isolation of viruses, and analysis of newly isolated viruses.

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