Prof. Tetsuro Matano

Topic:
HIV Vaccines: Immunology Designs for the induction of anti-HIV immune responses.

Chairman:
Dr Emil Asamoah Odae

Profile:

Director
AIDS Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Japan
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Professor
Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
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Tetsuro Matano obtained MD at Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo in 1985, and worked as an Orthopaedic Surgeon for five years. He obtained PhD (Doctor of Medical Science) at Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo in 1994. He started his study on AIDS pathogenesis using monkey AIDS models at NIAID, NIH, and presented crucial evidence indicating the importance of cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) responses in immunodeficiency virus control. He has been a Professor at Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo since 2006 and the Director at AIDS Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases since 2010. He has been working on the immune mechanism for HIV/SIV control in a unique AIDS model using MHC-defined Burmese rhesus macaques and developed a novel CTL-based AIDS vaccine system using Sendai viral vectors whose clinical trial phase I has been conducted at Rwanda, Kenya and UK in collaboration with International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and ID Pharma.


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