University News | December 21, 2020
Hokkaido University is pleased to announce the publication of “Tackling Global Issues Vol. 3 FIGHTING THE MENACE OF ZOONOSES,” a magazine featuring the University’s research on zoonotic and other infectious diseases. This publication follows the first and second issues that highlighted soft materials and proton beam cancer therapy respectively, both developed by Hokkaido University scientists and their collaborators.
In 2005, Hokkaido University established the Research Center for Zoonosis Control (CZC), and has since been conducting comprehensive research to prevent outbreaks of zoonotic and other infectious diseases such as human influenza, highly pathogenic avian influenza, hemorrhagic fever, and African sleeping sickness. In collaboration with the WHO and other domestic and international organizations, CZC has been actively engaged in identifying pathogens, host animals and transmission routes, as well as developing diagnostic methods and antiviral drugs.
This magazine features the University’s effort to help control zoonotic and other infectious diseases, and showcase research activities in various areas including agriculture, medicine, materials science, and astronomy.