Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University

Joint Usage/ Research Center Program for Fusion of Advanced Technologies and Innovative Approaches to Viral Infections and Life Science

P3 level infection experiments using mice and monkeys are indispensable to understanding human infectious diseases and developing new therapeutic strategies for applications in clinical settings. These experiments require animal-raising facilities as well as supervision, support and education by academic and technical staff with sufficient expertise. The institute is equipped with a large-scale facility for P3 infection experiments involving mice and monkeys. As well as virus research at the gene and cell levels using state-of-the-art research techniques, we use this facility to conduct in vivo infection experiments. Our accumulated research techniques are distributed widely to research communities through joint usage/research.