Tohoku University Medicine Gonryo Press visit September 15, 2018

Gonro Press, an intramural newspaper of Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan, visited Ikuo Tsunoda, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, Osaka, partly because Prof. Tsunoda is one of alumni of Tohoku University Medicine. The reporters are three Medical Students of Tohoku University, Mr. Sota Utsumi (3rd year), Mr. Keita Arai (2nd year), and Mr. Ryo Miyazaki (3rd year).

After showing around the campus by Dr. Ah-Mee Park, Associate Professor of Microbiology, we talked about several topics, including Medical English, Medical and PhD education in the US, USMLE (ECFMG), Tsunoda's personal experience as Medical Student, Postdoc, and Faculty.

Mr. Utsumi is originally from Sendai, Mr. Miyazaki is from Kamakura, and Mr. Arai is from Morioka, Iwate; Mr. Arai and Prof. Tsunoda are alumni of Morioka Daiichi High School.

For more pictures, please visit Kindai Microbiology Facebook.

Ikuo Tsunoda

東北大学医学部艮陵新聞取材 2018年9月15日






091518 Gonryo press
From left to right: Mr. Ryo Miyazaki, Mr. Keita Arai, Mr. Sota Utsumi, and Dr. Ikuo Tsunoda


Ikuo Tsunoda, Professor of Kindai University, Belated Birthday Party on September 14, 2018

Faculty and staff of the Department of Microbiology had a belated birthday lunch party for Ikuo Tsunoda, Professor of Microbiology, at a local French restaurant, Darcy, Osakasayama, Osaka, Japan on September 14, 2018.  The party was postponed because of typhoon on September 4.

I appreciate friendship of members of the Department.

For more pictures, please visit Kindai Microbiology Facebook.

Ikuo Tsunoda

近大微生物学教授角田郁生誕生パーティー 2018年9月

近畿大学医学部微生物学講座では、教授角田郁生の誕生パーティーを大阪狭山市金剛駅周辺のフレンチレストラン、ダルシ Darcyにて 10日遅れで行いました(台風のため)。




091418 Tsunoda Birthday lunch

International Congress of Neuroimmunology, ISNI 2018

The 14th International Congress of Neuroimmunology, ISNI 2018, was held at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in Brisbane, Australia, August 27-31, 2018. From Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, we gave a talk, entitled "Distinct Sets of Anti-Glycolipid Antibodies Are Associated with Latent Factors in Guillain-Barré Syndrome by Exploratory Factor Analysis" by Seiichi Omura, Kazuaki Shimizu, Miyuki Morikawa, Motoi Kuwahara, Susumu Kusunoki, and Ikuo Tsunoda.

ISNI is held once in two years. The reception of the ISNI was held at Queensland Museum, Brisbane.

For more pictures, please visit Kindai Microbiology Facebook.

Ikuo Tsunoda

第14回国際神経免疫学会 2018年8月27-31日

第14回国際神経免疫学会(14th International Congress of Neuroimmunology, ISNI 2018)がオーストラリアのブリスベンのブリスベン コンベンション & エキシビション センターにて開催されました。学会では5つの招待講演セッション、17のワークショップ、12のシンポジウム、4つの基調講演が行われ、神経免疫学の主要疾患である多発性硬化症を中心に、その他の免疫反応が神経系で病態に関連する疾患(ジカウイルス感染症、アルツハイマー病、ギランバレー症候群、ナルコレプシー、視神経脊髄炎等)に関する基礎・臨床研究の発表がなされました。

近畿大学医学部からは、「因子分析によるギランバレー症候群潜在因子に関連する糖脂質抗体群の解明」の演題で尾村誠一(微生物学講座)、角田郁生(微生物学講座)、楠進(神経内科学講座)によって口頭発表がなされました。本発表は、 関西大学社会学部心理学の清水和秋教授との共同研究で、これまで心理学の分野で主に利用されてきた因子分析を医学研究に応用する学際領域の画期的な研究です。レセプションはクイーンズランド博物館で行われ、学術交流がなされました。



ISNI 2018
From left to right: Drs. Ikuo Tsunoda, Sandra Amor, Seiichi Omura, and David Baker.

Frontier Research on Chemical Communications Retreat in Kyoto, 8/16-17, 2018

The first Retreat of Frontier Research on Chemical Communications (FrontRes ChemComm) was held on August 16-17, 2018 at Kansai Seminar House in Kyoto. FrontRes ChemComm project aims at not only developing innovative high-order analysis platforms, but also at clarifying essential roles of natural products as chemical communication molecules in the natural environment, leading to development of useful chemical tools as well as pharmaceuticals/agrochemicals leads.

In the Retreat, there are 44 presentation of Research in Progress. In the presentation by Project Leader, Prof. Hideaki Kakeya, Kyoto University, From Kindai University, a new collaboration project with our Department on the role of curcumin for the multiple sclerosis model was explained. Dr. Kazuto Nihio gave a talk on the role of microbiota in inflammatory bowel diseases, cancer and immune-mediated central nervous disease, the latter of which is a collaboration research project with our Department (Drs. Omura and Tsunoda).

In the reception, we have exchanged scientific information as well as tried to build up new collaborations between laboratories.

For more pictures, please visit our Kindai Microbiology Facebook.

Ikuo Tsunoda

「化学コミュニケーションのフロンティア」第1回リトリート 京都修学院きらら山荘 2018年8月16-17日






081618 Chemical Communications Retreat
From left to right: Drs. Ikuo Tsunoda, Shigeki Matsunaga, Kin-ichi Tadano, and Hideaki Kakeya.

Medical English meeting with Dr. Espinoza August 7, 2018

We had a meeting with Dr. J Luis Espinoza, Lecturer, Medical English, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Espinoza started teaching Medical English from last year for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year Medical Students.

We have discussed several issues: internationalization of Kindai University, English version of Kindai University home page, MEXT PhD student scholarship, increased international students from Bangladesh in Japan (but not in Kindai University), textbooks for Medical English, TOEFL preparation, USMLE.

The other attendants in the meeting are Dr. Tetsuo Tsukamoto, Assisitant Professor, Immunology, Kindai University, who conducted research at Division of Immuno-Virology, Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA) , France (2011-2013) as well as Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society, University of New South Wales, Australia (2013-2015), and Dr. Seiichi Omura, Assistant Professor, Microbiology, Kindai University, who conducted research at Louisiana State University, USA for 6 year.

For more pictures, please visit our Kindai Microbiology Facebook.

Ikuo Tsunoda, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Microbiology, Kindai University, Adviser, Kindai-IFMSA Exchange

医学英語講師エスピノーザ先生を囲んで 2018年8月7日






080718 Espinoza
From left to right: Drs. Seiichi Omura, Tetsuo Tsukamoto, Ikuo Tsunoda, and J. Louis Espinoza.


Ikuo Tsunoda

Author:Ikuo Tsunoda
We are studying multiple sclerosis and viral myocarditis using immunological, virological and bioinformatics methods in the Department of Microbiology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine.

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