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FY2018

Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences


(Doctoral Course)
Biomedical Sciences Major
Oral Health Sciences Major
Medicinal Sciences Major

Student Application
Guidelines

November 2017

Hiroshima University
Admission Policy

The Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences


[1] Those who are willing to be engaged in basic and clinical advanced research in medicine, dentistry,
pharmaceutical science, and health science
[2] Those who are willing to acquire basic and clinical knowledge widely in life science or health &
welfare sciences, beyond the current frameworks of medicine, dentistry, pharmaceutical science,
and health science
[3] Those who are willing to be engaged in highly advanced medical treatment
[4] Those who are willing to obtain high-leveled expertise and play an active part internationally in
the fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmaceutical science, and health science
[5] Those who are willing to continue their career enhancement in a medical field and contribute to
community health care as members of the society

Privacy Policy

Applicants personal information obtained through student selection (name, date of birth, sex, and other
private information, etc.) will be used for the purposes of selecting students, notifying, and processing their
admission.
After admission, the school will use this information for the purposes of supporting students life
(application for scholarships, tuition waiver, etc.), as well as investigation or study (such as investigation or
analysis for potential improvements in admission examinations and application trend). Private information
will not be used for other purposes or provided to people other than relevant staff of our school.
Doctoral Course

Biomedical Sciences Major

Admission Policy

[1] Those who are willing to be engaged in basic and clinical advanced research in medicine, dentistry,
and pharmaceutical science
[2] Those who are willing to acquire basic and clinical knowledge widely in life science or radiation
biology and medicine, beyond the current frameworks of medicine, dentistry, and
pharmaceutical science
[3] Those who are willing to be engaged in highly advanced medical treatment
[4] Those who are willing to obtain high expertise and play an active role internationally in the fields
of medicine, dentistry, and pharmaceutical science
[5] Those who are willing to continue their career enhancement in a medical field and contribute to
community health care as members of the society

(Admission in October 2014)


(Admission in April 2015)
Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University is accepting Doctoral Course-seeking applicants for April, 2018
enrollment in the following divisions.
These guidelines are also valid for students who advance from the Masters Course offered at the Graduate School, but they should read
each item of requirements carefully. Some items, including selection methods, can differ from those for applicants who completed a
program in other graduate schools.

1. Admission Selections and Number of Students

Number of
Admission Selections Candidates Programs
Students

General Selection

Special Selection for Candidates who are employed at the time


Program of Medicine
Students with Careers of application
Program of Dental Sciences
Special Selection for Candidates aged approximately 60 and Program of Pharmaceutical Sciences 81 students
Senior Citizens over at the time of admission Program of Radiation Biology and
Candidates without Japanese citizenship Medicine
Special Selection for (excluding those who graduated or are
International Students expected to graduate from a university or
college in Japan)
* The above number of includes a few students to be accepted under Special Selection for Students with Careers, Special Selection for Senior
Citizens and Special Selection for International Students.

2. Eligibility for Application


(1) Those who have completed the maximum number of years needed for completion of a 6-year curriculum in medicine, dentistry,
pharmaceutical science, or veterinary medicine at the faculties of medicine, dentistry, pharmaceutical science, or veterinary
medicine of a university.
(2) Those who hold a bachelors degree (in the field of medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine) from the National Institution for
Academic Degrees and University Evaluation in accordance with the provision in Paragraph 4 of Article 104 of the Law.
(3) Those who have completed an 18-year school curriculum education program (with the last field of study being medicine, dentistry,
pharmaceutical science, or veterinary medicine) in an overseas country.
(4) Those who have earned by earning the credit(s) of a correspondence course of education provided by a school of a foreign country
in Japan and completed a 18 year school curriculum education program (with the last study field being medicine, dentistry,
pharmaceutical science, or veterinary medicine).
(5) Those who have completed an undergraduate course at an educational institution in Japan that is deemed to have courses offered
by an overseas university according to the educational system of that country, and that has also been designated by the Minister of
Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. (Such courses are limited to courses whose graduates are regarded as having
completed 18 years of school education in the respective foreign country [with the last study field being medicine, dentistry,
pharmaceutical science, or veterinary medicine]).
(6) Those appointed by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (Ministry of Education Notice
No. 39 of 1955)
[1] Those who have studied medicine or dentistry at the medical or dentistry faculty of a university prescribed by the old University
Ordinance (Imperial Ordinance No. 388 of 1918), and who have graduated from either of these faculties.
[2] Those who have graduated from the National Defense Medical College according to the Act for Establishment of the Ministry
of Defense (Act No. 164 of 1954).
[3] Those who have completed a masters course or a professional degree course prescribed by Paragraph 2 of Article 99 of the
School Education Law (No. 26 of 1947) and those who are eligible to receive a masters degree, as well as those who have
been enrolled for at least two years in a doctoral course that is neither categorized as a two-year masters course nor a three-year
doctoral course, who have undertaken at least 30 academic credits in addition to the required research guidance (including those
falling under Article 6-1 of the Academic Degree Regulations [Education Ministry Ordinance No. 9, 1953] prior to amendment
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according to the Ministerial Ordinance on the Partial Amendment of the Academic Degree Regulations [Education Ministry
Ordinance No. 29 of 1974]), and who are deemed by the Graduate School or relevant department to have academic ability
equivalent or superior to that of a graduate of a university medicine, dentistry, or pharmaceutical science course, of which the
main purpose is to develop practical skills regarding clinical fields or a graduate of a university veterinary medicine course.
[4] Those who, after graduating from university (excluding courses in medicine, dentistry, pharmaceutical science, or veterinary
medicine) or completing 16 years of overseas curricular education, have undertaken at least two years of research at a university
or research institute and are deemed by the Graduate School on the basis of their research accomplishments to have academic
ability equivalent or superior to that of a graduate of a university medicine, dentistry, or pharmaceutical science course of which
the main purpose is to develop practical skills regarding clinical fields or a graduate of a university veterinary medicine course.
(7) In accordance with the provision in Paragraph 2 of Article 102 of the Law, individuals who have enrolled at a graduate school
(only medicine, dentistry, pharmaceutical science, or veterinary medicine programs qualify), and who are recognized as having
sufficient academic ability to study at the Graduate School.
(8) Those who are recognized by the Graduate School as having academic ability equivalent or superior to those who have graduated
from a university, and who have reached 24 years of age(such recognition is done on a case-by-case basis and is based on the
qualifications of each applicants)
(9) Those who enrolled at the faculties of medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine of a university, or have taken pharmaceutical
science courses whose main purpose is to cultivate clinically related practical skills for at least four years (including those who
received a designation by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan as individuals with similar
qualifications), and have obtained credits stipulated by the Graduate School with excellent marks.
(10) Those who are expected to obtain one of the qualifications described above March 31, 2018 for the April enrollment.
Note 1: Those who have completed (or are expected to complete) a Masters Course should inquire from the contact on the last
page in advance, as their eligibility for application must be preliminarily evaluated.
Note 2: Those who enter the program under the above eligibility criterion (9) after having been enrolled in a university at least
four years but not having graduated will be regarded as having left the university without graduation. a) Applicants
must have earned more than 75% of all credits necessary for graduation from university by the end of the fourth year.
b) Grades of more than 90% of all credits that applicants have earned should be A and better.
Different conditions will apply to 4th year students in our School of Medicine who are willing to enroll in the MD-PhD
course in the Graduate School. (Please refer to Guidance for Admission to the joint MD-PhD Course in School of
Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University)

3. Preliminary Evaluation for Application Eligibility


Those who enter under the above eligibility (6)-[3], (6)-[4], (7), (8), or (9) should be evaluated for the eligibility in advance, so
please submit necessary documents to the address shown on the last page by 5:00 PM on Friday, December 1, 2017 and apply
after receiving the evaluation.
(1) Documents required for submission
[1] Application Form for the Preliminary Evaluation of the Entrance Examination: Use (and fill in) the prescribed form.
[2] Certificate of Past Research Activity: Use (and fill in) the prescribed form.
[3] Summary of Past Research and Clinical Activities etc.: Use (and fill in) the prescribed form.
[4] List of Past Research Achievements: Use (and fill in) the prescribed form.
[5] Certificate of Graduation: Must be issued by a university or college president or dean.
[6] Self-addressed Stamped Envelope: Write in your address and name on a standard size envelope (23.5 cm 12 cm) and affix
an 82-yen stamp.
*Academic Transcript issued by a university or college president or dean can be replaced with the above documents from [2] to
[5], for those who enter the program under the above eligibility criterion (10).
(2) Notification of evaluation result will be sent by postal mail on Friday, December 22, 2017.
(3) Any questions regarding application eligibility should be inquired to the Student Support Group listed on the last page.

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4. Application Procedure
(1) Application period
From Thursday, January 4, 2018 to 5:00 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018, without exception
If an applicant brings the documents in person, the Student Support Group will be open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. The office will
be closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
If the documents are sent by postal mail, send them by registered express mail and write Enc. an Application Form for the
Doctoral Course in the Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences (Admission in October) or (Admission in April) in
red letters on the envelope.
*It is not necessary to re-submit documents that are once submitted for preliminary evaluation for application eligibility.

(2) Address for Submission


Student Support Group (Graduate Students), Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University
1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-Ku, Hiroshima, Japan (Zip 734-8553)

(3) Application documents


Applicants must submit the documents listed below all together within the application period.
Documents Contents
(A) Application Form for Admission Use and fill in the prescribed form ([1] and [2]).
(B) Academic Transcript Must be issued and sealed by a university or college president or dean.
Must be issued by a university or college president or dean
Certificate of Graduation, or
*Submission is not required for those who are expected to complete the Masters
(C) Certificate of Expected
Course in the Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima
Graduation
University.
30,000 JPY
Pay by means of a bank transfer using the prescribed form (refer to [Note 3] in the next page)
(D) Application Fee
*Submission is not required for those who are expected to complete the Masters
Course in the Graduate School of Hiroshima University.
[For foreign applicants only]
Foreign applicants who currently reside in Japan must submit the Copy of Certificate of
Copy of Certificate of Residence
(E) Residence or the Certificate of Items Stated in Resident Register.
or Certificate of Items Stated in
*Submission is not required for those who are currently studying in our school.
Resident Register in Japan
One Copy (If applicants do not finish their masters thesis, they should submit another paper
equivalent to the thesis. However, submission is not required for those who have completed a
6-year program in medicine, dentistry, pharmaceutical science, or veterinary medicine.)
(F) Copy of Masters Thesis
*Submission is not required for those who are expected to complete the Masters
Course in the Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima
University.
One Copy (If applicants have not acquired a masters degree or if they study a very different
topic from the field in which they acquired a masters degree, they should submit an abstract
of their recent study. However, submission is not required for those who have completed a
(G) Abstract of Masters Thesis 6-year program in medicine, dentistry, pharmaceutical science, or veterinary medicine.)
*Submission is not required for those who are expected to complete the Masters
Course in the Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima
University.
About 1,500 Japanese characters in one A4 size sheet (including an outline of the research
Statement of motivation for
(H) purpose), in a free format. (Only for applicants for Special Selection for Students with
application
Careers and Special Selection for Senior Citizens)
Self-addressed Stamped It will be used to send an examination admission card. Write in your address and name on a
(I)
Envelope standard size envelope (23.5 cm 12 cm) and affix an 82-yen stamp.
(J) Contact information sticker Use and fill in the prescribed form.

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Note 1: Applicants who are unable to submit documents (B) and/or (C) for a special reason, please submit an alternative document.
Example 1: A copy of Academic Transcript or Certificate of a Bachelors or Masters Degree, if applicants completed a
Bachelors or Masters Course
Example 2: Complete Academic Transcript (or Certificate of Credits) from undergraduate and graduate schools (including a
two-year college) and certificate of a bachelors or masters degree, if the applicants have earned a bachelors or
masters degree from the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation
Note2: If you are a graduate or a current student of a university in China, please obtain the following document by requesting it at
(CHSI) (http://www.chsi.com.cn/xlcx/bgys.jsp), and submit it together with
(Certificate of Graduation and (Bachelor/Master's Diploma) to the Graduate School.
(Graduates or current students from universities in other countries or regions <including Taiwan, Hong Kong
and Macau> do not need to submit them.)
Graduates: Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate ()
Expected Graduates: Online Verification Report of Student Record()
Please note that applicants must pay the issuing fee for the Online Verification Report (2 / certificate) by themselves. Also
be sure that there are 20 or more days left until the expiration date of the online verification at the time of its submission.
Note 3: Find the application fee transfer request form of Hiroshima University (deposit slip) [a prescribed form], and make sure to fill
in the applicants name and address within the bold frames in each sheet of the slip; the Application Fee Form for
Admission, the reserve copy for the applicants, and the application fee transfer request form (deposit slip). Make the remittance
from a city or local bank.
(To pay from Japan Post Bank or a post office (hereinafter referred to as the Japan Post Bank), an additional procedure will
be required, such as copying information in a transfer request form designated by the Japan Post Bank. For details, please
present the enclosed transfer request form (deposit slip) to the counter of the Japan Post Bank for consultation. Please note that
this transfer cannot be processed from any ATM of banks, including that of the Japan Post Bank.)
Bank transfer fee must be paid by a payer.
The payment will be valid only if a banks seal dated no later than January 11, 2018 (the deadline of the application period)
is placed in the field of financial institutions seal, so please check open hours of a city or local bank before making the
payment.
The Application Fee Form for Admission (certificate of application fee payment) must be pasted on the corresponding field
of the Application Form for Admission before submission.

(4) Application method for applicants with physical disabilities


Applicants with physical disabilities, who require special considerations for taking the examination or studying, must submit the
report for advance consultation (A4, no prescribed form), to the address listed on the last page:
(A) Report must be submitted by Friday, December 1, 2017.
(B) Report must contain the following information:
[1] Name, address, and telephone number
[2] Name of applicants graduating university or college
[3] Type and degree of disability (a doctors statement for applicants current medical treatment) should be required.
[4] Considerations necessary for taking the examination and studying after admission
[5] Considerations given to the applicants at the graduating university or college
[6] Current situation of daily life

5. Student Selection Method (Academic Examinations)


(1) General Selection
(A) Written examinations
[1] Foreign language (English)
[2] Specialized subject (the field of study the applicants apply for)
(B) Oral examination (the field of study the applicants apply for)

(2) Special Selection for Students with Careers


(A) Written examinations
[1] Foreign language (English)
[2] Specialized subject (the field of study the applicants apply for)
(B) Oral examination (the field of study the applicants apply for)
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(3) Special Selection for Senior Citizens
(A) Written examinations
Specialized subject (the field of study the applicants apply for)
(B) Oral examination (the field of study the applicants apply for)

(4) Special Selection for International Students


(A) Written examinations
[1] Foreign language (English) (answer can be given either in Japanese or in English)
[2] Specialized subject (the field of study the applicants apply for)
(B) Oral examination (the field of study the applicants apply for)

Note 1: Use of bilingual dictionaries (except electronic dictionaries) is permitted in the foreign language examination.
Note 2: Those who have completed the Masters Course in the Graduate School will be exempted from the written examination of a
foreign language.
Note 3: Those who enter the program directly from the Masters Course in the Graduate School will be exempted from the written
examination of a foreign language, although the rest of academic examinations will be the same as for General Selection.

6. Examination Date and Location


Date Hours Subjects Venue
9:00 ~ 10:30 Foreign language Graduate School of Biomedical &Health
Wednesday,
11:00 ~ 12:30 Specialized subject Sciences, Hiroshima University
January 31
13:30 ~ Oral examination 1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-Ku, Hiroshima, Japan

7. Standard Criteria for Marking, Evaluation, and Acceptance


Overall results of academic examinations and transcripts are comprehensively considered for selection.
Applicants are not accepted if each score of foreign language (English), specialized subject, and oral examination is less than 60% of
the average of all applicants.
Academic transcripts from the graduating university or college will be evaluated by reviewers and considered together with results of
academic examinations.

8. Special Provision on Educational Method


If applicants continue to work after enrolling in the program, special treatment may be introduced under Article 14 of the Standards
for the Establishment of Graduate Schools, so they can perform their job duties while studying in the Graduate School (graduate
schools may, if necessary from an educational standpoint, provide education through appropriate means, which include conducting
classes or research guidance in the evening, other certain hours and periods. This system is hereinafter referred to as the special
provision under Article 14).
Classes may be conducted in the evening or on Saturdays to facilitate their studies. Research guidance may be given in the evening,
on Saturdays, and/or during summer/winter holidays, besides via the information network. A course registration plan may be
developed with instruction of an academic supervisor.
Applicants, who wish to join the course and use the special provision under Article 14, should clarify it in the Application Form for
Admission.
To apply the special provision under Article 14 during the program, or to discontinue it during the program, they can switch with
approvals first from their supervisor and then from the dean of the Graduate School.

9. Announcement of Successful Applicants


Scheduled at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 23, 2018
Successful examinee numbers will be posted on the bulletin board in front of the Basic and Sociomedical
Research Building, and also on the Hiroshima University website, and successful applicants will also receive a
notice by postal mail.
No inquiry about the examination results is accepted by phone or any other contact methods.

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10. Notes
(1) Changes in application documents are never accepted once they are received.
(2) Application documents and fee cannot be returned for any reason once they are received.
(3) Private information submitted upon application will not be used for a purpose other than admission selection.
(4) Applicants must consult with a prospective academic supervisor before application.
(5) Applicants who will maintain their job during attendance to the program must submit Approval for Enrollment (prescribed
form) upon admission procedure.
(6) Details including precautions for examinations will be sent together with an examination admission card,
and displayed at the Basic and Sociomedical Research Building on the day before the examination.
(7) If applicants, who enrolled at the faculty of medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine in any university for four years and longer,
have obtained credits stipulated by the Graduate School with excellent marks, their status will be registered withdrawn from
the undergraduate school on the record.
Therefore, such applicants must be warned that they will not be eligible for taking some national qualification tests and other
examinations that require graduation from an undergraduate school.
(8) Long-Term Completion of Curricula System
The Graduate School provides a system, which facilitates them to take courses according to a plan and complete the program over
a certain period that is longer than a standard term, to support applicants who enroll in the program while in employment (regular
employment) or engagement with housework, child rearing, or nursing at home, as well as applicants who enroll in the program
from Senior Citizens Selection. Under this system, the total tuition of the standard term is divided by the number of years admitted
to complete the program according to a plan and paid in installments. For more details, such as maximum terms accepted for the
Long-Term Completion of Curricula, please inquire the student support group.

11. Admission Procedure


Successful Applicants shall submit necessary documents and pay specified amount of fees within the period of admission procedure
(We will notify you of the detail.).

For Reference
(1) Fees Admission Fee 282,000 JPY
Tuition fee (Per half year) 267,900 JPY
(Per year) 535,800 JPY
[1] Any paid fee will not be returned for any reason.
[2] The above fees are as of October 2017. Any new tuition fee will be applied if the tuition fees are changed during enrollment.
[3] Fees for admission and tuition will be waived for selected students based on Hiroshima Universitys family income criteria and
academic criteria. We will notify you of the detail.
[4] Admission Fee is not charged for applicants who advance from the Masters Course of the Graduate School.

(2) Hiroshima University Excellent Student Scholarship


Hiroshima University has the second semester tuition exemption system to the students with excellent academic performance. They
will be selected based on research results and other achievements during the program.

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Doctoral Course

Oral Health Sciences Major

Admission Policy

[1] Those who are willing to deepen their knowledge in medicine and oral health science and acquire
the abilities to promote education and / or research in oral health science
[2] Those who are willing to be active educators in universities or colleges, researchers who promote
food and nutrition education and / or knowledge in health, or educators / researchers with high
expertise who disseminates a clinical system based on both IT and knowledge of molecular
biology

(Admission in April 2015)


Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University is accepting Doctoral course -seeking applicants (Oral
Health Sciences Major) for April 2018 enrollment in the following divisions.
These guidelines are also valid for students who advance from the Masters Course offered at the Graduate School, but they should read
each item of requirements carefully. Some items, including selection methods, can differ from those for applicants who completed a
program in other graduate schools.

1. Admission Selections and Number of Students

Admission Selections Candidates Number of Students

General Selection
Special Selection for
Candidates who are employed at the time of application
Students with Careers 3 students
Special Selection for Candidates without Japanese citizenship (excluding those who graduated or are
International Students expected to graduate from a university or college in Japan)
* The above number includes a few students to be enrolled under Special Selection for Students with Careers and Special Selection for
International Students.

2. Eligibility for Application


(1) Those who hold a masters degree or a professional degree (as determined in Article 5-2, Rules for Degrees [Ordinance of the
Ministry of Education No. 9 in 1953] based on the provision in Paragraph 1 of Article 104 of the Law. The same applies below.)
(2) Those who hold a degree equivalent to a masters or professional degree abroad
(3) Those who hold a degree equivalent to a masters or professional degree, by earning the credit(s) of a correspondence course of
education provided by a school of that foreign country in Japan
(4) Those who hold a degree equivalent to a masters or professional degree, by completing a masters course at an educational
institution in Japan that is deemed to have courses offered by an overseas graduate school according to the educational system of
that country, and that has also been designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
(5) Those who hold a degree equivalent to a masters by completing a course in the United Nations University
(6) Those who have completed a course at an overseas school, educational institution designated in the above (4), or the United
Nations University, and are recognized as having academic ability equivalent or superior to those who acquired a masters degree
by passing an examination or equivalent to an examination that is prescribed by article 16-(2) of the Standards for Establishment
of Graduate Schools
(7) Those appointed by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (Ministry of Education Notice
No. 118 of 1989)
[1] Those who, after graduating from university or college, have undertaken at least two years of research at a university, college,
or research institute, and are deemed by the Graduate School on the basis of their research accomplishments to have academic
ability equivalent or superior to those who acquired a masters or professional degree
[2] Those who, after completing 16 years of overseas curricular education, or after completing it by earning the credit(s) of a
correspondence course of education provided by a school of that foreign country in Japan, have undertaken at least two years
of research at a university, college, or research institute, and are deemed by the Graduate School on the basis of their research
accomplishments to have academic ability equivalent or superior to those who acquired a masters or professional degree
(8) Those who are recognized by the Graduate School as having academic ability equivalent or superior to those who have
graduated from a university, and who have reached 24 years of age(such recognition is done on a case-by-case basis and is based
on the qualifications of each applicants)
(9) Those who are expected to obtain one of the qualifications described above by March 31, 2018 for the April enrollment.

3. Preliminary Evaluation for Application Eligibility


Those who enter under the above eligibility (7) to (8) should be evaluated for the eligibility in advance, so please submit necessary
documents to the address shown on the last page by 5:00 PM on Friday, December 1, 2017, and apply after receiving the
evaluation.
(1) Documents required for submission
[1] Application Form for the Preliminary Evaluation of the Entrance Examination: Use (and fill in) the prescribed form.
[2] Certificate of Past Research Activity: Use (and fill in) the prescribed form.
[3] Summary of Past Research and Clinical Activities etc.: Use (and fill in) the prescribed form.

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[4] List of Past Research Achievements: Use (and fill in) the prescribed form.
[5] Certificate of Graduation: Must be issued by a university or college president or dean.
[6] Self-addressed Stamped Envelope: Write in your address and name on a standard size envelope (23.5 cm 12 cm) and affix
an 82-yen stamp.
*Academic Transcript issued by a university or college president or dean can be replaced with the above documents from [2] to
[5], for those who enter the program under the above eligibility criterion (10).
(2) Notification of evaluation result will be sent by postal mail on Friday, December 22, 2017.
(3) Any questions regarding application eligibility should be inquired to the Student Support Group listed on the last page.

4. Application Procedure
(1) Application period
From Thursday, January 4, 2018 to 5:00 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018, without exception
If an applicant brings the documents in person, the Student Support Group will be open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. The office will
be closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
If the documents are sent by postal mail, send them by registered express mail and write Enc. an Application Form for the
Doctoral Course in Oral Health Sciences Major in the Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences in red letters on the
envelope.
*It is not necessary to re-submit documents that are once submitted for preliminary evaluation for application eligibility.

(2) Address for Submission


Student Support Group (Graduate Students), Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University
1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-Ku, Hiroshima, Japan (Zip 734-8553)

(3) Application documents


Applicants must submit the documents listed below all together within the application period.
Documents Contents
(A) Application Form for Admission Use and fill in the prescribed form ([1] and [2]).
(B) Academic Transcript Must be issued and sealed by a dean of the graduate school or equivalent.
Must be issued by a dean of a graduate school or equivalent.
Certificate of Graduation, or Certificate *Submission is not required for those who are expected to complete the Masters
(C)
of Expected Graduation Course in the Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima
University.
30,000 JPY
Pay by means of a bank transfer using the prescribed form (refer to [Note 3] in the next
(D) Application Fee page).
* Submission is not required for those who are expected to complete the Masters
Course in the Graduate School of Hiroshima University.
[For foreign applicants only]
Foreign applicants who currently reside in Japan must submit the Copy of Certificate
Copy of Certificate of Residence or
(E) of Residence or the Certificate of Items Stated in Resident Register.
Certificate of Items Stated in Resident
*Submission is not required for those who are currently studying in our school.
Register in Japan
One Copy (If applicants do not finish their masters thesis, they should submit another
paper equivalent to the thesis)
(F) Copy of Masters Thesis *Submission is not required for those who are expected to complete the Masters
Course in the Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima
University.
One Copy (If applicants have not acquired a masters degree or if they study a very
different topic from the field in which they acquired a masters degree, they should
submit an abstract of their recent study)
(G) Abstract of Masters Thesis
*Submission is not required for those who are expected to complete the Masters
Course in the Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima
University.
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About 1,500 Japanese characters in one A4 size sheet (including an outline of the
research purpose), in a free format (include the field[s] of interest, ambition for
(H) Statement of motivation for application research, future plan, etc. Applicants for Special Selection for Students with Careers
can describe the relationship between their job experience and motivation for
application. Foreign students can write in English.)
It will be used to send an examination admission card. Write in your address and name
(I) Self-addressed Stamped Envelope
on a standard size envelope (23.5 cm 12 cm) and affix an 82-yen stamp.
(J) Contact information sticker Use and fill in the prescribed form
Note 1: Applicants who are unable to submit documents (B) and/or (C) for a special reason, please submit an alternative document.
Example 1: A copy of Academic Transcript or Certificate of a Bachelors or Masters Degree, if applicants completed a
Bachelors or Masters Course
Example 2: Complete Academic Transcript (or Certificate of Credits) from undergraduate and graduate schools (including a
two-year college) and certificate of a bachelors or masters degree, if the applicants have earned a bachelors or
masters degree from the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation
Note2: If you are a graduate or a current student of a university in China please obtain the following document by requesting it at
(CHSI) (http://www.chsi.com.cn/xlcx/bgys.jsp), and submit it together with
(Certificate of Graduation and (Bachelor/Master's Diploma) to the Graduate School.
(Graduates or current students from universities in other countries or regions <including Taiwan, Hong Kong
and Macau> do not need to submit them.)
Graduates: Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate ()
Expected Graduates: Online Verification Report of Student Record()
Please note that applicants must pay the issuing fee for the Online Verification Report (2 / certificate) by themselves. Also
be sure that there are 20 or more days left until the expiration date of the online verification at the time of its submission.
Note 3: Find the application fee transfer request form of Hiroshima University (deposit slip) [a prescribed form], and make sure to fill
in the applicants name and address within the bold frames in each sheet of the slip; the Application Fee Form for
Admission, the reserve copy for the applicants, and the application fee transfer request form (deposit slip). Make the remittance
from a city or local bank.
(To pay from Japan Post Bank or a post office (hereinafter referred to as the Japan Post Bank), an additional procedure will
be required, such as copying information in a transfer request form designated by the Japan Post Bank. For details, please
present the enclosed transfer request form (deposit slip) to the counter of the Japan Post Bank for consultation. Please note that
this transfer cannot be processed from any ATM of banks, including that of the Japan Post Bank.)
Bank transfer fee must be paid by a payer.
The payment will be valid only if a banks seal dated no later than January 11, 2018 (the last day of the application period) is
placed in the field of financial institutions seal, so please check open hours of a city or local bank before making the
payment.
The Application Fee Form for Admission (certificate of application fee payment) must be pasted on the corresponding field
of the Application Form for Admission before submission.

(4) Application method for applicants with physical disabilities


Applicants with physical disabilities, who require special considerations for taking the examination or studying, must submit the
report for advance consultation (A4, no prescribed form), to the address listed on the last page:
(A) Report must be submitted by Friday, December 1, 2017.
(B) Report must contain the following information:
[1] Name, address, and telephone number
[2] Name of applicants graduating university or college
[3] Type and degree of disability (a doctors statement for applicants current medical treatment) should be required.
[4] Considerations necessary for taking the examination and studying after admission
[5] Considerations given to the applicants at the graduating university or college
[6] Current situation of daily life

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5. Student Selection Method (Academic Examinations)
(1) General Selection
(A) Written examinations
[1] Foreign language (English)
[2] Specialized subject (the field of study the applicants apply for)
(B) Oral examination (the field of study the applicants apply for)

(2) Special Selection for Students with Careers


(A) Written examinations
[1] Foreign language (English)
[2] Specialized subject (the field of study the applicants apply for)
(B) Oral examination (the field of study the applicants apply for)

(3) Special Selection for International Students


(A) Written examinations
[1] Foreign language (English) (answer can be given either in Japanese or in English)
[2] Specialized subject (the field of study the applicants apply for)
(B)Oral examination (the field of study the applicants apply for)

Note 1: Use of bilingual dictionaries (except electronic dictionaries) is permitted in the foreign language examination.
Note 2: Those who have completed the Masters Course in the Graduate School will be exempted from a written examination of a
foreign language.
Note 3: Those who enter the program directly from the Masters Course in the Graduate School will be exempted from the written
examination of a foreign language, although the rest of academic examinations will be the same as for General Selection.

6. Examination Date and Location


Date Hours Subjects Venue
9:00 ~ 10:30 Foreign language Graduate School of Biomedical &Health
Wednesday,
11:00 ~ 12:30 Specialized subject Sciences, Hiroshima University
January 31
13:30 ~ Oral examination 1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-Ku, Hiroshima, Japan

7. Standard Criteria for Marking, Evaluation, and Acceptance


Overall results of academic examinations and transcripts are comprehensively considered for selection.
Applicants are not accepted if each score of foreign language (English), specialized subject, and oral examination is less than 60% of
the average of all applicants.
Academic transcripts from the graduating university or college will be evaluated by reviewers and considered together with results of
academic examinations.

8. Special Provision on Educational Method


If applicants continue to work after enrolling in the program, special treatment may be introduced under Article 14 of the Standards
for the Establishment of Graduate Schools, so they can perform their job duties while studying in the Graduate School (graduate
schools may, if necessary from an educational standpoint, provide education through appropriate means, which include conducting
classes or research guidance in the evening, other certain hours, or other periods. This system is hereinafter referred to as the special
provision under Article 14).
Classes may be conducted in the evening or on Saturdays to facilitate their studies. Research guidance may be given in the evening,
on Saturdays, and/or during summer/winter holidays, besides via the information network. A course registration plan may be
developed with instruction of an academic supervisor.
Applicants, who wish to join the course and use the special provision under Article 14, should clarify it in the Application Form for
Admission.
To apply the special provision under Article 14 during the program, or to discontinue it during the program, they can switch with
approvals first from their supervisor and then from the dean of the Graduate School.

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9. Announcement of Successful Applicants
Scheduled at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 23, 2018
Successful examinee numbers will be posted on the bulletin board in front of the Basic and Sociomedical
Research Building, and also on the Hiroshima University website, and successful applicants will also receive a
notice by postal mail.
No inquiry about the examination results is accepted by phone or any other contact methods.

10.Cautions
(1) Changes in application documents are never accepted once they are received.
(2) Application documents and fee cannot be returned for any reason once they are received.
(3) Private information submitted upon application will not be used for a purpose other than admission selection.
(4) Applicants must consult with a prospective academic supervisor before application.
(5) Applicants who will maintain their job during attendance to the program must submit Approval for Enrollment (prescribed
form) upon admission procedure.
(6) Details including precautions for examinations will be sent together with an examination admission card,
and displayed at the Basic and Sociomedical Research Building on the day before the examination.
(7) Long-Term Completion of Curricula System
The Graduate School provides a system, which facilitates them to take courses according to a plan and complete the program
over a certain period that is longer than a standard term, to support applicants who enroll in the program while in employment
(regular employment) or engagement with housework, child rearing, or nursing at home, as well as applicants who enroll in the
program from Senior Citizens Selection. Under this system, the total tuition of the standard term is divided by the number of
years admitted to complete the program according to a plan and paid in installments. For more details, such as maximum terms
accepted for the Long-Term Completion of Curricula, please inquire the student support group.

11. Admission Procedure


Successful Applicants shall submit necessary documents and pay specified amount of fees within the period of admission procedure
(We will notify you of the detail.).

For Reference
(1) Fees Admission Fee 282,000 JPY
Tuition fee (Per half year) 267,900 JPY
(Per year) 535,800 JPY
[1] Any paid fee will not be returned for any reason.
[2] The above fees are as of October 2017. Any new tuition fee will be applied if the tuition fees are changed during enrollment.
[3] Fees for admission and tuition will be waived for selected students based on Hiroshima Universitys family income criteria and
academic criteria. We will notify you of the detail. We will notify you of the detail.
[4] Admission Fee is not charged for applicants who advance from the Masters Course of the Graduate School.

(2) Hiroshima University Excellent Student Scholarship


Hiroshima University has the second semester tuition exemption system to the students with excellent academic performance. They
will be selected based on research results and other achievements during the program.

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Doctoral Course

Medicinal Sciences Major

Admission Policy

[1] Those who are willing to acquire abilities to lead medicinal sciences research
[2] Those who are willing to acquire abilities to promote education / research on drug discovery / life
science of Japan in a leadership position
[3] Those who are willing to play an active part internationally on new drug development

(Admission in April 2015)


Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University is accepting Doctoral Course-seeking applicants (Medicinal
Sciences Major) for April, 2018 enrollment in the following divisions.
These guidelines are also valid for students who advance from the Masters Course offered at the Graduate School, but they should
read each item of requirements carefully. Some items, including selection methods, can differ from those for applicants who completed a
program in other graduate schools.

1. Admission Selections
Admission Selections Candidates Number of Students
General Selection
Special Selection for
Candidates who are employed at the time of application
Students with Careers
Special Selection for 3 students
Candidates aged approximately 60 and over at the time of admission
Senior Citizens
Special Selection for Candidates without Japanese citizenship (excluding those who graduated or are
International Students expected to graduate from a university or college in Japan)
* The above number of students includes a few students to be enrolled under Special Selection for Students with Careers, Special
Selection for Senior Citizens, and Special Selection for International Students.

2. Eligibility for Application


(1) Those who hold a masters degree or a professional degree (as determined in Article 5-2, Rules for Degrees [Ordinance of the
Ministry of Education No. 9 in 1953] based on the provision in Paragraph 1 of Article 104 of the Law. The same applies below)
(2) Those who hold a degree equivalent to a masters or professional degree abroad
(3) Those who hold a degree equivalent to a masters or professional degree, by earning the credit(s) of a correspondence course of
education provided by a school of that foreign country in Japan
(4) Those who hold a degree equivalent to a masters or professional degree, by completing a masters course at an educational
institution in Japan that is deemed to have courses offered by an overseas graduate school according to the educational system of
that country, and that has also been designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
(5) Those who hold a degree equivalent to a masters by completing a course in the United Nations University
(6) Those who have completed a course at an overseas school, educational institution designated in the above (4), or the United Nations
University, and are recognized as having academic ability equivalent or superior to those who acquired a masters degree by
passing an examination or equivalent to an examination that is prescribed by article 16-(2) of the Standards for Establishment of
Graduate Schools
(7) Those appointed by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (Ministry of Education Notice No.
118 of 1989)
[1] Those who, after graduating from university or college, have undertaken at least two years of research at a university, college, or
research institute, and are deemed by the Graduate School on the basis of their research accomplishments to have academic ability
equivalent or superior to those who acquired a masters or professional degree
[2]Those who, after completing 16 years of overseas curricular education, or after completing it by earning the credit(s) of a
correspondence course of education provided by a school of that foreign country in Japan, have undertaken at least two years of
research at a university, college, or research institute, and are deemed by the Graduate School on the basis of their research
accomplishments to have academic ability equivalent or superior to those who acquired a masters or professional degree
(8) Those who are recognized by the Graduate School as having academic ability equivalent or superior to those who have graduated
from a university, and who have reached 24 years of age(such recognition is done on a case-by-case basis and is based on the
qualifications of each applicants)
(9) Those who are expected to obtain one of the qualifications described above by March 31, 2018.

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3. Preliminary Evaluation for Application Eligibility
Those who enter under the above eligibility (7) to (8) should be evaluated for the eligibility in advance, so please submit necessary
documents to the address shown on the last page by 5:00 PM on Friday, December 1, 2017, and apply after receiving the
evaluation.
(1) Documents required for submission
[1] Application Form for the Preliminary Evaluation of the Entrance Examination: Use (and fill in) the prescribed form.
[2] Certificate of Past Research Activity: Use (and fill in) the prescribed form.
[3] Summary of Past Research and Clinical Activities etc.: Use (and fill in) the prescribed form.
[4] List of Past Research Achievements: Use (and fill in) the prescribed form.
[5] Certificate of Graduation: Must be issued by a university or college president or dean.
[6] Self-addressed Stamped Envelope: Write in your address and name on a standard size envelope (23.5 cm 12 cm) and affix
an 82-yen stamp.
*Academic Transcript issued by a university or college president or dean can be replaced with the above documents from [2] to
[5], for those who enter the program under the above eligibility criterion (10).
(2) Notification of evaluation result will be sent by postal mail on Friday, December 22, 2017.
(3) Any questions regarding application eligibility should be inquired to the Student Support Group listed on the last page.

4. Application Procedure
(1) Application period
From Thursday, January 4, 2018 to 5:00 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018, without exception
If an applicant brings the documents in person, the Student Support Group will be open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. The office will
be closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
If the documents are sent by postal mail, send them by registered express mail and write Enc. an Application Form for the
Doctoral Course in Medicinal Sciences Major in the Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences (Admission in
August) in red letters on the envelope.
*It is not necessary to re-submit documents that are once submitted for preliminary evaluation for application eligibility.

(2) Address for Submission


Student Support Group (Graduate Students), Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University
1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-Ku, Hiroshima, Japan (Zip 734-8553)

(3) Application documents


Applicants must submit the documents listed below all together within the application period.
Documents Contents
(A) Application Form for Admission Use and fill in the prescribed form ([1] and [2]).
(B) Academic Transcript Must be issued and sealed by a dean of the graduate school or equivalent.
Must be issued by a dean of a graduate school or equivalent.
Certificate of Graduation, or *Submission is not required for those who are expected to complete the Masters
(C)
Certificate of Expected Graduation Course in the Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima
University.
30,000 JPY
Pay by means of a bank transfer using the prescribed form (refer to [Note 3] in the next
(D) Application Fee page).
*Submission is not required for those who are expected to complete the Masters
Course in the Graduate School of Hiroshima University.
[For foreign applicants only]
Foreign applicants who currently reside in Japan must submit the Copy of Certificate
Copy of Certificate of Residence or
(E) of Residence or the Certificate of Items Stated in Resident Register.
Certificate of Items Stated in Resident
*Submission is not required for those who are currently studying in our school.
Register in Japan
One Copy (If applicants do not finish their masters thesis, they should submit another
(F) Copy of Masters Thesis paper equivalent to the thesis)
*Submission is not required for those who are expected to complete the Masters
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Course in the Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima
University.
One Copy (If applicants have not acquired a masters degree or if they study a very
different topic from the field in which they acquired a masters degree, they should
submit an abstract of their recent study)
(G) Abstract of Masters Thesis
*Submission is not required for those who are expected to complete the Masters
Course in the Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima
University.
About 1,500 Japanese characters in one A4 size sheet (including an outline of the
Statement of motivation for
(H) research purpose), in a free format. (Only for applicants for Special Selection for
application
Students with Careers and Special Selection for Senior Citizens)
It will be used to send an examination admission card. Write in your address and name
(I) Self-addressed Stamped Envelope
on a standard size envelope (23.5 cm 12 cm) and affix an 82-yen stamp.
(J) Contact information sticker Use and fill in the prescribed form.
Note 1: Applicants who are unable to submit documents (B) and/or (C) for a special reason, please submit an alternative document.
Example 1: A copy of Academic Transcript or Certificate of a Bachelors or Masters Degree, if applicants completed a
Bachelors or Masters Course
Example 2: Complete Academic Transcript (or Certificate of Credits) from undergraduate and graduate schools (including a
two-year college) and certificate of a bachelors or masters degree, if the applicants have earned a bachelors or
masters degree from the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation
Note2: If you are a graduate or a current student of a university in China please obtain the following document by requesting it at
(CHSI) (http://www.chsi.com.cn/xlcx/bgys.jsp), and submit it together with
(Certificate of Graduation and (Bachelor/Master's Diploma) to the Graduate School.
(Graduates or current students from universities in other countries or regions <including Taiwan, Hong Kong
and Macau> do not need to submit them.)
Graduates: Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate ()
Expected Graduates: Online Verification Report of Student Record()
Please note that applicants must pay the issuing fee for the Online Verification Report (2 / certificate) by themselves. Also
be sure that there are 20 or more days left until the expiration date of the online verification at the time of its submission.
Note 3: Find the application fee transfer request form of Hiroshima University (deposit slip) [a prescribed form], and make sure to fill
in the applicants name and address within the bold frames in each sheet of the slip; the Application Fee Form for
Admission, the reserve copy for the applicants, and the application fee transfer request form (deposit slip). Make the remittance
from a city or local bank.
(To pay from Japan Post Bank or a post office (hereinafter referred to as the Japan Post Bank), an additional procedure will
be required, such as copying information in a transfer request form designated by the Japan Post Bank. For details, please
present the enclosed transfer request form (deposit slip) to the counter of the Japan Post Bank for consultation. Please note that
this transfer cannot be processed from any ATM of banks, including that of the Japan Post Bank.)
Bank transfer fee must be paid by a payer.
The payment will be valid only if a banks seal dated no later than January 11, 2018 (the last day of the application period) is
placed in the field of financial institutions seal, so please check open hours of a city or local bank before making the
payment.
The Application Fee Form for Admission (certificate of application fee payment) must be pasted on the corresponding field
of the Application Form for Admission before submission.

(4) Application method for applicants with physical disabilities


Applicants with physical disabilities, who require special considerations for taking the examination or studying, must submit the
report for advance consultation (A4, no prescribed form), to the address listed on the last page:
(A) Report must be submitted by Friday, December 1, 2017.
(B) Report must contain the following information:
[1] Name, address, and telephone number
[2] Name of applicants graduating university or college
[3] Type and degree of disability (a doctors statement for applicants current medical treatment) should be required.
[4] Considerations necessary for taking the examination and studying after admission

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[5] Considerations given to the applicants at the graduating university or college
[6] Current situation of daily life
5. Student Selection Method (Academic Examinations)
(1) General Selection
(A) Written examinations
[1] Foreign language (English)
[2] Specialized subject (the field of study the applicants apply for)
(B) Oral examination (the field of study the applicants apply for)
(2) Special Selection for Students with Careers
(A) Written examinations
[1] Foreign language (English)
[2] Specialized subject (the field of study the applicants apply for)
(B) Oral examination (the field of study the applicants apply for)

(3) Special Selection for Senior Citizens


(A) Written examinations
Specialized subject (the field of study the applicants apply for)
(B) Oral examination (the field of study the applicants apply for)

(4) Special Selection for International Students


(A) Written examinations
[1] Foreign language (English) (answer can be given either in Japanese or in English)
[2] Specialized subject (the field of study the applicants apply for)
(B) Oral examination (the field of study the applicants apply for)

Note 1: Use of bilingual dictionaries (except electronic dictionaries) is permitted in the foreign language examination.
Note 2: Those who have completed the Master Course in the Graduate School will be exempted from a written examination of a foreign
language.
Note 3: Those who enter the program directly from the Master Course in the Graduate School will be exempted from the written
examination of a foreign language, although the rest of academic examinations will be the same as for General Selection.

6. Examination Date and Location


Date Hours Subjects Venue
9:00 ~ 10:30 Foreign language Graduate School of Biomedical &Health
Wednesday,
11:00 ~ 12:30 Specialized subject Sciences, Hiroshima University
January 31
13:30 ~ Oral examination 1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-Ku, Hiroshima, Japan

7. Standard Criteria for Marking, Evaluation, and Acceptance


Overall results of academic examinations and academic transcripts are comprehensively considered for selection.
Applicants are not accepted if each score of foreign language (English), specialized subject, and oral examination is less than 60% of
the average of all applicants.
Academic transcripts from the graduating university or college will be evaluated by reviewers and considered together with results of
academic examinations.

8. Special Provision on Educational Method


If applicants continue to work after enrolling in the program, special treatment may be introduced under Article 14 of the Standards
for the Establishment of Graduate Schools, so they can perform their job duties while studying in the Graduate School (graduate
schools may, if necessary from an educational standpoint, provide education through appropriate means, which include conducting
classes or research guidance in the evening, other certain hours, or other periods. This system is hereinafter referred to as the special
provision under Article 14).
Classes may be conducted in the evening or on Saturdays to facilitate their studies. Research guidance may be given in the evening,
on Saturdays, and/or during summer/winter holidays, besides via the information network. A course registration plan may be
developed with instruction of an academic supervisor.
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Applicants, who wish to join the course and use the special provision under Article 14, should clarify it in the Application Form for
Admission.
To apply the special provision under Article 14 during the program, or to discontinue it during the program, they can switch with
approvals first from their supervisor and then from the dean of the Graduate School.

9. Announcement of Successful Applicants


Scheduled at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 23, 2018
Successful examinee numbers will be posted on the bulletin board in front of the Basic and Sociomedical
Research Building, and also on the Hiroshima University website, and successful applicants will also receive a
notice by postal mail.
No inquiry about the examination results is accepted by phone or any other contact methods.

10. Cautions
(1) Changes in application documents are never accepted once they are received.
(2) Application documents and fee cannot be returned for any reason once they are received.
(3) Private information submitted upon application will not be used for a purpose other than admission selection.
(4) Applicants must consult with a prospective academic supervisor before application.
(5) Applicants who will maintain their job during attendance to the program must submit Approval for Enrollment (prescribed
form) upon admission procedure.
(6) Details including precautions for examinations will be sent together with an examination admission card,
and displayed at the Basic and Sociomedical Research Building on the day before the examination.
(7) Long-Term Completion of Curricula System
The Graduate School provides a system, which facilitates them to take courses according to a plan and complete the program
over a certain period that is longer than a standard term, to support applicants who enroll in the program while in employment
(regular employment) or engagement with housework, child rearing, or nursing at home, as well as applicants who enroll in the
program from Senior Citizens Selection. Under this system, the total tuition of the standard term is divided by the number of
years admitted to complete the program according to a plan and paid in installments. For more details, such as maximum terms
accepted for the Long-Term Completion of Curricula, please inquire the student support group.

11. Admission Procedure


Successful Applicants shall submit necessary documents and pay specified amount of fees within the period of admission procedure
(We will notify you of the detail.).

For Reference
(1) Fees Admission Fee 282,000 JPY
Tuition fee (Per half year) 267,900 JPY
(Per year) 535,800 JPY
[1] Any paid fee will not be returned for any reason.
[2] The above fees are as of October 2017. Any new tuition fee will be applied if the tuition fees are changed during enrollment.
[3] Fees for admission and tuition will be waived for selected students based on Hiroshima Universitys family income criteria and
academic criteria. We will notify you of the detail. We will notify you of the detail.
[4] Admission Fee is not charged for applicants who advance from the Masters Course of the Graduate School.

(2) Hiroshima University Excellent Student Scholarship


Hiroshima University has the second semester tuition exemption system to the students with excellent academic performance. They
will be selected based on research results and other achievements during the program.

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Overview of Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences,
Hiroshima University
Biomedical Sciences Major
Program of Medicine
We develop educators and researchers with extensive knowledge and advanced research skills in medicine to play key
interdisciplinary and international roles, as well as advanced medical professionals who can lead development and application
of cutting-edge medical technologies by responding to the demands of the times.

Program of Dental Sciences


We develop individuals who can integrate and advance research in dental medicine, perform higher-level fundamental
dental research, and leverage it for applied research to explore advanced dental medicine, while widely adopting them both in
the local community and the international arena.

Program of Pharmaceutical Sciences


We develop individuals with profound knowledge and considerable insight on pharmaceutical science who can contribute to
the evolution of clinical pharmacy and pharmacotherapy in Japan through education and research in pharmaceutical science,
and play a key role in the international arena of pharmaceutical research mainly for advancing medical care.

Program of Radiation Biology and Medicine


By offering not only basic research on effects of radiation on the human body but also advanced and systematic education
and research of clinical radiology, we develop individuals who can widely adopt them both in the local community and the
international arena.

Oral Health Sciences Major


We offer education and research to create a hub of oral health science, lead education and research in oral health science, and
develop individuals who can play an active role in the international area. And we also nurture educators and researchers in
universities, colleges, and companies who can help establish the academic field of oral health science to promote systemic health
from oral care, for the purpose of maintaining and improving the health of people.

Medicinal Sciences Major


We develop individuals with extensive knowledge and considerable insight on medicinal science who contribute to the
evolution of medicinal sciences and life science in Japan through education and research in medicinal science, and conduct
applied research based on medicinal sciences and life science from an international perspective.

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Laboratories & Research Topics

Biomedical & Health Sciences, Program of Medicine

Professor Contents of education and research

To be decided Anatomy and Developmental Biology


Department of Anatomy and
Developmental Biology

Hidenori Aizawa Neurobiology


TEL 082-257-5115 1 Animal model for depression
E-mailhaizawa@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Neural substrate underlying behaviors to cope with social stress
Department of Neurobiology 3 Role of neural excitability in stroke and migraine
4 Neural circuit regulating transition between REM and non-REM sleep
5 Development and functional analysis of left-right asymmetry in the brain
6 Role of glial cells in psychiatric and neurological disorders

Masao Yoshizumi Molecular Cardiology and Vascular Biology


TEL 082-257-5122 1 Biology of Vascular Endothelial Cells
FAX 082-257-5124 2 Biomedical Engineering in Cardiovascular System
E-mailyos1956oktbh@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Biology of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells
Department of Cardiovascular Physiology 4 Oxidative Stress and Cardiovascular Diseases
and Medicine 5 Molecular Mechanism of Aneurysm Formation
6 Molecular Mechanism of Vascular Calcification
7 Molecular Mechanism of Vascular Aging
8 Role of DNA Damage Response in Cardiovascular Diseases
9 Basics and application study of regenerative medicine for Cardiovascular disease

Kouichi Hashimoto Neurophysiology


TEL 082-257-5125 1 Mechanisms for postnatal development of the neuronal circuit
E-mailhashik@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Regulatory mechanisms for the synaptic transmission
Department of Neurophysiology 3 Mechanisms for membrane potential oscillation
4 Electrophysiological properties of in vivo neurons
5 Analysis of model mice of mental disorders

Kazunori Imaizumi Regulation of signal transduction


TEL 082-257-5130 1 Research for molecular and cellular biology of stress response
FAX 082-257-5134 2 Research for signal transduction of neuronal death
E-mailimaizumi@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Research for development and differentiation of neuronal cells
Department of Biochemistry 4 Research for functions of endoplasmic reticulum in development and
differentiation of skeletal system
5 Research for development of animal modeles of various diseases

Tomoichiro Asano Biomedical Science


TEL 082-257-5135 1 Insulin-induced or exercise-induced glucose and lipid metabolism
FAX 082-257-5136 2 Physiological and pathogenetic roles of prolyl isomerases
E-mailtasano@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Development of novel Pin1 inhibitors applicable to various therapies
Department of Biomedical Science 4 Proteomics analysis of signal transduction protein complexes
5 Molecular mechanisms underlying atherosclerosis and diabetic nephropathy
development
6 Role of Resistin-like molecule beta on the development of NASH and IBD
7 Role of trk-fused gene on glucose and lipid metabolism and nerve system

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Norio Sakai Neuropharmacology
TEL 082-257-5140 1 Analysis of pathophysiology of neurodegenerative disease and screening of its
FAX 082-257-5144 therapeutic drugs
E-mailnsakai@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Function of microglia and its relation to the neuropsychiatric disease
Department of Neuropharmacology 3 Role of constitutively-activated G-protein coupled receptor in CNS and its relation to
pathogenesis of neural diseases
4 Analysis of pathophysiology of ischemic neural disease and development of therapeutic
methods
5 Function of serotonin transporter
6 Signal transduction mediated via nicotinic acetylcholine receptors

Wataru Yasui Cancer molecular pathology, Molecular pathological diagnosis


TEL 082-257-5145 1 Functional and morphological genomic research of gastrointestinal and
FAX 082-257-5149 urological cancers (Morpho-pathological Genomics)
E-mailwyasui@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Identification of novel diagnostic and therapeutic targets by transcriptome dissection
Department of Molecular Pathology 3 Role of gastrointestinal stem cell in differentiation and carcinogenesis using organoid
biology
4 Elucidation of the molecular pathogenesis of gastrointestinal and urological cancers
through the analysis of non-coding RNAs
5 Molecular pathological studies on the role of cancer stem cells in metastasis
6 Clinical implication of novel cancer-related molecules in pathological diagnosis
7 Abnormal RNA editing in cancer

Yukio Takeshima Molecular & Diagnostic Pathology


TEL 082-257-5150 1 Biological and Pathological analysis of human cancers, especially malignant
FAX 082-257-5154 mesothelioma & lung cancer for accurate pathological diagnosis and adequate therapy
E-mailykotake@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 MicroRNA expression and functional analysis of malignant mesothelioma & lung
Department of Pathology cancer
3 Analysis of apoptosis-related proteins and genes of mesothelioma cells
4 Development of new diagnostic antibodies and markers applicable at general pathology
laboratories
5 Development of pathological diagnosis system and educational system for medical
students and pathologists using virtual slide

Takemasa Sakaguchi Molecular Dissection of Viral Pathogenesis


TEL 082-257-5157 1 Investigation of virus replication and pathogenicity
FAX 082-257-5159 2 Investigation of virus assembly
E-mailtsaka@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Analysis of host factors involved in virus replication
Department of Virology 4 Analysis of viral functions counteracting innate immunity
5 Study for improving viral vectors
6 Investigation of anti-viral agents and mechanism of viral inactivation
7 Exploitation of the evaluation methods of anti-viral agents

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Junko Tanaka (Hygiene, Epidemiology Infectious Disease Control and Prevention)
TEL 082-257-5160 1 Exploratory and confirmatory epidemiological research and clinical epidemiology
FAX 082-257-5164 research aimed at disease control
E-mailjun-tanaka@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 The epidemiological study of hepatitis virus infection and long-term prognosis of
Department of Epidemiology Infectious hepatitis virus infection
Disease Control and Prevention 3 future prediction of cancer incidence using theoretical model
4 International comparative epidemiological studies, epidemiological research
methodology
5 Study on Disease Control and Preventive Medicine
6 A study on the blood safety and prevention of blood transfusion
7 Molecule seroepidemiological study
8 Theoretical epidemiological studies of the natural history of chronic diseases,
lifestyle-related diseases
9 Theoretical epidemiological studies on the epidemic dynamics of infectious diseases

Akira Eboshida Public Health and Health Policy


TEL 082-257-5165 1 Study related to the health policy and health administration, which contain community
FAX 082-257-5169 health, preventive medicine and Integrated Community Care System, and study for the
E-mailkarasu-karasu@hiroshima-u.ac.jp designing of the health system based on regional health information
Department of Public Health and Health 2 Environmental and ecological health science (e.g. study for risk assessment for life-style
Policy related disease, and allergic disease)
3 Preventive medicine for dementia, and alcoholism.
4 Study of preventing the endemic/pandemic of infectious diseases and
emerging/re-emerging infectious diseases
5 Study of housing and health, study for improvement of the Building Standards Act
(preventive for sick house syndrome or heat shock by inadequate insulation)

Masataka Nagao Forensic Medicine


TEL 082-257-5170 1 Noncholinergic mechanism of nerve agent
FAX 082-257-5174 2 Rat having acquired resistance to paraquat
E-mailnagao@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Analysis of paraquat resistant rat having head dysplasia
Department of Forensic Medicine 4 Medical toxicant immunoassay
5 DNA polymorphism
6 Clinical forensic medicine
7 Development a new quick laboratory procedure to medical toxicant
8 Analysis of drug ingestion records
9 Identifying ingredients of poisonous plants

Masamoto Kanno Control of Molecular Immunology & Allergology


TEL 082-257-5175 1 Epigenetic regulation of immune competent cell development
FAX 082-257-5179 2 Polycomb protein complex and chromatin regulation on cell biology
E-mailmkanno@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Immunological regulation of Allergic reaction & Danger hypothesis
Department of Immunology 4 Atopic dermatitis and breast feeding nutrition
5 Relationship between Sepsis and Innate Immunity
6 Basic immunological research on Rheumatoid arthritis

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Kazuaki Chayama InflammationCell proliferative disease control
TEL 082-257-5190 1 Development of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic methods for gastrointestinal
FAX 082-257-5194 neoplasia
E-mailchayama@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Replication and regulation of hepatitis viruses
Department of Gastroenterology and 3 Progression of chronic viral hepatitis and mechanism of hepatocarcinogenesis
Metabolism 4 Research for pathogenesis, growth, invasion, development and metastasis of
gastrointestinal carcinoma
5 Research for pathogenesis of IBD related dysplasia/carcinoma
6 Research for Helicobacter pylori and acid related gastrointestinal disease
7 Development of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic tools for
gastrointestinal neoplasia
8 Development of new therapeutic methods of anti-angiogenic therapy
9 Development of new virus vector for genetic therapy
10 Signal pathway and cell cycle of hepatocellular carcinoma
11 Pathogenesis and treatment strategy for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
12 Progression and regulation of hepatic fibrosis
13 Study for mechanism of carcinogenesis in pancreaticobiliary maljunction
14 Development of diagnostic imaging and molecular biological diagnostic method in
pancreaticobiliary disease
15 Combined modality therapy for pancreaticobiliary malignant disease
16 Morphological and physiological research for GI disorders
17 Gene polymorphism related to pathogenesis, progression and treatment outcome for
chronic liver disease
18 Research for pathogenesis, growth, invasion, development and metastasis of
gastrointestinal carcinoma
19 Mechanism of viral infection and oxidative stress-induced hepatocarcinogenesis
20 Analysis of human genome for digestive disorder
21 Gene polymorphism related to pathogenesis, progression and treatment outcome for liver
disease
22 Development of new treatments for viral hepatitis by inheritable genetic modification
23 Analysis of diabetes mellitus and liver disease

Noboru Hattori Studies on Respiratory Medicine and Metabolic Diseases


TEL 082-257-5195 1 Molecular biology of respiratory diseases, such as lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis,
FAX 082-255-7360 sarcoidosis, and bronchial asthma
E-mailnhattori@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Development of serological diagnostic procedures and novel therapeutic strategy for
Department of Molecular and Internal pulmonary fibrosis
Medicine 3 Development of novel therapeutic strategy for lung cancer
4 Genomic diagnosis and treatment for respiratory diseases
5 Studies on respiratory physiology
6 Studies on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine of the lung
7 Studies on pathobiology and etiology of endocrine and metabolic diseases
8 Epidemiological studies on the association of environmental factors with lifestyle-related
disease
9 Studies on mechanisms of the development of arteriosclerosis influenced by aldosterone

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Hirofumi Maruyama Neurology and Gerontology
TEL 082-257-5200 1 Molecular and biological research of neurological disorders
FAX 082-505-0490 2 Clinical and biochemical research of the mechanism of involuntary movements
E-mailhmaru@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Clinico-pathological research of neurological disorders
Department of 4 Genetic and biochemical research of dementia
Clinical Neuroscience and Therapeutics 5 Study on diagnostic methods of cerebrovascular diseases
6 Electrophysiological study of peripheral nerve disorders
7 Study of ischemic neural damage and stress response
8 Clinoco-pharmacological study of neuroimmunological disorders
9 Molecular pathological study of muscle disorders
10 Diagnostic imaging of neurological disorders

Yasuki Kihara Department of Cardiovascular Medicine


TEL 082-257-1543 1 Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease
FAX 082-257-1569 2 Pathophysiology and Subcellular Signaling in Cardiomyocyte and Vascular Cells
E-mailykihara@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Endothelial Dysfunction and Atherosclerosis
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine 4 QOL Care and Long-term Clinical Management of Heart Failure Patients
5 Cardiovascular Imaging in Future (CT, MRI, PET etc.)
6 Investigation of arrhythmia treatment strategy and pathology of channelopathy
7 Pathology of Hypertension and Organ Damage
8 Coronary Circulation and Atheromatous Plaques in Coronary Arteries
9 Vascular Regenerative Therapy by BM-derived Autologous Stem Cells
10 Pathophysiology and Prevention of Pulmonary Hypertension
11 Adiposity and Cardiovascular Diseases
12 Cardiopulmonary Exercise Study (CPX) and Advanced Echocardiography for Heart
Failure Patients

To be decided Mental function pathology control


TEL 082-257-5205 1 Neuroscience Research on Mood Disorder
FAX 082-257-5209 2 Molecular Biology Research on Mental Disorders
E-mailoy@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Clinical Research on Liaison Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and 4 Clinical Research on Psychooncology
Neurosciences 5 Clinical Research on Sleep Disorder
6 Clinical Research on Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Treatment
7 Psychopharmacology Research
8 Clinical Research on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Masao Kobayashi Hematopoiesis, Pediatric hematologyoncology, & immunology, Child development


TEL 082-257-5210 science
FAX 082-257-5214 1 Purification of hematopoietic stem cells
E-mailmasak@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Differentiation of hematopoietic progenitor cells
Department of Pediatrics 3 Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
4 Molecular analyses of pediatric hematologic malignancies
5 Pathophysiology of congenital bone marrow failure syndrome
6 Genetic and molecular analyses of primary immunodeficiency diseases
7 QOL study of patients and their family with pediatric hematologic disorders
8 Brain function of pediatric developmental disorders

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Taijiro Sueda Department of Surgery
TEL 082-257-5215 1 Research of inflammatory bowel disease
FAX 082-257-5219 2 Research of response for surgical infection
E-mailsueda@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Genetic analysis of biliopancreatic cancer
Department of Surgery 4 Regeneration of pancreatic cell
5 Genetic analysis of anti-cancer drug resistance in biliopancreatic cancer
6 Pancreatic function after pancreatectomy
7 Genetic analysis of pediatric cancer
8 Mechanism and treatment of atrial fibrillation
9 Genetic analysis of aortic dissection
10 Epidemiology of aortic aneurysm
11 Development of extracorporeal circulating simulator
12 Regeneration of vessels, myocardium and spinal cord using bone marrow stromal cells
13 Prevention of spinal cord ischemia during aortic aneurysmal surgery

Hideki Ohdan Play - transplantation immunologyOncology and Molecular biology


TEL 082-257-5220 1 Development of methods for immune-monitoring and induction of immune-tolerance
FAX 082-257-5224 2 Development of immune-regulatory strategies in xenotransplantation
E-mailhohdan@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Elucidation of mechanism underlying antibody-mediate rejection
Department of Gastroenterological and 4 Elucidation of characteristics of liver-resident immunocytes
Transplant Surgery 5 Development of approaches for immune-therapy against cancer
6 Elucidation of mechanism underlying liver regeneration
7 Development of procedures for isolation, culture and transplantation of islet cells
8 Development of measures for patient managements after kidney, pancreas and liver
transplantation
9 Development of strategies for ameliorating organ ischemia-reperfusion injury
10 Development of approaches for molecular-targeting therapy against gastroenterological
cancer
11 Development of procedures gastroenterological surgeries
12 Development of humanized mouse model for investigating gastroenterological cancer
13 Development of devices for less invasive surgeries
14 Genetic and epigenetic analyses in gastroenterological cancer

Kaoru Kurisu Surgical control of nervous system function and pathophysiology


TEL 082-257-5225 1 Topographical micro-neuroanatomy
FAX 082-257-5225 2 Functional image diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS)
E-mailkuka422@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Analysis of CNS function by electromagnetography (MEG)
Department of Neurosurgery 4 Recovering, regeneration and growth of CNS
5 Pathophysiology and treatment of brain tumors
6 Pathophysiology and treatment of cerebrovascular diseases(CVD)
7 Pathophysiology and treatment of epilepsy
8 Cerebral hypothermia for severe irreversible of brain function
9 Translational research of CNS diseases (brain tumor, functional disorders, etc.)
10 Pathophysiology and translational research of treatment for central pain
11 Clinical application of neuro-endoscope for nervous diseases
12 Clinico-endocrinological research of hypothalamo-pituitary tumors
13 Pathophysiology and translational research of treatment for intracranial germ cell tumors
14 Pathophysiology and translational research of treatment for pediatric brain tumors
15 Pathophysiology and treatment of diseases of spinal column and cord
16 Pathophysiology and surgical treatment of skull base diseases
17 Pathophysiology and treatment of craniosynostosis
18 Research on output and expression of information in SCOT(smart cyber operating
theater, namely information integrated operating theater)

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Nobuo Adachi Research Projects of Musculoskeletal Disease
TEL 082-257-5230 1 Regenerative medicine (cartilage, bone, ligament, tendon, muscle)
FAX 082-257-5234 2 MicroRNA and exosome treatment for musculoskeletal disease
E-mailnadachi@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 ACL/PCL reconstruction
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 4 Cartilage repair and Bone healing
5 Mechanical behavior of articular cartilage
6 Video analysis for sports injury
7 Anatomical investigation of arthropathy and neuropathy
8 Tissue engineering and Regenerative medicine (central nerve system)
9 Tissue engineering and Regenerative medicine (peripheral nerve system)
10 Electrophysiological assessments of pain perception in patients with
knee and spinal osteoarthritis
11 The role of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress transducer for spinal cord regeneration.
12 Detection of prognostic factors of bone & soft tissue tumors
13 Gene, oncolytic virus, molecular targeting therapy for bone & soft tissue tumors
14 Pathophysiology of avascular necrosis of the femoral head

Michihiro Hide Immunology, Allergology


TEL 082-257-5235 1 Study on epidemiology and pathogenesis of urticaria and atopic dermatitis
FAX 082-257-5239 2 Analysis of human sweat antigen and development of new skin care technologies
E-mail 3 Study of the blood coagulation in the pathogenesis of urticaria and its clinical application
ed1h-w1de-road@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 4 Prevention of allergic reactions by induction of immune tolerance and the development
Department of Dermatology of new treatments
5 Skin regeneration therapies by using cultured keratinocytes
6 Development of a cell-based biosensor by using surface plasmon
resonance and impedance.
7 Study on a detection method of circulating tumor cells
8 Analysis of skin microbiome from atopic dermatitis on skin immunity

Akio Matsubara Urology, Integrated Health Sciences


TEL 082-257-5240 1 Analysis of molecular mechanism underlying the loss of hormone dependency of
FAX 082-257-5244 prostate cancer and development of new treatment approach
E-mailmatsua@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Functional preservation after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer
Department of Urology 3 Prostate cancer and metabolic syndrome
4 Development of minimally invasive surgery for urological cancer
5 Development of personalized medicine for urological cancer
6 Analysis of the roll of microenvironment in renal cell carcinoma
7 Regeneration of urogenital organs
8 Analysis of resistant mechanism of anticancer drug in advanced urothelial cancer and
development of new treatment approach

Yoshiaki Kiuchi Visual pathology control


TEL 082-257-5245 1 To clarify the glaucomatous optic nerve damage mechanism
FAX 082-257-5484 2 To develop a new surgical methods to reduce intraocular pressure
E-mailykiuchi@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Evaluation of the ocular rigidity on IOP reading
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual 4 Glaucoma in atomic bomb survivors
Science 5 Micro-circulation change in glaucoma
6 Early detection fo childhood glaucoma
7 Anti-microorganism therapy without using anit-biotics

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Katsuhiro Hirakawa Sensory organs, ingestion and deglutition, oral cavity and pharynx, voice and speech, face,
TEL 082-257-5250 head and neck tumor, upper airway, mucosal immunity and regulation of allergic
FAX 082-257-5254 pathophysiolology
E-mailkatsuhw@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 1 Pathology and treatment of refractory chronic rhinosinusitis
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head 2 Pathophysiology of Allergic Rhinitis
and Neck Surgery 3 Mechanism and Prevention Method of Drug induced Ototoxicity
4 Ultra-structure of Inner Ear
5 Mechanism of formation of nasal polyp
6 Mycosis in Paranasal Sinuses
7 Novel Method of Hearing Rehabilitation for Profound Deaf Children
8 Treatment of Olfactory Disorder
9 Factors Influencing on Regeneration of Olfactory Epithelia
10 Pathology of Middle Ear Cholesteatoma
11 Sensory Nerve of Larynx

Kazuo Awai Diagnostic Radiology


TEL 082-257-5257 1 Development of new techniques for radiation dose reduction at CT
FAX 082-257-5259 (1) Improvement of low dose CT images using massive-training artificial neural network
E-mailawai@hiroshima-u.ac.jp (2) Development of ultra-low dose CT using full iterative reconstruction
Department of Diagnostic Radiology 2 Clinical applications of dual energy CT
(1) Clinical utility of dual-energy CT in the diagnosis of brain tumors
(2) Diagnosis of hypervascular tumor using virtual monochromatic imaging using dual
energy CT data
(3) Improved accuracy of the CT number of iodine-enhanced structures on virtual
monochromatic dual-energy CT Images
3 Studies about CT urographyCTU
(1) Development of a new CTU technology using dual energy imaging
(2) Clinical T staging of the ureteral cancer by CTU
4 Studies about low CT lung cancer screening
(1) Risk-benefit or cost-benefit analysis of CT lung cancer screening
(2) Feasibility of ultra-low dose CT for CT lung cancer screening
5 Analysis of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) in blood lymphocytes of patients
Undergoing CT
6 Arterial spin labeling MR imaging for patients with hypothyroidism or depressed patient
7 Computer simulation of Pharmacokinetics of contrast materials for CT and MRI
8 Development of body perfusion CT for the liver and heart
9 Improvement of computed diffusion images at MRI computed diffusion

Yasushi Nagata Radiation Oncology


TEL 082-257-1545 1 Development of high-precision radiotherapy system
FAX 082-257-1546 2 Development & clinical application of SBRT
E-mailnagat@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Development of Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)
Department of Radiation Oncology 4 Development of Image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT)
5 Development of 4-dimensional radiotherapy
6 Development of 3-dimensional brachytherapy
7 Application of radiotherapy in palliative medicine
8 Imaging of intratumor environment
9 Translational research between radiation biology and radiation oncology
10 Chemoradiotherapy for gastro-intestinal cancer
11 Development of new non-sealed brachytherapy
12 Interstitial brachytherapy for intraoral cancer
13 Radiotherapy for atomic bomb survivors
14 Application of physics in radiation oncology
15 Development of clinical trials in radiation oncology

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Yoshiki Kudo Reproductive organ pathology control
TEL 082-257-5260 1 Maternal-fetal transport of nutritional metabolism in human placenta.
FAX 082-257-5264 2 Immunological tolerance formation on maternal body to fetus.
E-mailyoshkudo@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Study on cell fusion (syncytium)of placental villus cells.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 4 Study on hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) in fetus and newborn.
5 Vascular endothelial injury and dysfunction in pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH).
6 Basic clinical study of gynecology cancer chemotherapy.
7 Tumor immunity of gynecologic cancer.
8 Validity and side effects of the medicine treatment of endometriosis.
9 Study on the role of inflammation in normal and abnormal pregnancy.

Masashi Kawamoto Studies on Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain medicine including;
TEL 082-257-5267 1 Study on the pain medicine
FAX 082-257-5269 2 Study on the circulation control and autonomic nervous system function
E-mailanekawa@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Study on the predictive testing and diagnosis of malignant hyperthermia
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical 4 Study on the research and equipment development of vascular elastic diagnosis
Care

Nobuaki Shime Emergency and critical care medicine


TEL 082-257-5456 1 Development of a novel method to detect pathogens in respiratory samples using a next
FAX 082-257-5589 generation sequence method
E-mailnshime@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Effect of C/EBP on neutrophil proliferation and function in sepsis
Department of Emergency and Critical 3 Metagenomic analysis on respiratory pathogens in acute respiratory failure
Care Medicine, 4 Anti-inflammatory mechanism during sepsis
5 Biomarkers in interstitial pneumonia
6 Pulmonary pathology in acute respiratory failure requiring extracorporeal membrane
oxygenation
7 Prehospital care using doctor-helicopter system
8 Efficacy on antimicrobial stewardship program in the treatment of bacteremia
9 Antimicrobial treatment strategy in MRSA infection
10 Development of a new electric stethoscope
11 Picture communication system from distal emergency settings
12 Airway management using video-assisted laryngoscope

Susumu Tazuma General Internal Medicine Pathological drug treatment


TEL 082-257-5461 1 Pathophysiology of bile acid and lipid metabolism
FAX 082-257-5461 2 Involvement of degradated lipids in inflammation and oncogenesis: Focusing on
E-mailstazuma@hiroshima-u.ac.jp senescence associated secretory phenotype (SASP)
Department of General Internal Medicine 3 Periostin, an extracellular matrix protein and digestive diseases: molecular cell biological
research and therapeutic strategy
4 Hepatic stellate cell and anti-fibrotic therapeutics
5 Pathophysiology of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic diseases
6 Remote medicine and home-based medical care
7 Community medicine and general medicine
8 Advanced general medicine and skill-up training system
9 Clinical nutrition and therapeutic strategy of life-style diseases

To be decided Medical Informatics and Systems Management


Department of Medical Informatics and
Systems Management

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Shinji Tanaka Endoscopy and Medicine, Gstroenterology
TEL 082-257-5538 1 Development of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic methods for gastrointestinal
FAX 082-253-2930 neoplasia
E-mailcolon@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Development of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic tools for gastrointestinal
Department of Endoscopy and Medicine neoplasia
3 Research for pathogenesis, growth, invasion, development and metastasis of
gastrointestinal carcinoma
4 Research for pathogenesis, new treatment and image diagnosis of inflammatory bowel
disease (IBD)
5 Research for pathogenesis of IBD related dysplasia/carcinoma
6 Research for Helicobacter pylori and acid related gastrointestinal disease
7 Research for functional gastrointestinal disease

Eiji Sugiyama Control of joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis


TEL 082-257-5539 1 Study of the prognostic factors in rheumatoid arthritis
FAX 082-257-1584 2 Study of mechanisms of joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis
E-mailesugiyam@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Study of functions and clinical significance of anti-CCP antibody in rheumatoid arthritis
Department of Clinical Rheumatology and
Immunology

Hiroki Ohge Department of Infectious Diseases


TEL 082-257-1613 1 Prevention and treatment of surgical site infection
FAX 082-257-1613 2 Resistance of Enterobacteriacae
E-mailohge@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Association between hydrogen sulfide and intestinal diseases
Department of Infectious Diseases 4 Breath hydrogen test for assessment of intestinal fermentation
5 Penetration of antimicrobials into peritoneal cavity
6 Prevention of nosocomial infection

Hiroaki Kimura Locomotor pathology controlCancer rehabilitationDevelopmental disorder


TEL 082-257-5566 1 Three-dimensional motion analysis (VICON, Liverty)
FAX 082-257-5594 2 Joint proprioception and motor control
E-mailluna@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Lower limb amputation and artificial limb
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine 4 The impact of early mobilization to the respiratory and circulatory system
5 Motion analysis by Multi-channel surface EMG and tensiomyogram
6 Cancer rehabilitation
7 Rehabilitation of developmental disorders
8 Cardiac Rehabilitation
9 Sports rehabilitation
10 Edema measurement due to a three-dimensional scanner

Koji Arihiro Department of Anatomical Pathology


TEL 082-257-5590 1 Study of clinical application of genetic abnormality including miRNA and so on using
FAX 082-257-5590 cytological samples
E-mailarihiro@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Study of detection method for genetic abnormality of cytological samples
Department of Anatomical Pathology 3 Study of clinicopathological significance of breast cancer heterogeneity
4 Study of application of whole slide imaging to both pathological diagnosis and averaging
of cancer treatment

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Takao Masaki Nephrology
TEL 082-257-1506 1 Renal interstitial fibrosis
FAX 082-257-1508 2 Peritoneal fibrosis
E-mailmasakit@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Physiology of renal tubular cells
Department of Nephrology 4 Hypertension induced renal injury
5 Mechanism of renal failure
6 Gene analysis of renal failure
7 Mesenchymal stem cell research in kidney and peritoneum
8 Hemodialysis and apheresis

Kazunori Yokota Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


TEL 082-257-5187 1 Study of vascularized artificial bone
FAX 082-257-5851 2 Basic research of reperfusion injury of ischemia
E-mailkyokota@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Tissue engineering of skin graft
Department of Reconstructive Surgery 4 Basic research of angiogenesis of adipose derived stem cell
5 Research of anticoagulant therapy of vascular anastomosis
6 Image analysis of breast reconstruction
7 Biomechanical analysis of keloid and hypertrophic scar

Kazuhiko Sugiyama Clinical Oncology


TEL 082-257-5981 1 Effective management of chemotherapy and its supportive care for solid malignancies
FAX 082-257-5981 2 Detection of predictive & prospective biomarker for malignant brain tumors
E-mailbrain@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Quality of Life, especially endocrine functions, for long-term survivors with malignant
Department of Clinical Oncology childhood neoplasms
4 Mechanism & protection of interstitial pneumonia with molecular target anti-cancer
drugs
5 Development of effective management of chemotherapeutic center for out-patients
6 Molecular & morphological diagnosis for brain tumor
7 Development of therapeutic clinical professionals for human malignancies

Eiso Hiyama Molecular informatics in life science


TEL 082-257-5951 1 Molecular biology for childhood solid tumors
FAX 082-257-5416 2 Molecular biology for adult Cancers
E-maileiso@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Cell Immortality and carcinogenesis
Department of Life science 4 Gene amplification and deletion analysis
5 Whole genome analysis for gene aberrations
6 Whole genome analysis for gene expression
7 Basic and clinical research for surgical infection and vital response
8 Drug sensitive and resistance of infectious organisms
9 Basic research for inflammatory bowel diseases
10 Research of molecular targeting therapy in cancer
11 Basic research for disease susceptibility
12 Genetic polymorphism and disease susceptibility
13 Regenerative medicine and mesenchymal stem cell
14 Liver ischemia and regeneration
15 Regeneration of pancreatic islet cells

Yusuke Sotomaru Reproductive Biotechnology, Laboratory animal Science


TEL 082-257-5106 1 Improvement/development of the reproduction engineering in the mammal
FAX 082-2575109 2 Improvement/development of the production system of the genetically-modified animals
E-mailsotomaru@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Development of the human disease model animals
Department of Life science 4 Maintenance and analysis of the human disease model animals
5 Production and abnormality analysis of the clone animals
6 Elucidation of differentiation mechanism of the mammalian embryos

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Tadafumi Kato Neuropsychopathology and therapeutics
TEL 048-467-6949 1 Neuropsychopathology of bipolar disorder
FAX 048-467-6947 2 Epigenetics of mental disorders
E-mailkato@brain.riken.jp
Laboratory: Neuropsychopathology and
therapeuticsRIKEN Brain Science
Institute

Toru Takumi Systems Medical Science


TEL 048-467-5906 1 Autism
FAX 048-467-6079 2 Biological Rhythm
E-mailtoru.takumi@riken.jp 3 Mental disorders
RIKEN Brain Science Institute 4 Molecular neurobiology

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Laboratories & Research Topics

Biomedical & Health Sciences, Program of Dental Sciences

Professor Contents of education and research

Yuji Yoshiko Bone and Mineral Metabolism


TEL 082-257-5620 1 Precise mechanisms of osteocyte and lining cell differentiation
FAX 082-257-5621 2 Regulation of phosphate homeostasis
E-mailyyuji@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Molecular bases of bone mineralization and ectopic mineralization
Department of Calcified Tissue Biology 4 microRNA derived from osteoblasts/ osteocytes
5 Bone matrix proteins
6 Molecular anatomy with imaging mass spectrometry
7 Osteonetwork

To be decided Oral Biology


Department of Oral Biology

Makoto Sugita Oral Physiology


TEL 082-257-5626 1 Neuronal bases underlying taste cognition and taste-evoked behavioral
FAX 082-257-5627 and emotional responses
E-mailsugisan@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 The molecular and cellular mechanisms of ion and fluid transport in
Department of salivary glands
Physiology and Oral Physiology 3 The molecular mechanisms in development, morphogenesis and functional
maintenance of salivary glands
4 Studying how the disease-causing mutations in CFTR affect the functions
of epithelial cells
5 Neuronal mechanisms underlying feeding behaviors
6 Developmental biology of taste systems

Chisa Shukunami Molecular and Cellular mechanisms


TEL 082-257-5628 We are currently involved in the following research projects:
FAX 082-257-5629 1 Molecular mechanisms of tendon/ligament formation.
E-mailshukunam@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Molecular mechanisms of endochondral bone formation.
Department of 3 Molecular mechanisms regulating the formation and maintenance of
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry periodontal ligaments.
4 Molecular mechanisms regulating differentiation of dental pulp stem cells.

Takashi Takata Oral and Maxillofacial Pathobiology


TEL 082-257-5631 1 Molecular pathology on development and progression of oral cancer
FAX 082-257-5619 2 Study on cellular differentiation and diagnostic pathology of odontogenic
E-mailttakata@hiroshima-u.ac.jp tumors and salivary gland tumors.
Department of 3 Translational study on new preventive and therapeutic method with
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathobiology lactoferrin for bone destructive diseases such as periodontitis and
rheumatoid arthritis
4 Study on oral-systemic disease connection
5 Development of prognostic/diagnostic examination system of preterm birth
targeting serum Galectin-3

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Motoyuki Sugai Bacteriology
TEL 082-257-5635 1 Comparative genome analysis of Staphylococcus aureus
FAX 082-257-5639 2 Transcription factors involved in S. aureus virulence
E-mailsugai@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Virulence factors produced by S. aureus
Department of Bacteriology 4 Cross talk of S. aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
5 Molecular epidemiology of nosocomial antimicrobial resistant pathogens
(MDRP, MRSA, ESBL producers)
6 Cell-cycle specific toxin, CDT

Takashi Kanematsu Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology


TEL 082-257-5640 1 Studies on the molecular mechanisms of thermogenesis in brown
FAX 082-257-5644 adipocytes.
E-mailtkanema2@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Studies on the regulatory mechanisms of food intake and obesity via PRIP
Department of 3 Studies on mechanism of regulating cancer cell migration via PRIP
Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology 4 Studies on autophagy and protection from bacterial infection
5 Studies on the relationship between immune systems and depression-like
behavior

Koichi Kato Biomaterials


TEL 082-257-5645 1 Technologies for manufacturing stem cells to be used in clinical regenerative
FAX 082-257-5649 dentistry and medicine
E-mail kokato@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Design principles that enable duplication of histologically-ordered tissue
Department of Biomaterials structure found in living organisms.

Ichiro Takahashi Mucosal Immunology


TEL 082-257-5650 Molecular and cellular analysis for the creation and maintenance of
FAX 082-257-5650 physiological inflammation in the gastrointestinal tissue and its application for a
E-mailsnatum@hiroshima-u.ac.jp novel medical intervention.
Department of Mucosal Immunology

Hideki Shiba Biological Endodontics


TEL 082-257-5656 1 Study on regeneration of dentin / pulp complex and periapical tissues
FAX 082-257-5659 2 Stud on biological obturation of root canals at apical areas
E-mailbashihi@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Study on development of a therapeutic medicament for pulpitis
Department of Biological Endodontics 4 Study on development of an intracanal medicament possessing the ability to
regulate cell function
5 Study on development of a new therapeutic agent for intractable pain

Hidemi Kurihara Periodontal medicine


TEL 082-257-5660 1 Study on therapies for periodontal tissue regeneration
FAX 082-257-5664 2 Study on the relationship between the periodontitis and systemic diseases
E-mailhkuri@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Study on the related genes on aggressive periodontitis
Department of periodontal medicine 4 Study on diagnosis for periodontal disease
5 Study on the prevention of periodontal disease
6 Study on halitosis

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Tetsuji Okamoto Molecular Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Surgery
TEL 082-257-5665 1 Cellular-endocrinological study of gene/molecular diagnosis and therapy
FAX 082-257-5669 for oral cancer and salivary gland tumors. (Cancer stem cells, growth
E-mailtetsuok@hiroshima-u.ac.jp factors, growth factor receptors, invasion and metastasis, tumor
Department of Molecular Oral Medicine & angiogenesis, and molecular/gene target therapy).
Maxillofacial Surgery 2 Study on molecular/genetic diagnosis and therapy for oral and
Retirement the end of March 2018 cranio-maxillofacial deformities.
3 Study on establishment and characterization of human induced pluripotent
stem (iPS) cells derived from human pulp cells and peripheral blood
mononuclear cells (PBMC) in serum-, feeder-, and virus integration-free
cell culture.
4 Study on generation of human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells derived
from patients with genetic disorders in the oral and cranio-maxillofacial
region in serum-, feeder-, and virus integration-free cell culture to elucidate
the molecular mechanism involved in the disease.
5 Functional study on biologically active factors purified from marine
organism.
6 Study on photodynamic therapy for oral cancer
7 Study on immune cell therapy for oral cancer by using activate
NK/lymphokine-activated killer cells (LAK) cells.
8 Study on the effect of oral function on brain function
9 Study on jaw and tooth regeneration in vitro from undifferentiated
pluripotent cells derived from Xenopus and mice.
10 Molecular-epidemiological study of oral & maxillofacial disease among
the resident in Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site (SNTS) area in Kazakhstan.

To be decided Oral maxillofacial surgery


TEL 082-257-5674 1 genome research of disease in the oral region
FAX 082-257-5671 2 research related to biological characterization for proliferation and invasion
E-mailtakechi@hiroshima-u.ac.jp in ameloblastoma
Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery 3 molecular biological research about invasion and metastasis mechanism of
oral cancer
4 cell biological research about refractory oral mucous disease
5 basic research about jaw bone regenerative medicine using new biomaterial
6 development of new biomaterial using bone augmentation for dental
implant

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Kazuhiro Tsuga Advanced Prosthodontics
TEL 082-257-5675 1 Clinical investigation on relationships between oral functions and general
FAX 082-257-5679 diseases/health
E-mailtsuga@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Seeking dentin producing stem cell for tissue engineering on tooth
Department of Advanced Prosthodontics reproduction
3 Developement of new application of PEEK plastic in clinical dentistry
4 Development of sophisticated Nano-bio interface controlling method on
apatite with UV
5 Devalopement of novel clinical test of jaw bone quality using ultrasonic
sound
6 Development of physiological testing methods for oral functions applicable
for dementia patients
7 Development of high-efficiency functional oral rehabilitation method for
nursing care prevention
8 Molecular biological research for relationship between Alzheimer's disease
and loss of teeth/occlusion
9 Molecular biological research for learning/memory impairment with teeth
loss
10 Elucidating relationship between oral parafunction and daily psychological
stress

Kotaro Tanimoto Orthodontics


TEL 082-257-5686 1 Elucidation of pathogenic mechanism in malocclusion and management of
FAX 082-257-5687 oral maxillofacial skeletal growth
E-mailtkotaro@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Optimization of tooth movement by orthodontic force
Department of Orthodontics 3 Establishment of a new orthodontic treatment based on the image and
biochemical diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders (TMD)4
Application of regeneration medicine to orthodontic treatment
5 Suppression of caries risk in orthodontic treatment
6 Evaluation of the contribution of various oral functions to general fitness
7 Development of new instruments and materials for orthodontic treatment

Katsuyuki Kozai Oral Science of Growth and Development in Children


TEL 082-257-5695 1 Bacteriological study on pathogenesis and prevention of dental caries in
FAX 082-257-5699 children
E-mailkozai@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Molecular biological research of oral bacteria in children
Department of Pediatric Dentistry 3 Clinical study of oral care of children with systemic diseases
4 Evaluation of the stress of dental treatment against children
5 Three-dimensional analysis on the growth of the dentition in children
6 Clinical approach on dysphagia in children

Naoya Kakimoto Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology


TEL 082-257-5690 1 Research and quantitative analysis of image diagnosis on oral and
FAX 082-257-5692 maxillofacial area
E-mailkakimoto-n@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Clinical research of radiation therapy for oral cancer
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial 3 Image diagnosis as screening for osteoporosis
Radiology, Institute of Biomedical & Health 4 Physical characteristics and quantitative analysis of image diagnostic
Sciences machine
5 Radiological effect for bone metabolism
6 Image analysis of brain function for oral sensation

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Masahiro Irifune Dental Anesthesiology
TEL 082-257-5785 1 Study on mechanisms of general anesthetic action
FAX 082-257-5779 2 Study on a stage of delirium in general anesthesia
E-mailmirifun@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Study on role of various neurons in an intravenous anesthetic agent-induced
Department of Dental Anesthesiology anesthetic factor
4 Study on involvement of dopamine neurons in pain and awakening under
general anesthesia
5 Study on antianxiety effects of sedative drugs
6 Study on effects of nitrous oxide on cardiovascular system
7 Electrophysiological study on effects of general anesthetic and sedative
drugs on EEG and EMG
8 Study on chronic pain
9 Study on efficacy of chest compressions in cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Makiko Fujii (Molecular Oncology)


TEL 082-257-1503 1 Development of molecular target therapy for cancer
FAX 082-257-1572 2 Establishment of cancer treatment using heavy ion radiotherapy
E-mailfujiim@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Research on mechanisms of squamous cell carcinoma invasion and
Department of Global Dental Medicine and metastasis
Molecular Oncology 4 TGF- signaling

(Dental Education System)


5 Research and development of educational methods in health care
professional education

Hiroyuki Kawaguchi Dental Education


TEL 082-257-5748 1Development of novel curriculum for dental education
FAX 082-257-5717 2Development of effective learning methods for clinical competencies
E-mailhkawarp@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3Development of novel assessments for clinical competencies
Department of Dental Education 4Epidemiological studies on clinical evaluation of perioperative oral
management
5Clinical studies on relationships between dental treatments and systemic
diseases

To be decided Special Care Dentistry


Department of Special Care Dentistry

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Laboratories & Research Topics

Biomedical & Health Sciences, Program of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Professor Contents of education and research

To be decided (Physiological Chemistry)


Deprtment of Physiological Chemistry 1 Roles of phosphoinositides in STS (Signal Transduction System)
2 STS in innate immunity
3 Action mechanisms of the compounds that target STS
4 Search for novel compounds that target STS

Shigeru Ohta Xenobiotic Metabolism and Molecular Toxicology


TEL 082-257-5325 1 Study of neuro-degenerative endogenous substances
FAX 082-257-5329 2 Study of xenobiotic metabolism and molecular toxicology
E-mailsohta@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Study of metabolic process and metabolic enzymes
Deprtment of Xenobiotic Metabolism and 4 Study of endocrine disrupting chemicals and their metabolic activation
Molecular Toxicology

Hidetoshi Tahara Cell renewal mechanism


TEL 082-257-5290 1 Molecular mechanism of cellular senescence and cancer
FAX 082-257-5294 2 Development of anti-cancer drug targeting telomere G-tail
E-mailtoshi@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Risk assessment of age-related disease using telomere G-tail
Department of Cellular and Molecular 4 Cellular immortalization using telomerase
Biology 5 Biomarker using circulating microRNA
6 Nucleic acid biomedicine for cancer treatments
7 Molecular mechanism of microRNA regulation in aging and cancer
8 Extracellular vesicles including exosome in aging and cancer

Hiroyuki Kamiya (DNA damage and gene therapy)


TEL 082-257-5300 1 Mutagenesis by DNA damage
FAX 082-257-5334 2 Functions of DNA repair
E-mail: hirokam@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Gene correction (genome editing) for gene therapy
Department of Nucleic Acids Biochemistry 4 Transgene expression for gene therapy

Norifumi Morikawa (Clinical pharmacotherapy)


TEL 082-257-5320 1 Cultivation of clinical pharmacists with ability to perform the proper use of
FAX 082-257-5320 medicines
E-mailmorikawa@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Development and clinical application of new therapeutic drug monitoring
Department of Clinical Pharmacotherapy methods and new analytical methods for small amounts of samples (micro
TDM)
3 Development of new chemotherapy based on
pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic analysis and evaluation of clinical data
4 Construction of materials and systems for continuing education for
pharmacists

Norio Iizuka Kampo Medicine


TEL 082-257-5295 1 Development of tang assessment tool with use of smartphone
FAX - 2 Development of a web-based test to measure the learning effectiveness of
E-mail: iizukan@hiroshima-u.ac.jp Kampo medicine
Department of Kampo Medicine

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Koichiro Ozawa Clinical Pharmaceutical tailor-made therapy
TEL 082-257-5332 1 Clinical pharmaceutical researches that support the proper use of
FAX 082-257-5332 pharmaceutical products
E-mailozawak@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Elucidation of the mechanisms of stress responses and drug targets
Department of Pharmacotherapy 3 The research of clinical drug assessment
4 The development of new methods to assess drug efficacy and drug
monitoring
5 The research about functions and disease therapy of the store operated
calcium channel

Hiroaki Matsuo Pharmaceutical Services


TEL 082-257-5570 1 Clinical pharmacokinetics and administration planning of drugs
FAX 082-257-5598 2 Drug interactions
E-mailhmatsuo@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Drug informatics for proper use of pharmaceutical products
Department of Pharmaceutical Services 4 Drug allergy
5 Influence of drug intake on development of food allergy

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Laboratories & Research Topics

Biomedical & Health Sciences, Program of Radiation Biology and Medicine

Professor Contents of education and research

Satoshi Tashiro Nuclear dynamics


TEL 082-257-5817 1 Function of nuclear domains in human cells
FAX 082-256-7104 2 Dynamic organization of DNA damage response in cell nucleus
E-mailktashiro@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Development of the biological dosimetry system based on the higher order
Department of Cellular Biology nuclear architecture
4 Study of the mechanism of chromosome translocations

To be decided Molecular Radiobiology


Department of Molecular Radiobiology

To be decided Disease Model


Department of Disease Model

Shinya Matsuura Molecular mechanisms of genome stability and maintenance


TEL 082-257-5809 1 Molecular basis of cancer-prone genetic disorders
FAX 082-256-7101 2 Molecular mechanisms of DNA double strand break repair
E-mailshinya@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Molecular mechanisms of chromosome stability maintenance
Department of Genetics and Cell Biology 4 Functional analysis of the gene for genetic disorders
5 Identification of SNPs for individual radiosensitivity
6 Regulation of primary cilium formation

Yukihito Higashi Genome metabolism mechanism


TEL 082-257-5831 1 Mechanisms of Cardiovascular disease
FAX 082-257-5831 2 Role of endothelial cells in atherosclerosis
E-mailyhigashi@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Development of methods for assessment of endothelial function
Department of Human Genetics 4 Development of regenerative therapy for cardiovascular disease
5 Development of regenerative therapy for radiation injury
6 Effects of low-intensity radiation on cardiovascular system

Toshiya Inaba Leukemia Molecular mechanism


TEL 082-257-5834 Research on the molecular mechanisms of leukemogenesis, focused on
FAX 082-256-7103 1 Molecular mechanisms of the development of leukemia and
E-mailtinaba@hiroshima-u.ac.jp myelodysplastic syndromes
Department of Molecular Oncology 2 Genetic and epigenetic abnormalities involved in leukemia and MDS.
3 Mitotic abnormalities of tumor cells
4 Radition-induced leukemia

To be decided Experimental Oncology


Department of Experimental Oncology

Shinya Matsuura (Concurrent) Stem Cell Biology


TEL 082-257-5809 1 Biological roles of the stem cell system and molecular bases supporting the
FAX 082-256-7101 system.
E-mailshinya@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Effects of low dose irradiation toward normal hematopoiesis and their
Department of Stem Cell Biology prevention
3 Molecular bases regulating leukemic stem cells and their eradication

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Nobuyuki Hirohashi Radiation disaster medicine
TEL:082-257-5839 1 Molecular mechanisms of hypoxic signals
FAX 082-256-7105 2 DNA damage response under hypoxic conditions
E-mailhirohasi@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Significance of hypoxic signals in radiation-induced organ failure
Department of Radiation Medicine 4 Significance of hypoxic signals in human cancers

Tatsuo Ichinohe Development of novel diagnostic tools and treatment for hematologic
TEL 082-257-5858 neoplasms
FAX 082-256-7108 1 Comprehensive research for improving outcomes of allogeneic
E-mailnohe@hiroshima-u.ac.jp hematopoietic cell transplantation
Department of Hematology and Oncology 2 Clinical development of novel agents and cellular therapy for intractable
hematologic diseases
3 Comprehensive research for improving QOL in patients with hematologic
diseases

Morihito Okada Therapeutic Development of Surgical Oncology


TEL 082-257-5869 1 Basic research in the field of lung, pleural, mediastinal, breast and esophageal
FAX 082-256-7109 cancer
E-mailmorihito@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Clinical research in the field of lung, pleural, mediastinal, breast and
Department of Surgical Oncology esophageal cancer
3 Development of surgical technique in the field of lung, pleural, mediastinal,
breast and esophageal cancer
4 Clinical trial in the field of lung, pleural, mediastinal, breast and esophageal
cancer

Hideshi Kawakami Epidemiology


TEL 082-257-5846 1 Study of causative genes, model animals and the mechanism of amyotrophic
FAX 082-257-5850 lateral sclerosis
E-mailhkawakam@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 The causative factors of neurological disorders
Department of Epidemiology 3 Epidemiology of Radiation Disorders

To be decided Environmetrics and Biometrics


Department of Environmetrics and
Biometrics

Hiroshi Yasuda Radiation dosimetry and health risk assessment


TEL 082-257-5872 / 5890 1 Assessments of radiation doses and risks reflecting the physiological
FAX 082-257-5873 characteristics of individuals
E-mailhyasuda@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Identification of radiation doses and radiation-induced health effects
Department of Radiation Biophysics attributing to atomic bombs, nuclear tests and nuclear accidents
3 Radiological protection studies relevant to expansion of our living field such
as human space exploration and air travel
4 Education and research for response to nuclear emergency and restoration
from combined disaster
5 Research and development for dosimetry and health risk estimates related to
radiation medicine
6 Contribution to the activities of international organizations (IAEA, WHO,
ICRP, etc) as an expert

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Yoichiro Kusunoki Human immunology
TEL 082-261-3243 1 Structure and function of the cells of the immune system
FAX 082-261-3170 2 Rolls of immune cells and molecules in biological defense
E-mailykusunok@rerf.or.jp 3 Aging and immunity
Department of Functions of Biological 4 Assessments of radiation effects on the hematolymphoid system
Defense Genome 5 Cytometry research in radiobiology
Radiation Effects Research Foundation

Tomonori Hayashi Radiation and Immunology


TEL 082-261-3169 1 Genome study on disease development
FAX 082-261-3170 2 Logic and methods for molecular epidemiology/genome research
E-mailtomo@rerf.or.jp 3 Study on effects of environmental and host factors on immunity and
Department of Functions of Biological inflammation
Defense Genome 4 Molecular epidemiological study of radiation-associated diseases
Radiation Effects Research Foundation

Kotao Ozasa Radiation Epidemiology


TEL 082-261-3131 1 Evaluation of health risk of radiation (cancer and noncancer disease)
FAX 082-262-9768 2 Approach of investigation of risk factors by epidemiology
E-mailozasa@rerf.or.jp 3 Epidemiological information in community (population-based cancer registry
Department of Epidemiology and others)
Radiation Effects Research Foundation 4 Personal information protection in epidemiology

Asao Noda Radiation-induced mutation


TEL 082-261-3131 1 Analysis of genetic effects of radiation
FAX 082-263-7279 2 Mechanistic studies of radiation-induced mutation
E-mailasnoda@rerf.jp 3 Development of model systems for detecting mutant cells
Department of Analysis of radiation-induced 4 Ionizing radiation and aging
mutations
Radiation Effects Research Foundation

Hiroshi Tsuji Radiation Oncology charged particle therapy


TEL 043-206-3306 1 Clinical research of heavy ion radiotherapy
E-mailtsuji.hiroshi@qst.go.jp 2 Clinical application of scanning irradiation
Department of Charged Particle Therapy 3 Database for clinical analysis
Research, Clinical Research Cluster
National Institutes for Quantum and
Radiological Science and Technology,
National Institute of Radiological Sciences

Akifumi Fukumura Medical PhysicsDosimetry


TEL 043-206-3040
FAX 043-256-9616
E-mailfukumura.akifumi@qst.go.jp
National Institutes for Quantum and
Radiological Science and Technology,
National Institute of Radiological Sciences

Hideo Tatsuzaki Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness


TEL 043-206-3134 1 Improvement of system for radiation emergency medical preparedness
E-mailtatsuzaki.hideo@qst.go.jp 2 System for radiation emergency medical preparedness in developing
Radiation Emergency Medicine Center countries
(National Institutes for Quantum and
Radiological Science and Technology,
National Institute of Radiological Sciences)

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Shizuko Kakinuma Effect of Exposure : Molecular mechanism
TEL 043-206-3221 1 Mechanisms of radiation carcinogenesis age dependence.
FAX 043-206-4138 2 Mechanisms of heavy-ion induced carcinogenesis
E-mailkakinuma.shizuko@qst.go.jp 3 Mechanisms of carcinogenesis by combined exposure to radiation and
Department of Radiation Effects Research chemicals
National Institutes for Quantum and 4 Mechanisms of radiation carcinogenesis on different genetic backgrounds
Radiological Science and Technology,
National Institute of Radiological Sciences

Takashi Nakano Internal Dosimetry


TEL 043-206-3109 1 Measurements of Radioactive Materials with a Whole Body Counter
FAX 043-206-4637 2 Internal Dosimetry with a Whole Body Counter
E-mailnakano.takashi@qst.go.jp
Department of Radiation Measurement and
Dose Assessment
Internal Dosimetry Team
National Institutes for Quantum and
Radiological Science and Technology,
National Institute of Radiological Sciences

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Laboratories & Research Topics
Oral Health Sciences
Professor Contents of education and research

Masaru Sugiyama Public Oral Health


TEL 082-257-5958 1 Study on promotion of oral health including perioperative oral care
FAX 082-257-5945 2 Study on oral function in the elderly
E-mailmasaru@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Study on the activities promoting oral health at school
Department of Public Oral Health
Hideki Amano Maxillofacial Functional Development
TEL 082-257-5959 1 Clinical research of the growth and development of dento-maxilofacial
FAX 082-257-5699 complex in children
E-mailhamano@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Study on the Dentistry for children and disabilities
Department of Maxillofacial Functional 3 Study on the education program for Oral health
Development 4 Study on the methods for Oral health care
Toshinobu Takemoto Oral Health Management
TEL 082-257-5796 1 Dental hygienists education
FAX 082-257-5945 2 Research about dental hygienists occupation
E-mailtakefn@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Career formation of students
Department of Oral Health Management 4 Infection control in dentistry

Takahiro Satoda Anatomy and Functional Restorations


TEL 082-257-5442 1 Development of teaching models for functional anatomy.
FAX 082-257-5797 2 Development of teaching models for embryology
E-mailsatoda@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Study on new clinical application using novel dental ceramic
Department of Anatomy and Functional 4 Study on objective evaluation using the three-dimensional image
Restorations
Takeshi Murayama Medical System & Biomaterial Engineering
TEL 082-257-5428 1 Application of manufacturing system technology and IT to dentistry
FAX 082-257-5797 2 3-d modeling and simulation for dentistry
E-mailmurayatk@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Application of manufacturing management technology to dentistry
Department of Medical System & 4 Fabrication of artificial body parts and facial prostheses using manufacturing
Biomaterial Engineering system technology and IT
Hiroki Nikawa Oral Biology & Engineering
TEL 082-257-5097 1 Application of probiotics to oral cavity
E-mailhirocky@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Denture plaque and denture cleansers
Department of Oral Biology & Engineering 3 Bone metabolisms, incl. osteoclasts and osteoblasts
4 Design and application of antimicrobial peptides
5 Denture and cognitive function
6 Masticatory function and systemic function

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Laboratories & Research Topics
Medicinal Sciences Major

Professor Contents of education and research

Teruo Kuroda Microbiology


TEL 082-257-5655 1 Screening of seed compounds which has antimicrobial activity and Identification
FAX 082-257-5655 of its action target
E-mailtkuroda@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Study of antiseptic resistance mechanism
Department of Microbiology 3 Study of emergence of multidrug resistant bacteria
4 Study of tolerance for Na+ in marine bacteria
5 Structural study of microbial useful enzymes for the industrial application and
target proteins for the drug development
6 Functional analysis of antibiotic biosynthetic genes from actinomycetes
and its application for the production of useful compounds

Katsuyoshi Matsunami Pharmacognosy & Natural products chemistry


TEL 082-257-8553 1 Phytochemical study of anti-Leishmania compounds
FAX 082-257-8553 2 Natural products chemistry of marine organisms
E-mail: matunami@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Analysis of chemical structure by spectroscopic techniques
Department of Pharmacognosy

Tohru Koike Functional Molecular Science


TEL 082-257-5323 1 Study of Phosphoproteomics
FAX 082-257-5336 2 Development of functional molecules for drug discovery
E-mail:tkoike@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 Development of SNP analysis method using zinc complexes
Department of 4 Development of thiol-capturing molecules
Functional Molecular Science

Takuya Kumamoto Synthetic Organic Chemistry


TEL 082-257-5184 1 Synthetic study toward biologically active natural products with complex
FAX 082-257-5184 structures
E-mail:tkum632@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 2 Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of probe compounds for the
Department of Synthetic Organic Chemistry development of medicinal chemistry

Norimitsu Morioka Pharmacology


TEL 082-257-5310 1 The mechanisms of induction and maintenance of chronic pain
FAX 082-257-5314 2 The mechanisms of induction of mood disorders
E-mailmnori@hiroshima-u.ac.jp 3 The role of glial cells in induction of Alzheimers disease
Department of Pharmacology

Mikihisa Takano Pharmaceutics and Therapeutics


TEL 082-257-5315 1 Membrane transporter and endocytosis receptor
FAX 082-257-5319 2 Mechanism of cellular toxicity of drugs and development of strategies for
E-mailtakanom@hiroshima-u.ac.jp preventing drug toxicity
Department of Pharmaceutics and 3 Search for novel compounds having P-glycoprotein modulating effect
Therapeutics

Masanori Sugiyama Probiotic Science for Preventive Medicine


TEL 082-257-5280 1 Prevention and improvement of fatty liver by plant-derived lactic acid bacteria
FAX 082-257-5284 2 Prevention and improvement of the neuro-degenerative diseases by plant-derived
E-mailsugi@hiroshima-u.ac.jp lactic acid bacteria
Department of Probiotic Science for 3 Development of the next-generation therapeutic drug to infectious disease using
Preventive Medicine probiotics
4 Meta genome analysis of the entero-bacterial flora and application to digestive
organ diseases

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Address for Application and Inquiries
Student Support Group(Graduate Students),
Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University
1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-Ku, Hiroshima, Japan (Zip 734-8553)
TEL: (082)257-5051
E-mail: kasumi-gaku-g@office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp