Speaker

Tadatsugu Taniguchi

Present Position and Address:

Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
Project Professor, Department of Molecular Immunology,
Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Director, Max Planck-The University of Tokyo Center for Integrative Inflammology

Komaba 4-6-1, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan
Tel; +81-3-5452-6492
Fax; +81-3-5452-6493
E-mail; tada@m.u-tokyo.ac.jp
http://mputc.com/about/index.html
http://www.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~mol-immu/en/index.html

Educational Background:

1978: Ph.D., University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Societies (international):

Foreign Associate Member, National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. (2003-present)
International Member, National Academy of Medicine, U.S.A. (2016-present)
Honorary Member,  The American Association of Immunologists, U.S.A.
President,  The International Cytokine and Interferon Society (2016-2017)
Co-chairperson, International Affairs Committee, American Association for
Cancer Research, U. S. A. (2002-2008)

Editorial Boards:

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA.
e-Life (Senior Editor)
Immunity

Research activities

A majority of my laboratory’s major research projects stem from our original discovery and molecular characterization of two human cytokine genes, IFN-b and IL-2.  Our recent research focuses on how self-derived molecules, released by cell death or overexpressed in living cells, regulate inflammation, cancer and immunity.

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