MAIL: nisibuti [at] cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Pathogenic Bacteriology, Area study
Elucidation of interrelationships between the natural environment and human activities (cultural, social, economic, etc.) specific to Asia through analysis of enteric infections
We can look at the human-nature interaction through an analysis of the epidemiology of infectious diseases. Molecular epidemiological tools such as DNA fingerprinting can be a very powerful tool in the analysis, helping to prove in a objective manner the subjective hypothesis put forward in field study. The puzzles I have been collaborating with scientists in Asia to solve are infections caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio cholerae, and Escherichia coli O157.