• Vaccine development research newly started in Nagasaki,
    the birthplace of vaccines in Japan.
About us
Vaccine Research and Development Center (VRDC), DEJIMA Infectious Disease Research Alliance (DIDA), Nagasaki University is one of the four synergistic centers selected for the Project 'Japan Initiative for World-leading Vaccine Research and Development Centers'. It aims to promote the development of vaccines against highly pathogenic and tropical pathogens that have been studied by Nagasaki University and to develop vaccines against infectious diseases that pose a threat to mankind.
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Kang, H., Auzenbergs, M., Clapham, H., Maure, C., Kim, J.-H., Salje, H., Taylor, C. G., Lim, A., Clark, A., Edmunds, W. J., Sahastrabuddhe, S., Brady, O. J., & Abbas, K. (2024). Chikungunya seroprevalence, force of infection, and prevalence of chronic disability after infection in endemic and epidemic settings: a systematic review, meta-analysis, and modelling study. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, S1473309923008101. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(23)00810-1
Auzenbergs, M., Maure, C., Kang, H., Clark, A., Brady, O., Sahastrabuddhe, S., & Abbas, K. (2024). Programmatic considerations and evidence gaps for chikungunya vaccine introduction in countries at risk of chikungunya outbreaks: Stakeholder analysis. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 18(4), e0012075. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0012075
Williams, S. V., Akande, T., & Abbas, K. (2024). Systematic review of social determinants of childhood immunisation in low- and middle-income countries and equity impact analysis of childhood vaccination coverage in Nigeria. PLOS ONE, 19(3), e0297326. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0297326
Abbas, K., Yoo, K. J., Prem, K., & Jit, M. (2024). Equity impact of HPV vaccination on lifetime projections of cervical cancer burden among cohorts in 84 countries by global, regional, and income levels, 2010–22: a modelling study. EClinicalMedicine, 102524. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2024.102524