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researcher , Virologist

Ayato Takada, Japanese virologist, researcher.


Takada, Ayato was born on December 16, 1968 in Higashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan. Son of Reiji and Akiko Takada.


Doctor of Philosophy, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ministry of Agriculture and Fishery, Japan, 1996.


Research fellow Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Sapporo, Japan, 1996—1997. Postdoctoral fellow St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, 1996—1997. Assistant professor Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 1997—2000, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Minato-ku, Japan, 2000—2005.

Professor Hokkaido University, Sapporo, since 2005. Short-term expert in Mongolia Japan International Cooperation Agency, Tokyo, 1999, short-term expert in Thailand, 2005.


  • Achievements include discovery of an antibody-dependent enhancement of Ebola virus infection. Discovery of an enhanced virulence of influenza A viruses with the haemagglutinin of the 1918 pandemic virus. Research in the broad spectrum of heterosubtypic immunity induced by mucosal vaccination against influenza A virus infection.

    Research in pathogenesis of H5N1 influenza virus infection. Research in functional analysis of Ebola virus glycoprotein.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


  • Other Interests

    Kendo, piano, skiing, fishing.


Reiji Takada

Akiko Takada