South Africa (SICP)

1. Field of Cooperation

"Life Sciences"

MEXT established "Life Science" as a field of cooperation with South Africa based on the vice-ministerial-level talks held in Japan in June 2008 between MEXT and the South African Ministry of Science and Technology. In response to this, JST began publicly inviting collaborative research proposals in this field in 2008 together with NRF.

2. Funding Agency of South Africa Side

National Research Foundation (NRF)

3. Related Workshops

Related Workshops
Sep 2011 Stellenbosch NRF - JST (Japan -South Africa) Workshop on "Platinum Metal Groups and Energy Materials"

4. Calls for Proposals

Calls for Proposals
Month/YearResearch AreasPress Release
Jun 2012 Life Sciences Detail
Jun 2010 Life Sciences Detail
Oct 2008 Life Sciences Detail

5. Finished Projects

Life Sciences

Period:FY2013 - FY2015
※The 3 projects were transferred to AMED from 2015.

Life Sciences
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in South Africa
Protective and subversive mechanism of macrophage genes in Mycrobacterium tuberculosis infection Harukazu Suzuki, Group Director, Center for Life Science Technologies, RIKEN Frank Broumbacher, Professor, Division of Immunology, Health Science Faculty, University of Cape Town
The effects of HIV infection on pre-eclampsia Tadashi Konoshita, Associate professor, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Fukui University Jagidesa Moodley, Professor Emeritus, School of Clinical Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Genetic and pathogenic diversity of Pantoea ananatis strains Yuichi Takikawa, Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shizuoka University Teresa Ann Coutinho, Professor, Department of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria

Period:FY2011 - FY2013

Life Sciences
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in South Africa
Biodiversity and evolution of algae in the Indo-Pacific: a Japan/South Africa comparison Takeo HORIGUCHI, Professor, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University John Bolton, Professor, Faculty of Science, University of Cape Town
Genomic Analysis of Pathogenesis of Amebiasis Toward Development of New Diagnostics and Intervention Tomoyoshi NOZAKI, Professor, Graduate School of Life and Envirionmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba Amidou Samie, Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, University of Venda

Period:FY2009 - FY2011

Life Sciences
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in South Africa
The Toll signaling pathway in E. intermedius Shoichiro KURATA, Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku Univerisity Monde Ntwasa, Senior Lecturer, Molecular & Cell Biology/Science, University of the Witwatersrand
Integration of metabolomics and molecular genetics of indigenous South African plants for the discovery of antimalaria and anti-HIV activity Toshiya Muranaka, Professor, Kihara Institute for Biological Research, Yokohama City University Jacobus Johannes Marion Meyer, Professor, Plant Science, University of Pretoria
Characterization of the Pfj2, a heat shock protein 40 chaperone predicted to localize to endoplasmic reticulum of the malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum) Kazuhiro Nagata, Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Institute for Frontier medical Sciences, Kyoto University Rhodes University Biochemistry, Microbiology & Biotechnology 教授 Gregory Lloyd Blatch
Probiotic lactic acid bacteria and antimicrobial peptides novel ways to fight pathogens Kikuji Itoh, Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo Leon Dicks, Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Stellenbosch

1 project based on designation of MEXT

Period:FY2005 - FY2007

1 project based on designation of MEXT
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in South Africa
Add Value to Indigenous Plants in South Africa to Aid in Combatting Infectious Diseases Toshiya Muranaka, Team Leader, Plant Science Center, RIKEN JJ Marion Meyer, Department Head/ Professor, Botany Department, University of Pretoria