Institute for Virus Research

The Institute for Virus Research was founded to pursue basic and applied virology with both biological and medical interests in mind. Our research efforts aim to achieve a thorough elucidation of viral-host interactions at the molecular, cellular, individual, and ecological levels. To this end, we conduct basic biomedical studies, including studies on human retroviruses and related diseases, molecular and cell biology, immunology, developmental biology, neurobiology and evolution. Each of our laboratories is affiliated with one of the following Kyoto University graduate schools; the Graduate School of Medicine (9 labs), Science (2), Human and Environmental Studies (1), Biostudies (6) and Pharmaceutical Sciences (1).