|Company Name||国立大学法人 大阪大学微生物病研究所|
|Country of Company HQ||Japan|
|Location of Company||Japan|
Osaka University was founded in 1931 as the sixth imperial university of Japan through strong demand from the business and government sectors of Osaka, as well as the people of Osaka City and Prefecture. The roots of Osaka University can be found in Kaitokudo and Tekijuku of the Edo period. The academic culture and spirit of these two places of scholarship are inherited even today, and the spirit of innovation and a restless spirit of challenge serve as the cornerstone for our endeavors in education and research. The university has shown that it will continue to develop as one of Japan’s leading comprehensive research universities.
3-1, Yamadaoka, Suita City, Osaka Prefecture
|Year of Establishment||1934|
|Number of Employees||200|
|Description of Business||In 1934, the Research Institute for Microbial Diseases (RIMD), the first institute attached to Osaka University, was established for the study of microbial diseases. For more than 80 years since its foundation, the RIMD has concentrated on basic researches in infectious diseases, immunology, and oncology and made significant contributions to the control of infectious diseases through the identification of new pathogens, the elucidation of pathogenesis of microbes, and the development of vaccines and diagnostics based on these basic research findings. In addition, the RIMD has achieved an outstanding contribution in the progress of life sciences through the discovery of oncogenes and cell fusion phenomena and the elucidation of innate immune system.|