Akira Kaneko, MD, PhD
Department of Microbiology, Tumor
and Cell Biology
Based on achievements as malariologist in malaria elimination on islands in Vanuatu from 1987 to 1994, I have conducted research on malaria epidemiology, chemotherapy and elimination in Vanuatu, Papua New Gunea, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malawi, Zanzibar, Ghana, and recently the Lake Victoria area in Kenya. Since 2011, I am Professor of Global Health and leader of the Island Malaria Group at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet.
2004 Docent Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden 1999 Ph.D. Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden 1984 D.T.M. & H., Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand 1982 M.D. Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Japan
Academic honours, awards and prizes
2018 The TROPMED Outstanding Alumni Award, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand 2016 Tropical Medicine Award, Japan Society of Tropical Medicine, Japan 2010 – 2016 Senior Researcher Position grant, Swedish Research Council, Sweden 2006 Hirosaki University School of Medicine Award (Hohoh Prize), Japan 2001 Tokyo Metropolitan Medical Research Award, Japan