Prof Hiroshi Kiyono

Division of Mucosal Immunology, The Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo

Visit co-ordinated by Julie Cakebread


9-10 November Seminar and meetings at QUT (host: Ken Beagley)

11 November Seminar and meetings at the Malaghan Institute (host: Elizabeth Forbes-Blom)

14 November Mini-symposium at AgResearch Ruakura (host: Julie Cakebread)


Dr Kiyono obtained his dental degree (D.D.S.) from Nihon University, and Ph. D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). His background as a dentist combined with extensive research experience in the field of Mucosal Immunology at UAB, Max-Planck Institute, Osaka University and now, the University of Tokyo make him exceptionally well qualified to discuss the current and future direction of mucosal immunology and mucosal vaccine. To reflect his scientific contribution, he was listed in ISI Highly Cited Researchers’ List. He is the past President of Society for Mucosal Immunology. He received of several prestigious awards including NIH New Investigator Research Award, NIH Research Career Development Award, The Japanese Society for Vaccinology Takahashi Award, and Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Medical Science Award. He has a total of 485 publications in peer review journals and edited a total of 20 books. He was Dean, the Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo and is currently Director and Professor for International Research and Development Center for Mucosal Vaccines and Department of Microbiology and Immunology, at the same institute. At same time, he is also holding an Adjunct Professorship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).