Shigeru Katamine, Nagasaki 2015

Prof. Shigeru Katamine is the President of Nagasaki University. He was elected in 2008, having joined the administrative office of Nagasaki University as Vice-President in 2002. Since 1984, when he first began his tenure at Nagasaki University, he has actively participated in education and research within the field of Virology. During his research career, he spent 3 years (1985-1988) at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland in the USA to study modern life sciences. His special research interests have been human retroviruses and prion infectious agents. His scientific contributions have been published in several highly influential Journals including The Lancet, Nature, Science, and others