Field and mechanism-based toxicity research on pesticides in Africa
This study will focus on pesticides as a neglected environmental pollutant in Africa and elucidate the mechanism of toxic pathogenesis occurring in the actual field in highly contaminated areas.
As a result, it will be possible to link toxic key events that have not been connected until now, and it will be possible to clarify, for the first time, a toxic mechanism that has become a black box.
To tackle this challenge, we will use new analytical methods to detect toxicological effects, fusing omics techniques with epidemiological studies.
Capacity building is also a major product of this research. We will form a research and education platform for human resource education among the four countries working on this research theme.
Student and young researchers will be exchanged among South Africa (North-West University), Zambia (University of Zambia), Ghana (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology), and Japan (Hokkaido University).
The researchers trained on this platform will be the people who will tackle environmental pollution issues in Africa in the future.
In addition, we have a plan to expand this research into other African countries.
Field surveillance of re-emerging and emerging pesticides in environmental, animal, and human samples
The house dust surveillance conducted in this project is a multilateral joint research using new common tools.
Students and young resercher exchanges
Hold symposium and seminar
Training of risk assessment
Contact information in Japan
Laboratory of Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University
Kita18, Nishi9. Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0818, JAPAN