/Research Collaboration Center for Infectious Diseases  Mahidol-Osaka Center for Infectious Diseases

  The Mahidol-Osaka Center for Infectious Diseases (MOCID) focuses on several tropical infectious diseases that are of importance to human health in Thailand. Mosquito-borne viral infectious diseases such as dengue fever/dengue hemorrhagic fever and chikungunya fever are of particular interest. We are currently developing rapid diagnosis kits and are examining factors that affect disease severity. We would like to improve the research skills of young scientists and increase their interest in infectious diseases by collaborating with Mahidol University, which provides clinical samples.

  • Diagnostic kit developed by the MOCID.

  • Evaluation of CHIKV detection kit at Safdarjung Hospiral, Dehli, India

  • Evaluation of CHIKV detection kit at the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Belgium


  • Director of MOCID,Prof. (concur.): Tatsuo Shioda



  • (1) Variation at position 350 in the Chikungunya virus 6K-E1 protein determines the sensitivity of detection in a rapid E1-antigen test. Aekkachai T. et al., Sci. Rep. (2018) 8:1094
    (2) Diagnostic accuracy of a rapid E1-antigen test for chikungunya virus infection in a reference setting. Huits R., et al., Clinical Microbiology and Infection 24 (2018) 78-81.
    (3) Circulation of HIV-1 Multiple Complexity Recombinant Forms Among Female Sex Workers Recently Infected with HIV-1 in Thailand. Saeng-Aroon S., et al., AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. (2016) 32(7):694-701.
    (4) Detection of chikungunya virus antigen by a novel rapid immunochromatographic test. Okabayashi T., et al. Clin Microbiol. (2015) 53(2):382-8.