Division:Division of Human-Nature Dynamics


Area:Pathogenic Bacteriology, Area study

E-Mail:nisibuti [at]



Research Interest:

  1. Elucidation of interrelationships between the natural environment and human activities (cultural, social, economic, etc.) specific to Asia through analysis of enteric infections

Research Overview:

    P1000481We can look at the human-nature interaction through an analysis of the epidemiology of infectious diseases. Molecular epidemiological tools such as DNA fingerprinting can be a very powerful tool in the analysis, helping to prove in a objective manner the subjective hypothesis put forward in field study. The puzzles I have been collaborating with scientists in Asia to solve are infections caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio cholerae, and Escherichia coli O157.

Research Publications:

Author Name Title Date
Mitsuaki Nishibuchi 耐熱性溶血毒の分子遺伝学的研究 1990
腸炎ビブリオ第III集 近代出版社,/,116-139
Mitsuaki Nishibuch 腸炎ビブリオの溶血毒。遺伝子から見た細菌の病原性(共著) 1989
Mitsuaki Nishibuch DNA probes for pathogenic Vibrio species. (共著) 1988
DNA Probes for Infectious Diseases (CRC Press),,65-77


Academic Articles:

Author Name Title Date
Mitsuaki Nishibuchi Characterization of new O3:K6 strains and phylogenetically related strains of Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolated in Taiwan and other countries 2005
J. Appl. Microbiol.,98(3):572-80
Mitsuaki Nishibuch Factors associated with emergence and spread of cholera epidemics and its control in Sarawak, Malaysia between 1994 and 2003 2005
Southeast Asian Studies,43 (2):109-140
Mitsuaki Nishibuch Pandemic Vibrio parahaemolyticus O3:K6, Europe 2005
Emrg. Infect. Dis.,11(8):13109-1320


Research Project :

Project Name
[Grant Organization]
Project Leader Period
Development of an easy, sensitive, and quantitative method to detect enteric pathogens of global importance
Grant-n-Aid Funding (A)
NISHIBUCHI, Mitsuaki 2012 - 2015
Research Summary
The amount of exported/imported food is increasing year by year and it is a global activity. It is therefore an issue of a global importance to secure the necessary amount and safety of food traded. W [ Read More ]