Akira Kaneko graduated from Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Japan in 1982 (M.D. degree), and after clinical training, he received the D.T.M. &H. degree from Mahidol University, Thailand in 1984. As a malariologist, he worked in the coastal Asahan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, from 1985 till 1987 (JICA), and on islands in Vanuatu, from 1987 till 1994 (WHO). Dr. Kaneko was an Associate Professor in Tokyo Women's Medical University, from 1994 till 2004. Moreover, he defended his thesis on malaria on islands in 1999 (Ph.D. degree) and became a Docent in 2004 at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. He has organized multidisciplinary malaria research ventures between Sweden, Japan, UK, and USA since 1995 with partners from Vanuatu, PNG, Malawi, Kenya, Ghana, Cambodia, Madagascar, and Zanzibar. Dr. Kaneko currently works at Island Malaria Group at MTC, supported by VR senior researcher grant (global health).
Biography Updated on 10 January 2011