YOSHI_1  My name is Hironori Yoshiyama. I became a head of the department of microbiology as the third professor in December 2013. The first professor, Dr. Hajime Saito, researched on taxonomy of Mycobacterium. And the second professor, Dr. Haruaki Tomioka, made a research on immunological event and therapeutic agents of mycobacterial infection.

I will promote willingly the following education and research. So please make your advice and cooperation.

  1. The research on cancers caused by infection : the mechanism of generation of epithelial tumors associated with persistent infection with Epstein-Barr virus, the mechanism of function of microRNA expressed on bacterial and/or viral infection.
  2. The research on the pathogenic change caused by co-infection of bacteria and virus and by their mutual interaction.
  3. The diagnostic and therapeutic research on microbial infection in order to contribute community-based medicine.
  4. Training world-class human resources for both medical doctors and researchers.

Work and Research history :

I have trained as a pediatrician and have research experiences in HIV, EBV, HBV, H. pylori, K. pneumoniae, and M. bovis.

Mar. 1983; graduated from Yamaguchi University, Faculty of Medicine.

May. 1983; worked as a resident in the pediatric department of Yamaguchi University Hospital, under Prof. Tadashi Kajii.

Mar. 1989; completed doctor’s course of Yamaguchi University, Graduate School of Medicine under Prof. Naoki Yamamoto, who specializes virology.

Sept. 1989; worked as a research resident in infectious department of UCLA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center under Assoc. Prof. David D Ho.

Dec. 1991; worked as a research resident in Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center of Rockefeller University under Prof. David D Ho.

Apr. 1993; worked as a research assistant in department of virology and parasitology, Yamaguchi University faculty of medicine under Prof. Kenzo Takada.

Jul. 1995; worked as a lecturer in department of microbiology, Yamaguchi University faculty of medicine under Prof. Akiko Nakazawa.

May. 2000; worked as an assistant professor in Center for virus vector development of institute for genetic medicine, Hokkaido University, under the head of the center, Prof. Kenzo Takada.

Jul. 2009; worked as an associate professor in Center for infection-associated cancer of institute for genetic medicine, Hokkaido University, under the head of the center, Prof. Masanori Hatakeyama.

Dec. 2013; became a professor of Department of Microbiology, Shimane University, Faculty of Medicine.


Awards :

Japanese Society for Helicobacter Research; Basic Science Award “Chemotaxis of Helicobacter pyloritoward urea is independent of urease” (April 16, 1996)


Director :

The Japanese Society of Virology, 2018 – 2021


Editorial Board Member :

American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, 2013.1.1 –

Journal of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, 2013.1.1 –

Advances in Modern Oncology Rerearch, 2015.4 –


Guest Editor

Microorganisms(MDPI) 2018.8 – 2019.1

Special issue “Recent Advances in Understanding Epstein-Barr Virus”.

Journal of Oncology(Hindawi) 2018.9 – 2019.4

Special issue “Infection Attributed Cancers”.