KASAI Shinji

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Name
KASAI Shinji
E-mail
kasacinnih.go.jp
Affiliation
National Institute of Infectious Diseases
Section
Department of Medical Entomology
Job title
Director
Degree
Ph.D.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2019
 - 
Today
Director, Department of Medical Entomology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases
 
Apr 2017
 - 
Mar 2019
Head of the Laboratory of Pesticide Science, Department of Medical Entomology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases
 
Apr 2013
 - 
Mar 2015
Visiting Scientisit, Department of Entomology, Cornell Univeristy
 
Aug 2003
 - 
Mar 2017
Senior Research Scientist, Department of Medical Entomology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases
 
Apr 2000
 - 
Aug 2003
Researcher, Department of Medical Entomology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases
 

Education

 
Apr 1993
 - 
Mar 1998
Graduate School of Agriculture, Tsukuba University
 
Apr 1989
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Mar 1993
Tsukuba University
 

Committee Memberships

 
Jan 2017
 - 
Today
Japanese Society of Pesticide Science  Editorial Board
 
Jan 2012
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Today
The Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology  Secretary
 
Jan 2010
 - 
Today
The Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology  Editorial Board
 
Jan 2006
 - 
Today
Insecticide Research Group, The Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology  Secretary
 
Jan 2007
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Dec 2010
The Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology  Editororial Board
 
Jan 2005
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Dec 2008
Bioscience Research Group, Pesticide Science Society of Japan  Committee
 
Jan 2002
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Dec 2005
The Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology  General affair committee
 

Awards & Honors

 
Apr 2005
The 15th Sassa Award, The Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology
Winner: Shinji Kasai
 
Mar 2004
Kitaji Mochizuki Memorial Award on Prominent Achievement
Winner: Shinji Kasai
 
Mar 2004
Role of cytochrome P450 in mechanism of pyrethroid resistance, Society Award on Prominent Achievement, Pesticide Science Society of Japan
Winner: Shinji Kasai
 

Published Papers

 
First detectin of a Vssc mutation V1016G conferring a high level of insecticide resistance in Aedes albopictus collected from Europe (Italy) and Asia (Vietnam), 2016: a new emerging threat to controlling arboviral diseases
Shinji Kasai, Beniamino Caputo, Takashi Tsunoda, Tran Chi Cuong, Yoshihide Maekawa, Sai Gek Lam-Phua, Verena Pichler, Kentaro Itokawa, Katsunori Murota, Osamu Komagata, Chigusa Yoshida, Han-Hsuan Chung, Romeo Bellini, Yoshio Tsuda, Hwa-Jen Teng, José de Lima Filho, Luiz Carlos Alves, Lee Ching Ng, Noboru Minakawa, Nguyen Thi Yen, Tran Vu Phong, Kyoko Sawabe and Takashi Tomita
Eurosurveillance   24(5) 1700847   Jan 2019   [Refereed]
Phenotypic and genotypic pyrethroid resistance of Aedes albopictus, with focus on Italian sites experiencing a chikungunya outbreak in 2017
Verena Pichler, Chiara Malandruccolo, Paola Serini, Romeo Bellini, Francesco Severini, Luciano Toma, Marco Di Luca, Fabrizio Montarsi, Marco Ballardini, Mattia Manica, Vincenzo Petrarca, John Vontas, Shinji Kasai, Alessandra della Torre, Beniamino Caputo
Pest Management Science   in press    2019   [Refereed]
CYP-mediated permethrin resistance in Aedes aegypti and evidence for trans-regulation
Leticia B. Smith, Rakshit Tyagi, Shiji Kasai and Jeffrey G. Scott
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases   12(11) e0006933   Nov 2018   [Refereed]
Letícia B. Smith, Shinji Kasai and Jeffrey G. Scott
Pest Management Science   74(3) 737-745   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Haina Sun, Shinji Kasai and Jeffrey G. Scott
Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology   143 116-121   Nov 2017   [Refereed]
Tomoyuki Hashimoto, Keiko Minagawa, Toru Kazuma, Atsuhiko Muto Shinji Kasai, Osamu Komagata, Yoshihide Maekawa, Takashi Tomita, Mamoru Wanatabe, Kyoko Sawabe, Miyako Shiraishi, Hideaki Ohishi, Tateo Yamauchi, Masato Igarashi and Fumiaki Ikeda
Medical Entomology and Zoology   68(3) 101-108   Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Molecular mechanisms underlying pyrethroid resistance in dengue mosquito vectors collected from Singapore
Shinji Kasai, Koichi Hirata, Osamu Komagata, Kentaro Itokawa and Takashi Tomita
Acta Horticulturae   1169 87-92   Aug 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
International Workshop on Insecticide resistance in arbovirus vectors, December 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Vincent CORBEL1, Dina M. FONSECA, David WEETMAN, João PINTO, Nicole L. ACHEE, Fabrice CHANDRE, Mamadou B. COULIBALY, Isabelle DUSFOUR, John GRIECO, Waraporn JUNTARAJUMNONG, Audrey LENHART, Ademir J. MARTINS JR, Catherine MOYES, Lee Ching NG, Kamaraju RAGHAVENDRA, Hassan VATANDOOST, John VONTAS, Pie MULLER, Shinji KASAI, Florence FOUQUE, Raman VELAYUDHAN, Claire DUROT, Jean-Philippe DAVID
Parasites and Vectors   10(1) 278   Jun 2017   [Refereed]
Shinji Kasai, Haina Sun and Jeffrey G. Scott
Insect Molecular Biology   26(1) 13-24   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
Letícia B. Smith, Shinji Kasai and Jeffrey G. Scott
Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology   133 1-12   Oct 2016   [Refereed]

Misc

 
被災地における衛生害虫の発生とその対策
葛西真治
生活と環境   61(11) 22-26   Nov 2016   [Invited]
ジカウイルス感染症媒介蚊の殺虫剤抵抗性と忌避剤の有効性
葛西真治、冨田隆史
病原微生物検出情報   37(7) 10-11   Jul 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
ジカウイルスの脅威は封じられるか
葛西真治
イミダス解体新書      Jul 2016   [Invited]
Insecticide resistance in Aedes albopictus
Shinji Kasai
Pest Control   175 9-13   Jul 2016   [Invited]
ハエとの距離感に悩む
葛西真治
イミダス解体新書      Sep 2015   [Invited]
迫りくる「蚊の感染症」に備える
葛西真治
イミダス解体新書      Aug 2015   [Invited]
蚊の季節に,この小さな敵を知る ~うっとうしい超軽量級の害虫に迫る~
葛西真治
イミダス解体新書   7月号    Jul 2014   [Invited]
Mutsuo Kobayashi, Shinji Kasai, Takashi Tomita, Toshiya Watanabe, Naoko Nihei, Toshihiko Hayashi, Tomoyuki Hashimoto, Atsuhiko Muto, Masahiro yoshida and Kyoko Sawabe
Medical Entomology and Zoology   63(1) 49-54   Mar 2012   [Refereed][Invited]
Shinji Kasai, Mutsuo Kobayashi
Medical Entomology and Zoology   63(1) 59-69   Mar 2012   [Refereed][Invited]

Books etc

 
Molecular Entomology -Post-genomic Insect Science-
M. Kamimura, N. Hinomoto, S. Kasai, H. Takeuchi, M. Hatakeyama, J. Ishibashi (Part:Joint Editor)
Kyoritsu Shuppan Co., LTD   Aug 2009   ISBN:978-4-320-05695-4
Advances in Human Vector Control (ACS symposium series No. 1014, Chapter 16, pp. 217-224.)
Shinji Kasai, Norihisa Ishii, Masaru Natsuaki, Hiroyuki Fukutomi, Osamu Komagata, Mutsuo Kobayashi and Takashi Tomita (Part:Contributor, Monitoring of kdr-mediated pyrethroid resistance in head louse colonies in Japan.)
Oxford University Press   2009   
Advances in Human Vector Control (ACS symposium series No. 1014, Chapter 3, pp. 27-37.)
Osamu Komagata, Shinji Kasai and Takashi Tomita (Part:Contributor, Insecticide resistance in the mosquito Culex pipiens complex.)
Oxford University Press   2009   
Environmental Fate and Safety Management of Agrochemicals (ACS symposium series No. 899, Chapter 20, pp. 234-243.)
Takashi Tomita, Noboru Yaguchi, Minoru Mihara, Noriaki Agui and Shinji Kasai (Part:Contributor, Sodium channel point mutations associated with pyrethroid-resistance in the head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis.)
Oxford University Press   2005   
Agrochemical Resistance: Extent, Mechanism, and Detection (ACS symposium series No. 808, pp. 24-41.)
Jeffrey G. Scott and Shinji Kasai (Part:Contributor, Monooxygenase-midiated insecticide resistance: regulation of CYP6D1 expression.)
Oxford University Press   2002   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Evidence that CYP-mediated resistance in Aedes aegypti is due to a trans regulatory factor
Leticia Smith, Rakshit Tyagi, Shinji Kasai and Jeffrey Scott
2018 ESA, ESC and ESBC joint annual Meeting   Nov 2018   
Management of insecticide resistance in the major Aedes vector of arboviruses: Advances and challenges
Isabelle Dusfour, John Vontas, Jean-Philippe David, David Weetman, Dina M. Fonseca, Vincent Corbel, Kamaraju Raghavendra, Mamadou B. Coulibaly, Ademir J. Martins, Shinji Kasai and Fabrice Chandre
2nd WIN International Conference on “Integrated approaches and innovative tools for combating insecticide resistance in arbovirus vectors”   1 Oct 2018   
First detection of a Vssc allele V1016G in Aedes albopictus collected from Asia and Europe: A new emerging threat to controlling arboviral diseases
Shinji Kasai, Beniamino Caputo, Takashi Tsunoda, Tran Chi Cuong, Yoshihide Maekawa, Sai Gek Lam-Phua, Verena Pichler, Kentaro Itokawa, Katsunori Murota, Osamu Komagata, Chigusa Yoshida, Han-Hsuan Chung, Romeo Bellini, Yoshio Tsuda, Hwa-Jen Teng, José Luiz de Lima Filho, Luiz Carlos Alves, Lee Ching Ng, Noboru Minakawa, Nguyen Thi Yen, Tran Vu Phong, Kyoko Sawabe and Takashi Tomita
2nd WIN International Conference on “Integrated approaches and innovative tools for combating insecticide resistance in arbovirus vectors”   1 Oct 2018   
First identification of a kdr allele V1016G in Aedes albopictus [Invited]
Shinji Kasai, Beniamino Caputo, Verena Pichler, Takashi Tsunoda, Yoshihide Maekawa, Kentaro Itokawa, Katsunori Murota, Osamu Komagata, Yoshio Tsuda, Romeo Bellini, Tran Chi Cuong, Nguyen Thi Yen, Tran Vu Phong, Noboru Minakawa, Kyoko Sawabe and Takashi Tomita
Pyrethrum Workshop 2018   3 Sep 2018   
Genetics of insecticide resistance: target site modifications [Invited]
Shinji Kasai
International workshop on insecticide resistance in vectors of emerging arboviruses: challenge and prospects for vector control   5 Dec 2016   
Multiple mechanisms for changing a target site [Invited]
Jeffrey Scott, Haina Sun, Khanh Phuong Tong, and Shinji Kasai
Symposium: Duplications, Deletions, and Other Mutations: Deciphering the Molecular Basis of Insecticide Resistance. XXV International Congress of Entomology   27 Sep 2016   
Metabolic and target site resistance to pyrethroids [Invited]
Shinji Kasai, Kohei Ogawa, Kentaro Itokawa, Osamu Komagata, Takashi Tomita
261 Symposium: Duplications, Deletions, and Other Mutations: Deciphering the Molecular Basis of Insecticide Resistance. XXV International Congress of Entomology   27 Sep 2016   
Targeting a detoxification enzyme gene using two genome editing technologies to test causality for insecticide resistance
Kentaro Itokawa, Osamu Komagata, Kohei Ogawa, Shinji Kasai and Takashi Tomita
XXV International Congress of Entomology   26 Sep 2016   
Knockdown resistance and detoxification enzymes as mechanisms of pyrethroid resistance in dengue mosquito vector [Invited]
Shinji Kasai, Koichi Hirata, Osamu Komagata, Kentaro Itokawa and Takashi Tomita
II International Symposium on Pyrethrum   7 Aug 2015   
Mechanisms of pyrethroid resistance in the dengue vector, Aedes aegypti [Invited]
Shinji Kasai, Koichi Hirata, Osamu Komagata, Kentaro Itokawa, Atsushi Yamamoto, Lee Ching Ng, Toshio Shono, Mutsuo Kobayashi and Takashi Tomita
Symposium in honor of the life and carrer of professor Fumio Matsumura, 13th IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry   10 Aug 2014   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Studies on the transgenic house fly strains for effective screening of new insecticides
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Shinji Kasai
Reverse genetics of metabolic resistance of insecticide in dengue mosquito vectors
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Takashi Tomita
Studies on the molecular mechanisms of insecticide resistance in vector mosquitoes of Chikungunya fever
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Mar 2014    Investigator(s): Shinji Kasai*, Osamu Komagata, Takashi Tomita
Studies on the over expression of chtochrome P450 genes for the detection of mutation associated with insecticide resistance
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Mar 2012    Investigator(s): Takashi Tomita*, Shinji Kasai
Basic research of cytochrome P450s for the development of new synergistic agents to overcome insecticide resistance
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: Apr 2009 - Mar 2011    Investigator(s): Shinji Kasai
Genetic studies on the mechanism of over expression of cytochrome P450 genes in insecticide resistant insects
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2007 - Mar 2010    Investigator(s): Takashi Tomita*, Shinji Kasai
Studies on the new target sites of insecticide for medically important insects
Japan Health Sciences Foundation: Research on Publicly Essential Drugs and Medical Devices
Project Year: Apr 2007 - Mar 2008    Investigator(s): Shinji Kasai
Elucidation of the mechanisms of insecticide resistance in the vector mosquitoes of West Nile encephalitis and development of diagnosis technique for insecticide resistance
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: Apr 2005 - Mar 2008    Investigator(s): Shinji Kasai
Identification of cytochrome P450s involved in metabolism of insect bioactive substances and studies on the regulation of their expression
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Project Year: Apr 2004 - Mar 2007    Investigator(s): Takashi Tomita*, Shinji Kasai, Yoshiaki Kono
Investigation of insecticide susceptibilities in the vector mosquitoes of West Nile encephalitis and development of molecular diagnosis technique for insecticide resistance
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: Apr 2002 - Mar 2005    Investigator(s): Shinji Kasai
Identification of cytochrome P450s involved in ecdysteroid biosynthesis, and studies on the mechanism of their expression
The Japan Society for the Promotion Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2002 - Mar 2004    Investigator(s): Takashi Tomita*, Shinji Kasai
Studies on the molecular genetics and ecology of insecticide resistance and its application to pest management
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2002 - Mar 2003    Investigator(s): Tadashi Miyata*, Shinji Kasai, Takashi Tomita, Fusao Nakasuji, Naoki Motoyama