Organization and Mission

Radiation Risk Control Unit
We promote the clinical and molecular epidemiological studies based on the global and local research field. Also we establish the educational and research program for radiation disaster medicine and radiation health risk communication in cooperation with institutions such as Fukushima Medical University, World Health Organization (WHO) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Cellular Function Analysis Unit
The goal of this unit is to uncover the relevant mechanisms on radiation-induced cancer and non-cancer risks at cellular levels and further develop novel therapies, especially from the viewpoints of stem cells (including cancer stem cells) and tissue homeostasis.
Genomic Function Analysis Unit
Radiation evokes various cell responses and genome alterations including gene mutation and structural abnormality, and finally damages to the human cells and body.  In this Genomic Function Analysis Unit, we focus to the genome alterations produced by radiation, and will study the process of genomic change, DNA repair and genetic disorders due to genomic alterations.
Department of Human Genetics
Department of Genome Repair
Atomic Bomb Disease and Hibakusha Medicine Unit
In this unit, the diagnosis and clinical management for radiation-induced disorders including those found among atomic bomb survivors are widely performed by three departments, and these are also the main theme of basic research. Three departments in this unit are: Department of Tumor and Diagnostic Pathology for mainly pathological diagnosis, Department of Radioisotope Medicine for the diagnosis and treatment using radioisotope, and Department of Hematology for the diagnosis and treatment for hematological diseases.
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The mission of this Center is to promote the research program of Global Strategic Center for Radiation Health Risk Control and comprehensive cooperation based on the agreement between Nagasaki University and Kawauchi village. Four divisions in this Center are: Division of Scientific Data Registry (Biostatistics Section, Tissue and Histopathology Section), Representative Office of Nagasaki University in Belarus, Nagasaki University-Kawauchi Village Reconstruction Promotion Base, and Division of Strategic Collaborative Research.