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 The aim of this project is to scientifically explain “Human-Animal Symbiotic Systems” and contribute to realizing a healthy human society using information about the structure of said symbiosis.

 We will explore our close social relationship with animals as represented by dogs, revealing specifically why symbiosis is valid, to what extent animal-derived microbial flora promotes human health through symbiosis, and the mechanisms of human-animal symbiosis from the perspective of molecular biology.

 To achieve our goal, we have established the following three themes and seek to build a new science of human-animal symbiosis as well as to contribute to human society.


Developing a Science of Human-Animal Symbiosis to Realize a Healthy Human Society