National BioResource Project (NBRP) "Pathogenic Microorganisms " (2nd phase of NBRP from 2007 to 2011) is supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), the Japanese Government.
- Medical Mycology Research Center(former Research Center for Pathogenic Fungi and Microbial Toxicoses), Chiba University (core organization)
- Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University
- Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, and
- Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University