Kazuhide Inoue, PhD Japan Professor, Department of Molecular and System Pharmacology | Kyushu University

Kazuhide Inoue

Microglia and Intractable Chronic Pain: Animal Research to Human Study

Friday, 7 August | 08:15–08:40

Kazuhide Inoue, PhD is the Executive Vice-President of Kyushu University. He has published over 300 papers on the subject of the function of purinergic receptors, especially in pain signaling. He has found that P2X4 receptors in spinal microglia has important role in the expression of neuropathic pain that is often refractory to treatment with NSAIDs and opioids. In 1975, he graduated School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University. After obtaining Ph.D from Kyusyu University in 1985, he studied abroad in NIH, USA, until 1987. He again studied abroad in University College London (Prof. G Burnstock), as an honorary research fellow from 1991 till 1992. In 2000, he became a professor of Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University. From 2014 till now, he works as the Executive Vice-President of Kyushu University.He was awarded Science Technology Award from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan in 2007, the 3rd Setsuro Ebashi Prize of The Japanese Pharmacological Society in 2010, Medal from His Majesty the Spanish Emperor as an honor of Royal Academy of Pharmacy in 2010, The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award in 2013, and Medal with Purple Ribbon from His Majesty the Japanese Emperor in 2014.