2023.05.12 Press Release
Research paper on the elucidating the evolutionary patterns of Omicron subvariants of G2P-Japan, co-authored by HiLung members, was published in the journal “Nature Communications” on 11 May.

The G2P-Japan has elucidated the evolutionary patterns behind the emergence of highly adaptive Omicron subvariants, especially BQ.1.1 variant.

Our iPS cell-derived lung cells were useful for evaluating the infectivity and proliferative potential of this Omicron subvariants.

「Nature Communications」online on 11 May 2023
Article Title:
「Convergent evolution of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron subvariants leading to the emergence of BQ.1.1 variant」
「The Genotype to Phenotype Japan (G2P-Japan)」
The research team led by Professor Sato of the Division of Systems Virology, Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo.
Several young researchers and laboratories in Japan join this collaborative effort to accelerate research.