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Former Research Fellow - Making Genomic Medicine
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Koichi is a social scientist of biomedical sciences. His research interest lies in the relationship between the trajectories of biomedical research, such as regenerative medicine and genomic medicine, and its research infrastructure, as a combination of socio-political environment and material distribution. At STIS, he is working on the Wellcome Trust funded project Making Genomic Medicine, and will explore the concept of ‘Rare Disease’ and its significance in the domains of science and policy from a socio-historical perspective.
Koichi was originally trained in economics and completed his DPhil in Management Studies at the University of Oxford in 2010. In his thesis, he comparatively examined the research regimes of tissue engineering research in the UK and Japan. He holds MSc in Management Research (Oxford) and MSc in Sociology (LSE), and before joining STIS, he was an assistant professor at the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI) in Japan.
Mikami, K, Kent, A, Haddow, G (2015) ‘The “life costs” of living with rare genetic diseases’ in Kumar, D and Chadwick, R (eds), ‘Genomics and Society: Ethical, Legal, Cultural and Socioeconomic Implications’, Academic Press, pp 193‑206
Mikami, K (2015) ‘Collaboration in Health Care: Shifting collaborations and the quest for legitimacy: observation of regenerative medicine research in Japan’ in Penders, B., Vermeulen, N. & Parker, J.N. (Eds), ‘Collaboration across Health Research and Medical Care’, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp 149‑169
Sturdy, S, Mikami, K (2017) ‘Patient organization involvement and the challenge of securing access to treatments for rare diseases: report of a policy engagement workshop’, Research Involvement and Engagement 3 (14) 1‑13