Yukiko Nishimura is President/founder of NPO ASrid (Advocacy Service for Rare and Intractable Diseases’ stakeholders in Japan). ASrid is very unique organization and committed to providing the valuable service/system for “connecting” and “creating” with/among multi-stakeholders related to its field, as an Intermediate Organization. Based on Yukiko’s effort, ASrid and JPA (Japan Patients Association) has contracted MOU about research promotion and drug development area, and also collaborated with Pediatric NANBYO network, the biggest Pediatric Rare diseases network in Japan.
Yukiko has worked/collaborated with the patients/patients’ families and among stakeholders in rare and intractable diseases and orphan drug field for about 10 years. Yukiko has a board member of ICORD committee since 2010, and her team was a main organizer of ICORD Tokyo (2012) . Yukiko had worked as a chief secretariat of International Relations, JPA (2011-2016), as an assistant professor of Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo (2007-2015), Visiting lecturer of Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Science, Kyoto University (2009-2012) as a technical consultant of MEXT (Ministry of Education) (2005-2009).