Prof George Gao

Professor George F. Gao obtained his PhD (DPhil) degree from Oxford University, UK and did his postdoc work in both Oxford University and Harvard University (with a brief stay in Calgary University). His research interests include enveloped viruses and molecular immunology. His group research is mainly focusing on the enveloped virus entry and release, esp. influenza virus interspecies transmission (host jump), structure-based drug-design and structural immunology. He is also interested in virus ecology, esp. the relationship between influenza virus and migratory birds or live poultry markets and the bat-derived virus ecology and molecular biology. He has published more than 380 refereed papers, 11 books or book chapters and has applied and obtained more than 25 UK, US and Chinese patents. His research has recently expanded on public health policy and global health strategy. He led the China CDC teamin2014 (From Sep. to Nov.) to work in Sierra Leone for fighting against Ebola and his heroic role there has made a great deal for the field work. Gao is a member (academician) of Chinese Academy of Sciences, a fellow of The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS, also known as The World Academy of Sciences), a fellow of American Academy of Microbiology (AAM)and an associate member of EMBO. Gao is a recipient of several international and national awards, including TWAS Medical Prize (2012), Nikkei Asian Prize (2014) and HLHL S&T.