George F. Gao

Keynote lecture 21-9-2017: 9.30-10.15h

George F. Gao, DPhil (Oxon), MSc is Director-General of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and professor of Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interests include enveloped viruses and molecular immunology, mainly focusing on the enveloped virus entry and release, esp. interspecies transmission (host jump) influenza virus and coronaviruses. His research has recently expanded on public health policy and global health strategy.

Gao has been elected as a member/ fellow of several academies, including Chinese Academy of Sciences and The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). Gao is a recipient of several international and national awards, including TWAS Medical Prize (2012) and Nikkei Asian Prize (2014).