Work: Director in CAS Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Professor George F. Gao obtained his Ph.D (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). He is now the academician, professor and director in CAS Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also the Vice-President of Beijing Institutes of Life Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Deputy Director-General of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Vice-President of Chinese Society of Biotechnology. His research interests include the molecular mechanism of interspecies transmission of pathogens, molecular virology and molecular immunology. His group research is now focusing on mechanisms of interspecies transmission (“host jump”) of pathogens, especially interaction between the enveloped virus and host, and molecular immune recognition. He has published more than 280 refereed papers, several books or book chapters and has applied 21 UK, US and Chinese patents.