Gao Fu

Gao Fu

Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Director of China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Deputy Director of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Academician of The World Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, Foreign Fellow of the European Molecular Biology Organization, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Foreign Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences
Education and Work Experience
    Prof. Gao focuses on researches of cross-host spread of pathogenic microorganisms, infection mechanism and host cell immunity research, and public health policy and global health strategy research. In the fields of influenza virus epidemiology, cross-species molecular mechanism, for the first time, he has confirmed that wild migratory birds can be infected with the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus in groups,
    which changed the conclusion that wild migratory birds are merely reservoirs of influenza virus.