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Director  Xinwen CHEN



Xinwen CHEN, PhD,, Professor. He obtained his BSc and MSc from the Department of Biology, Central China Normal University in 1986 and Henan University of Technology in 1988, respectively. In 1998, he obtained his PhD from Wageningen University in 2001. He subsequently worked at the University of California at Berkeley and Wageningen University as a visiting scientist. Dr. Chen is one of the scientists in “Hundred-talent Project” CAS and one of the awardees of the "National Outstanding Youth Fund". Dr. Chen’s current positions include Director General of WIV, a member of the institute’s Academic Committee, a member of the institute's Academic Degree Committee. In addition, Dr. Chen is Editor- in-Chef of Virologica Sinica, a member of the Council of the Hubei Society of Microbiology and a member of the Council of the Hubei Society of Biotechnology. Dr. Chen as the chief scientists assume "national major scientific research projects", and also assume multiple projects such as 973, the national natural science foundation and institute project. Dr. Chen has more than 130 publications, of which more than 70 are registered in the SCI index. He was also awarded second prize in the "National Innovation Award" in 2005, awarded first prize in the "Natural Science of Hubei Province" in 2011.

Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee Gengfu XIAO


Gengfu Xiao, Ph.D., Professor. Dr Xiao obtained his BSc and MSc in Medicine from Tongji Medical University in 1989 and 1992. And he obtained his Ph.D. degree in virology from Wuhan University in 1999. From 1992 to 2008, he worked at the college of Life Science in Wuhan University as a Teaching Assistant, Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor. Dr Xiao was one of the awardees of the “Outstanding Youth Fund” in Hubei province in 2003; he then obtained the support of the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University in 2006 and the Support of the Hundred Talents Program of CAS in 2008. Now Dr Xiao is the Deputy Director General and Professor at Wuhan Institute of Virology, CAS, and is the head of the research group of viral biochemistry, furthermore Dr Xiao is deputy director of the State key laboratory of virology.Dr Xiao has worked on the study of medical molecular virology for many years. In recent years, his research focuses on biochemistry of viral proteins. Dr Xiao is supported by National Basic Research Program of China and the CAS pilot project of Knowledge Innovation Programs.

Dr Xiao participated in editing three monographs, “genetic engineering”, “Modern Molecular Biology of the Cell”, and “Human flu and Bird flu”.

Deputy directors  Hong TANG


Hong TANG, PhD (Rutgers University). Professor of Molecular Immunology, and deputy director general of the Institute. His work on innate immune response and regulation has resulted in a series of high impact publications in Nat Med, Nat Immunol, J Exp Med, Cell Res, PNAS, J Immunol, among others. He was a fellow of One-Hundred Talents Program of CAS (2001-2004) and recipient of the National Outstanding Young Investigators Fellowship (2001-2005). He was elected to the standing committee of Board of Directors of Chinese Society for Immunology, and served as the vice chairman of Division of Infection and Immunity, Chinese Society for Immunology, ever since. He also served on Infection Diseases Review Panel of State Basic Research Development Program of China (2007-2013), Strategic Reviewers Panel for National Programs of Prevention and Control of Primary Infectious Diseases Including Viral Hepatitis and AIDS (2008-2012). He is now an associated editor or editor for several journals, including Science China Life Science, Virologica Sinia, Cell & Mol Immunol, Protein & Cell.  

Deputy directors  Changcai HE



Changcai HE, Bsc & MSc, worked in the Research Group of Ichthyology of Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) from Jul. 1985 to Jun. 1996. Then, he worked in the Division of Graduates in the Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS from Jul. 1996 to Feb. 2000. During the following seven years (from Mar. 2000 to Dec. 2007), working in Wuhan Education Center, he was the deputy head of the General Office of Education Center, Executive Vice President of the School for Advanced Study in Wuhan Branch, CAS, and then head of the General Office of Education Center, among which, he was also the deputy head of Admission Office of Graduate University of CAS from Oct. 2001 to Oct. 2003, and the deputy head of Office of Organization and Human Resource from Mar. 2002 to Mar. 2004. Within the following five years, namely from Jan. 2008 to Aug. 2013, he acted as the head of the General Office, Office of Infrastructure, and assistant of the President of Wuhan Branch, CAS. In addition, he was the chairman of the corporate trade union of Wuhan Branch from Jan. 2004 to Sep. 2013, and the Corporate Secretary of the Party at Wuhan Branch from Oct. 2005 to Jul. 2013. Since the Aug. of 2013, he has been the deputy director general of Wuhan Institute of Virology, CAS.

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