George Fu Gao



病原微生物与免疫学家 男,1961年11月生,山西应县人。1983年毕业于山西农业大学,1986年获中国农业大学硕士学位,1995年获英国牛津大学博士学位。2013年当选为中国科学院院士。现为中国科学院微生物所研究员、中国疾病预防控制中心副主任、中国科学院北京生命科学研究院副院长。曾任中国科学院微生物研究所所长。
主要研究病原微生物跨种传播机制与免疫学领域研究,针对病原跨种传播机制,特别是在病原与宿主界面的相互识别和相互作用、免疫细胞与感染细胞(靶细胞)的相互识别机制研究方面进行了系统性和创新性工作。曾荣获中国科学技术协会首届青年科技奖(1988),Thomson Reuters Research Fronts Awards 2008,首届谈家桢生命科学创新奖,发展中国家科学院(TWAS)基础医学奖(2012),日本日经亚洲奖(Nikkei Asia Prize)等。曾先后主持多项国家重大科研项目,“973”项目首席科学家等。2014年当选第三世界科学院(TWAS)院士,2016年当选为欧洲分子生物学组织外籍院士,2017年当选为爱丁堡皇家学会外籍院士。


Professor George F. Gao is the Director-General, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention; a Professor in the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; President of the Chinese Society of Biotechnology; and President of the Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB). Dr. Gao obtained his 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 focused on the enveloped virus entry and release, especially influenza virus interspecies transmission (host jump), structure-based drug-design, and structural immunology. He is also interested in virus ecology, especially the relationship between influenza virus and migratory birds or live poultry markets and the bat-derived virus ecology and molecular biology. Dr. Gao has published more than 450 refereed papers and 10 books or book chapters, and he has applied for and obtained more than 25 UK, US, and Chinese patents. Dr. Gao is a member (academician) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, and an associate member of EMBO. He is a recipient of several national and international awards, including the TWAS Medical Prize (2012), the Nikkei Asian Prize (2014), and the HLHL S&T Advancement Award (2015).