George Fu Gao#

Membership Number:5463
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:CHINA

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2018 Vice President, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (In charge of both Biology and Medicine dept)
  • 2017 Director-General, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC)
  • 2015 Dean, Savaid Medical School, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)
  • 2011 - 2017 Deputy Director-General, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC)
  • Director, CAS Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology, IMCAS
  • Professor, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • 2008 Vice-President, Beijing Institutes of Life Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • 2004 - 2008 Professor, Director-General, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMCAS)
  • 2001 - 2006 Research Lecturer, Nuffield Dept. of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University
  • 1999 - 2001 Welcome Trust (UK) International Research Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Children's Hospital; Dept. of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School; and Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University (Drs Don C Wiley and Stephen C Harrison Lab)
  • 1998 - 1999 Research Associate (Band 3), MRC Human Immunology Unit, Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford
  • 1995-1998 Welcome Trust/MRC Postdoctoral Research Assistant (RS1A), Nuffield Dept. of Clinical Medicine, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford University, Drs John Bell, Andrew McMichael and Bent Jakobsen Lab. (Three months of academic visit as a postdoc fellow at Dept. of Clinical Neurosciences, Dr Robert Bell Lab, The University of Calgary, Canada, in the end of 1994, before taking up the Oxford postdoc position)
  • 1987 - 1991 Teaching Assistant and Lecturer (Virology), College of Vet. Med., Beijing Agricultural University (BAU), P.R. China

Fields of Scholarship
  • Viral evolution
  • Viral entry
  • Host-pathogen interaction
  • Epidemiology
  • Viral diseases
  • Protein-protein interactions
  • Antiviral therapy
  • Virus glycoproteins
  • Immune responses
  • Viral transmission and infection

Honours and Awards
  • Fellowship/ Membership by election
    • 2020 Member, German Academy of Sicences (Leopoldina)
    • 2019 Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
    • 2019 Member, National Academy of Medicine (NAM)
    • 2019 Member of Brazilian Academy of Sciences (BAS)
    • 2019 Member (academician), International Eurasian Academy of Sciences
    • 2017 Fellow, African Academy of Sciences (AAS)
    • 2017 Fellow, The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)
    • 2016 Associate Member, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
    • 2016 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    • 2015 Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology (AAM)
    • 2ß14 Fellow, The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
    • 2013 Member (academician), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • Awards and Honours
    • 2ß19 The Qiu Shi Outstanding Scientist and Outstanding Scientific Research Team Awards
    • 2ß19 HKU Centennial Distinguished Chinese Scholar
    • 2018 The Gamaleya Medal (Russia)
    • 2015 Japanese Foreign Minister's Commencement
    • 2011 and 2014 National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology, P. R. China
    • 2014 Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
    • 2014 Nikkei Asia Prize (Japan)
    • 2013 SEBM Distinguished Scientist Award (Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, USA)
    • 2012 TWAS (The Third World Academy of Sciences) Prize (Medical Sciences)

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