Xuan-Yi Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Virology, Ministry of Education & Health, Fudan University
Research Scientist, Institutes of Biomedical Sciences, Fudan University
Deputy Director, National Engineering Laboratory for Therapeutic Vaccines
Dr. Wang is a seasoned scientist with an extensive experience in infectious diseases in China. He combines academic knowledge of epidemiology with the crucial understanding of healthcare systems and infrastructure in the remote area of China. His research team studies viral hepatitis and enteric infectious diseases with a strong emphasis on epidemiology and vaccinology. Currently, he is responsible for the evaluation for the efficacy of therapeutic hepatitis B vaccine, and hexavalent reassortant rotavirus vaccine. Dr. Wang started his career in China where he distinguished himself through his work on hepatitis. He conducted several outstanding studies on hepatitis control. This was followed by a series of successful projects focussing on enteric diseases. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Fudan University in 2001, and conducted postdoctoral studies at the Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Virology, Ministry of Health, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University where he started to apply molecular techniques to the study of viral hepatitis. He joined the International Vaccine Institute as an associated research scientist in 2003. During his work in Seoul, Dr. Wang focused on the studies of enteric infectious disease, such as rotavirus, S.typhi, S.paratyphi, and cholera, interacted with a large multidisciplinary team which included social scientists (behavioural sciences and economics) and statisticians in Southeast Asian and Africa countries. In 2007, Dr. Wang moved back and joined Institutes of Biomedical Sciences, Fudan University.
Zhao-Jun Duan, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, PhD Tutor
Director, Department of Viral Diarrhea
Assistant Director of the Institute of Viral Disease, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Duan currently serves as the Director of the Reference Laboratory of the Rotavirus, the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization, and Chairman of the 1st Young Committee affiliated to the Virology Specialized Committee, and Member for the Chinese Health Quarantine Committee. He mainly engages in the research of viral diarrhea, as well as its prevention and control. Dr. Duan is in charge of the sentinel surveillance network for viral diarrhea in China. He published more than 80 SCI papers from his research area, and conducted a series of national and international projects. In 2008, he was awarded the " advanced individual for the combating the quake and carrying out relief work ", and in 2010, was awarded "the first Youth May Fourth Medal of central state organs ", in 2013, was awarded the thirteenth "China Youth Science and Technology Award".
Dr. Jiang currently is a supervisory research microbiologist and team lead in Viral Gastroenteritis Branch, Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He also holds an adjunct faculty position at Emory University. His research interests include epidemiology, virology, immunology and vaccinology of rotavirus and other agents of viral gastroenteritis, with a particular focus on research and development, and advocacy of rotavirus vaccines. He has served as an advisor and consultant for academic institutions, vaccine manufacturers, government and non-government organizations in developed and emerging developing countries. Dr. Jiang obtained his veterinary degree (DVM equivalent) in China and PhD degree in virology from the Ohio State University, and received post-doctoral training with the National Research Council of the US National Academy of Sciences at CDC. He has published more than 160 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and book chapters and holds a number of patents on rotavirus vaccine and diagnostics. He received a number of awards and honors, including the 2012 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for “Inactivated Rotavirus Vaccines” and the 2017 Superior Leadership Award from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC. He has served in various professional organizations, including ATCC Advisory Committee and board member of non-profit organization, and editorial and review boards of various scientific journals. His other personal interests include travel, sports and gardening.
SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Xuan-Yi Wang, Fudan University
Zhao-Jun Duan, China CDC
Hua-Qing Wang, China CDC
Yu-Mei Wen, Fudan University
Zhi-Jun Wang, National Institute for Food and Drug Control, CFDA
You-Chun Wang, National Institute for Food and Drug Control, CFDA
Xiao-Ming Yang, CNBG
Yuan Qian, Institute of Pediatric, Captial
Baoming Jiang, US CDC
Umesh Parashar US CDC
Roger Glass, US NIH
Duncan Steele, Bill & Melinda Foundation
Adam Cohen, World Health Organization
Xi Jiang, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine