Hua-Ji QIU, PhD, DVM, professor, the Swine Virulent Infectious Diseases Division chief scientist, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, CAAS, China. He served as coordinator of more than 20 projects from the National “863” Program, National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Key Technologies R&D Program, EU FP7 project, etc. His research focus on the regulation of viral replication, virulence determinants and the development of diagnostic assays and marker vaccines for classical swine fever, African swine fever and pseudorabies. He has been awarded several national and provincial prizes for progress in science and technology. He has published more than 80 papers in SCI-indexed journals, including 11 papers in Journal of Virology. Dr. QIU is a member of the Asfarviridae Study Group of ICTV, a member of the National Committee of Experts on Animal Epidemic Prevention of China, and a standing member of Animal Infectious Diseases Branch and a member of Veterinary Biotechnology Branch of the Chinese Society of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary. He is an editor of several journals such as Frontiers in Immunology, Scientia Agricultura Sinica, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology, Acta Microbiologia Sinica, etc., and a peer reviewer of many international journals such as Gene Therapy, Journal of Virology, Vaccine, Veterinary Microbiology, Viruses, Virus Research, etc.