Dr. HuaJi QIU, PhD, DVM, professor, the chief scientist of the Unit for High-Consequence Swine Viral Diseases, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, CAAS, China. He served as coordinator of more than 20 projects from National “863” Program, National Key Technologies R&D Program, State Key Program of Natural Science Foundation of China, Joint Funds of Natural Science Foundation of China, EU FP7 project, etc. His research is focused on the regulation of viral replication, virulence determinants and 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 138 papers as first author or corresponding author in SCI-indexed journals, such as Cell Host Microbe, PNAS, J Virol and Emerg Microbes Infect, etc.
Dr. QIU is a member of the Asfarviridae Study Group of ICTV, a member of 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 Chinese Society of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary. He is an editor of several journals such as Frontiers in Immunology, Viruses, Scientia Agricultura Sincica, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology, Acta Microbiologia Sinica, etc., and a peer reviewer of a number of international journals such as Gene Therapy, Journal of Virology, Vaccine, Veterinary Microbiology, Viruses, Virus Research, etc.