Dr. Jin Zhong
Dr. Jin Zhong is a professor at Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his Ph.D degree from the Department of Microbiology at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, where he studied microbial mobile elements under the guidance of Dr. Alan Lambowitz. He was further trained in molecular virology as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Francis Chisari’s group at The Scripps Research Institute, USA. During his postdoctoral training period, he and colleagues developed a robust cell culture model for HCV infection. Since 2007 he has been the head of Unit of Viral Hepatitis at Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has also been Adjunct Professor at ShanghaiTech University since 2013.Dr. Zhong’s major research interest is to study biology of HCV and other RNA viruses. He has published about 80 research articles. Dr. Zhong is currently the chief scientist of the Chinese national 973 consortium project on HCV. He is a member of national committee of Medical Virology in Chinese Society of Medicine and a member of national committee of Virology in Chinese Society of Microbiology. Dr. Zhong has won several awards, including 100-Talents Excellence Award by Chinese Academy of Sciences.