HKIAS Senior Fellow

Professor George Fu Gao, an internationally renowned scientist whose research interests focus on enveloped viruses and molecular immunology, was appointed as HKIAS Senior Fellow in October 2018.

Professor Gao’s research interests include enveloped viruses and molecular immunology, mainly focusing on the enveloped virus entry and release, especially interspecies transmission (host jump) of influenza virus and coronaviruses. His research has recently expanded on public health policy and global health strategy.

Professor Gao has been elected as a member/ fellow of several academies, including Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). Gao is a recipient of several international and national awards, including TWAS Medical Prize (2012), Nikkei Asian Prize (2014) and Japanese Foreign Minister’s Award (2015).


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