Invited Speakers » Prof L. Wang
CSIRO Livestock Industries, VIC
Prof Linfa Wang is the director of the Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases at Duke-NUS, Singapore and an OCE Science Leader at the CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL). He is an international leader in the field of emerging zoonotic viruses and virus-host interaction. He is a member of the WHO SARS Scientific Research Advisory Committee, and played a key role in identification of bats as the natural host of SARS-like viruses. His research group also played a major role in the discovery and molecular analysis of Hendra virus, Nipah virus, Melaka virus, and many other novel bat-borne viruses. Prof. Wang has more than 300 scientific publications, including papers in Science, Nature, Lancet Infectious Diseases,PNAS, etc. He is currently serving on seven editorial boards for publications in the areas of virology and infectious diseases and is the Editor-in-Chief for the open access Virology Journal. Prof. Wang is an elected fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.