George Fu Gao, DVM, DPhil (Oxon)
Institute of Microbiology Chinese Academy of Sciences

Telephone: 86-10-64807688
Address: Room A117, Building 3, NO.1 West Beichen Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Postcode: 100101 

Research Areas

         Molecular mechanism of interspecies transmission of emerging/re-emerging pathogens and structural immunology, esp. on T cell molecular recognition, the molecular mechanism of enveloped virus (such as HIV virus) fusion and entry, and molecular mechanism of interspecies transmission of animal-borne pathogens (such as bird flu virus).


1979-1983 Shanxi Agricultural University, China B.Sc
1983-1986 Beijing Agricultural University, China M.Sc
1987-1991 Lecturer (Virology), College of Vet. Med., Beijing Agricultural University, P.R. China
1991-1994 Oxford University, United Kingdom, DPhil, Molecular Virology
1995-1998 Welcome Trust/MRC Postdoctoral Research Assistant (RS1A), Nuffield Dept. of Clinical Medicine, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford University
1998-1999 Research Associate (Band 3), MRC Human Immunology Unit, Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford
1999-2001 Welcome Trust (UK) International Research Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Children’s Hospital; Dept. of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School; and Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University 
2001-2004 Lecturer, Nuffield Dept. of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University
2004-2008 Director-General, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2008-Present Director, CAS Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Microbiology
2004-Present Professor, Graduate Universtiy of Chinses Academy of Sciences 2006-Present Professor, University of Science and Technology of China
2008-Present Vice-President, Beijing Institutes of Life Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2010-Present Visiting professor, Oxford University

Honors & Distinctions

1988 Young Scientist Award—China Association for Science and Technology
1991 Sino British Friendship Scholarship Scheme (SBFSS) Fellowship of the
   British Council
1998 UK Wellcome Trust International Travelling Fellowship
2002 National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) “Overseas
   Outstanding Young Scientist “
2003 Ministry of Education P. R. China “Chun Hui Project”
2004 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) “Hundred-talent Project”
2005 Chief Scientist MOST 973 Project
2005 National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Distinguished
   Young Investigator
2006 New Century Candidate of National Project “Thousands of Talents”.
   (Awarded by Ministry of Personnel of the People’s Republic of China)
2007 Science & Technology Award of 5th Dabeinong
2008 Thomson Reuters Research Fronts Award 2008
2008 Supervisor of Excellent Postgraduate of CAS
2009 Award for Life Science Innovation “Tan Jia Zhen Award”
2009 “Zhuli Yuehua” Outstanding Supervisor of CAS
2010 “Overseas Chinese (Innovative Talents) Contribution” Award of China
           Federation of Returned Overseas
2010 Supervisor of Excellent Postgraduate of CAS
2010 Chief Scientist MOST 973 Project
2011 Special Government Allowance