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Professor Guan, Yi 管軼

Title:
Daniel CK Yu Professorship in Virology
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Professor Guan, Yi 管軼

Title:
Daniel CK Yu Professorship in Virology
Professor

Biography

Prof. Guan is the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseasesand the Center of Influenza Research, The University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on the ecology, evolution and pathogenesis of influenza and other emerging respiratory viruses. Over the past decade, his research team has made distinguished contributions to research in virology and to the control of emerging infectious diseases in China and the world. His contribution to the field is reflected in his publication record of over 280 peer-reviewed articles with >26,000 citations and an h-index of 79.

Prof. Guan’s research on influenza has 1) identified all the major precursors and transmission pathways of the H5N1 influenza viruses that currently circulate in Southeast Asia, Europe and Africa and provided most of the WHO recommended pre-pandemic H5N1 vaccines strains; 2) initiated the systematic study of H9N2 viruses, which, along with H5 viruses, are now regarded as the most likely novel influenza subtypes to cause a pandemic; 3) defined the critical role of domestic ducks in harboring and spreading influenza viruses; 4) made major contributions in recognizing the emergence, evolutionary history and development of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic virus; and 5) revealed the genesis, infection source, evolutionary pathway and possible transmission route of the recently emerged H7N9 influenza virus.

His work on SARS led to the successful identification of the SARS-Coronavirus and its infectious source from live animal markets and helped the Chinese Government successfully avert the second SARS outbreak in early 2004.

Prof. Guan was recently ranked as a highly cited researcher (2014) and is ranked 11th in the world in the field of microbiology (Thomson). Hehas obtained substantial grant funding from the NIH of the USA, the Welcome Trust fund and the WHO as well as from local government sources and private foundations. “Time” magazine of the USA has twice featured him, first as one of 18 “Global Health Hero” and later as an “Asian Hero”.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2012-04-01Daniel C K Yu Endowed Professorship in Virology (2012): The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2005-06-01《东亚H5、H9禽流感病毒起源及演化研究》- 汕头市科学技术进步奖一等奖, 汕头市人民政府
Research Achievement
2008-07-012008 Research Output Prize/Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2005-05-01《广东省传染性非典型肺炎(SARS)防治研究》:广东省科学技术奖励特等奖, 广东省人民政府
Research Achievement
2010-01-01Special Recognition (in honor of extraordinary work in H1N1 influenza research): Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Research Achievement
2006-08-012006 Research Output Prize: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2009-11-01丽珠牌抗病毒颗粒抗禽流感和新型甲型流感的实验研究-珠海市科学技术进步奖二等奖, 珠海市人民政府
Research Achievement
2009-11-01《治疗禽流感的中药组合物、制备方法及其用途》-珠海市专利金奖, 珠海市人民政府
Research Achievement
2004-11-01Special Research Achievement Award for the Research Team in the Department of Microbiology 2004.: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2005-11-01"Bird-Flu Hunter" and one of the 18 Global Health Heroes (2005): Time
Research Achievement
2004-12-01《SARS攻关项目》- 广东省科技进步二等奖, 广东省人民政府
Research Achievement
2010-08-01Excellent Research Award (Basic and Laboratory Science): The Food and Health Bureau, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region
Research Achievement
2010-06-01Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2004-12-01《广东省传染性非典型肺炎(SARS)防治研究》- 国家科技进步二等奖, 中华人民共和国
Research Achievement
Zhang, ZY
Qin, K
Wang, J
Li, K
Webster, RG
2005-07-01Research Output Prize, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, awarded for “H5N1 virus outbreak in migratory waterfowl” published in Nature, 2005: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2010-01-01《禽类甲型流感病毒的发生、演变及传播规律研究》- 教育部自然科学奖一等奖, 中华人民共和国教育部
Research Achievement
Li, L
Tang, X
Dhanasekaran, V
Zhang, S
2008-06-01The Best Poster Award at the XIth Nidovirus Symposium 2008: The XIth International Nidovirus Symposium (2008), Oxford, UK
Research Achievement
2006-11-0160 Years of Asian Heroes: Time
Research Achievement
Yu, H
Fang, J
Guo, DH
Peng, ZB
Feng, LZ
Jiang, H
Luo, HM
Li, Q
Feng, ZJ
Wang, Y
Yang, W
Smith, DK
Pybus, O
Shu, Y
Webster, R
Webby, R
Rambaut, A
2014-12-01Research Output Prize 2014: Yu H, Wu JT, Cowling BJ, Liao Q, Fang VJ, Zhou S, Wu P, Zhou H, Lau EH, Guo D, Ni MY, Peng Z, Feng L, Jiang H, Luo H, Li Q, Feng Z, Wang Y, Yang W, Leung GM. Effect of closure of live poultry markets on poultry-to-person transmission of avian influenza A H7N9 virus: an ecological study. Lancet. 2014; 383(9916): 541-8.: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Smith, JD
2014-12-01Excellent Research Awards: Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR Government
Research Achievement
Wang, J
Shen, Y
Duan, L
MA, C
CHAI, Y
Zhou, L
LIANG, H
OU, Z
Liu, Y
Smith, DK
Kelvin, DJ
Smith, DK
Pybus, OG
Shu, Y
Webster, RG
Webby, RJ
Rambaut, A
2014-01-012014 Research Output Prize
Research Achievement
Wang, J
Shen, Y
Duan, L
MA, C
CHAI, Y
Zhou, L
LIANG, H
OU, Z
Liu, Y
Smith, DK
Kelvin, DJ
Smith, DK
Pybus, OG
Shu, Y
Webster, RG
Webby, RJ
Rambaut, A
2014-01-012014 Research Output Prize
Research Achievement
Wang, J
ZHOU, J
2014-11-01Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2014: LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Dhanasekaran, V
Ma, SK
Li, OTW
Cheung, YM
2011-11-01Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2010-2011: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Shu, Y
Yuan, Z
Wang, D
Zhou, J
Gao, R
Hu, Y
Zhang, X
Cao, B
Wang, Y
Gao, GF
Wu, G
Jie, Z
Jiang, T
2015-12-01First Prize, National Medical Science and Technology Award: Chinese Medical Association (CMA), 2015年中华医学科技奖一等奖, 中华医学会
Research Achievement
Shu, Y
Yuan, Z
Wang, D
Zhou, J
Gao, R
Hu, Y
Zhang, X
Cao, B
Wang, Y
Gao, GF
Wu, G
Jie, Z
Jiang, T
First Prize, National Preventive Medicine Award: Chinese Preventive Medicine Association (CPMA), 2015年中华预防医学会科学技术奖一等奖, 中华预防医学会
Research Achievement
Shu, Y
Yuan, Z
Wang, D
Zhou, J
Gao, R
Hu, Y
Zhang, X
Cao, B
Wang, Y
2015-12-01First Prize, National Medical Science and Technology Award (CMA #201501292): Chinese Medical Association, 2015年中华医学科技奖一等奖, 中华医学会
Research Achievement
Dhanasekaran, V
Pybus, OG
Bhatt, S
Riley, S
Bahl, J
Ma, SK
Cheung, YM
Shortridge, KF
Webby, RJ
Webster, RG
2012-03-012012 Research Output Prize: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
05/2000-memberWHO Animal Influenza Network
09/2007-09/2010Scientific Committee ChairOptions for the Control of Influenza VII
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