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Dr Zhu, Huachen 朱華晨

Title:
Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr Huachen Zhu is Assistant Professor at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Adjunct Professor at the Shantou University (STU). She serves as Associate Director of the Joint Institute of Virology (STU/HKU) and the State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases (HKU-Shenzhen Branch).

Dr Zhu’s research field is focused on mechanisms that lead to the virus emergence at the human and animal interface. In the past five years, she has identified the zoonotic sources, transmission routes, evolutionary pathways and precursors leading to the genesis of multiple severe viral threats to human health. Her work was repeatedly accepted for publication in Nature and Science, the top two scientific journals in the category of Multidisciplinary Sciences.

Dr Zhu’s research has attracted funding from the NIH of the USA, the Welcome Trust, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Shenzhen high-end talents program, The Top-tier University Scheme of Guangdong, and the Hong Kong government sources. She was awarded Promising Investigator Prize by the International Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Virus Diseases (ISIRV, 2013), and received HKU Research Output Prize or Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award every year since 2011, and Outstanding Young Researcher Award of HKU in 2016. She is also one of the First Prize winners of the National Medical Science and Technology Award (CMA 2015) and the National Preventive Medicine Award (CPMA 2015). 

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2013-09-01Promising Investigator Scholarship: Options for the Control of Influenza VIII, International Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Virus Diseases (ISIRV)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dhanasekaran, V
Ma, SK
Li, OTW
Cheung, YM
2011-11-01Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2010-2011: The University of Hong Kong
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
05/2010-05/2011MemberInternational Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Virus Diseases (isirv)
2015, 2016ConsultantFAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and USAID (United States Agency International Development) consultant on Zoonotic Influenza Surveillance in Asia
2012, 2015ConsultantWorld Health Organization (WHO) consultant on Improving Influenza Vaccine Virus Selection
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