The Federation Of Chinese Scholars In Australia

DETAILS:
Name

WANG Linfa

Birth Year 1960
Position 1) Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Australia
2) Director and Professor, Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases,
Professional / Institution Affiliation and address
1) CSIRO AAAH, PO Bag 24, Geelong, VIC 3220, Australia
2) Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, 8 College Road, Singapore 169895
Email linfa.wang@csiro.au; linfa.wang@duke-nus.edu.sg
Telephone (03) 52275121
Mobile

II. CAREER SUMMARY (Education and employment history, List major past positions and current positions):
Education and Qualifications
. Ph.D. Biochemistry (Molecular Biology), University of California, Davis. June, 1986.
. B.S. (Honour) Biology (Biochemistry), East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, January 1982.
Employment
2012- Director and Professor, Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
2008- OCE Science Leader, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Vic.
2004-2008 Senior Principal Research Scientist and project leader, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Vic.
2003-2010 Project Leader, Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases (AB-CRC), Brisbane, Qld.
1996-2004 Principal Research Scientist and project leader, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Vic.
1992-1996 Senior Research Scientist and project leader, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Vic.
1990-1992 Research Scientist, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Vic.
1990 Senior Research Officer, the Centre for Molecular Biology and Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Vic.
1989-1990 Senior Tutor, Department of Biochemistry, Monash University, Clayton, Vic.
1986-1989 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Davis.
1982-1986 Postgraduate Student, Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Davis.

III. HONOURS, AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS:
• Gardner Lecturer, European Society for Clinical Virology, 2012
• Elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, 2010
• CSIRO OCE Science Leader, 2008
• CSIRO Service from Science Award, 2008 (Equine Influenza Team)
• Finalist, Eureka Prize for Scientific Research, 2007
• CSIRO Award for Excellence in Partnership, 2006 (SARS Team)
• CSIRO CLI Award for Excellence in Partnership, 2006
• Finalist, Australian Chinese Achiever’s Award (Science & Engineering), 1996
• Nominee and participant of the CEO's Workshop for CSIRO Outstanding Young Staff, 1994
• Research Award for Outstanding Young University Teachers, The Huo-Ying-Dong Education Foundation, 1992-1995
• Research Award for Outstanding Young Scientist, The National Science Foundation of China, 1988-1990
• Michael Swackhamer Fellowship, Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Davis, 1985-1986
• UCD Graduate Research Award, University of California, Davis, 1985-1986
• Earle C. Anthony Fellowship, University of California, Davis, 1985-1986
• Jastro-Shields Graduate Research Scholarship, University of California, Davis, 1984-1985
• Peter J. Shields Fellowship, University of California, Davis, 1984-1985
• Chinese Government Graduate Scholarship, The Ministry of Education, The People's Republic of China, 1982-1983
• Outstanding Undergraduate Award, East China Normal University, 1981-1982

IV. LIST ALL POSITIONS ON BOARDS OF RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
Editor/Editorial Board • Editorial Board, Asia Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (1996-)
• Editorial Board, Immunology Laboratory Manuals, R.D. Landes Company Biomedical Publishers, Austin, USA. (1997-)
• Editorial Board, Academic Journals, New York, USA (2005-)
• Editorial Board, Chinese Journal of Virology (2006-)
• Editorial Board, Zoonoses and Public Health (2006-)
• Editorial Board, Frontiers in Virology (2010-)
• Editorial Board, Journal of Bioterrorism and Biodefense (2011-)
• Editor-in-Chief, Virology Journal (2012-)
Board/Committee • WHO SARS Scientific Research Advisory Committee (2003)
• WHO SARS Animal Reservoir Working Group (2003)
• WHO SARS Laboratory Diagnosis Working Group (2003)
• NH&MRC Grant Review Panel (2006)
• NH&MRC Grant Review Panel (2007)
• ARC Future Fellowship Selection Advisory Committee (Medical and Health) (2009)
• Member of Biotechnology Advisory Board, Deakin University (2003-)
• Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2007-)
• Member of International Scientific Advisory Board, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2010-)
• Chair, Study Group of Paramyxoviridae, International Committee on Virus Taxonomy (2009-)
• Board of Directors, Singapore Eye Research Institute (2012-)
• Executive Committee, Austrasian Society of Virology (2012-)
Professional Membership • Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
• Australian Society for Microbiology
• American Society for Microbiology

V. MOST SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS AND DISTINCTIONS:
Prof. Wang is an internationally leader in emerging zoonotic viruses, specialized in novel viruses of bat origin. He has served as 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 an important role in the discovery and molecular analysis of Hendra and Nipah viruses and in the development of vaccine and diagnosis for these deadly viruses. In 2011, he was elected to the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. In 2012, he received the Gardner Lecture Award from the European Society of Clinical Virologists, the highest award from the society.

VI. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR MOST IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS (publication number, impact and citations): 600 refereed journal papers, 13000 citation and h-index = 50
He has over 250 publications in leading journals including Science, Nature Review in Microbiology, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), PLoS Pathogen, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Journal of Virology, Journal of Immunology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, covering multiple research disciplines from biochemistry, bacteriology to infectious diseases, virology, immunology and epidemiology. H-index: 38

VII. MAIN EXPERTISE:
Virology; emerging infectious diseases; zoonoses; biotechnology

VIII. VISIONS (related to China and Australia from the area of expertise):
Prof. Wang has great expertise and wide international networking in the area of emerging infectious diseases. With his dual appointments in Australia and Singapore, and his strong professional links with several Chinese institutes (especially China CDC and Wuhan Institute of Virology), he is well positioned to play a key role in establishing bilateral productive collaboration in the prevention and control of major infectious diseases such as SARS. His excellent track record in both animal and human health puts him in an internationally unique position to pursue the One Health approach to infectious disease. He is in the process of forming an International Collaborative Centre for One Health, which will be an important platform in the region to fight future infectious disease outbreaks.