11th World Congress on Virology and Infectious Diseases
Second Military Medical University,China
Zhongtian Qi is a full Professor of microbiology in the Department of Microbiology at the Second Military Medical University (SMMU) in Shanghai, China. He received his BS degree in medicine from SMMU in 1977, and MS degree in medical microbiology in 1981 and a PhD degree in clinical immunology in 1993 from the same University as above. He once studied in the Department of Microbiology at New York University of the US from 1986 to 1987, and then in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at University of South Florida of the US from 1987 to 1989. He worked as a Visiting Associate Professor in the Second Internal Medicine at Kagoshima University Hospital in Japan from 1991 to 1992, and as a Visiting Senior Scholar in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Tulane University in the US from 2001 to 2002. His research interests focus on pathogenesis and immunity of medically important viruses, especially on hepatitis virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, and dengue virus.