Professor Guan, Yi 管軼
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”.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2008-07-01||2008 Research Output Prize/Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award: The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2011-11-01||Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2010-2011: The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2017-11-01||Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2016-2017: LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2005-07-01||Research 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|
|2008-06-01||The Best Poster Award at the XIth Nidovirus Symposium 2008: The XIth International Nidovirus Symposium (2008), Oxford, UK||Research Achievement|
|2014-11-01||Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2013-2014: LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2014-01-01||2014 Research Output Prize: The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2015-12-01||First Prize, National Medical Science and Technology Award: Chinese Medical Association (CMA)||Research Achievement|
|2016-01-01||First Prize, National Preventive Medicine Award: Chinese Preventive Medicine Association (CPMA)||Research Achievement|
|2012-03-01||2012 Research Output Prize: The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2016-08-01||Best Poster Presentation Award (as the supervisor and co-corresponding author): 21st International Bioinformatics Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME), Seoul, Republic of Korea||Research Achievement|
|2016-11-01||Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2015-2016: The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2018-06-01||Award of Excellence (International - Silver category) in the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) National Health Research Poster Presentation: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)||Research Achievement|
|2017-12-01||Second Prize for Outstanding Oral Report on the 4th Annual SUMC Research Day (as the supervisor and co-corresponding author): Shantou University Medical College (SUMC)||Research Achievement|
|2018-02-01||Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award 2016-2017: The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2016-12-01||Second Prize for Outstanding Oral Report on the 3rd Annual SUMC Research Day (as the supervisor and co-corresponding author): Shantou University Medical College (SUMC)||Research Achievement|
|2016-12-01||Third Prize for Outstanding Oral Report on the 3rd Annual SUMC Research Day (as the supervisor and co-corresponding author): Shantou University Medical College (SUMC)||Research Achievement|
|2012-04-01||Daniel 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||Research Achievement|
|2010-01-01||Special 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|
|2006-08-01||2006 Research Output Prize: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2004-11-01||Special 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||Research Achievement|
|2010-08-01||Excellent Research Award (Basic and Laboratory Science): The Food and Health Bureau, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region||Research Achievement|
|2010-06-01||Faculty 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||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||Research Achievement|
|2006-11-01||60 Years of Asian Heroes: Time||Research Achievement|
|2018-01-01||National Grand Prize, 2017 National Science and Technology Progress Award: State Council of the People's Republic of China||Research Achievement|
|2014-12-01||Excellent Research Awards||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|05/2000-||member||WHO Animal Influenza Network|
|09/2007-09/2010||Scientific Committee Chair||Options for the Control of Influenza VII|
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