Prof X. N Zhou

Director, China Centre for Disease Control, Shanghai

Xiao-Nong Zhou is Director of the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and WHO Collaborating Centre for Tropical Diseases, based in Shanghai, China. He has been the Vice Chair of the Chinese Ministry of Health Expert Committee on Disease Control and Chair for the Sub-group of Parasitic Diseases and Schistosomiasis since 2006.

Dr Zhou is a leading expert in the research and control of parasitic diseases, with over 30 years’ experience in the field. He has long-term experience working on provincial and national programmes on schistosomiasis control since 1982. He also has had long-term cooperation experiences with WHO and serves as members of international expert committees, such as the Chair of the WPRO Review Group on Neglected Tropical Diseases, member of the WHO-TDR Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee, and member of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication, etc.

Dr Zhou is the Editor-in-Chief of Infectious Diseases of Poverty, the Associate Editor of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, and a board member of Parasites and Vectors journals. He has published more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals and more than six academic books. He has been the principal investigator for more than 20 national and international research projects. Dr Zhou has supervised more than 40 students at MSc, PhD and postdoctoral levels.