Elected: 2015
Discipline: Cell and Molecular Biology
Professor Zihe Rao CorrFRSE

Professor and Director of Laboratory of Structural Biology, Tsinghua University.

Professor Zihe Rao’s research interests include emerging and re-emerging disease pathogens in humans, such as influenza, SARS, HIV, HAV, HFMDV, and this research has led to ground-breaking progress in understanding the mechanism of viral life cycle. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers in international scientific journals with over 10,000 citations. Rao has been a Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2003 and has served as the Chairman of Biophysics Society of China, as well as the president of International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB).