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Dr. Wan Xiufeng of Mississippi State University (MSU) recruited as JAAS specially-appointed professor

Dr. Wan Xiufeng of Mississippi State University (MSU) recruited as JAAS specially-appointed professor

 
Dr. Wan Xiufeng of Mississippi State University (MSU) made an academic visit to JAAS from June 17 to 19, 2013. His visit was aiming to building the cooperation with JAAS, including the joint establishment of a P2 laboratory, research programs and talent cultivation, etc..JAAS Vice President Lu Xiaoxi issued the certificate of specially-appointed professor.
 
In his lecture, Dr. Wan introduced the outbreak, history and impact of worldwide influenza virus and the function of his newly-developed mathematical model in detecting and evaluating the virus. With the help of Dr. Wan, Dr. Feng Zhixin of JAAS, who was sent to study in MSU last year, made a remarkable progress in the swine influenza, with the newly-published article "Antigenic characterization of H3N2 influenza A viruses from Ohio agricultural fairs” on Journal of Virology (IF=5.402).