Dr. Xinzhong Wu is currently a Professor of Qinzhou University and Dean of Ocean College, Qinzhou University,GuangXi, China. He is a scientific researcher in fish health field such as marine mollusc disease, and mollusc and fish immunology. His research interest is cell and molecular evolutionary immunology and the immune mechanisms of mollusk models (oyster and abalone) and fish. He was a visiting scientist in University of Alberta, Canada (from 2007-2008). He also served as a collaborative professor in cooperation with Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada (from 2012-2014), so now he is especially focus on understanding the immune diversity and evolutionary immunity of marine molluscan animals, gene regulatory network between mollusc model and echinoderm model to compare the diversity and evolution of two models in immunity, and also interaction and mutual evolution between pathogen ( Rickettsia-like organism) and its host (oyster). Up to now, Dr. Wu has published about 50 papers in English journals such as Molecular Immunology, PLOS ONE, Developmental and Comparative Immunology, Fish and Shellfish Immunology, and so on, and more than 70 papers in Chinese. He has authorized nine of China national patents. Now he is one of the 11th council members of Asian Fisheries Society and the chair of Workshops, Symposia and Training Committee of AFS, the Councilor of Federation of Asian Biotech Association (FABA), Chairman of China Chapter (2006-), Member of Steering Committee of the World Oyster Society (WOS) (2007-), Councilor of the China Society of Fisheries (2005-), Councilor of the Chinese Society of Oceanography (2005-), etc. He served as the Editorial board members in several journals of international and China.
marine macromolecular drug development