Hong Tao

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Position: Hong has served as a researcher at the National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and director of the Department of Viral Morphology. He was named by the Ministry of Personnel of the People's Republic of China as a National Young and Middle-aged Scientist with Outstanding Contribution in 1986. He has received a special government allowance since 1990 and been an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering since 1995. He is also the executive director of the Medical Virology Society of the Chinese Medical Association, editor-in-chief of the Chinese Journal of Experimental and Clinical Virology, and chairman of the Public Health and Medical Sciences Committee of the Pacific Association for Science and Technology.
Major Academic Degrees
1955-1960, PhD, Institute of Virology, Romanian Academy of Sciences
July-October 1979, the Clinical Virus Diagnostic Course of Yale University, USA
Main Working Experience
September 1971-March 1983, assistant researcher and associate researcher of the Research Department of the Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences; director of Electron Microscopy Department of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
November 1981-October 1982, visiting professor of the Department of Microbiology of the University of Chicago and the Department of Microbiology of the University of Pennsylvania, USA
March 1983-present, associate researcher, researcher of the Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine; director of the Virus Morphology Department of the Institute of Virology 
Major Academic Achievements
Hong has been engaged in medical virology research for 40 years with remarkable results, including 8 books, more than 200 papers, 16 domestic and foreign awards at provincial and ministerial level, and 2 US patents.
In his early years, he presided over the establishment of the first virus pathology and biomedical ultrastructure laboratory in China after his return to China, established a set of biomedical electron microscopy research methods, and trained more than 200 biomedical electron microscopy professionals for China who later became the backbones of biomedical electron microscopy in various institutes. Hong has made many achievements, especially in adult diarrhea rotavirus and hemorrhagic fever virus, which are world-leading results well-known in the world virology community. He has trained nearly 30 master and doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows, and organized five international virology conferences in China. In recent years, Hong has focused on rotaviruses, hemorrhagic fever virus, virus vaccines and genetic engineering medicine.