Prof Linfa Wang is the director of the Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases at Duke-NUS Medical School, and an honourable professor at the University of Melbourne and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is an international leader in the field of emerging zoonotic viruses and virus-host interaction, specialising in bat-borne viruses. He is a member of the WHO SARS Scientific Research Advisory Committee, and played a key role in identification of bats as the natural host of SARS-like viruses. Prof. Wang has more than 300 scientific publications, including papers in Science, Nature and other high impact journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the open access Virology Journal. He was elected to the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in 2010.
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