Professor Xiao-Nong Zhou

Nationality: China

Xiao-Nong Zhou, Ph.D, Professor, Director of NIPD, China CDC, Director of WHO Cooperation Centre for Malaria,Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, Vice Chairman of the Expert Committee of the Disease Control and Prevention for National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC, former MOH), Chairman of the Prevention and Control Committee for Schistosomiasis and Parasitic Disease, NHFPC.

Xiao-Nong Zhou has had long-term cooperation experiences with WHO both on research project and serving as members in some international expert committee, for instance, the member of the WHO S&T Advisory Committee of NTD, member of the WHO Food-borne Diseases Epidemiological Evaluation on Burden of Diseases, member of the S&T Advisory Committee for WHO/TDR. He is acting as Editor-in-Chief of ‘Infectious Diseases of Poverty (BioMed Central Publisher)’, and Associated Editor of ‘PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases’. He has published more than 100 papers in the international journals, including New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, etc., and published more than 6 books on relevant fields. He has been PIs for more than 10 national research projects, such as the National Science and Technology Key Project on Major Infectious Diseases, Science and Technology Support Program, The Key programme of the National Natural Science Fund projects, as well as more than 10 international cooperation projects supported from IDRC (Canada), WHO/TDR, DANIDA (Denmark), respectively. He has got several prizes due to his research achievements, including one first grade, 5 second grade and 1 third grade of prizes at provincial or ministerial level. He has supervised more than 30 students at MSc and PhD levels, as well as 10 post-doctorial fellows including 2 from Switzerland and 2 from Cameroon.

His major contributions to the TDR STAC will be in following 4 aspects based on his previous working experiences:

  • provide the reviewing on the strategy, scope and content of TDR in the schistosomiasis and other NTDs, since he has been working on the research and control of schistosomiasis and other NTDs for more than 30 years.
  • provide the gap analysis and evaluation on the research projects in one of special advisory groups (SAGs), in particular, on the implementation research projects.
  • provide consultancy in the intra-disciplinary project, such as ecohealth, one health projects.
  • provide recommendation on health marketing for TDR activities, particularly with the Asia background and editorial experience in infectious diseases of poverty.