Yu Wang

Centers for Disease Control, China 

Dr. Yu Wang is the director-general of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), Ministry of Health of China. He earned his doctorate degree in medicine from Peking Medical University and Ph.D. from Jichi Medical School of Japan. His research field was molecular virology and immunology of hepatitis virus. 

From 1995, Dr. Wang worked as the acting director and director for the Institute of Hepatology, People’s Hospital. In 1997, he was appointed the vice-president of Peking Medical University, responsible for research activities and applied sciences development. In 2000, he was appointed deputy director-general of China National Center for Biotechnology Development (CNCBD), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), and then deputy director-general of the Department of Agriculture and Social Development, MOST. Working in MOST, he organized funding and administration on biotech R&D which was one part of the national high-tech R&D program. 

In 2004, after SARS, Dr. Wang was appointed the director-general of China CDC. He established the laboratory bio-safety management system in China CDC. In recent years, he directed the emergency responses to H5N1 avian influenza in humans, hand-foot-month disease, influenza A/H1N1 pandemic and many other emerging health threats. For accelerating the development and production of the pandemic H1N1 vaccine, China State Food and Drug Administration requested Dr. Wang to coordinate the clinical trials of H1N1 vaccines.