Forefront Lecture

Forefront Lecture

HIV Testing, Laboratory Network and Innovative Strategies to Increase Access of HIV Testing in China

Dr. Cong Jin

Professor, Deputy Director of the National HIV/AIDS Reference Laboratory, National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, China CDC

When: Tuesday, September 24, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Where: Cullen Lecture Theatre (SPH 1477), Providence Building Level 1, St. Paul’s Hospital

This free lecture series is geared towards researchers, clinicians, students and hospital staff; however, the public and other interested stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to attend.

A light lunch will be served

Dr. Cong Jin is a professor and Deputy Director of the National HIV/AIDS Reference Laboratory in the National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, China CDC. Dr Jin received her Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology in 2010 from Duke University. She did a postdoctoral fellowship on the host immune responses against HIV infection in Harvard University during 2013-2015. Dr. Jin has many years of experience in the field of virus pathogenesis and host immunology on emerging viruses such as Ebola virus, Dengue virus, and Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus (SFTSV). She has published over 30 scientific papers and held many national scientific grants. Dr. Jin is now responsible for providing technical support and guidance for the HIV testing laboratory network in China. Her research interests include: 1) identifying biomarkers related to the progress of HIV infection and using the acquired knowledge to develop innovative diagnostic techniques, 2) developing innovative strategies to expand access of HIV testing services.

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