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Xiao-Nong Zhou

National Institute of Parasitic Diseases at China CDC / Chinese Center for Tropical Diseases Research / One Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University-The University of Edinburgh

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Professor Xiao-Nong Zhou is Chief Scientist of the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, based in Shanghai, China. He is a leading expert in the research and control of schistosomiasis and other infectious diseases, with over 30 years’ experience in the field. He obtained his PhD in Biology at University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 1994, following his MSc in Medical Parasitology from Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases in China. On his return to China, Professor Zhou established a career in infectious disease research across the fields of ecology, population biology, epidemiology, and malacology and worked as a Professor at the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, where he was appointed Deputy Director in 2001 and Director in 2010.

"I am delighted to be associated with BioMed Central’s recent effort to launch this peer-reviewed journal aiming to elimination of the infectious diseases of poverty. I am deeply committed to ensuring the success of this endeavor. The journal will create a global forum with a focus on innovations and research priorities in infectious diseases of poverty. I consider this online journal a unique opportunity both for researchers and decision makers in public health to publish their ideas and share their findings via one of the most dynamic and exiting means of information and knowledge sharing in existence to date."