Dr. Ananda Mukhopadhyay and Rollie J. Clem visited WIV
Recently, Dr. Ananda Mukhopadhyay from University of North Bengal of India and Dr. Rollie J. Clem from Kansas State University of the US paid a visit to Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (WIV, CAS).
As a professor of zoology, Mukhopadhyay is interested in insect diversity, insect pest management, biopesticide, pesticide resistance in tea pests, and forensic entomology. He shared his research findings with the WIV colleagues about the control potential of viral and bacterial diseases of caterpillar pests of tea in Darjeeling Himalayan Plantation, India.
Clem’s research interest covers virology and oncology, regulationof apoptosis and molecular biology of baculoviruses. He introduced the apoptosis, namely programmed cell death as part of its natural growth, and its potential role as a double-edged sword in the fight against arbovirus infection in mosquitoes.
During their stay at WIV, both Drs. Mukhopadhyay and Clem expressed and reached a preliminary agreement with their WIV counterparts for collaboration in the future.
(Mrs. Jiang Li, Mrs. Liping Li , Dr. Chunfu Zheng)