As coronavirus research continues to reach deeper levels, people become more concerned about this question: how have humans and other animals continuously dealt with various viral infections during the long-term evolution? The long-term co-existence between viruses and their hosts involves an evolutionary concept: coevolution. Co-evolution refers to the process of reciprocal evolutionary changes between pairs of species as they interact with one another. How does virus-host co-evolution proceed?
Next, Dr. Liu Zhijin from the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences will share his knowledge about virus-host coevolution.
Speaker: Liu Zhijin
Liu Zhijin, Associate Research Fellow and Master's Tutor.
The Key Laboratory of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has been engaged in the research of primate ecological genomics to investigate primate adaption to biological and abiotic environments from the perspective of molecular biology and omics. It is also committed to biodiversity conservation.