Li Jin is a Consultant Clinical Scientist at the Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, and a Fellow of Royal College of Pathologists in the UK. She was initially trained in medicine but decided to purse her career in public health specialising in virology. In 1984, she was appointed as a Lecturer in viral immunology at the Medical University of China after completion of her M.S. degree in virology and immunology. She spent 15 months at St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London, as a visiting scholar (virologist) supported by the Sino-British Friendship Scholarship during 1988-1989 and completed her Ph.D. study in molecular virology in 1994 (University of London, UK). Her research focuses on vaccine preventable vial diseases, such as development of clinical diagnostic and molecular surveillance services for measles, mumps, and rubella as well as the associated diseases. She is also one of the WHO advisers since 1998.
Biography Updated on 18 March 2010
Articles in Scholarly Journals [Incomplete List]
- Serological and molecular epidemiology of measles virus outbreaks reported in Ethiopia during 2000–2004
Journal of Medical Virology, vol. 78, no. 12, pp. 1648–1655, 2006
- Proposal for genetic characterisation of wild-type mumps strains: Preliminary standardisation of the nomenclature
Archives of Virology, vol. 150, no. 9, pp. 1903–1909, 2005