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Qinping Zhao, PH.D
Qinping Zhao, PH.D
E-mail Address: zhaoqinping@whu.edu.cn
Office Address: 185# DongHu Road, Wuhan, Hubei, 430071
Associate Professor
Department of Pathogen Biology
Research interests / Specialties:
Population genetics of Schistosoma and Schistosoma-Oncomelania relationship

B.A., 1994-1999 Hubei Medical College, China
M.S., 1999 – 2002Wuhan University, China
Ph.D., 2002-2005 Wuhan University, China
Studying abroad, 2003-2005, National Institute of Health, Korea
Post-doctoral training, 2005-2007 Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Research Description
    My objectives are mainly focused on the population genetics of S. japonicum and the biology of Oncomelania.
    With the different molecular markers, the geographical population diversity of S. japonicum and O. hupensis throughout China have been well investigated, combined with the whole mitochondrial genomes of several phenotypes of Oncomelania sequenced. We have also begun to investigate the population diversity of Schistosoma japonicum by different definitive hosts, to elucidate the diversity and co-evolution of Schistosoma and Oncomelania.
    The mechanism of molluscicide and innate immunity of Oncomelania are also my current research interests, which will lead us to find new way to understand the reaction and defense system of snail, and to the final snail control.
Publication list
1. Zhao QP, Xiong T, Xu XJ, Jiang MS, Dong HF (2015) De novo transcriptome analysis of Oncomelania hupensis after molluscicide treatment by next-generation sequencing: implications for biology and future snail interventions. PLoS One 10(3): e0118673.
2. Liu R, Zhao QP, Ye Q, Xiong T, Tang CL, Dong HF, Jiang MS. (2013) .Cloning and characterization of a bone morphogenetic protein homologue of Schistosoma japonicum.Exp Parasitol 135: 64-71.
3. Wang H,Zhao QP(co-first author), Nie P, Jiang MS, Song J (2012) Identification of differentially expressed genes in Oncomelania hupensis chronically infected with Schistosoma japonicum. Exp Parasitol 130(4): 374-383.
4. Zhao QP, Jiang MS, Dong HF, Nie P (2012) Diversification of Schistosoma japonicum in Mainland China Revealed by Mitochondrial DNA. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6(2): e1503.
5. Zhu DD,Zhao QP, Nie P (2011) Construction and analysis on cDNA library of Oncomelania hupensis hepatopancreas. Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica35(4): 672-680.
6. Zhao QP,Zhang SH, Deng ZR, Jiang MS, Nie P (2010) Conservation and variation in mitochondrial genomes of gastropods Oncomelania hupensis and Tricula hortensis, intermediate host snails of Schistosoma in China. Mol Phylogenet Evol57(1): 215-226.
7. Zhao QP, Jiang MS, Littlewood DTJ, Nie P (2010) Distinct Genetic Diversity of Oncomelania hupensis, Intermediate Host of Schistosoma japonicum in Mainland China as Revealed by ITS Sequences. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4(3): e611.
8. Zhang SH, Zhao QP, Jiao R, Gao Q, Nie P (2010). Identification of polymorphic microsatellites for the intermediate host Oncomelania hupensis of Schistosoma japonicum in China. Malacologia 53(1): 147-153.