Assistant Professor School of Public Health and Emergency Management

WANG Haidong got his doctorate degree of Applied Biological Sciences in Ghent University (BE) and trained himself as post-doc in the lab of Virology in Wageningen University (NL). He joined the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in 2021 as an Assistant Professor. His current research focuses on the transmission mechanism of arthropod-borne viruses, with a special interest in the host factor that could impact the virus transmission. He and his colleagues’ research findings were published in peer reviewed journals like EMERG MICROBES INFEC, PLOS NTD and PARASITE VECTOR.

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1. The interactions between arboviruses during co-transmission.

2. Mosquito host factors that could impact the transmission efficacy of arboviruses.

3. Alternative biocontrol methods of vector (mosquitoes, ticks) population.

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  1. Abbo, S.R., Visser, T.M., Koenraadt, C.J.M., Pijlman, G.P.,* & Wang, H.* Effect of blood source on vector competence of Culex pipiens biotypes for Usutu virus. Parasite & Vectors 2021, 14:194 *Corresponding author
  2. Wang, H., Abbo, S.R., Visser, T.M., Westenberg, M., Geertsema, C., Fros, J.J., Koenraadt, C.J.M. & Pijlman, G.P. Competition between Usutu virus and West Nile virus during simultaneous and sequential infection of Culex pipiens mosquitoes. Emerging Microbes and Infections 2020, 9:1, 2642-2652.
  3. Abbo, S.R., Visser T.M#., Wang H#., Goertz, G.P., Fros J.J., Abma-Henkens M.H.C., Geertsema, C Vogels C.B.F., Koopmans, M., Reusken, C., Hall-Mendelin, S., Hall., R., von Oers, M., Koenraadt, C.J.M. & Pijlman, G.P. The invasive Asian bush mosquito Aedes japonicus found in the Netherlands can experimentally transmit Zika virus and Usutu virus. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2020, 14(4): e0008217 #equal contribution
  4. Wang, H., Meeus, I., Piot, N. & Smagghe, G. Systemic Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV) infection in bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) through feeding and injection. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 2018, 151, 158-164.
  5. Wang, H., Smagghe, G. & Meeus. I. The Single von Willebrand factor C-domain protein (SVC) coding gene is not involved in the hymenoptaecin upregulation after Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV) injection in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris. Developmental and Comparative Immunology. 2018, 81, 152-155.
  6. Wang, H., Smagghe, G. & Meeus. I. The role of a single gene encoding the Single von Willebrand factor C-domain protein (SVC) in bumblebee immunity (Bombus terrestris) extends beyond antiviral defense. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 2017, 91, 10-20.
  7. Wang, H., Meeus. I. & Smagghe, G. Israeli acute paralysis virus associated paralysis symptoms, viral tissue distribution and Dicer-2 induction in bumblebee workers (Bombus terrestris).Journal of General Virology. 2016, 97, 1981-1989.


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