International Forum on Ecology and Evolution of Avian Influenza 

  Date: Tuesday every 2 weeks

Location: Online Webinar, Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 618 584 0992

Passcode: SbPCmZ*0


The International Forum on Ecology and Evolution of Avian Influenza aims to provide an interactive platform to bring together researchers, students, and stakeholders to share and discuss the recent advances in studying ecology and evolution of avian influenza viruses (both low pathogenic and highly pathogenic to domestic and wild animals and humans), which help support surveillance, responses and pandemic preparedness of infectious diseases. The forum also aims to provide an opportunity to foster international and multi-disciplinary networks for ecosystem (environmental) - animal - human health (One Health).


Webinar Date and Time:

The forum webinar will be given at interval of two weeks, most Tuesdays. Dates and times will vary, dependent upon the availability of international speakers.


Sign-up Email List and Zoom Registration:

The forum is free and open to the public. The forum webinars are presented via Zoom video meeting. Registration is required to receive updated information on the webinar and Zoom meeting links via emails.


The Upcoming Webinar

Speaker: Dr. Hui-Ling Yen, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong.

Title: Within- and inter-species transmission of avian influenza viruses.

Date and Time: China: August 24, 2022, 8:00 am Beijing. 

Date and Time: USA:  August 23, 2022, 8:00 pm EDT, 7:00 pm CDT, 5:00 pm PDT. 


The Previous Webinar

24. Dr. Wenfei Zhu, Chinese National Influenza Center, National Institute for Viral Diseases Control and Prevention, China CDC. The evolution and virulence determinates of Eurasian H1N1 swine influenza viruses in China.

23. Dr. Huachen Zhu, The University of Hong Kong. Molecular determinants for the interspecies transmission of H6 subtype of influenza A virus from birds to mammals.

22. Dr. Mary Pantin-Jackwood, United States Department of Agriculture. Infectivity, pathogenicity, and transmission of contemporary Gs/GD lineage H5Nx HPAIV in waterfowl species.

21. Dr. Daxin Peng, Yangzhou University. Adaptive evolution of H5 subtype avian influenza virus in China.

20. Dr. Lu LuUniversity of Edinburgh. Understand the spread of avian influenza using phylodynamic models.

19. Dr. Yuhai Bi, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Science. Genetic evolution and inter-species transmission of avian influenza viruses.

18. Dr. Mike Tildesley, University of Warwick. Modelling the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in Bangladesh and Thailand.

17. Dr. Andy Ramey, U.S. Geological Survey. Ecology of avian influenza in Alaska and implications for adjacent regions of East Asia and North America.

16. Dr. Wayne Getz, University of California, Berkeley. Simulation Platforms to Support Epidemiological Teaching and Research.

15. Dr. Shenglai Yin, Nanjing Normal University. Migration networks and community composition influence avian influenza infection in waterfowl.

14. Dr. Andrea Contina, University of Oklahoma. Agent-Based Models in movement and disease ecology.

13. Dr. Yipeng Sun, China Agricultural University. Evolution of H9N2 avian influenza virus in naïve and vaccinated chickens    

12. Dr. Diann Prosser, U.S. Geological Survey. Avian Influenza: Transmission Risk at the Wild-Domestic Interface.

11. Dr. Cao Lei, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Flyway structures and population trends of waterbird in East Asia.

10. Dr. Weifeng Shi, Shandong First Medical University. Dynamic circulation of avian influenza viruses in live poultry market, China.

9. Dr. Huaiyu Tian, Beijing Normal University. Gene flow networks and spread of avian influenza.

8. Dr. Xiangjun Du, Sun Yat-sen University. Mutation Network and Recombination/Reassortment of Pathogen.

7. Dr. Dirk Pfeiffer, Chow Tak Fung Chair Professor of One Health at City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China. Addressing zoonotic disease risk in poultry food systems through structural interventions.

6. Dr. John Takekawa, Suisun Resource Conservation District. Wild bird ecology and implications for AIV transmission and research.

5. Dr. Geli Zhang, China Agricultural University. Paddy rice area dynamics in monsoon Asia.

4. Dr. Richard Webby, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Factors controlling transmission of animal influenza viruses in humans.

3. Dr. Juan Pu, China Agricultural University. Role of Chicken farms in the evolution and emergence of Avian Influenza Viruses in China.

2. Dr. Honglei Sun, China Agricultural University. Haemagglutinin Mutation and Higher Neuraminidase Activity Enhanced the Adaption of H5N6 Avian Influenza Viruses to Mammalian Hosts.

1. Dr. Dayan Wang, Chinese National Influenza Center, National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, China CDC. Influenza surveillance in China after the emergency of COVID-19.


Organizing Committee:

Yuelong Shu (Sun Yat-sen University, Co-Chair)

Xiangming Xiao (University of Oklahoma, Co-Chair)

Diann Prosser (US Geological Survey)

Juan Pu (China Agricultural University)

John Y. Takekawa (Suisun Resource Conservation District) 

Dayan Wang (China CDC)

Richard Webby (St. Jude's Children Research Hospital)


Contact Persons

For more information on the webinar, please contact Yuanwei Qin (, Chenchen Zhang (, and Xiangming Xiao (



This forum is supported in part by research grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation (award #1911955) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (award # 81961128002) for the international collaborative project "US-China Collab: Harnessing big data to understand and predict diversity and transmission of human- and animal-infected avian influenza in China" (1/2020 - 12/2024).

Registered participants: 178

Name Institution
Ahlstrom, Christina USGS Alaska Science Center
Aly, Sharif Aly UC Davis
An, Ruby Princeton University
aprianto, FNU Wasur National park
Ara, Tasnim Eco Health Alliance, IEDCR, Bangladesh
Batbayar, Nyambayar Wildlife SCC of Mongolia
Ben-Nun, Michal Predictive Science Inc.
Bradley, Janice Columbia College, Sonora
Cao, Lei Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Cardona, Carol University of Minnesota
Castro Rivadeneira, Alvaro University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Chen, Yu China Agriculture University
Chen, Hong-Wei Sun Yet-sen University
Chen, Ming yue China Agricultural University
Cheng, Xi cau
Chu, Annie CCSF
Conan, Anne City University of Hong Kong
Contina, Andrea University of Texas - Austin
Culhane, Marie University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
Daines, Rebecca The Pirbright Institute
Davaasuren, Batmunkh Wildlife Science and Conservation Center
Dhaka, Pankaj GADVASU
Dingle, Caroline The University of Hong Kong
Dong, Jinze China Agricultural University
Driscoll, Cindy MD DNR
Driscoll, C UMD
Du, Xiangjun Sun Yat-sen University
DU, Fanshu China Agricultural University
Fabrizio, Tom St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Fiume, Nonno Ecogeographic
Fournie, Guillaume Royal Veterinary College
Getz, Wayne UC Berkeley
Getz, Trevor SFSU
Go, Yun Young City University of Hong Kong
Golas, Benjamin US Geological Survey
Grohn, Yrjo Cornell
Guerrero Sanchez, Sergio City University of Hong Kong
Guinat, Claire ETH Zurich
Halvorson, David University of Minnesota
Hassan, Mohammad The University of Queensland
Hopkins, M. Camille USGS
Islam, Ariful EcoHealth Alliance and Deakin University
Jbenyeni, Adam Toulouse Veterinary college
Ji, Jingkai Shandong First Medical University
Jia, Tingting Sun Yat-sen university
jiamin, chen Sun Yet-sen University
jiamin, chen sun yat-sen university
Jiaying, Yang CCDC
Jung, Sung-mok Kyoto University School of Public Health
K, Rakesh ISB
Kang, Seoyun EAAFP
Kapoor, Geetanjali CDDEP (Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy)
Kaznatcheev, Artem University of Pennsylvania
Kile, James CDC
Kingma, Kevin -
Klaassen, Marcel Deakin University
Knowles, James St Jude Children's Research Hospital
Kohnle, Lisa City University of Hong Kong
Koopman, James University of Michigan
Krauss, Scott St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (retired)
Lai, Shengjie University of Southampton
Leonard, Mickey University of Minnesota
Leyson, Christina USDA-ARS
li, Tian China Agricultural University
Li, Han China Agricultural University
Li, Xu Sun Yat-sen University
Li, Juan Shandong First Medical University
Li, Mao sun yat-sen university
Lim, Kelvin NParks
Lin, Yi-Fan Sun Yat-sen University
Liu, Jiyu China Agricultural University
Lostroh, Phoebe NSF
Lu, Lu University of Edinburgh
Lu, Jianyun Guangzhou center for disease control and prevention
Luisa Vissat, Ludovica UC Berkeley
Malhame, Melissa MM Global Health Consulting
Malladi, Sasidhar University of Minnesota
Malladi, Sasidhar University of Minnesota
Marusak, Rosemary University of MN
Meng, Fanjuan Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Meyer, Justin UC San Diego
Ming, Fang Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Naszeerah, Wan Nurul UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Pantin-Jackwood, Mary Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory U.S. National Poultry Research Center U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Parameswaran, Giridara Gopal CDDEP
Pasquale, Dana Duke University
Pataki, John Numerus
peng, yani sysu
Peng, Wenjing Prevention and control of Avian influenza
Peng, Daxin Yangzhou University
Petersen, John Oberlin College
Peterson, Town Biodiversity Institute
Pfeiffer, Dirk City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China.
Poleon, Suprena CDDEP
Pomeroy, Amy UNC-CH
Prosser, Diann USGS Eastern Ecological Research Center
Pu, Juan China Agricultural University
Qin, Yuanwei University of Oklahoma
Qu, Zhuolin University of Texas at San Antonio
Ramey, Andy USGS Alaska Science Center
Regan, Robert Gates Ventures
Retkute, Renata University of Cambridge
Rineer, James RTI International
Salter, Robin Oberlin College
Salter, Richard Oberlin College / Numerus Inc.
SANOGO, Idrissa Nonmon IHAP ENVT Toulouse
Shen, Mingwang Xi'an Jiaotong University
Shirzad, Kiana University of California Merced
Shu, Yuelong Institute of Pathogen Biology, CAMS
Sicheng, Shu China Agricultural University
SIKHT, Fatima-Zohra IHAP/Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse
SIMON, Carl P University of Michigan
Sluka, James Indiana University
Smith, D Scott Kaiser Permanente
Spackman, Erica SEPRL, USDA-ARS
Ssematimba, Amos University of Minnesota
Ssematimba, Amos University of Minnesota
St. Charles, Kaitlyn University of Minnesota
Strand, Alva University of Oklahoma
sun, wanying HKU
Sun, Yipeng China Agricultural University
Sun, Honglei Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine,College of Veterinary Medicine, China Agricultural University
Sun, Qianru Sun Yat-sen University
Takekawa, John Suisun Resource Conservation District
Tang, Jing Chinese National Influenza Center,China CDC
Teitelbaum, Claire USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center
Thogmartin, Wayne US Geological Survey
Tian, Huaiyu Beijing Normal University
Ulaanaa, Ulaka SCVL
UMAR, SAJID Duke Kunshan University China
wang, ll 中山大学
Wang, Xiaoquan Yangzhou university
Wang, Xinxin Fudan University
Wang, Zhen China Agricultural University
Wang, Dayan Chinese National Influenza Center, IVDC, China CDC
Webby, Richard St Jude Children's Res Hosp
Wen, Simin Sun Yat-sen University
Wijethunge, Iromi Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences
Wikelski, Martin Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
Wille, Michelle University of Sydney
Win, Tu Tu Zaw Center of Applied One Health Research and Policy Advices
Win, Tu TuZaw City University of Hong Kong
Woo, Jiani sun yat-sen university
Woodard, Karlie St.Jude
wu, shure sun yat-sen university
Wu, Zhengyu Sun Yet-sen University
Wu, Xiaocui University of Oklahoma
Xiao, Xiangming University of Oklahoma
XIN, Chen City University of Hong Kong
xu, xiaohao Sun Yat-sen University
Xu, Yanjie University of Helsinki
Xuan, Xinxin china agriculture university
xuejie, liu Sun yat-sen university
Yang, Lei Chinese National Influenza Center, IVDC, China CDC
Yang, Jing Institute of Microbiology, CAS
Yang, Qiqi Princeton University
Yen, Hui-Ling School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Yin, Shenglai Nanjing Normal University
Youk, Sungsu Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory U.S. National Poultry Research Center U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
yuan, lifang sun yet sen university
Zeng, Jinfeng Sun Yet-sen University
Zhang, Geli China Agricultural University
Zhang, Chenchen The University of Oklahoma
zhangfeng, zhangfeng 中山大学
Zhao, Wenpei Research Center for Eco-Envitonmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Zhou, Dennis gs
Zhou, Yong China Agriculture University
Zhu, Wenfei Chinese National Influenza Center, IVDC, China CDC
Zhu, Qianqian BGI
ZHU, Huachen The University of Hong Kong
李, 茂 中山大学
黄, 诗悦 中国农业大学