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Welcome to the Kunming Institute of Zoology

KIZ is one of 20 life science institutes within the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and is located in Kunming, Yunnan. Research at KIZ focuses on the biological diversity of the Indo-Burman Hotspot and Southeastern Asia in order to better understand the areas genetic resources, develop novel animal models of human disease, and more effectively utilize the areas domestic and wid species.


32 Research Groups | 330+ Students | 430+ Staff
 
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The Animal Toxins We Study

  In the wild, many animal species, no matter how small or strong they are, can use their specialized ways to defend themselves and to prey, e.g., the deadly predator, mantis, really masters the skill of hiding its merciless nature under the disguise of those super adorable, mysteries or even spiritual gestures o... more
Near Full-length Novel HIV-1 Chimera Indentified in Northern Myanmar after 12 Years since 2003

  Due to the special geographical location of the Myanmar-China border, and relatively high numbers of high-risk groups, including intravenous drug users (IDUs), commercial sex workers (CSWs), long-distance truck drivers (LDTDs), etc., this region has become one of the hardest-hit areas of HIV worldwide. Moreover... more
Odor Detection Systems

  In modern human society, odor detection tasks are becoming more and more prominent, e.g. to prevent terrorism or for drug searches, and especially the use of rodents for these tasks has some unique advantages. Researchers from the Kunming Institute of Zoology developed a novel apparatus and operant conditioning... more
KIZ Researchers Investigate Why HIV-1 Activities are Restricted in Certain Species of Monkeys

  When looking for a cure for HIV, scientists are turning to our closest genetic relative: monkeys. Monkeys can be infected with HIV, but there is one key difference when compared with their human counterparts: HIV doesn’t often replicate in monkeys. There are several restriction factors that prevent replication... more
 
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Genetic Resouces & Evolution
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  • Prof WU Qiang, Shanghai Jiaotong University, August-18-2015
  • Dr SHAO Mingfu, August-18-2015
  • Prof ZOU Quan, Tianjin University, August-14-2015
  • ZHOU Jun-Nankai University (August 15 2015)
  • David C. Cannatella-University of Texas at Austin (August 14 2015)
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    The Delegation of National Museums of Kenya Visited KIZ
    Training Course on English Writing by Andrew Willden
    Kunming Museum of Natural History Receives Donation from Shanghai Insecto-philes
     
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    Primate Research Center
    Natural History Musuem
    Cell Bank Culture Collection
    Laboratory of Animal Breeding
    Large Scale Instruments
    DNA Barcoding Center
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