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Located in the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot, the Kunming Institute of Zoology serves as a center for research on the diverse biological resources of southwestern China, the Eastern Himalayas and Southeast Asia. The institute’s main research priorities are evolutionary genetics and genomics; conservation and utilization of animal genetic resources, including domesticated animals; development of animal models for human disease mechanisms and new pharmaceuticals; and stem cell applications.

32 Research Groups | 330+ Students | 430+ Staff
 
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Molecular mechanism of tree shrew’s insensitivity to spiciness

  Spicy foods elicit a pungent or hot and painful sensation that repels almost all mammals. Prof. LAI Ren’ group from Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and researchers from Zhejiang University observed that tree shrews (Tupaia belangeri chinensis), which possess a close relationship with ... more
Scientists Revealed the Postsynaptic Molecular Mechanism of Long-Term Potentiation (LTP)

  The central nervous system is the most complicatedly and precisely regulated organ in vertebrate. It is also critical for both primary nervous activity, such as sense perception, emotion regulation and body maintenance, and higher nervous activity, such as thinking, cognition and consciousness. One of the most ... more
Salivary Factor from Aedes aegypti Facilitates Zika Virus Transmission

  Identified in the 1940s in Africa, Zika is primarily spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. It can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus, leading to defects in infants, including microcephaly that causes abnormally small brains and heads. Since 2015, the Zika virus (ZIKV) has swept through more than... more
Scientists Reveal New Potential Therapeutic Targets in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Treatment

  Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is one of the breast cancer subtypes with high degree of malignancy. Compared with other breast cancer subtypes, TNBC has the characteristics of high metastasis rate, high proportion of cell proliferation, and poor prognosis. Currently, there aren’t any specific targeted dr... more
 
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  • 8th International Symposium on Primate Research
  • Xin Deng (City University of Hong Kong) (July 23, 2018)
  • Wenxing Ding (University of Kansas Medical Center, US) (June 22, 2018)
  • Zheng Sun (Baylor College of Medicine, US) (June 15, 2018)
  • Binhua Ling (Tulane University/Tulane National Primate Research Center, US) (June 15, 2018)
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    2016 Kunming, China----The sixth DNA metabarcoding School was successfully held at the Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS
    John Ascher of Singapore National University lectures on bee taxonomy
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    Catalog of Insect Type Specimens of Kunming Natural History Museum of Zoology has been updated
     
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