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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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New Genetic Evidence Supports an Initial Migration of Settlers into Eastern Asia via Myanmar

  Precisely how humans came to initially populate Asia is a matter of some contention. After migrating out of Africa, it is generally agreed upon that humans moved along the coastline, and settled along the way, eventually pushing inland. Another hypothesis posits that humans passed through the mountainous region... more
Smooth as Silk: Transcriptomic Study of Silkworms hints at the Genetic Basis of Silk Production

  Silkworms are both a staple of the textile industry and symbols of longstanding historical, economic and cultural significance in China, where the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori (B. mori) was domesticated nearly 5000 years ago. Today, China remains the world’s largest producer and exporter of B. mori cocoons an... more
Stability, Stability, Stability: KIZ Researchers Take a Step into a Brave New World, Identifying Filia as a Novel Regulator of DNA Damage Repair and Genomic Stability in Stem Cells

  While stem cells have either been hailed as either the holy grail of regenerative medicine or harbingers of some future techno-genetic dystopia, the reality is that using stem cells is fraught with numerous practical and theoretical obstacles. Current studies into the use of stem cells strongly suggest that ste... more
DNA methylation increases the lifespan of humans

  Longevity is a topic arouses extensive discussions. From ancient monarch to modern scientists, people are enthusiastic in trying to find the secrets behind longevity. So far, a well accepted notion is that human longevity is a rather complicated phenomenon involving both genetic and environmental factors, i.e.,... more
 
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  • LU Mengji & YANG Dongliang (May 27 2015)
  • ZHANG Lingqiang, China PLA Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Academy of Military Medical Sciences (May 22 2015)
  • WU Chunlian, China West Normal University (May 15 2015)
  • DONG Guanghui, Lanzhou university (May 12 2015)
  • CHEN Xiaowei, third military medical university of Chinese P.L.A (May 12 2015)
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    Kunming Museum of Natural History Receives Donation from Shanghai Insecto-philes
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    New Partnership between KIZ and Songming Country Government to Enhance Pork Production
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    ZHENG Ping Awarded the 2015 Wang Kuancheng Award
     
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