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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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A new cyprinid fish was discovered from Irrawaddy River in Northern Myanmar

  Puta-O region, located in the Northernmost part of Myanmar, is one of the world's highest biodiversity hotspots and the species richness is extremely high. Since December 2014, researchers from Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ)/Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute (SEARBI), Chinese Academy of Science... more
Researchers decipher the dynamic evolutionary patterns of high-elevation adaptation

  Adaptation to extreme environmental conditions is one of the major topics of evolutionary biology. High elevations provide extreme environments challenging the survival of many species. It is of strategic and scientific significance to study the mechanism of Plateau adaptation, especially given that China has t... more
Four new species of Triplophysa were found in China

  Triplophysa is an ecologically important and taxonomically challenging genus distributed in lakes, rivers, and streams of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and adjacent regions. Species of Triplophysa are distributed westward to the Aral Sea basin and across interior drainages of Baluchistan and northwestward to West... more
Pore-forming protein initiates scar-less healing

  Tissue repair is a common problem during animal survival; however, scar tissue formation is a common by-product of human wound healing, which can lead to severe clinical dysfunction. Therefore, how to promote tissue regeneration and repair while reducing scar formation is an important issue.
  Amphibian skin ... more
 
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  • Suling Liu & Xiaotao Li (November 21, 2018)
  • Seminar Series (November 20, 2018)
  • Qinghua Shi and Xiaodong Yu (November 15, 2018)
  • Saitou Naruya (National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan) (October 31, 2018)
  • Honghong Yao (Southeast University, China) (October 30, 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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