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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
 
RESEARCH PROGRESS
China’s Next Top Model: KIZ Launches the New “Tree Shrew Database”
As part of the Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Science’s (KIZ, CAS) goal of developing novel animal models of human diseases, research groups at the institute have spent a great deal of time studying the Chinese tree shrew. Usng tree shrews models in place of traditional primate models has become ... more
Ya-Ping Zhang’s research group develops online database for dog and wolf genomes
An old adage holds that friends should share, so it is of little surprise that man’s best friend—domesticated dogs—share many of the same diseases as humans. Recent studies in dog genomics have helped scientists explore many of the genetic mechanisms underlying shared diseases between canines and humans, includin... more
Research progress of phylogeography on scimitar babbler in Yang’s Lab
Species-level paraphyly inferred from mitochondrial gene trees is a prevalent phenomenon in phylogenetics and phylogeography, but there are several potential causes (e.g. deep coalescence, introgression) representing various evolutionary processes. Previous molecular systematics on P. ruficollis also suggested plaus... more
Bing-Yu Mao’s Lab Makes Progress in Understanding the Intracellular Mechanisms of Cancer.
β-catenin is a protein that helps regulate gene transcription and binding cells to create larger structures. As such, β-catenin is important to normal embryonic development and is linked to tumor development and cancer. Therefore, targeting β-catenin as a way to treat cancer has received a lot of scientific atten... more
 
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  • Gal Richter-Levin, University of Haifa, Israel(08.08.2014)
  • Viorel Popescu, Simon Fraser University, Canada(13-08-2014)
  • Dr. ZHANG Huiwen, Institute of Applied Ecology, CAS (18-07-2014)
  • Dr. SHI Qiong, BGI, Shenzhen(17-07-2014)
  • Jiliang Zhou, Georgia Regents University(10-07-2014)
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    Tumor Innovation Team honored as one of Yunnan’s “Innovation Teams”
    Man vs. Snow: Heavy Snow No Match for KIZ’s Disaster Preparedness Plan
    Natural History 2.0: Kunming Museum of Natural History launches "See the Exhibits" Mobile App
     
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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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