All institutes within CAS frames their research along a 1-3-5 Strategic Program that defines a core mission emphasizing the unique characteristics of the institute with three major goals and five key research priorities.
At KIZ, our research emphasizes exploring the unique and diversified animal resources of the Eastern Himalayas and Southeast Asia to make major progress in (1) Developing non-human primate models for both major disease and new pharmaceuticals research; (2) Making theoretical breakthroughs regarding evolution of the genome; and (3) Developing and cultivating genetic resources of domestic animals and their wild counterpart species. To achieve these goals, KIZ’s top research priorities include (a) Evolutionary Genetics and Reproduction; (b) Utilization, Development, and Conservation of Animal Genetic Resources; (c) Genetic Resources of Domestic Animals; (d) Animal Models, Human Disease Mechanisms and Pharmaceutical Development; and (e) Research and Application of Stem Cells.
Working along the 1-3-5 program,over the past five years KIZ has undertaken 544 scientific research projects supported by funding in excess of 400 million RMB, and produced nearly 1500 SCI indexed scientific papers. On average each paper receives 10.94 citations, placing KIZ 2nd in terms of research-quality among CAS’s 20 life science research institutes.