Institute of Pathogen Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Qi Jin is Director of the Institue of Pathogen Biology in Beijing. His main research interests lie in the molecular biology of dysentery bacilli, Tubercle bacillus, Diplococcus intracellularis meningitidis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and superficial fungal infection.
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