Qiuwei Abdullah Pan (1981) studied veterinary medicine & animal science at Northwest Minzu University, Lanzhou, China (2000-2004). After his Master research (2004-2007) on experimental therapy of liver cancer at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University in China, he moved to the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, The Netherlands for his PhD research on hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Shortly after dissertation of his PhD thesis in 2012, he started to establish his own research group at the same laboratory. As a principal investigator (PI), he is currently leading a research group with 3 postdoc and over 10 PhD students.
His group dedicates to translational research of viral infections with focus on hepatitis E virus, rotavirus and norovirus. Meanwhile, he has also established a research line of liver cancer, which is mainly caused by hepatitis virus infection. By incorporating state-of-the-art molecular and cell biology, his research aims to contribute to the understanding of virus-host interactions, to the development of new antiviral therapies and to the better understanding of how hepatitis viruses causing liver carcinogenesis. His research has been supported by several (personal) grants. He has authored more than 130 publications with over 20 first and 70 last/corresponding authorships in peer-reviewed international journals.