Qiuwei Abdullah Pan (1981) studied veterinary medicine & animal science at Northwest Minzu University, 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 University Medical Center 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 department. As a young principal investigator (PI), he is currently supervising over 10 PhD students and 3 postdoc. His group perform translational research of viral infection (including gastrointestinal and hepatic viruses) with focusing on hepatitis E virus, a zoonotic pathogen. Secondly, his group also study 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.