Young Cologne Eye Researcher Dr. Yanhong Hou wins the Science Prize of the Eye Foundation of the DOG

(“Wissenschaftspreis der Stiftung Auge der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft”)

In July 2019, Dr. Yanhong Hou was declared the winner of the Science Prize (“Wissenschaftspreis”) of the Eye Foundation (“Stiftung Auge”) of the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG). Dr. Hou will be awarded during a ceremony at the annual congress of DOG from the board members of the Eye Foundation in Berlin, Germany.

This science prize is awarded to only one scientist annually within Germany. It applauds outstanding original scientific works in the field of ophthalmology. Dr. Hou earned this prize for her excellent research and her top-class published work in the field of corneal lymph(angiogenesis) and transplant tolerance, which contributes to further clinical applications.

“I really like research, especially in translational medicine, which aims to solve the unsolved clinical problems to improve the global healthcare system, and may one day help the patients to have a better vision, better life,” said Dr. Hou.

Ms. Hou works as an affiliated PhD student in Project 1 “Induction of transplant tolerance by antihem- and antilymphangiogenic therapies” in the DFG Research Unit FOR 2240 (PIs: Prof. Dr. Claus Cursiefen, PD Dr. Felix Bock) at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne since 2015. 2018 she successfully gained her doctoral degree. Dr. Hou did her undergraduate work in Medicine (Bachelor) and Ophthalmology (Master) at Tongji University in Shanghai and is a certified Ophthalmologist in China. The Dept. of Ophthalmology at University of Cologne has an ongoing research cooperation with Tongji University in Shanghai.