Yunde Hou, MD, PhD
Yunde Hou, M.D., Ph. D., is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and is currently the Director of the Academician Laboratory of the National Institute of Viral Disease Control and Prevention under the national CDC in China, as well as the Chief Technological Officer of National Science and Technology Major Project for Viral Diseases. He was founder and former Chairman of the Chinese Society of Virology and was one of the two laureates for the 2017 China’s National Preeminent Science and Technology Award, the highest scientific award in China. Dr. Hou is also the former Dean of the Institute of Virology, the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, and former Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Dr. Hou is the leader of recombinant interferon and many genetically engineered drugs. He was the first person in China that successfully isolated para-influenza viruses I, III and IV. He has developed preventive and therapeutic licensed biological products. Dr. Hou received a B.S. in medicine from Tongji University and a Ph.D. in medical sciences from the Iwanowski Virus Research Institute of the former Soviet Union.