Wen, Yumei Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University Shanghai
Klenk, Hans-Dieter

Philipps-Universität Marburg


Yu-Mei Wen

MD, founder and professor of Institute of Medical Microbiology, Fudan University, China and Professor of Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Virology, Ministry of Education/Ministry of Health. Her research interests are in molecular virology and immunology of hepatitis B virus, and in microbial functional genomic studies. She is one of the pioneers in developing therapeutic vaccine for chronic hepatitis B patients. Prof. Wen graduated from Shanghai Medical University and has been a WHO fellow at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Fogarty visiting scholar at NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA. She has published 240 articles home and abroad, and has edited and co-edited 8 books, including Viral Hepatitis in China-Problems and Control Strategies (Karger publisher, 1992) and recent works on micorbes and infections in China (World Scientific Publisher, 2010). She was acting editor of Archives of Virology (2008-2011) and has served as reviewer for PloS One, J Med Virology, Vaccine etc.

Hans-Dieter Klenk

Born in 1938 in Cologne, Germany. He received his M.D. from the University of Cologne in 1964 and a degree in biochemistry from the University of Tübingen in 1967. From 1967 to 1970 he was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. P.W. Choppin at the Rockefeller University in New York. From 1970 to 1985 he held several positions at the Institute of Virology of the University of Giessen. From 1985 to 2007 he was Professor of Virology and Head of the Department of Virology of the University of Marburg where he is now Professor emeritus. His research has focused on the structure and function of enveloped viruses (influenza viruses, paramyxoviruses, filoviruses) with special emphasis on the role of viral glycoproteins and RNA polymerase in the infection process, in pathogenesis and in interspezies transmission. He is author of more than 400 scientific publications. Prof. Klenk was President of the Gesellschaft für Virologie and Chairman of the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies. He serves presently on the International Scientific Board of the Institute of Medical Microbiology of Fudan University, Shanghai, on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Pasteur Institute of the Chinese Academy of Science, Shanghai, on the International Scientific Board of the Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health of the Chinese Academy of Science, and of the Influenza Pathogenesis and Immunology Research Center, Atlanta. He is a member of EMBO and of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher, Leopoldina. His awards include: Preis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie (1985), Feldberg Lecture, London (1987), Aronson-Preis, Berlin (1989), Shipley Lecture, Harvard Medical School (2003), Robert-Koch-Medal in Gold, Berlin (2006), Ernst-Jung-Medal in Gold, Hamburg (2008), Emil von Behring-Preis, Marburg (2010).