Paul Vanhoutte#


Paul Vanhoutte
Email:vanhoutte.hku 'at' hku.hk
Membership Number:1719
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:CHINA
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:pvanhoutte
Elected:1995
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2006 - present Head, Department of Pharmacology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • 2003 - present Director, BioPharmaceutical Development Centre, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • 1992 - 2002 Vice-President Research and Development, Institut de Recherches Internationales Servier, Courbevoie, France
  • 1989 - 1995 Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • 1981 - 1989 Consultant, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, and Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • 1975 - 1981 Head, Laboratory of Pharmacology, Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium
  • 1973 - 1975 Head, Laboratory of Pathophysiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium
  • 1972 - 1973 Research Associate, Department of Physiology and Biophysics (Chairman: Dr. J.T. Shepherd), Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota
  • 1969 - 1971 First Assistant, Laboratory for Normal and Pathological Physiology (Director: Dr. I. Leusen), State University of Gent, Belgium

Fields of Scholarship
  • Importance of endothelial cells in the control of the underlying vascular smooth muscle in health and disease

Honours and Awards
  • 1963 - 1964 First Laureate, Interuniversity Competition of the Belgian Government (Universitaire Wedstrijd); Group: Physiological Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1965 Special prize, State University of Gent, Belgium
  • 1965 First Laureate, Travel Grant Competition of the Belgian Government (Wedstrijd voor Reisbeurzen); Group: Pathological Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1973 First Place, Young Investigators' Competition, The American College of Cardiology, San Francisco, California
  • 1979 Assubel Prize, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1984 - 1985 Award for Outstanding Research, International Society for Heart Research
  • 1986 Gold Medal of the City of Paris
  • John Vane Lecture and Medal, 2003. The British Pharamacological Society.
  • 2006 Carl J. Wiggers Award, American Society of Physiology
2006 ‘Officer of the Crown Order’ awarded by the Belgium government
  • 2006 Honorary Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society
  • 2006 Honorary Fellow, Academie Royale de Medecine de Belgique,
  • 2007 Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award, Mayo Clinic
  • 2008 Paul M. Vanhoutte Distinguished Lectureship in Vascular Pharmacology, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • 2008 Governor for Hong Kong, International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
  • Honorary Memberships: The Physiological Society (London), Indian Academy of Neurosciences, Chinese Pharmacological Society, Collège Français de Pathologie Vasculaire, German Society of Angiology, Société Française de Cardiologie, International Union of Angiology
  • Doctor Honoris Causa degree of the University of Gent (Belgium) in 2001, from the Universities of Antwerp (Belgium), Montreal (Canada) and Zurich (Switzerland) in 2003, from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia) in 2005, from the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg (France) in 2006 and from the Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Iasi (Romania) in 2009


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