Shirui Hou


College / University

Nankai University, Tianjin

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology



P.R. China

Lab Experience

Basic techniques in biochemistry and microbiology

Projects / Research

  • Undergraduate thesis at Nankai University: "The current status of biosensor and preparation of modified electrode of biosensor".
  • Laboratory of Plant Biotechnology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences: research project involved construction of vectors for transfection into rice, plant tissue cultivation.

Scholarships / Awards

2002 – 2003: Stipend International Max Planck Research School
2000: Procter & Gamble (P & G) Stipend


I feel so lucky that I have chosen the biological science as my field of study, because it is an extremely challenging field that affects our daily life. Among them the regulation of gene expression is rapidly progressing and facilitating novel approaches to prevention, diagnosis and therapy of diseases. Also it could give us a better understanding of mechanisms of cell growth and differentiation. After finishing my Ph.D., I would like to further pursue a career in academic research.