Associate Professor, Singapore National Eye Centre, Japan
Professor Yasuo Yanagi specializes in retinal disorders and served as Director of both the Macula Clinic and the Retina Clinic of the University of Tokyo Hospital, affiliated with the University of Tokyo, Japan. He continued his basic and clinical research at the University of Tokyo, and is currently working at the Singapore National Eye Centre / Singapore Eye Research Institute. He is affiliated with the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore.
Professor Yanagi’s basic research accomplishments include the discovery of novel molecular targets and the development of a novel drug delivery system targeting neovascular AMD. In addition, he is also leading several important clinical research projects through which his group has contributed significantly to the understanding of Asian AMD.
Professor Yanagi is the author of approximately 100 peer-reviewed international papers. His work has been published in top biomedical journals such as Science, Nature Materials, and the Journal of Biological Chemistry, as well as in specialized journals in ophthalmology and visual sciences, such as Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, the American Journal of Ophthalmology, and Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.