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Christine Watté Biography

Christine received her veterinary degree from the University of Liège in Belgium. Following a brief period in private practice she performed a rotating internship at the same university. In 1997 she enrolled in a residency training programme in veterinary ophthalmology at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, UK, and subsequently stayed on as a staff ophthalmologist. In 2001 she moved to the United States to perform her post-doctoral research at the Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, where she worked in the field of ocular immunology. Her work focused on cellular interactions during the establishment of Anterior Chamber Associated Immune Deviation and its clinical applications. Since 2009 Christine has been on the faculty at the University of Bern, Switzerland, where she now leads the ophthalmology department. Christine has been attributed the Cora Verhagen Award for her contributions in Ocular Immunology. She is a member of the ECVO Education and Residency Committee since 2010 and has chaired this Committee from 2013 to 2017.

Christine Watté Contact Details

  • Full Name: Christine Watté
  • Title: Dr
  • Institution: University of Bern
  • Department: Abteilung Ophthalmologie
  • Street Address: Länggassstrasse 128
  • City: Bern
  • Country: Switzerland
  • ZIP-Code: 3012
  • Telephone: +41 31 684 2315
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  • Employment: academia
  • Specialist Title: DVM, Dipl. ECVO

Christine Watté Status

  • Name: Christine Watté
  • College Role: Active
  • College Role Since: 2010-01-07
  • Year of last re-evaluation: 2015
  • Next re-evaluation: 2020