星期二, 1月 19, 2021

紐英崙美中藥協第22屆年會 1/23

The 22nd SAPA-NE Annual Conference

A New Era in Biotech and Life Science


Sat, Jan 23 | Free Zoom Webinar

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST

Seats are limited

Please register ASAP

Time: Sat, Jan 23rd, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST

Language: English

Venue: Zoom Webinar, Spatial Chat (Virtual Networking, Job Hunting, Vendor Show)

Speakers & Presentation Topics


Morning Sessions: 9:00AM-12:30PM

Noon Sessions: 12:30PM-2:00PM

Afternoon Sessions: 2:00PM-6:00PM

Speaker Bio

Dan Barouch, M.D., Ph.D.

Member, National Academy of Medicine; William Bosworth Castle Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC; Member, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard

Eric Fischer, Ph.D. 

Eric Fischeris an Independent Investigator at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School, and Co-Director of the DFCI Center for Protein Degradation. He and his lab have significantly contributed to our understanding of small molecule mediated protein degradation, and its widespread application in academia and industry. Dr. Fischer has co-founded Civetta Therapeutics, Jengu Therapeutics, and Neomorph and serves on the scientific advisory board for the Institute for Protein Innovation.

John Evans, MBA

John Evans joined Beam in 2017 as CEO, bringing significant experience as a company builder, dealmaker, and drug developer in the biotechnology industry. Mr. Evans is also a Venture Partner with ARCH Venture Partners.

Mr. Evans was previously an early employee and member of the leadership team at Agios Pharmaceuticals, most recently serving as Senior Vice President for Corporate Development and Portfolio Leadership. Prior to joining Agios, Mr. Evans worked at Infinity Pharmaceuticals, McKinsey & Company (Pharmaceuticals practice) and MedImmune.

Mr. Evans holds an M.B.A. in Healthcare Management from Wharton, a Masters in Biotechnology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in English with distinction from Yale University.

Jamie Stokes, Ph.D.

Jamie received his PhD from University of Cambridge in 2014. Between 2014 and 2017 Jamie was a Roche Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Cambridge where he worked on a number of projects at the chemistry-biology interface including the design and synthesis of de-novo antibiotic-quorum sensing small molecule conjugates and the development of methodology to allow access to diverse collections of small molecule screening collections. Jamie has worked at Concept Life Sciences since 2017 on a number of different medicinal chemistry programs and has a special interest in new approaches to synthesis and antibody drug conjugates.

Zonghai Li, M.D., Ph.D.

Zonghai Li is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Scientific Officer and Founder of CARsgen Therapeutics. He is dedicated himself to develop curable treatment for the patients with cancer. One of his early career achievements is the identification of GE11, a peptide ligand of EGFR which has become one of the most widely used peptides in antitumor study now. He has a leading role in the research on CAR T cell therapy against solid tumors by publishing the first paper and advancing the first clinical trial of CAR T cell therapy against GPC3, Claudin18.2 and EGFR/EGFRvIII worldwide. He earned a M.D. and M.S. from Xiangya Medical School of Central South University and a Ph.D. from Fudan University.

Liang Schweizer, Ph.D.

Liang Schweizer is the co-founder, President and CEO of HiFiBiO Therapeutics, an emerging multinational biotherapeutics company. Previously, she was a co-founder and CSO for Harbour Biomed. Before launching her entrepreneurial career, Liang served as Head of Asian Cancer Research at Sanofi and Director of Leads Evaluation at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Under her leadership, her various teams made significant contributions to 4 marketed drugs and impacted over 20 clinical candidates. She is also a co-inventor of multiple immunomodulation drug candidates.

Dian Su, Ph.D.

Dian is a Senior Scientist in Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK) at Genentech. Her research focus has been on ADC/small molecule/peptide DMPK areas mainly in the pre-clinical stage. At DMPK, her primary focus lies in small molecule and peptide drug metabolism in discovery stage. In this role, her responsibilities include: 1) developing new generation assays for metabolite identification (Met ID) to improve the throughput and tackle challenges associated with drug metabolite ID; 2) exploring deep understanding of metabolite formation and biological impact, and establish structure−metabolism relationship (SMR) for drug metabolites. 

Yan Chen, Ph.D. Founder, President and CEO of Elpis Biopharmaceuticals

Yan brings more than 20 years of expertise in both mRNA display technology and biologic drug discovery in the oncology disease area. She was Biotherapeutics Discovery Head at Juno Therapeutics in Boston and Senior Vice President of Research at X-Body Biosciences which was acquired by Juno in 2015. Previously, she was an investigator and project leader in Oncology Biotherapeutics at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. Earlier in her career, she was a scientist at Phylos and Adnexus playing instrumental roles in establishing the mRNA antibody and protein display technology platforms. Yan was a postdoctoral trainee in Immunology at Tufts Medical School and received her PhD in Tumor Immunology from National University of Singapore. She is the co-inventor of more than 20 antibody technologies and biologic therapeutics patents.

Sanchayita Ghose, Ph.D.

Sanchayita Ghose is currently the Executive Director of Global Downstream Bioprocess Development at Bristol Myers Squibb.  She leads a multi-site team responsible for downstream process development of BMS’ entire clinical biologics portfolio. Sanchayita has > 20 years of experience in bioprocess development with increasing roles of responsibility in a variety of biopharmaceutical companies: BMS (9), Amgen (6), Biogen (5). Over her career, she has made numerous technical contributions in this field and is the author of > 100 conference presentations, publications, book chapters and patents. She has a PhD in Chemical & Biological Engineering from Prof. Steve Cramer’s lab at Rensselaer (Troy, NY) and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University, India. Sanchayita is the mom of two-school aged kids and has lived if four US states across both coasts. In her free time, she enjoys travel, reading and hiking.

Brad Warsen

Brad Warsen is the Executive Director of Quality for the Devens Cell Therapy Facility at Bristol Myers Squibb.  Brad joined Bristol Myers Squibb in 2013 and previously served as the Head of Quality for US Biologics overseeing quality operations at the Devens and Syracuse sites.  Previous to this, he served as the Director of Quality at Devens, interim Director of Quality at Syracuse and as head of Quality Control Operations and Quality Assurance Operations both at Devens.  Brad has over 20 years of quality experience and previously served in quality leadership roles overseeing external manufacturing of biologics drug product at Shire and internal manufacturing of drug substance at Pfizer (including raw materials, compliance and QA Operations roles).  Brad began his career in manufacturing and process development at Pharm-Eco Laboratories and has a BS in Chemistry from Wheaton (IL) College.

Ji Li, Ph.D.

Ji Li is a Principal Scientist at BMS Kendall square site, Mechanism of Cancer Resistance TRC. He currently services as the Biology Lead for two drug discovery projects. He also leads a DepMap data analysis effort and leverages a genome-wide CRISPR screening platform to discover novel cancer targets. Prior to BMS, he worked at the Broad Institute and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he led efforts in functional cancer genomics and the identification of synthetic lethality in breast cancer. Ji received his Ph.D in Cell Biology from NYU School of Medicine and a Bachelors’ degree in Biomedical Sciences from Peking University.

Chun Shao, Ph.D.

Chun Shao is a Principal Scientist at BMS Devens site, who joined Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2018. Chun interfaces closely with biologics process development upstream/downstream team and provides mass spec analytical support for bioprocess optimization. Chun is also co-leading Devens PAN chapter to drive Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. Prior to BMS, Chun worked at GlaxoSmithKline between 2016 and 2018 as characterization lead to support biologics process development. Chun received her PhD degree in Biochemistry from Boston University in 2016.  Chun is a big fan of Boston Celtics and Bruins and looking forward to shouting out loudly in TD garden soon with crowds!

Robert Flaumenhaft, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Flaumenhaft is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Hemostasis and Thrombosis. His laboratory focuses on endothelial & platelet biology and mechanisms of thrombus formation. Dr. Flaumenhaft is director of the T32 training program, “Blood Coagulation and Vascular Biology” and has editorial positions at Blood, JCI Insight, Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Thrombosis Research, and Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis. He is Chairperson of the Hemostasis, Thrombosis, Blood Cells, and Transfusion NIH Study. He was the scientific co-chair of the ASH 2019 meeting and was the Chairman of the FASEB meeting on Functional Disulfide Bonds in Health and Disease. He has received awards from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the American Society of Hematology, and the American Heart Association. He was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and subsequently to the American Association of Physicians. He is the recipient of an Outstanding Investigator Award from NIH.

Ai-Min Hui, MD, Ph.D. President of Global R&D, CMO, and Chair of the Scientific Committee of Fosun Pharma;Director of Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stem Cell Therapy; Former global Vice-President of Clinical Development Oncology at Sanofi

   Dr. Hui has 30 years of experiences in cancer treatment and innovative drug development in world's top medical centers and pharmaceutical companies. He has led the global development and registration of multiple small molecule and biologic anti-cancer drugs including Ixazomib, Isatuximab (anti-CD38) et al. He has recently led the deal of the joint development of an mRNA vaccine against COVID-19 BNT162 between BioNTech and Fosun Pharma and the execution of the program.

Julia Ding, Ph.D.

Julia Ding is leading process analytical development at Bristol Myers Squibb biologic development sites in US. She is leading diverse and cross-functional teams responsible for: Establishing strategic vision and implementation of global biologic PAT and rapid analysis technology development; Establishing and advancing new technologies in PAT and real-time release of biologic process; Developing and implementing analytical methodologies to enable and support bioprocess development and characterization; Advancing analytical CMC control strategies throughout biologic clinical development phases.

Prior to joining Bristol Myers Squibb, Julia Ding led a multifunctional analytical development team responsible for analytical assay development/validation/life cycle management, characterization and cGMP quality control testing of biologic products at PPD. Julia obtained her Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from Emory University and postdoc from University of California at Berkeley.

Qingcong Lin, Ph.D.

Dr. Qingcong Lin is SVP of Biocytogen and CEO of Biocytogen Boston Corporation, focusing on providing services on gene-targeting and humanized mouse models, using cutting-edge ESC and CRISPR-Cas9 technology for immuno-oncology antibody candidate in vivo efficacy and toxicity assessment. Prior to joining Biocytogen, Dr. Lin was SVP of Shenogen Pharma Group. Dr. Lin has extensive expertise in multiple therapeutic areas, including cancer, CVMD, neurology, immunology & inflammation and various technologies, including genetically engineered mouse models, therapeutic antibody engineering, affinity maturation and optimization. Prior to joining Sheongen, Dr. Lin worked at Pfizer as a principal research scientist II and group leader of antibody engineering group. Before joining Pfizer, he worked at Wyeth and Harvard Medical School as Director of Gene Modification Lab of Harvard-Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics. Dr. Lin received Ph.D. from Albert-Einstein College of Medicine and completed his postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School.

Ambar Boodhoo
Ambar is Americas Life Sciences Strategy and Transactions Leader at EY. He advises life sciences and health care clients on their capital and transaction agendas from strategy through execution, primarily focusing on large, complex investments. Over the last 20 years, he has supported private equity funds and corporate clients in transformational transactions to realize their strategic objectives and improve growth. His experience includes financial and operational diligence in taking companies private, leveraged recapitalizations, carve-outs, rollups, divestitures, PIPE and public financing. He has worked extensively in the UK and the US, and has led global engagements with clients and transaction teams in Europe, India, the Middle East and Asia.

Alex Li, Ph.D. Managing Director of TF Capital

Board Director of SAPA, previous president of SAPA-NE

Dr. Alex Li is a venture capital investor with investing experience in both United States and China. He specialized in the life science industry with focus on cutting edge technology and first-in-class therapeutic medicine. He currently serves on the boards of five innovated companies. TF Capital, one of the premium venture capital fund in China, have invested in near 100 companies, with successful exits like Zai Lab, Hua Medicine, Henlix, and Frontage, etc. Alex is one of the three investment decision committee members in TF Capital. Before Joining TF Capital, Alex was Managing Director of Fosun Pharma for three years. Alex worked as a research scientist in Biogen for seventeen years. Alex obtained his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB) from the University of Tennessee.

How to become a SAPA-NE Member?

Paid Membership Rate

Student & Postdoc (Annual): $15

Professionals (Annual): $30

Life-time: $300

Note: Paid membership will be effective immediately after purchase.

2021 SAPA-NE年会将于1月23日线上举行——生物技术与生命科学的新纪元

美中药协SAPA Yesterday

挥别过往一年的惆怅,翘望来临在即的曙光,银装素裹的波士顿,少了昔日喧嚣鼎沸的熙熙攘攘,多了当下潜心探索的孜孜不倦。新英格兰美中医药开发协会(SAPA-NE)第22届年会将于2021年1月23日闪亮召开。PROTAC火了吗?COVID-19那一揽子事儿:vaccine?antibody?inhibitor?ADC再创辉煌?CAR-T能治实体瘤?来自著名学府、药企、新创公司的学术精英、企业领袖、投资英才、职场导师们与您相约Zoom,探讨PROTAC、Coronavirus、ADC、Gene/Cell therapy, 畅谈Career Development;与您相遇Spatialchat,令千里之遥的你我得以相逢畅谈于virtual party。本年会诣在助力您提升专业,拓展人脉,成就自我。SAPA-NE期待与各路同仁合力探寻医药发展之道,携手共创人类的美好未来。报名链接:http://sapa-neweb.org/ac2020 ,会议免费,位置有限,请尽快报名。本次会议将会设置独立SpatialChat会议室,欢迎各位会员企业报名参加Vendor Show,Vendor Show报名邮箱:info@sapa-neweb.org

As we say a somber goodbye to 2020, Boston, clad in silvery frost, is filled with a calm yet endless wonder at the dawn of a new year. The 22nd Annual Conference of Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association - New England/Boston (SAPA-NE) will be held on January 23, 2021. Is the emerging PROTAC gaining momentum? Everything about Coronavirus-19: vaccine, antibody, and inhibitor. Can ADC to be glory again? Can CAR-T treat solid tumors? Academic elites, business leaders, investment talents and career mentors from famous universities, pharmaceutical companies and start-up companies will meet with you at Zoom. Let's discuss PROTAC, Coronavirus, ADC, Gene / Cell therapy, and talk about Career Development. Despite the distance between us, you and I can meet at the virtual party on Spatialchat. This year's conference will help you to improve your professional skills, expand your network, and achieve success. SAPA-NE looks forward to working with colleagues to explore medicine development and create a better future for the mankind. Registration link: http://sapa-neweb.org/ac2020 . The conference is free but the spots are limited.  Please register as soon as possible. Independent Spatial Chat meeting room will be set up for this conference. Welcome to join Vendor Show. Email: info@sapa-neweb.org  

本次会议设置独立的Spatial Chat会议室,一直支持SAPA-NE的sponsor们也会在各个会议室进行Vendor Show。欢迎大家在会议期间或会议后互相交流讨论。


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