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Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Sciences Lecture Series - No. 174

Author:spsSYSU updated :2013-12-25


TopicThe Third Wave of Oncology Drug Development

Speaker:Weiwen Ying, Ph.D., Synta Pharmaceuticals, Lexington, USA

ChairProf. Zhishu Huang, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University

TimeThursday, January 2nd, 2014, 2:45

Venue125 Meeting Room, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, East Campus, SYSU

Introduction to the speaker:

Dr. Weiwen Ying is Synta Fellow at Synta Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq SNTA) in Lexington MA. He initiated and championed the discovery and development of ganetespib, an Hsp90 inhibitor, which is being evaluated in multiple clinical trials including a Phase III trial in lung cancer. As a prolific drug hunter, his experience in drug development ranges from conception of scientific ideas to managing relations with physicians and academic collaborators. Dr. Ying has published >20 peer-review journal articles and also has >30 issued or pending patents. Recently Weiwen and his colleague have developed the HDC (Hsp90-inhibitor Drug Conjugates) platform technology which has tremendous potential in creating an exciting, new class of anti-cancer therapies.

An article named Triple Successes From China was published on C&EN on October 14th, 2013 to give an introduction of the achievement three Chinese Chemists obtained in the field of anti-cancer drug development. One of the “Triple” was Dr. Ying and the other two were his classmates at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry in 1989.

Prior to joining Synta in 2000, Dr. Ying was a postdoctoral fellow at SUNY Stony Brook and Yale University. He obtained Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Clemson University and M.S. from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science. He received his undergraduate degree from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China.

All are welcome to the lecture!