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  UPCOMING EVENTS   Selected Seminar        
Date: 18 July 2017
Time: 2:30pm | Level 3, IMCB Seminar Room 3-46, Proteos
Speaker: Dr. Chen Ling
Title: Harnessing viruses for vaccines and therapeutics

Dr. Chen has been working on engineering viruses such as adenovirus, influenza virus for the benefit of human being. He pioneered to develop Merck’s adenovirus vectored AIDS vaccine that entered phase IIb clinical trial worldwide. After returning to China, he teamed with two other labs in China to combine two different viruses vectored HIV vaccine as a “prime-boost” strategy to achieve superior protection in a monkey SIV model. His recently developed a replication-competent influenza virus carrying luciferase for visualizing infection in living mice, and used this bioluminescent influenza virus to detect neutralizing antibodies from single B cells for antibody cloning.

Dr. Chen is currently the Principle Investigator of State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Professor of Guangzhou Medical University. He received medical degree from Shanghai Medical College in 1984. He was selected as a CUSBEA Fellow in 1984 and went to USA to pursue a Ph.D. in Indiana University School of Medicine. From 1992-1996, Dr. Chen was a postdoctoral fellow and then an Instructor at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School.  From 1997-2001, Dr. Chen served as Senior Research Fellow at Merck Research Laboratories. From 2003-2008, Dr. Chen was the founding Director-General of Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, CAS. Between 2009-2012,Dr. Chen also served as Vice Presidents and Head of R&D Operations for GlaxoSmithKline R&D China and as Vice President at Sanofi Pasteur and Head of China Vaccine R&D.

Host: Prof. Wanjin Hong


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