The 10th Yao Yuan Biotech-Pharma Symposium

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Dale Boger

Richard and Alice Cramer Professor and Chairman of Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute (California Campus).

Dr. Thomas J. Hudson

Vice President,
Head of Oncology Discovery and Early Development, AbbVie, Inc.


Dr. Yusuke Nakamura

Professor, Department of Medicine and Surgery, Deputy Director, Center for Personalized Therapeutics, The University of Chicago.

Dr. Y. Lynn Wang

Professor, Division of Genomic and Molecular Pathology; Director, Lymphoma Translational Pathology, Department of Pathology, The University of Chicago.


Dr. Zhong-Yin Zhang

Head, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Distinguished Professor and Robert C. and Charlotte P. Anderson Chair in Pharmacology, Purdue University


Panel Discussion


Dr. Thomas von Geldern
President of Embedded Consulting and Former Research Fellow, Abbott Laboratories.

Dr. John Flavin
Dr. John Flavin
Associate Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the University of Chicago.
Dr. Terry Opgenorth
Vice President of Colorado State University Ventures; Former Divisional Vice President, Metabolic, Antiviral, and Target-Lead Discovery, Abbott Laboratories.
Dr. Jin Wang
Managing Partner, Jianxin Capital.

ACS-Yao Yuan Award of Medicinal Chemistry

Winning Posters of The 10th Yao Yuan Biotech-Pharma Symposium 2017

Poster #20: Photodynamic Therapy Mediated by Non-toxic Core-Shell Nanoparticles Synergize with Immune Checkpoint Blockade to Elicit Antitumor Immunity and Antimetastasis Effect on Breast Cancer

Xiaopin Duan†,Christina Chan†,Nining Guo†,‡,Wenbo Han†,Ralph R. Weichselbaum‡,and Wenbin Lin*,† †Department of Chemistry and ‡Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637

Poster #1: Chemoenzymatic Route to Tetrahydropyrano-tetrahydrofuran (Tp-THF)-containing HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors

Anindya Sarkar and Arun K. Ghosh* Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Poster #13: Chlorin-Based Nanoscale MetalOrganic Framework Systemically Rejects Colorectal Cancers via Synergistic Photodynamic Therapy and Checkpoint Blockade Immunotherapy

Kuangda Lu†,1 , Chunbai He†,1 , Nining Guo†,1,2, Christina Chan,1 Kaiyuan Ni,1 Ralph R. Weichselbaum,2 and Wenbin Lin*,1 1Department of Chemistry and 2Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637

The 1st Place Winner(2016)