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Speaker detail

  • Wen Hwa Lee
  • Director, Disease Foundations, Strategic Alliances
  • Oxford University, Structural Genomics Consortium,, United Kingdom

Lee directs the Disease Foundations Network at the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), based at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford. Presently, Lee also leads SGC’s strategic alliances efforts. He is trained in Biology (Molecular, Structural and Computational) and Drug Discovery in Brazil (University of Campinas, Brazilian Synchrotron Source), USA (Scripps Research Institute) and France (Université Paris V).
Lee joined the SGC at its inception in 2004 and has since been involved in the planning of scientific strategies, communications, and alliances with external collaborators and partners. He has been working with multiple institutions to facilitate the exchange of expertise and establishment of joint research programmes with SGC’s international partners, including charities, academia, industry and government agencies – always exploring the potentials of Open Science models. Most recently, Lee co-led the establishment a new SGC laboratory in Brazil and he is now committed in creating new frameworks with patient and disease foundations to bridge the basic science to patient-driven drug discovery efforts.