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ICBS welcomes Dr. Junying Yuan and Dr. Herbert Waldmann to its International Advisory Board

Saturday, May 5, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Dr. Junying Yuan, Elizabeth D. Hay Pro-fessor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, has made critical contributions to our understanding of apoptosis and necroptosis, two fundamental mecha-nisms that regulate the survival and death of mammalian cells. A small molecule inhibitor of RIPK1 kinase (Nec-1) discovered by Yuan lab is currently in preparation for a human clinical trial targeting neurodegenerative disease. She was recognized by numerous honors, including Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2007), Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Sciences (2010), Agilent Technologies Thought Leader Award (2013), and Member of the National Academy of Sciences (2017). Read more...


Dr. Herbert Waldmann, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology Dortmund and Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Dortmund, focuses on syntheses of signal transduction modulators and the syntheses of natural product inspired compound libraries and their biological evaluation. He has been the recipient of the Friedrich Weygand Award for the advancement of peptide chemistry, of the Carl Duisberg Award of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, the Otto-Bayer-Award, the Steinhofer Award of the Steinhofer Foundation, the Max Bergmann Medal, the GSK Award on Chemical Biology, the Hans-Herloff Inhoffen-Medal, the Emil-Fischer-Medal, he is a Member of „Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Halle/Saale“, of the NRW Akademie der Wissenschaft und der Künste and since 2005 he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2014 he received the Honorary Doctorate (Dr. h. c.) bestowed by Leiden University, NL. Read more...

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