SCBA BBQ Party on Sunday July 24, 2016

Dear members and friends,

It's the most wonderful time of the year in Seattle again. Our traditional
SCBA annual summer BBQ picnic party is just around the corner. We would like
to invite all of you to join us so new and old members can get together,
relax, and socialize. Bring your favorite summer sports, share a laugh (or
perhaps frustration) with like-minded colleagues and friends, watch kids
playing in the water, and savor the gourmet food personally served by your
favorite board members, all in a convenient and lovely setting by Lake
Washington!

When: July 24th, 2016 (Sunday), 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Mathews Beach Park (5100 NE 93rd St, Seattle 98115)

Fee: $10 for each adult, $5 for each child (above 10) and free for kids (10
and under)

In order to better prepare the event and to make sure we will have enough
food, please reply by July 20th, 2016 to office@scbahome.org and indicate
how many people from your family will be attending:

Number of adults___, children___, and kids___

If you have any questions, please contact Baohai Shao (bhshao@uw.edu).

Thanks for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you all.

Best regards,

Seattle Chinese Biomedical Association

http://www.scbahome.org/



Seattle Chinese Biomedical Association
二零一六年五月份学术活动通知
Academic Seminar in May 2016



时间:2016 5 28 日(星期六)晚上7:00
地点:华盛顿大学医学院K-450 会议室(1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195
内容:学术讲座


1. 癌症治疗的最新进展和发展方向
Overview of Recent Progresses and Future Directions in Cancer Therapy
高泽人 博士 (Zeren Gao, Ph.D., SystImmune, Inc.)

癌症在所有死亡因素中排名第二,美国2013年有超过58万人死于癌症,占所有死亡人数的22%。美国政府和企业花费了大量的资金用于癌症的基础研究和新药开发。新的治疗方法,比如靶向治疗,免疫治疗等等给癌症病人带来了希望。这次报告的重点是抗体在癌症治疗方面的最新进展,包括双特异性抗体,抗体偶联药物等等,以及转化医学在癌症新药开发方面的应用。


2. 癌症治疗新进展:免疫检查点抑制剂疗法
Checkpoint Inhibitors in Cancer Treatment
廖新生 博士 (Xinsheng Michael Liao, M.D., Ph.D., Partner Oncology, Inc.)

癌症的产生被认为是免疫耐受,因此免疫疗法的主要机制就是打破免疫耐受。黑素瘤是用于免疫治疗的模型系统,过去对于黑素瘤的主要免疫疗法包括干扰素和高剂量白细胞介素。干扰素和白细胞介素的作用机制是加强免疫力,但这种免疫是非特异性的,并不能打破免疫耐受。另外,干扰素有许多副作用,而高剂量白细胞介素比干扰素毒性更大。为了克服这些传统免疫疗法的缺点,最近提出了免疫检查点抑制剂新疗法。这些抑制剂能够打破免疫耐受,不但可以在门诊使用,而且副作用大大减轻,治疗效果明显提高,让大多数患者能够过上正常的生活,给癌症治疗带来了新的希望。


有关事项: 1. 届时所有华盛顿大学校园内的停车场可以免费停车;
2. 有关本次活动的任何问题请与邵保海(bhshao@uw.edu)联系。




欧美同学会与西雅图华人生物医学协会共建联络工作站

- 人大副委员长、欧美同学会会长陈竺出席签约仪式并授牌


SCBA news1

515日上午,假座系统生物学研究所礼堂,具有百年历史的欧美同学会·中国留学人员联谊会与西雅图华人生物医学协会隆重举行了共建联络工作站的签约授牌仪式。张学军秘书长代表欧美同学会·中国留学人员联谊会,田强博士受林惠国理事长的委托代表西雅图华人生物医学协会分别在协议书上签字。中国全国人大副委员长、欧美同学会·中国留学人员联谊会会长陈竺亲自出席并见证了协议的签署和授牌。西雅图联络工作站是欧美同学会·中国留学人员联谊会的全球第十二个、美国第二个海外联络工作站。据张学军秘书长介绍,西雅图联络工作站也是陈竺会长亲自出席签约授牌仪式的第一个工作站。

西雅图联络工作站将为祖国科教兴国、人才强国战略和实施“千人计划”举荐人才,组织留学人员为祖国经济建设和社会发展建言献策,为留学人员回国工作、为国服务搭建平台,了解和反映海外留学人员的思想、工作和生活状况,为做好海外留学人员工作提供服务等。西雅图联络工作站将不仅为祖国引进海外人才搭建平台,也将为在美华人华侨报效祖国、为祖国建设出力起到桥梁作用。

签约授牌仪式举行之前,为欢迎陈竺会长率团访问西雅图,西雅图华人生物医学协会主持召开了欧美同学会代表团与西雅图华人社团代表之间的座谈会。田强博士代表西雅图华人生物医学协会首先致辞,热烈欢迎陈竺会长率团访问西雅图,并介绍了西雅图华人生物医学协会的历史与现状。陈竺会长代表欧美同学会·中国留学人员联谊会致辞,并向与会代表致以亲切的问候。张学军秘书长向与会代表介绍了欧美同学会·中国留学人员联谊会的历史与现状,并向与会代表阐述了在西雅图建立联络工作站的目的与意义。参加座谈会的西雅图华人社团的代表们分别回顾和介绍了各自社团的历史与发展现状,畅谈了共同合作的前景,并一致认为在西雅图建立联络工作站具有重要的历史意义。

出席签约授牌仪式的有欧美同学会代表团一行六人:陈竺、张学军、李想、张宗伟、金涛和杨姝。西雅图华人生物医学协会代表十四人:田强、邵保海、郑宁、许文清、杨展涛、黄解于、李沫、陈迎章、刘燕、王昊、高泽人、安杰、苏碚弘和徐丹滨。应邀出席座谈和见证签约授牌仪式的西雅图华人社团代表有:华盛顿大学中国学生学者联谊会的朱文博、美洲中国工程师学会的周雍、美华航太工程师协会的柳建夏和微软华人协会的洪偲淘。



SCBA Academic Career Panel Discussion Nov 21, 2015


Seattle Chinese Biomedical Association (SCBA) will be hosting a panel discussion on career development:

Path to be a faculty and a successful PI.  

When:  Nov. 21, 2015, Saturday, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
What:  Panel Discussion on Academic Career Development
Where: UW Health Science Building Rm K-450
Address: 1959 NE Pacific Street Seattle 98115
Parking: Free Parking in UW S1 Parking Lot

At current economic and research funding situation, a lot of postdocs and PhD students feel that finding a faculty position and being a successful PI are difficult and challenging. In order to provide assistance and general advice in the academic career development, we have invited several highly successful faculty members in Seattle area to lead the panel discussion. The discussion leaders are at different stages of their career from junior faculty to well established professors. All of them had made very successful transitions from postdocs to faculty and they are extremely successful as PIs.

Career path is always case by case. However, there are many common features on finding a faculty position and on being a well funded PI. The invited discussion leaders will share their successful career stories and experience. They will also give general advice and suggestions. This panel discussion will provide a great chance for postdocs and graduate students to interact with successful PIs and to ask any questions they may have on their career development so they can be more prepared for their future career. The discussion will be especially helpful for those postdocs or PhD students who are planning to go on academic career pathway. Junior faculty will also find the discussion beneficial by hearing the successful stories and suggestions from well established professors.

Invited Panelists:

古良才 博士 Dr. Liangcai Gu, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Assistant Professor of Genome Sciences at UW
  博士 Dr. Wang Wang, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at UW
继红 博士 Dr. Jihong Bai, Assistant Member at Fred Hutch & Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry at UW
  博士 Dr. Qiang Tian, Affiliate Associate Professor of Medicine at UW & Scientific Director at P4 Medicine Institute
林惠国 博士 Dr. Edward Lin, Associate Member at Fred Hutch & Associate Professor of Medicine at UW
  博士 Dr. Ning Zheng, Professor of Pharmacology at UW & Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
许文清 博士 Dr. Wenqing Xu, Professor of Biological Structure at UW

Registration is not required but RSVP to
office@scbahome.org is highly appreciated.

Best Regards,

SCBA office

Website: http://www.scbahome.org



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Panel Discussion with Ophthalmologist team from China

When:  Nov. 11, 2015, Wednesday, from 10:00 am to 12:00 nm
What:  Panel Discussion with Ophthalmologist team from China
Where: UW Health Science Building Rm H-512
Address: 1959 NE Pacific Street Seattle 98115
Parking: Free Parking in UW

中国著名眼科医生姚
晓明博士及其随行人员将到访问西雅图。西雅图华人生物医学协会(SCBA) 联合华州亚裔医疗专业人士协会 (WAHPA)共同举办与姚晓明博士及随行眼科医生茶话座谈会,以交流学术和医疗经验,欢迎大家、特别是从事眼科相关的临床和科研工作的朋友踊跃参加。



晓明医生是中国大陆推动角膜捐赠的先行者,在角膜移植方面做得很出色,在国内外非常有影响力。相信通过与姚晓明博士及其随行医生们的交流,让大家在科研、医疗和公益业上找到许多共同话题并为将来的合寻求机会。随行人员包括贵州晶朗眼科医院吴长恩院长,河北复明眼科医院王舒蕾院
长,成都爱迪眼科医院周文强主任。

时间:1111日星期三上午十点
地点:华盛顿大学 Health Science Building H512 议室(届时华大费停车)

如果您有兴趣参加这一活动,请email office@scbahome.org报名登记,以便统计人数并协调场地。

SCBA office




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Up coming SCBA annual meeting, September 13th 2015

Featured Keynote speaker:
Dr Xiaodong Wang (
晓东 院士)
Director, NIBS, Beijing, Member of the National Academy of Sciences USA

Dear SCBA Members and Friends:

Our SCBA All-Members Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday, September 13th, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the UW Genome Sciences Building Room Foege-060.

This year, we have lined up world class speakers from international and local academic and non-profit institutions. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Xiaodong Wang, Director, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, Member of the USA National Academy of Sciences, and member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Wang will talk about “Scientific innovation in China.” In addition, we will have Dr. Nathan Price, associate director of the Institute for Systems Biology and co-founder of Arivale, who will talk about “Scientific wellness and the pioneer-100 project.” Dr. Liangcai Gu, Assistant Professor, UW Biochemistry Department, who will talk about “Molecular interaction sequencing technologies for protein analysis and engineering.” And Dr. Qiang Tian, Scientific Director of the P4 Medicine Institute and Associate Professor, UW School of Medicine, who will talk about “P4Mi disease-wellness initiatives.”

Registration fee is $15 ($10 for students), which covers the annual membership. Free lunch will be provided for SCBA members.

Please RSVP to office@scbahome.org no later than Sunday, September 6, 2015 so that we can prepare logistics accordingly. Lunch may not be guaranteed without preregistration, so please RSVP today by replying this email!

Best Regards,

SCBA office

Website: http://www.scbahome.org/






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Informal Forum: Clinical and Research Application of Next Generation Sequencing in Inherited Eye Diseases
Speaker: Min Qi, Ph.D.
时间:2015 3 7 日(星期)晚上七时起
When: March 7, 2015 (Sunday), from 7:00 pm
地点:华盛顿大学医学院K-450 议室
Where: Health Science Building, Room K-450

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The first SCBA academic seminar in 2015 has been scheduled as below:

Special Lecture:

Novel Cellular Factors Inhibiting HIV and Other Viral Infections

Speaker: Shan-Lu Liu, MD, Ph.D.
演讲人:刘善虑 博士
When: February 28, 2015 (Saturday), from 7:00 pm
时间:2015 年2 月28 日(星期六)晚上七时起
Where: Health Science Building, Room K-450
地点:华盛顿大学医学院K-450 会议室
Note: Free parking during seminar time in UW campus

About speaker: Dr. Shan-Lu Liu is currently an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, and an investigator of Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri. He is also an adjunct professor of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University. He received his medical training in China and his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Pathology at the University of Washington in 2003. He was named as Canada Research Chair in Virology and Gene Therapy at McGill University during 2005-2010. His current research is focused on membrane fusion and cellular entry of enveloped RNA viruses, as well as innate immunity to viral infections. The model viruses that his lab has been studying include HIV, influenza A virus, HCV, and Ebola virus. He will speak on two novel families of cellular factors, i.e., IFITMs (IFN-induced transmembrane proteins) and TIMs (T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain proteins), which broadly inhibit viral infections.

Best Regards,
SCBA office


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October 2014

Dear SCBA Members and Friends:

As promised, our highly anticipated SCBA All-Member Meeting will take place on November 1st, Saturday, from 1:30pm to 6:00pm, at the UW Genome Sciences Building (Foege-060).

This year, we have lined up world class speakers from local academic and non-profit institutions, as well as biotech industry. The keynote speaker will be Dr. William A. Catterall, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at University of Washington, and a member of the US National Academy of Science and the Royal Society of London, UK. Dr. Catterall will speak on structural and functional studies of the voltage-gated sodium channels. In addition, we will have “2014 Gateway Cancer Researcher of the Year” Dr. Edward H. Lin from UW/FHCRC to share with us his award winning ADAPT trial for advanced colorectal cancer (CRC); Dr. Yiwu He, Associate Director of Translational Sciences from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to discuss vision and strategy for fighting global infectious diseases including Ebola; and Dr. Che-Leung Law, a Senior Director of Seattle Genetics, to talk about industrial perspective of drug development.

During the meeting, we will also elect new members to join the SCBA Board.

We highly encourage you all to come join us for this exciting event, discussing cutting-edge sciences, sharing the significant accomplishments of our members, and socializing.

The registration fee is $15, which covers the annual membership and a dinner.

Please RSVP to office@scbahome.org so that we can prepare logistics accordingly.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact Dr. Ning Zheng (nzheng@u.washington.edu) and/or Dr. Qiang Tian (Qiang.Tian@systemsbiology.org).

We look forward to seeing you all on Nov. 1st.


Best regards,

SCBA Board



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May 2014

Dear members,

The Seattle Chinese Biomedical Association (SCBA) Board is delighted to announce three upcoming events that will take place in the rest of 2014. On June 7th, we will host a panel discussion about career development in industry, featuring four active members from local pharma/biotech companies. On August 9th, our annual summer BBQ picnic will be held at the Matthew Beach, where new and old members can get together, relax, and socialize. On Novemer 1st, we will celebrate
our organization's 20th anniversary with the long-due annual full member meeting, highlighted by a prominent keynote speaker, a review of our activities, and election of the new President,Secretary-General, and Board members.

Please mark your calendar and look out for announcement of the details of these exciting activities. We are looking forward to seeing you on all three events.

Sincerely yours,

ZHENG Ning, PhD, President
TIAN Qiang, MD PhD, Secretary-General

On behalf of the SCBA Board