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Sujuan Ba, Ph.D: Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research

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Our Guest: 

Sujuan Ba, Ph.D. President and Chief Operating Officer at NFCR. 

Dr. Ba is recognized as one of the “Top 300 Women Leaders in Global Health” by the Global Health Programme at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

Under her leadership, NFCR has established a powerful network of research centers/laboratories in the US and around the world. One of the high-profile and significant research programs emerging from this collaborative approach was the ScreenSaver-LifeSaver Project. Dr. Ba established a partnership between NFCR, United Devices, Inc., Intel Corp., and Oxford University to launch a distributed computing technology-based application linking together more than 3 million PC users globally to create the world’s largest supercomputer which sped up the drug screening process. This program enabled scientists to perform virtual screenings of 3.5 billion small molecules against 12 target proteins to identify new anti-cancer drug candidates.

Dr. Ba has led the Tissue Bank Consortium in Asia to promote the best practices for biorepositories and biobanks. This project is proclaimed an exemplary international platform for private, public and government partnership for international collaboration to advance cancer research. 

Dr. Ba led the launch of Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research, now an internationally recognized prize for outstanding scientific achievement. Dr. Ba serves on the executive committee of the GBM-AGILE Trial, an initiative to improve the survival of GBM patients with a global force of over 150 neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, pathologists, imagers, basic and clinical neuro scientists. This is a model that aims to breakdown silos and build knowledge bases to ensure that precision medicine is available to patients worldwide. www.sujuanba.com 

Our Host: Svetlana Kim. svetlanakim.com. 

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