SABPA Newsletter, July 2018
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SABPA Annoucement

2018 SABPA Board Election 
SABPA Board of Directors (BOD) is the governing body that oversees the activities of SABPA organization. It includes 21 Directors. Each director will serve for a 3 year term. 
In 2018, five (5) seats are open for election and re-election.
  • Integrity, leadership skills, and teamwork spirit
  • At least on one of SABPA committees for one year
  • Significant contribution and a long-term commitment to SABPA
  • June 18, 2018: Announcement and online nomination starts
  • July 6, 2018: Online nomination closes
  • July 16, 2018: Online voting starts
  • August 10, 2018: Online voting closes
  • August 30, 2018: Announcement of Election outcome
BOD members with 3-year-term ending in 2018:
Hua Gong, Yi Liu, Tao Wu, Jinsong Ni, Guang Chen
Nomination process:
  • Each SABPA member can nominate more than one candidate
  • Nominating member is responsible for ensuring that the candidate meets the above requirements and submits accurate biographic information to the Election Committee
  • To nominate a candidate, download and complete the 2018 SABPA BOD Nomination Form, email the completed form to election@sabpa.org, and copy the candidate so that he/she is aware of the nomination. Please note that the nomination closes on July 6, 2018.
  • A SABPA member who is nominated by three other members will become a candidate for a SABPA Board of Director
  • The Election Committee reserves the right to investigate the qualification of each candidate and disqualify any candidate who submits false information

Community Events

21 Annual San Diego MedChem Symposium

Organized by

Dr. Ben Pratt, Dr. Mark Tichenor, Dr. David Wallace – San Diego Section of the American Chemical Society
Dr. Emmanuel Theodorakis – UCSD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
8:30 AM                   Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00                          Opening Remarks: Emmanuel Theodorakis
9:05                           Dr. Simon Bailey, Intercept Pharmaceuticals
                                    “Incorporating natural product-like features in medicinal chemistry”
9:50                          Dr. Thomas Hermann,University of California San Diego
                                   “Small Targeting of Viral Noncoding RNA”
10:35                         Coffee Break
10:50                        Dr. Arnab Chatterjee, California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr)
                                    “Intra-muscular injections for malaria chemoprotection”
11:35                        Dr. Holly Reichard, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
“Discovery of TAK-041: Potent and selective GPR139 agonist for treatment of negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia”
12:20 PM                  Lunch
1:20                          Dr. Jin-Quan Yu, The Scripps Research Institute
                                    “Enantioselective and Remote C-H Activation Reactions”
2:05                          Dr. Cheryl Grice, Abide Therapeutics
                                   “Discovery of ABX-1431: A Potent and Selective MGLL Inhibitor for Clinical Development”
2:50                            Symposium Conclusion
To register please visit:
follow the link to the registration page.

Register online by Friday, July 13, and food will be provided.

Our Platinum Corporate Sponsors

Our Gold Corporate Sponsors
Sino-American Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SABPA) is an 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in early 2002 by professionals and scholars from the Chinese community in San Diego. In 2005, we expanded to Orange County and Los Angeles. We invite all scholars, professionals and entrepreneurs of any origin who are working in, engaged in, or interested in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry in Southern California to join us as a member of SABPA.
Our Mission
  • Provide a forum to facilitate professional contact and communication among local Chinese American professionals in academia, biotech and pharmaceutical industries;
  • Foster professional growth, career improvement and personal development of our members;
  • Provide opportunities to educate local communities about the values of biomedical research and the benefits of biotech and pharmaceutical innovations;
  • Stimulate and facilitate the development of relationships between the U.S. and China in biotech and pharmaceutical communities.
  • To fulfill our mission, we will sponsor professional seminars, meetings, and symposia; share employment opportunity information in local biotech and pharmaceutical industry; sponsor social events; and disseminate information about local biotech and pharmaceutical companies.
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