Wen Hwa Lee
Dr Wen Hwa Lee is CEO and chief scientist at Action Against AMD, a research charity focused on tackling the leading cause of legal blindness in the developed world at its earliest stages with maximum affordability and accessibility. Lee is a molecular and structural biologist with a wide international network in drug discovery, including charities, academia, industry, and government agencies. Previously at the University of Oxford, Lee is an experienced leader in setting up partnerships and alliances with multiple stakeholders to accelerate discoveries for drug discovery. He designed and implemented several strategies in two of the largest and most successful international public-private partnerships for drug discovery – the Structural Genomics Consortium and the European Lead Factory. Along with his scientific endeavours, Lee also advised high-level government representatives from different countries and charitable institutions on policy and strategy to integrate scientific, societal, and economic impact.