From the Structure and Function of the Ribosome to New Antibiotics

Thomas Steitz (USA)
Nobel Laureate
Sterling Professor, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Professor, Chemistry, Yale University, USA

Targeting Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase for Cancer Therapy

Lewis Cantley (USA)
The Cancer Center of Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, USA

Telomeres in Cancer and Aging

Ron DePinho (USA)
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA


Chemistry and Biology of Glycosylation: A Search for Universal Vaccines against Cancer and Influenza

Scientific Breakthrough Lectureship
Chi-Huey Wong (Taiwan)

Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Taxol®, Tubulin and Tumors

Tsai-Fan Yu Legacy Lecture
Susan Band Horwitz (USA)

Distinguished Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology
Co-Chair, Department of Molecular Pharmacology
Rose C. Falkenstein Chair in Cancer Research
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, USA

Merkel Cell Polyomavirus: A New View of Cancer Viruses in the Age of Genomics

KT Jeang Memorial
Lecture Yuan Chang (USA)

American Cancer Society Research Professor
Distinguished Professor of Pathology
UPCI Chair of Cancer Virology
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, USA

Cancer Immunotherapy by PD-1 Blockade

Tang Prize Lectureship
Tasuku Honjo (Japan)

Professor, Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine
Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan
Chairman, Board of Directors,
Shizuoka Prefectural University Corporation, Japan


Cryo-Electron Microscopy and Tomography: A Structural Tool for Molecular, Cellular and Translational Biology

Wah Chiu (USA)
Director, National Center for Macromolecular Imaging
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Redox Rhythm Reinforces the Circadian Clock to Gate Immune Response

Xinnian Dong (USA)
Professor, Department of Biology
Duke University, USA

Precision Therapy for Lung Cancer: Focus on East Asian Population

Pan-Chyr Yang (Taiwan)
Professor of Internal Medicine
National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Life at the Single Molecule Level: From Single Molecule Enzymology to Single Cell Genomics

Sunney Xie (USA)
Mallinckrodt Professor
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard University, USA

Chromatin Remodeling, DNA Breaks, and Activity-Induced Gene Expression in Neuron

Li-Huei Tsai (USA)
Picower Professor of Neuroscience
Director, The Picower Center for Learning and Memory
Department of Brian and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Perspectives on Anti-PD-L1/PD-1 Therapy for Advanced Human Cancers

Lieping Chen (USA)
Professor of Immunobiology, Dermatology and Medicine
Director of Cancer Immunology
Yale University School of Medicine, USA

Prevention of Liver Cancer through Control of Chronic Hepatitis B: From Epidemiology to Public Health Programs

Chien-Jen Chen (Taiwan)
Vice President
Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Neural Plasticity-Based Therapy of Brain Disorders

Mu-Ming Poo (USA)
Professor of Neurobiology
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley, USA


V(D)J Recombination and RAG1-RAG2 Protein

Presidential Award Lecture
Wei Yang (USA)

Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Molecular Biology
NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, USA

Lifetime Achievement Award
Horace Loh (USA)

Regents Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Neural Stem Cells in the Adult Mammalian Brain

Young Investigator Award Lecture
Hongjun Song (USA)

Professor, Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience and Director of the Stem Cell Biology Program
Institute for Cell Engineering
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

Structural and Mechanistic Investigation of the Human Glucose Transporters GLUTs

Young Investigator Award Lecture
Nieng Yan (China)

Bayer Professor
School of Medicine
Tsinghua University, China



Wen-Chang Chang (Taiwan)
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Biochemical Science
National Chair Professor, Taipei Medical University
Emeritus Distinguished Chair Professor, National Cheng Kung University

Angela Eggleston (USA)
Senior Editor, Nature

Li-Kuo Su (Taiwan)
Editor, Cancer Cell

Valda J. Vinson (South Africa)
Deputy Editor, Science

Jie Wang (China)
Senior Scientific Editor
Cell Research


* AS: Academia Sinica
* NAS: United States National Academy of Sciences
* CAS: Academic Divisions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
* IOM: Institute of Medicine of the National Academies