Plenary speaker

Weihong Tan, Hunan University, China

Professor Weihong Tan earned his Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of Michigan in 1993. Currently, he is the director of Hangzhou Institute of Medicine, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the dean of the Cancer Hospital of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also the director of the State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics, and distinguished professor of chemistry and biology at Hunan University, and the director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Renji Hospital and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He served as a University Distinguished Professor and a V.T. and Louis Jackson Professor at the University of Florida for more than 20 years.

Professor Tan’s research is in the general area of bioanalytical chemistry, molecular medicine and chemical biology. He specializes in aptamer research, DNA nanotechnology, and cancer theranostics. Professor Tan has also been recognized as an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2015, Academician of the World Academy of Sciences in Developing Countries in 2016, and Member of the European Academy of Science in 2019.

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