PROFESSIONAL EVENT KEYNOTE-SPEAKER
Patrick YS Lam is currently an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University College of Medicine and Baruch S. Blumberg Institute. He is also a consultant at Lam Drug. Discovery Consulting, LLC. He recently retired from a director position in the Discovery Chemistry Department of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. He joined DuPont in 1984 and moved to BMS in 2001. He was the group leader/co-inventor responsible for the discovery of Eliquis®/Apixaban, a novel Factor Xa anticoagulant recently launched on the market. Patrick is also internationally known as the co-discoverer of the powerful Chan-Lam Coupling Reaction. He has authored 85 papers/ reviews/book chapters and is an inventor on 36 patents/patent applications. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester (Dr. Louis Friedrich) and was a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA (Prof. Mike Jung and the late Prof. Don Cram, 1987 Nobel Laureate).