Distinguished Professor Lee Re-Appointed As Co-Chair of the Global Future Council on Biotechnology
(Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee)
Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering was re-appointed as the co-chair of the Global Future Council on Biotechnology at the World Economic Forum during the annual GFC meeting in Dubai, UAE last week. Elizabeth O’Day, founder and CEO of Olaris Therapeutics, will co-chair the council with him for two years.
Professor Lee served as the inaugural co-chair of the council for two years from 2016 with Professor Feng Zhang from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
The World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils on Biotechnology is comprised of 14 members and aims to identify policy opportunities to help accelerate new biotechnological discoveries and applications while guiding dialogue with consumers about their implications.
Professor Lee, who has made significant research breakthroughs in the field of systems metabolic engineering, received the George Washington Carver Award, the PV Danckwerts Memorial Lecture Award, and the Eni Award this year.