BRACE Award Venture Competition

17 September 2021

The BRACE Award Venture Competition Selection Committee is comprised of a combination of world-class life sciences industry professionals, investors and entrepreneurs from within the extensive network of the Asian Fund for Cancer Research (AFCR). Its members will determine the winning business among the event’s semi-finalists. The winner will receive the equivalent of US$300,000 in equity investment funding from AFCR, which will serve as early seed money for proof of concept and proof of value on the path to clinical trials and, eventually, to new effective therapeutics that could save patients’ lives.

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Raju Kucherlapati, Ph.D. | Co-chair
Paul C. Cabot Professor of Genetics & Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Webster Cavenee, Ph.D. | Co-chair
Director of Strategic Alliances, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, University of California San Diego

Aleksandra Filipovic, M.D., Ph.D.
Head of Oncology, PureTech Health

Pamela Garzone, Ph.D.
Former Chief Medical Officer, Calibr at Scripps Research

Dimitra Georganopoulou, Ph.D.
Innovation Faculty, MIT linQ CATALYST

Brian Leyland-Jones, MBBS, Ph.D.
Chief Medical Officer, AIM-HI Accelerator Fund

Kanaga Sabapathy, Ph.D.
Head, Division of Cellular and Molecular Research, National Cancer Center Singapore

Alfred Slanetz, Ph.D.
President & CEO, Geneius Biotechnology, Inc.

Wai-Kwan Alfred Yung, M.D.
Professor, Department of Neuro-Oncology, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

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