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Sean DU
Sean DU
Positions:

Head of External R&D, Asia Pacific

Company:

Sanofi Pasteur

Dr. Sean Du is the Regional Head of External R&D Asia-Pacific at Sanofi Pasteur. He is responsible to lead and manage the External R&D Asia-Pacific team in Beijing, evaluate scientific and technological development opportunities in Asia-Pacific region relevant to the business of Sanofi Pasteur, and support Sanofi Pasteur’s R&D Strategy in China.

 

Sean has more than 14 years of scientific and business experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. Before joining Sanofi Pasteur, Sean was Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Atravax from May 2013 to September 2015 and Executive Director in Vaccine Research at Simcere Pharmaceutical Group from February 2010 to April 2013. Prior to Simcere, he worked as a Senior Scientist and Project Leader at Maxygen for more than 8 years. Sean has led preclinical development of multiple prophylactic and therapeutic vaccine candidates and achieved a Clinical Trial License from the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA). Since 2010, Sean has led business development activities with academic institutions, biotech companies, and multinational pharmaceutical groups playing a lead role in the identification, evaluation, negotiation, and management of licensing opportunities.

 

Sean received his Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Delaware, M.S degree in Microbiology from the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and B.S. degree in Microbiology from Shandong University. He received his postdoctoral training in molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology at Columbia University from 1998-2001.