Naiqing Zhao, Professor, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Fudan University, China. Prof. Zhao’s experience spans from the design and analysis of clinical trials, clinical epidemiology, biological signaling, to statistical methodology research in biomedical field. He has been teaching biostatistics for over 20 years and serving as an external review expert of clinical trial statistics for the China Food and Drug Administration for more than a decade. Prof. Zhao received a Bachelor degree in mathematics from Fudan University and a Master's degree in biostatistics from the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Jie Chen, Distinguished Scientist, Merck Research Laboratories, North Wales, Pennsylvania. Before rejoining Merck, Jie held various positions in biopharmaceutical companies including six-and-a-half-year experience in China and prior 14 years at Merck Research Laboratories in the US. Jie’s experience includes clinical trial design and data analysis, statistical methodology research and applications in non-clinical, pre-clinical and clinical development, as well as safety evaluation in both clinical and post-approval settings. Jie received an MD from Shanghai First College of Medicine (now Fudan University College of Public Health), Shanghai, China, and a PhD from Temple University, Philadelphia.