New Faces

A number of new teaching and non-teaching staff members joined the School of Biomedical Sciences between September and December 2012, including:

Teaching Staff Members

Dr. WONG Wai Kai, Assistant Lecturer

Date of Joining the School: 3 September 2012




Prof. Andrew CHAN, Professor

Date of Joining the School: 27 September 2012

Thematic Affiliation: Cancer and Inflammation

Research Interests:
1. Cancer Cell Signaling
2. Regulation of PTEN Tumor Suppressor
3. Ras-related G-proteins and Human Cancer 

Prof. Eugene PONOMAREV, Assistant Professor

Date of Joining the School: 19 December 2012

Thematic Affiliation: Neuro-degeneration, -development and Repair

Research Interests:
1. Immunological aspects of the regulation of inflammation, particularly  the role of tissue resident macrophages (microglia) in the regulation of autoimmune inflammation in the central nervous system (CNS) and the role of platelets in the initiation of inflammatory response in the CNS.
2. The role of microRNAs in adaptation of macrophages and microglia to CNS microenvironment.
3. The role of brain-specific glycolipids in lipid rafts of astrocytes and neurons in the regulation of CNS inflammation.
4. The role of platelet-lipid raft interactions in the regulation of neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration and development.

Non-teaching Staff Members

Mr. IP Wing Sun Paul, Executive Officer II

Date of Joining the School: 14 November 2012                            

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School of Biomedical Sciences Postgraduate Research Days 2012
Joint Symposium on Clinical Genetics & Prenatal Diagnosis
2nd CUHK International Symposium on Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Visit of UGC Chairman and Secretary-General
Sharing Seminar on "From Innovation to the Market: Commercialization Opportunities and Strategies"
Orientation Day for Undergraduate Admissions
SBS Christmas Party 2012
SBS Annual Report 2011-2012
Animal Handling Course for SBS RPg Students
Visit from Japanese International School (JIS)
Visit from Independent Schools Foundation Academy

The RGC Collaborative Research Fund 2012/13 obtained by School member
The NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme 2012/13
Li Qian, PhD Student being awarded the Hong Kong Association of University Women Annual Scholarship 2011-2012

Invited Visit to Shandong University and Return Delegation Visit from Shandong University
The Third Military Medical University and CUHK School of Biomedical Science Joint Symposium on Cancer & the 5th International Forum on Cancer Research and Drug Discovery
Signing Ceremony for MOU on ASIA-International Biomedical Science Consortium
The 3rd Annual Conference on Chinese Stem Cell Research and the 5th Guangzhou International Conference on Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Visit of the President of Chinese Academy of Sciences
The 1st Symposium on Non-Human Primate Model

New Faces

Symposium on "Biomedical Research across the Continents – Insights and Innovation"

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