Delegation visit from the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Invited by Prof. Chan Wai-Yee, Director of School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS) in 2011, the 4-member delegation led by Prof. Harriet Wahlberg-Henriksson, President of the Karolinska Institutet (KI), Sweden visited The Chinese University of Hong Kong on 1 March 2012.

During the visit to SBS, the KI delegates were arranged to meet with our Prof. Chan, Prof. Fung Kwok-Pui, Associate Director (Administration), Prof. Yung Wing-Ho, Chief of Neuro-degeneration, -development & Repair Program, and Prof. Wan Chao to learn the latest development of our School and to explore future opportunities in terms of academic and research collaborations. The visitors were also guided to tour around the Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building, particularly our core labs and laboratory animal holding facilities.

With coordination of the Office of Academic Links (OALC), the delegates also met with the Senior Management of the University including Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor and Prof. Jack C.Y. Cheng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and visited the Institute of Chinese Medicine, the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences (LiHS) and the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park. When visiting the LiHS, the visitors received several presentations including the one on "Stem Cell Biology and Applications in Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration" by Prof. Li Gang, who is Deputy Chief of our Stem Cell & Regeneration Program.

This visit has laid down a good foundation for establishing academic collaborations between SBS and KI and for extending our scholarly connections to the academia in Northern Europe.

Prof. Chan Wai-Yee (standing on left) briefs the KI delegates on the latest development of the School

KI delegates hear a briefing by Prof. John Rudd (1st from right) on the new laboratory animal holding facilities available at the Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building

The KI delegates visit the Core Laboratories of the School

Group photo taken outside the Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building: (from left) Prof. Wan Chao; Dr. Stephen Lam, Senior Manager, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park; Prof. Marie Johannesson, Director of International Affairs, KI; Dr. Ulrika Widegren, Scientific Secretary, KI; Prof. Chan Wai-Yee; Prof. Harriet Wahlberg-Henriksson, President, KI; Mr. Rune Fransson, Director, Innovation and Infrastructure, KI; Prof. Fung Kwok-Pui; and Prof. Yung Wing-Ho

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Visits of the Working Group from the Hospital Authority
SBS Housewarming Lunch Gathering
Discussion Forum on Postgraduate Courses offered in the School of Biomedical Sciences
Frontiers in Biomedical Sciences Seminar Series

School Members received teaching-related awards 2010/11, Faculty of Medicine

Delegation Visit from Shenzhen University
Delegation Visit of University of Edinburgh, U.K.
Delegation Visit from Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Delegation visit from the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Delegation Visit of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Delegation Visit to the Health Department of Guangdong Province
Delegation Visit of the School of Medicine, Shenzhen University
Prof. Bian Xiu-Wu from Third Military Medical University, China visited the School of Biomedical Sciences
Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2012
Delegation Visit of Brown University, U.S.A.
Delegation Visit from Biotechnet Switzerland
Prof. Arthur S. Levine from University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A. visited the School of Biomedical Sciences
Visit of Academia Sinica Academicians
Visit of the Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College
Visit from Graduate College, Jinan University
Delegation Visit of Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology

School of Biomedical Sciences Research Day 2012
Cancer and Inflammation 2012 Symposium
Grand Opening of the Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building

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