Restructuring of Thematic Research Programs in the School of Biomedical Sciences

In order to better respond to the fast-changing research landscape and to continually enhance our research competitiveness, the School of Biomedical Sciences has initiated a comprehensive review on its theme-based model since early 2016, after successful implementation of the five Thematic Research Programs (TRPs) for seven years.  Following rounds of consultation with the stakeholders and members of the School, it was agreed that the number of TRPs be restructured from five to three, with the new Theme Chiefs to be elected among the theme members. The new TRPs and the respective Theme Chiefs are as follows:


Cancer Biology and Experimental Therapeutics (CBET) TRP
Theme Chief: Prof. Andrew M.L. Chan
Developmental and Regenerative Biology (DRB) TRP
Theme Chief: Prof. Kenneth K.H. Lee
Neural, Vascular, and Metabolic Biology (NVMB) TRP
Theme Chief: Prof. Yao Xiaoqiang

It can be foreseen that the forming of new TRPs structure will provide a more cohesive and interactive platform for undertaking more high impact collaborations and reaching out to other members of the University and to academic institutions in Hong Kong and around the world.  It is also our hope that the restructuring will capitalize on the success of the School acquired in the past seven years, thus facilitating the research directions promoted by the University and the Faculty of Medicine.

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School of Biomedical Sciences Research Day 2016
Launch of BSc in Biomedical Sciences Programme
Joint Biomedical Engineering & Biomedical Sciences Mini Symposium: Mechanobiology in Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Conference on Cancer: From Biology to Treatment
Biomedical Research Academy (BioMeRA) for Secondary School Students 2016
SBS Summer Research Internship Programme 2016
Workshop on eLearning Services: "Experiencing KEEP"
Laboratory Safety Course for Summer Students and Interns


Appointment of Prof. Chan Wai-yee as Master-Designate of C.W. Chu College
Restructuring of Thematic Research Programs in the School of Biomedical Sciences
Long Service Award 2015
Dr. Rebecca K.Y. Lee received the "Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education 2015" and the "Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award 2015", CUHK
Formation of Advisory Board on Students' Career and Development
Prof. Chan Hsiao-chang and Prof. Ruan Yechun received the First Prize of National Science and Technology Award for Women and Children's Health
Prof. Tian Xiaoyu received the Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) Research Fellowship


Visit from Monash University, Australia
Mutual Visits with Cheeloo College, Shandong University
Delegation Visit from Jinan University
Visit from University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Participation in the Symposium on Animal Models and Human Disease Mechanisms cum Postgraduate Research Day 2016 organized by the Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
The Summer Undergraduate Research Programme 2016
Summer Research Placement Programme for Mainland and Taiwan students 2016


Inauguration Ceremony of the 5th Executive Committee of School of Biomedical Sciences Postgraduate Student Association
The Second Career Planning Talk 2016
The Second SBS Photo Competition
Liu Xiaozhuo, Ph.D. Graduate



Faculty's 35th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture Series: Prof. Constantine Stratakis from NICHD, NIH
SBS Postgraduate Research Day 2016

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