2013 Gordon Research Conference on Germinal Stem Cell Biology

The Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Germinal Stem Cell Biology was successfully held at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) from 14 to 19 July 2013. Prof. Chan Wai-yee, Director of School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS), served as the Chair of the Conference, while Prof. Lee Tin-lap, Associate Professor of SBS, and Dr. Gu Shen, a graduate of SBS, served as a speaker and special session presenter of the event respectively.

The GRC is  a registered international non-profit organization and has been recognized as the organizer of world's premier scientific meetings for over 75 years. Outstanding scientists and top researchers from academia, industry, and government are brought together to discuss and explore new ideas as well as unpublished results at the very frontier of a particular field of research. Most scientists are honored to be invited as speakers of the Conference.

GRC used to be held in USA and Hong Kong is one of the off-shore sites, and the only site in Asia, where conferences have been taken place. However, this is the first time that GRC was held at CUHK and Prof. Chan Wai-yee became the first CUHK Chair of a GRC in Hong Kong. During the 5-day meeting, more than 40 overseas and mainland speakers were invited to share their latest research achievements with over 100 international participants.

For more details of the Conference as well as the organization, please refer to the GRC website.  Meanwhile, you may also find the relevant information in the OAL website.

Group photo of Prof. Chan Wai-yee (first row, 7th from left), Director of School of Biomedical Sciences cum Chair, 2013 Gordon Research Conference on Germinal Stem Cell Biology, taken with all the speakers and participants during the Conference

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