The 13th International Symposium of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America

The 13th International Symposium of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America (SCBA), entitled "Bioscience for the 21st Century: Emerging Frontiers and Evolving Concepts", was held in Baiyun International Convention Centre, Guangzhou, China between 25 and 29 July 2011. The Symposium attracted more than a thousand of conferees to attend, which included Nobel laureates and renowned scientists in the fields of biological and biomedical sciences all over the world. A wide range of topics such as biopharmacology, biotechnology, cancer biology, gene regulation, microbiology, immunology, neurosciences, structural biology, stem cells, genomics, etc., were covered in the Symposium.

Prof. Chan Wai-Yee, Director of our School, was invited to co-chair two Symposium Sessions, namely "Human Genetic Diseases, Concepts and Advances & Genomic Medicine on Human Diseases" and "Fate Regulation and Multipotency of Germline Cells". He was also one of the speakers for the latter session.


(from left) Prof. Wai-Yee Chan; Prof. Pak-Chung Sham, Department of Psychiatry, HKU; Prof. Rossa Chiu, Department of Chemical Pathology, CUHK; Prof. Irene O.L. Ng, Department of Pathology, HKU; Prof. Pui-Yan Kwok, Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco; Prof. Paul K.H. Tam, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President, HKU; and Prof. Chris Y.F. Lau, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

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School of Biomedical Sciences Research Day 2011
Symposium organized by the Stem Cell and Regeneration Center
Inauguration Ceremony of "The CUHK-BGI Innovation Institute of Trans-omics"
Inauguration Ceremony of the Executive Committee of Postgraduate Student Association of the School of Biomedical Sciences
Orientation Ceremony for the freshmen of the Division of Biomedical Sciences, SBS
New SBS Flyer

Appointments of Prof. Wai-Yee Chan as Founding Director and Prof. Stephen K.W. Tsui as Associate Director (Education) of "The CUHK-BGI Innovation Institute of Trans-omics"
Appointment of Prof. David Yew as Core Member of the Research Advisory Group (RAG) of the Narcotics Division, the Security Bureau, HKSAR
The NSFC Grants 2011 obtained by School members
RGC GRF 2011-12 obtained by School members
Prof. Hsiao-Chang Chan being awarded the National Major Basic Research Program (973 funding program)

The 13th International Symposium of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America
Conference on "Stem Cell, Regenerative Medicine and Cancer"
Visit of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
Visit of the Vice-Minister of The Ministry of Education of China

People Portrait - Prof. Yin XIA, Assistant Professor
People Portrait - Miss Shen GU, Ph.D. Student
People Portrait - Miss Jielin CHEN, Ph.D. Student
New Faces - Mr. TING James Wai Ming, Dissecting Laboratory Manager
Announcements - Retirement and New Capacities of Prof. David Yew and Prof. W. H. Kwong
Announcements - Promotion of Mr. Eugene Wong to Laboratory Technologist

School of Biomedical Sciences Postgraduate Research Day 2011

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