Biomedical Research Academy (BioMeRA) for Secondary School Students 2016

Following the first launch in 2015, the Biomedical Research Academy ("BioMeRA") for Secondary School Students 2016, which aimed at providing secondary school students who are interested in biomedical sciences a holistic experience of being a biomedical research student in the campus of CUHK, was successfully organized from 5 July to late August 2016. This year, a total of 10 Form 4 and Form 5 students participated in the programme.

Under the supervision of Research Mentors served by the Principal Investigators of our School, the participating students were guided to conduct biomedical research on topics related to cancer, stem cells, neuro-logical diseases, vascular, reproductive and developmental biology. With a view to broadening students' exposure and enriching their experience, a mini-lecture on the topic "Stem Cell", a workshop entitled "How does your heart beat?", demonstrations in the Dissecting Laboratory, as well as a company visit to the Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology Limited were arranged during the programme period. Participating students were awarded certificates upon satisfactory completion of the programme.

List of participating students and Research Mentors in 2016 is as follows:

StudentsSecondary SchoolsResearch Mentors
Chan Chun WingSt. Joseph's CollegeProf. So Hon Cheong
Chang Sin TungCNEC Christian CollegeProf. Mary M.Y. Waye
Chung Tin WingSKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary SchoolProf. Leung Po Sing
Ho Sheung Yi SharonShun Lee Catholic Secondary SchoolProf. Kwan Yiu Wa
Lam Ka ChunSt. Joseph's CollegeProf. Andrew M.L. Chan
Mok Tsun YiuSKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary SchoolProf. Stephen K.W. Tsui
Tam HavenTrue Light Girls' CollegeProf. Kingston K.L. Mak
Wong Kin SzeTrue Light Girls' CollegeProf. Cheung Wing Tai
Young Yat HeiPui Ching Middle SchoolProf. Lee Tin Lap
Yung Sum JingBelilios Public SchoolProf. Ng Tzi Bun

Group photo taken during the programme

Snapshots taken during the programme

Snapshots taken during the programme

Snapshots taken during the programme

Snapshots taken during the programme

Snapshots taken during the programme

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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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