The Croucher Foundation Advanced Study Institute on Stem Cells: Niches, Regeneration & Repair

Prof. Chan Wai-Yee, Director of our School and Prof. Woody W.Y. Chan, Associate Director (Graduate Education) were invited to serve as the Organizing Committee members and Session Chair for the Croucher Foundation Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on Stem Cells: Niches, Regeneration and Repair held at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong between 4 and 8 March 2013. 

In the first two days of the programme, Prof. Chan Wai-Yee and Prof. Woody Chan chaired, respectively, the sessions on "Pluripotency, early embryo stem cells" and on "Lineage and directed differentiation of stem cells to biologically/clinically relevant cell types".  Along with other Guest Speakers from Australia, Europe, Japan and North America who shared at the series of open lectures and technical workshops their expertise on stem cell study, Prof. Pei Duanqing, our Adjunct Professor and Director, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences also served as one of the Guest Speakers and gave a talk on "Cellular reprogramming, development and cancer".  For details, please visit

Participation in this Croucher Foundation ASI has not only strengthened our academic interaction with other local higher institutions, but also allowed our School to build up closer connection with overseas scientists and institutions renowned in different domains of stem cell research.

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Joint Symposium on "Biomedical Research across the Continents – Insight and Innovation"
Joint Scientific Meeting of Sydney Medical School and CUHK Faculty of Medicine 2013
Delegation Visit of the Department of Health
Visit of Prof. Bruce Beutler, 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine and 2011 Shaw Laureate in Life Science and Medicine
The Croucher Foundation Advanced Study Institute on Stem Cells: Niches, Regeneration & Repair
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School members receiving Teachers of the Year Award 2011-2012 of Faculty of Medicine
Appointment of Prof. Kenneth K.H. Lee as Co-opted Member of the Working Group on Regulation of Premises Processing Health Products for Advanced Therapies by the Food and Health Bureau
Sophie Liu, Ph.D. Student being awarded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Graduate Student Research Award

Visit of Prof. René M. Castelein, Utrecht University, the Netherlands and the CUHK delegation visit to Utrecht University
Delegation Visit from the China Astronaut Research and Training Center
Visit of CAS Academicians
Delegation visit from Southwest Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, China
Delegation Visit from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Delegation Visit from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom

School of Biomedical Sciences Research Day 2013 & Neuroscience Symposium 2013
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