2010 Academic Symposium on Developmental Studies in Health and Diseases

Co-organized by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the Medical Department and Division of Life Sciences of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and jointly coordinated by the Office of Academic Links (China) and the School of Biomedical Sciences, the 2010 Academic Symposium on Developmental Studies in Health and Diseases was successfully held on 19 and 20 October 2010.

The Symposium was officiated by guests of honors including Prof. Yan Shen (沈岩院士), Vice President of National Natural Science Foundation of China and Academician, The Chinese Academy of Sciences; Mr. Jinqiang Mo (莫錦強副部長), Deputy Director-General of Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs, Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR; and Prof. Jack Cheng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK.

More than 50 prominent scholars in the field of biomedical sciences from the mainland and Hong Kong attended the Symposium. Prior to the sharing of the 18 talks on developmental studies in heath and diseases, 2 keynote lectures were delivered by Prof. Xue Zhang (張學教授), Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Prof. Dennis Lo, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Medicine, CUHK. Academics from the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Hong Kong, the Division of Life Sciences of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Department of Biology and Chemistry of the City University of Hong Kong, together with clinical representative from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, CUHK also delivered talks during the event.

The Symposium served as a platform for participants to share their research discoveries in developmental studies in health and diseases. It also enabled establishment of stronger academic link among scientists of the participating institutes and universities.

Back To This Issue

2010 Academic Symposium on Developmental Studies in Health and Diseases
School of Biomedical Sciences Postgraduate Research Day 2010
Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building ( 羅桂祥綜合生物醫學大樓奠基典禮 )
SBS Christmas Party 2010
IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine 2010
Seminar on "Intellectual Property (IP) Protection and Commercialization of Research Outputs"
Publication of SBS Annual Report 2009-2010
Basic Core Lab Learning Series
Formation of Provisional Student Representative Council

Prof. CHENG Hon-Kei Christopher appointed as the Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology Ltd.
Prof. YUNG Wing-Ho elected as the Secretary of the Federation of Asian-Oceanian Neuroscience Societies (FAONS)
Dr. HWANG Shui-Shan Isabel won a Commendation Prize in the Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO 2010
Awards obtained by our Postgraduate Students

Visit of Academicians from Chinese Academy of Engineeing (CAE)
2010 MOE Key CUHK-Jinan University Joint Laboratories for Regenerative Medicine Conference
Visit of Robert Gordon University (UK)
Follow-up Visit of Academic Scholars nominated by the NSFC
Meetings with Representatives from U.K. Universities
Delegation Visit of Xinjiang Medical University
Wuhan Delegation's Visit
Delegation Visit to Jinan University
Eighth International Symposium on Frontiers in Life Sciences – New Advances and Challenges in Multidisciplinary Research
The 2nd China-US Forum on Frontiers of Cancer Research: Cancer Prevention & Therapy
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Biodiversity and Disease Animal Model Academic Conference
Visit of Vice-President of Shantou University

Biomedical Sciences Series aired on RTHK Radio 1 via《精靈一點》
"Biomedical Research" Series published on Yahoo!Health

New Faces

Past Issue