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A number of teaching and non-teaching staff members joined the School of Biomedical Sciences between 1 July and 31 December 2010. They included:

Teaching Staff Members

Prof. XIA Yin, Assistant Professor

Date of Joining the School: 4 August 2010

Thematic Affiliation:  Reproduction, Development and Endocrinology

Research Interests:
1. Mechanisms of BMP signal transduction.
2. The role of Dragon (RGMb)/BMP in follicle development in the ovary.
3. The role of Dragon/BMP in embryonic kidney development.
4. The role of Dragon/BMP in immunology/inflammation.
5. The role of hemojuvelin (RGMc)/BMP in iron homeostasis.

Prof. FENG Bo, Assistant Professor

Date of Joining the School: 17 November 2010

Thematic Affiliation: Stem Cell and Regeneration

Research Interests:
1.  Conversion of somatic cells to pluripotent stem cells 2.  Discovery of new reprogramming factors   
3.  Gene regulation for the maintenance and reinstatement of stem cell identity   
4.  Generation of clinical grade stem cells (iPS)   
5.  Tissue regeneration

Dr. TANG Mei-Kuen Florence, Instructor I

Date of Joining the School: 16 August 2010

Research Interests:
1. Studying the use of small molecules in stem cell biology
2. Studying the application of biomaterial in regenerative medicine
3. Studying of BRE gene expression in human umbilical cord perivascular cells

Non-teaching Staff Members

Mr. MAN Chi-Yeung Samson, Assistant Computer Officer

Date of Joining the School: 2 August 2010

Miss CHAU Kei-Man Betty, Executive Officer II

Date of Joining the School: 16 November 2010


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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

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