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Building Abbreviations
Area 39 (Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building)
BMS (Choh-Ming Li Basic Medical Sciences Building)
CKH (Ching Kai Hall, Basic Medical Sciences Building)
ELB (Esther Lee Building, Sin Wai Kin Hall)
LHC (Y.C. Liang Hall)
LSB (Lady Shaw Building)
MMW (Mong Man Wai Building)
SC (Science Centre)
YIA (Yasumoto International Academic Park) 


Date Time Venue Speaker  
Seminar Title  
Dec. 15, 2017 1130 - 1230
MMW 622
Professor Yonggui Gao
School of Biological Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
Protein biosynthesis with EF-G and its paralogs EF4(LepA)/BioA, and photosynthesis
with LCIB in CO2-concentrating mechanism
School of Life Sciences
Dec. 12, 2017 1430 - 1530
Dr. Erik Wong
Principal, Innovation and Program Management
EW Consulting
Ann Arbor, USA
Careers in Biomedicine:
do you have the right stuff
School of Life Sciences
Nov. 22, 2017 1230 - 1330
Professor Winnie Wan-yee Tang Department of Environmental Health and Engineering Bloomberg School of Public Health Johns Hopkins University Maternal Exposure to Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers: Changes in Offspring Phenotype and Epigenome School of Life Sciences
Nov. 16, 2017 1230 - 1330
Professor Akbar John
International Islamic University
Impact of captivity on Asian horseshoe crabs - Problems faced and trouble shooting School of Life Sciences
Nov. 14, 2017 1630 - 1730
LHC 103
Professor Mathew White Senior Lecturer in Psychology Applied to Health & the Environment
European Centre for Environment & Human Health
University of Exeter Medical School
Risks and benefits to health and wellbeing from Hong Kong waters: Preliminary results of collaborative research between the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Exeter School of Life Sciences
Oct. 25, 2017 1630 - 1715
Professor Daniel Schlenk
Professor Aquatic Ecotoxicology Department of Environmental Sciences University of California, Riverside
Integration of microRNA and messenger RNA networks in early life stages of mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) to determine mechanisms of developmental toxicity caused by Deepwater Horizon oil School of Life Sciences


Oct. 25, 2017 1230 - 1330
Professor Xiaohong ZHUANG
Research Associate
School of Life Sciences The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mechanism of Autophagosome Biogenesis
in Plant
School of Life Sciences

Oct. 20, 2017 1230 - 1315
Professor Elaine, Lai-Han Leung
SKL of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine
Macau University of Science and Technology
Modulation of cancer metabolism and Redox balance using Chinese herbal medicine School of Life Sciences

Sept. 28, 2017 1030
MMW 710
Dr. Laura Falkenberg
Post Doctoral Research Associate
Section for Marine Biogeochemistry
and Oceanography
Norwegian Institute for Water Research
  Acidifying oceans:
How environmental change
may affect marine ecosystems
  School of Life Sciences
Sept. 21, 2017 1230 - 1315
Dr. Sascha Offermann
Institute for Botany
Faculty of Science
Leibniz University Hannover (LUH)
  The single-cell C4 paradoxon: How can functionally and morphologically different types of chloroplasts develop and coexist within individual cells   School of Life Sciences
Sept. 12, 2017 1630
Professor Gerard Evan, FRS
Department of Biochemistry
University of Cambridge
  How Ras and Myc Cooperate to drive cancer   School of Life Sciences
Sept. 11, 2017 1630 - 1715
Dr. Andrew J Murray
Senior Lecturer
Department of Physiology
Development and Neuroscience
the WYNG Fellow in Natural Sciences at Trinity Hall
Cambridge University
  Nitrate, Hypoxia and the Control of Oxygen Supply and Demand   School of Life Sciences
Sept. 8, 2017 1000 SC L1

Professor Sibum SUNG
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Biosciences
Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology
University of Texas at Austin

  Mechanisms underlying temperature-triggered responses in plants   School of Life Sciences
Aug. 30, 2017 1100 MMW 703

Professor NG, Wang Kit Danny
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Hong Kong Baptist University

  How plant hybrids balance growth and defense?
Insights from Arabidopsis polyploid studies
  School of Life Sciences


June 21, 2017 1500 SC L1

Professor Jeng-Jiann CHIU, 

  Roles of Circulating Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Vascular Repair and Hepatocarcinoma Intrahepatic Metastasis   School of Life Sciences co-organized by the School of Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Medicine) & RGC AoE Centre for Organelle Biogenesis and Function


May 31, 2017 1100 SC 297

Dr Hsu Ching-Lung, Research Scientist, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, Virginia, United States

  Beyond action potentials: roles of voltage-gated sodium channels in neuronal input-output transformation across multiple timescales for hippocampal memory system   School of Life Sciences
May 11, 2017 1100 SC L3

Professor Tsang, Ling Ming, Associate Professor, Institute of Marine Biology, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

  Diversity and Evolution of Marine Symbiotic Fauna   School of Life Sciences


May 10, 2017 1430 SC 297

Mr Tinyi Chu, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, USA

  Chromatin run-on reveals nascent RNAs that differentiate normal and malignant brain tissue   BCH program, School of Life Sciences 


Apr 27, 2017 1430 SC L2

Professor Anderson Wong, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

  Dual Role of Insulin in Spexin Regulation: Functional Link between Food Intake and Spexin Expression in Fish Modelseminar   School of Life Sciences


Apr 20, 2017 1230 - 1315 SC L2

Professor Hongtao Liu, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

  Evironmental signaling and plant development   School of Life Sciences


Apr 10, 2017
1030 - 1130 SC L1

Professor Chen Xuemei
HHMI investigator
Member of NAS (USA)
Department of Botany and Plant Sciences
Institute for Integrative Genome Biology
University of California, Riverside

  Mechanism of microRNA Degradation - an Unusual Role of an Argonaute Protein   School of Life Sciences
RGC-AOE Centre for Organelle Biogenesis and Function
Centre for Cell & Developmental Biology




Apr 7, 8 and 10, 2017    

Professor Peter WH Holland, Linacrre Professor of Zoology, Former Head of Department of Zoology, The University of Oxford 


1st Lecture

The Power of Evolution and the Path to Scientific Discovery

2nd Lecture

The Tree of Life: an Idea that Changed the World

3rd Lecture

Embryos, Evolution and the Homeobox: Why Animals are Similar and Different Yen Kwo Yung Lecture in Life Sciences

  Jointly organized by New Asia College and School of Life Sciences, CUHK
Mar 30, 2017 1230 - 1315 SC L2 Professor Xuelu Wang, Dean of School of Life Sciences, Huazhong Agriculture University, China    Brassinosteroid signaling network and plant development   School of Life Sciences
Mar 23, 2017 1230 - 1315 SC L2 Professor Kenneth MY Leung, Professor, School of Biological Sciences, HKU   Something about a predatory gastropod: from eating soup to changing sex   School of Life Sciences
Mar 16, 2017 1230 - 1315 SC L2 Professor Alex Sai-Kit Law, Professor, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore   The Origins of Death and Sex   School of Life Sciences
Mar 14, 2017 1000 - 1100 SC L5 Professor Sabeeha Merchant, Professor of Biochemistry, Director, Institute for Genomics and Proteomics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Editor-in-Chief, The Plant Cell, Editor, Annual Review of Plant Biology, Member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Member of Leopoldina   A Day in the Life of Chlamydomonas   School of Life Sciences
Mar 9, 2017 1230 - 1315 SC L2 Professor Jonathan M Adams, Seoul National University, Korea   The hidden effects of tropical forest logging and conversion: a view from soil DNA   School of Life Sciences
Mar 8, 2017 1430 - 1700 SC297 Professor Michael Rychlik, Chair of Analytical Food Chemistry Technical University of Munich, Germany   Using Stable Isotopes in Quantitation and Assessing Activity of Trace Compounds in Foods   School of Life Sciences
Feb 23, 2017 1430 LHC G03 Dr Simon Yung Wa Sin, Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University   Behavioural ecology of two highly olfactory species   School of Life Sciences
Feb 22, 2017 1530 - 1700 MMW706 Prof Cao Xiaofeng, Division of Life Sciences and Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences   Dynamic Histone Methylation in Higher Plants   School of Life Sciences
Feb 9, 2017 1230 - 1315 SC L2 Professor John Giesy, PhD.  Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, University of Saskatchewan, Canada   Chemistry and Toxicology of Oil Sands Process Affected Water   School of Life Sciences
Jan 20, 2017 1430 SC 297

Dr Nicholas Ching-Hai WU, Croucher Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, The Scripps Research Institute

  Studying influenza A virus via high-throughput genetics   School of Life Sciences


 Jan 19, 2017 1100   Rm G02, Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building, Area 39

Professor Elizabeth De Lange, Leiden University, Netherlands

  Predicting human brain pharmacokinetics and effects using translational modeling of rat microdialysis data    School of Life Sciences 


Jan 12, 2017 1230 - 1315 SC L2

Professor Timothy BONEBRAKE, Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, HKU

  Climate change, illegal wildlife trade and cumulative threats to tropical biodiversityseminar   School of Life Sciences