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Building Abbreviations
Area 39 (Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building)
BMS (Choh-Ming Li 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  Organizer  


June 21, 2017 1500 SCL1

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