Following last year's visit by Prof. Bai Chun-li, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), a 11-person delegation led by Prof. Zhang Ya-ping, Vice President of CAS visited The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 1 April 2014 to attend the 1st Meeting of the Steering Committee on Partnership Development between CUHK and CAS.
During the meeting, representatives from CUHK and CAS updated each other the latest development of the different joint projects. Prof. Chan Wai-yee, Director of the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS) and Co-Director of the CUHK-CAS Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health Joint Research Laboratory on Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Prof. Lin Ge, Professor of SBS and Co-Director of the CUHK-SIMM CAS Joint Research Laboratory for Promoting Globalization of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Prof. Nelson L.S. Tang, Associate Member of SBS's Reproduction, Development and Endocrinology Program and Associate Director of the CAS Kunming Institute of Zoology-CUHK Joint Laboratory of Bio-resources and Molecular Research of Common Diseases also shared the recent progress made by the named joint laboratories. On the same day afternoon, the delegates were guided to visit the said three collaborative establishments set up inside the Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building, CUHK.
The visit helped build stronger ties among the CAS, CUHK and our School, and allowed the concerned parties to explore opportunities for promoting deeper collaborations. The corresponding coverage on this visit by the Office of Academic Links (China) can also be viewed here.
Prof. Chan Wai-Yee gives a brief introduction of the School of Biomedical Sciences to the delegation
Prof. Zhang Ya-ping (middle) visits the CAS Kunming Institute of Zoology-CUHK Joint Laboratory of Bio-resources and Molecular Research of Common Diseases with Prof. Chan Wai-yee (3rd left) and Prof. Nelson L.S. Tang (3rd right)
Prof. Zhang Ya-ping (5th from right), Prof. Lin Ge (6th from left) and Prof. Wan Chao (3rd from right) at the CUHK-SIMM CAS Joint Research Laboratory for Promoting Globalization of Traditional Chinese Medicine
(From right) Group photo of Prof. Chan Wai-yee, Prof. Zhang Ya-ping, Prof. Wan Chao and Prof. Feng Bo at the CUHK-CAS Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health Joint Research Laboratory on Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
The delegation visits the core laboratories of our School
Prof. Zhang Ya-ping (right) visits the Animal Holding Core of our School