Professor Chan Wai-yee, Director of School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), led a CUHK delegation comprising of Prof. Leung Ting-hung, Director of School of Chinese Medicine (SCM), CUHK, and Prof. Albert H.H. Cheung, Dr. Lu Gang and Dr. Kelvin K.K. Miu of SBS, to give talks in a symposium hosted by Ningxia Medical University (NXMU), China between 2 and 4 July 2018, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of NXMU.
In the symposium, Prof. Chan gave a keynote lecture entitled “MicroRNA in normal and abnormal development of granulose cells”, while Prof. Leung made a presentation on “The development of Chinese Medicine in higher education of Hong Kong”. The talks given by Prof. Cheung, Dr. Lu and Dr. Miu covered the topics “Translational value of miRNAs as biomarkers and therapeutics”, “Impaired Pro-angiogenesis in Mesenchymal Stem Cells of Werner syndrome” and “The role of microRNAs in the differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells”, respectively. As an honorary professor appointed by NXMU, Prof. Chan was also invited to give their international students another lecture on “The Chinese University of Hong Kong and its College system” and “Advances in biomedicine”. Apart from participating in the symposium, the delegation was also arranged to visit the Ministry of Education Key Laboratory in Reproductive Genetics and Human Stem Cell Institute in the affiliated hospital of NXMU and a museum of traditional Chinese medicine established by NXMU.
The symposium provided an excellent platform for in-depth discussion and exchanging views on a series of topics covering several areas of biomedical sciences and traditional Chinese medicine. Through the visit, mutual understanding between CUHK and NXMU has been strengthened, which forms a sound basis for exploring strategic collaborations in the future. At the same time, it is our hope that both institutions can look into the opportunities for research collaborations and academic exchange with the academic institutions along the Belt and Road Regions in the near future.
The related coverage by NXMU can be viewed HERE (Chinese version only).
CUHK delegation attends the symposium
Prof. Chan Wai-yee (standing) gives keynote talk in the symposium
Prof. Chan Wai-yee