The 13th International Symposium of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America
The 13th International Symposium of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America (SCBA), entitled "Bioscience for the 21st Century: Emerging Frontiers and Evolving Concepts", was held in Baiyun International Convention Centre, Guangzhou, China between 25 and 29 July 2011. The Symposium attracted more than a thousand of conferees to attend, which included Nobel laureates and renowned scientists in the fields of biological and biomedical sciences all over the world. A wide range of topics such as biopharmacology, biotechnology, cancer biology, gene regulation, microbiology, immunology, neurosciences, structural biology, stem cells, genomics, etc., were covered in the Symposium.
Prof. Wai-Yee Chan, Director of our School, was invited to co-chair two Symposium Sessions, namely "Human Genetic Diseases, Concepts and Advances & Genomic Medicine on Human Diseases" and "Fate Regulation and Multipotency of Germline Cells". He was also one of the speakers for the latter session.
(from left) Prof. Wai-Yee Chan; Prof. Pak-Chung Sham, Department of Psychiatry, HKU; Prof. Rossa Chiu, Department of Chemical Pathology, CUHK; Prof. Irene O.L. Ng, Department of Pathology, HKU; Prof. Pui-Yan Kwok, Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco; Prof. Paul K.H. Tam, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President, HKU; and Prof. Chris Y.F. Lau, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.