School of Biomedical Sciences
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大學

Event Highlights

CUHK – University of Southampton (UoS) Joint Symposium on Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

Date : 2023-03-24
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Jointly organized by the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS), CUHK and the Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration, University of Southampton (UoS), UK, the Joint Symposium on Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine was successfully held on 24 March 2023 at Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building, CUHK.

Two keynote speakers from CUHK, including Prof. Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK, and Prof. Patrick S.H. Yung, Clinical Director, Institute for Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine (iTERM) & Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology joined this event. Together with 17 speakers from both institutions, they presented their valuable findings in a broad range of research topics, such as stem cells as models in health and disease, stem cells and biomaterials in regenerative medicine, and tissue engineering and translational studies. Colleagues from CUHK Office of Academic Links and UoS Research and Innovation Services also shared the information on the international partnership funding opportunities. A day earlier on 23 March 2023, the UoS delegation were guided to have a campus tour, including the Core Laboratories of SBS, to learn more about our latest state-of-the-art research facilities.

The CUHK-UoS Joint Laboratory for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine was established in 2016 for promoting more collaborative research and educational exchanges. This event and visit provided an ideal platform to gather scientists to showcase their latest research findings in stem cell, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, and strengthened our academic connections for deeper collaboration.

Group photo of the Joint Symposium

Prof. Andrew Chan, Professor and Director of SBS (left) and Prof. Chan Wai-Yee, Li Ka Shing Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Vice-President, CUHK (right) deliver welcome remarks

Prof. Rocky Tuan (right) delivers souvenir to Prof. Jon Dawson, Co-director of CUHK-UoS Joint Laboratory for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, UoS (left)

Prof. Patrick Yung presents his keynote speech

Prof. Wan Chao, Co-director of CUHK-UoS Joint Laboratory for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, CUHK presents his research

Group photo of the SBS Core Laboratories tour

Snapshot taken at the Core Laboratories tour