10th Frontiers in Biomedical Research, HKU 2011 (Hong Kong December 9, 2011)

The Faculty Research Symposium, entitled Frontiers in Biomedical Research, HKU 2011, which marks its 10th anniversary is one of the highlighted scientific events of the University's Centenary celebration, will be held on Friday, December 9, 2011.


With an aim to foster research collaboration and the development of multi-disciplinary programmes, this annual flagship event will again be organized along the major themes of the Faculty strategic and emerging research areas including Cancer, Healthy Aging, Infection and Immunology, Public Health, Reproduction and Development, and Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine.


Date: Friday, December 9, 2011


Time: 8:45 am - 5:50 pm


Venue: Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre, William MW Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong


Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Shizuo Akira, Osaka University, Japan

  • Professor Sir Rory Collins, University of Oxford, UK

  • Professor Karsten Kristiansen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Professor Jerome Rotter, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

  • Professor Shimon Sakaguchi, Kyoto University, Japan

  • Professor Hongjun Song, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

  • Professor Joris R Vermeesch, Katholieke University of Leuven, Belgium

  • Professor Xiaodong Wang, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China

  • Professor Jun Wang, Beijing Genomics Institute, China

  • Dr Michael Way, London Research Institute, UK

Programme: available at www.med.hku.hk/fbr2011.


Registration deadline: November 22, 2011


Online Registration: www.med.hku.hk/fbr2011.


Early registration is encouraged. If the number of registrations received before the deadline exceeds the capacity of the venue, the deadline for registration may be advanced and the online registration system would be closed without prior notice. On-site registration may NOT be accepted.


Registration Fee: Waived for all staff and students of the UGC-funded tertiary institutions, all staff of HA hospitals and registrants of Frontiers in Medical and Health Sciences Education Holistic Approach in Medical and Health Sciences Education.


Enquiries: Please contact the Symposium Secretariat (Tel: (852) 2819 9333; Fax: (852) 2818 4913; E-mail: fbmr@hku.hk).