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Research Grants Council Lecture Series

The University Grants Committee and Research Grants Council have been supporting the Hong Kong higher education sector to undertake many exciting academic research projects over the years. To let the community know about the importance and values of the work of our researchers and their contribution to the society, the Research Grants Council has been organising regular public lectures to introduce to the public the achievements of our researchers.

Title and Speaker Date Time
Rare Diseases and Undiagnosed Diseases Programme
Speaker: Prof. Lam Ching Wan (Professor of the Department
Speaker: of Pathology, The University of Hong Kong)
29-07-2017 (Sat) 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Non-invasive Prenatal Testing: from Dream to Reality
Speaker: Prof. Lo Yuk Ming, Dennis (The Li Ka Shing Professor
Speaker: of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
29-07-2017 (Sat) 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Curriculum Links: S4-S6 Biology Compulsory Part "Genetics and Evolution" and "Health and Diseases" Elective Part "Biotechnology"


Rare Diseases and Undiagnosed Diseases Programme
Diagnostic Odyssey refers to an extraordinary delay of years between the disease onset and the final diagnosis was established. Diagnostic odyssey is mostly due to diagnostic challenges because of the rarity of the diseases. There are 7,000 rare diseases affecting 300 million people worldwide. It was estimated that about 10 million people in China have rare diseases. Prof. Lam will explain in the lecture, how genetic pathologists, using clinical whole genome sequencing (WGS) and whole exome sequencing (WES) approaches, can end diagnostic odyssey through identification of disease-causing genes in families with rare diseases.

Non-invasive Prenatal Testing: from Dream to Reality
Prenatal testing is an established part of modern healthcare. However, conventional invasive methods for prenatal testing are associated with risks to the foetus. For many years, scientists around the world have been dreaming about the possibility of non-invasive prenatal testing. Prof. Lo will share in the talk the journey of entering this field, as a medical student and how over a period of over two decades, he moved this dream into reality. He would also discuss some of the ethical, social and legal issues associated with this revolutionary technology.


Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese

Free admission on a first come, first served basis.
Jointly organised with the Research Grants Council
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)


 

"Science in the Public Service" Forum and Lecture Series

"Science in the Public Service" (SIPS) is a joint campaign by government bureaux/departments and other organisations to promote their scientific work and application of technology to the provision of services for the general public. From August to November this year, a series of public talks and forums will be held and the theme is "Application of STEM in Public Services".

Title and Speaker Date Time
Investigation of Water Seepage Report in Buildings
Speakers: Mr. Shek King Fai, Felix (Professional Officer, Buildings
Speakers: Department /Joint Office)
Speakers: Mr. Chan Yuk, Denny (Specialist Consultant)
06-08-2017 (Sun) 2:30 - 3:30pm
Hong Kong Slope Safety
Speaker: Mr. Ho Man Lee, Ivan (Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Civil
Speaker: Engineering and Development Department)
06-08-2017 (Sun) 3:30 - 4:30pm
Tai O Flood Protection Forum
Speakers: Mr. Lee Kwok Lun (Scientific Officer, Hong Kong Observatory)
Speakers: Mr. Leung Wai Pang, Lewis (Senior Engineer, Civil Engineering and
Speakers: Development Department)
Speakers: Mr. Cheung Kai Cheung, Henry (Engineer, Civil Engineering and
Speakers: Development Department)
Speakers: Mr. Lam Hon Wa (Senior Engineer, Drainage Services Department)
Speakers: Ms. Tang Ka Yuet, Annie (Assistant Engineer, Drainage Services
Speakers: Department)
13-08-2017 (Sun) 2:30 - 4:30pm
Introduction of Rainstorm and Landslip Warning Systems Forum
Speakers: Mr. Wong Wai Kin (Senior Scientific Officer,
Speakers: Hong Kong Observatory)
Speakers: Mr. Tong Man, Vincent (Senior Geotechnical Engineer/Slope, Civil
Speakers: Engineering and Development Department)
20-08-2017 (Sun) 2:30 - 4:30pm
Why is Measurement Important in Our Daily Life?
Speaker: Ms. Lam Hoi Shan, Brenda (Senior Electronics Engineer,
Speaker: Innovation and Technology Commission)
26-08-2017 (Sat) 2:30 - 3:20pm
The First Floating Solar Power System in Hong Kong
Speakers: Mr. Leung Yiu Man, Simon (Electrical Engineer, Water
Speakers: Supplies Department)
Speakers: Mr. Leung Chi Fung (Assistant Electrical Engineer, Water
Speakers: Supplies Department)
26-08-2017 (Sat) 3:20 - 4:10pm
Management and Application of Public Fill and Dredged Sediment
Speakers: Mr. Tam Kin Sang (Senior Engineer, Civil Engineering and
Speakers: Development Department)
Speakers: Mr. Au Yeung Cheuk Wa (Engineer, Civil Engineering and
Speakers: Development Department)
26-08-2017 (Sat) 4:10 - 5:00pm
Automatic Temperature Forecast and its Application Forum
Speakers: Mr. Wong Wai Kin (Senior Scientific Officer,
Speakers: Hong Kong Observatory)
Speakers: Mr. Tong Hang Wai (Scientific Officer, Hong Kong Observatory)
Speakers: Ir. Tsui Hoi Chung, Simon (Corporate Customer Experience
Speakers: Manager, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited)
02-09-2017 (Sat) 2:30 - 4:30pm
Marine Fish Hatchery and Nursery
Speaker: Ms. Stewart Pik Ha, Sara (Fisheries Officer, Agriculture,
Speaker: Fisheries and Conservation Department)
09-09-2017 (Sat) 2:30 - 3:20pm
Conserving Biodiversity: Sustainable Consumption Matters
Speaker: Dr. Ng Pun Tung, Terence (Conservation Officer, Agriculture,
Speaker: Fisheries and Conservation Department)
09-09-2017 (Sat) 3:20 - 4:10pm
Application of Buoyancy in the Wan Chai Development Phase II Project
Speakers: Dr. Chu Chi Keung, Paul (Senior Engineer, Civil Engineering and
Speakers: Development Department)
Speakers: Mr. Lee Hon (Engineer, Civil Engineering and
Speakers: Development Department)
Speakers: Mr. Tsui Yat Him, Henry (Engineer, Civil Engineering and
Speakers: Development Department)
09-09-2017 (Sat) 4:10 - 5:00pm

Curriculum Links: S4-S6 Integrated Science and Liberal Studies "Science, Technology and the Environment"

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese

Free admission on a first come, first served basis.
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)


 

"Meet the Shaw Laureates 2017 - The challenges and the joy of doing science" Science Forum

The Shaw Prize is an international award to honour individuals who are currently active in their respective fields and who have recently achieved distinguished and significant advances, who have made outstanding contributions in academic and scientific research or applications, or who in other domains have achieved excellence. The award is dedicated to furthering societal progress, enhancing quality of life, and enriching humanity's spiritual civilisation.

Is doing science and research lonely and difficult or, on the contrary, full of fun and amazement? Shaw Laureates of 2017 will share their experience in this forum. So don't miss this chance to meet them face-to-face.

Speakers:
Shaw Laureate in Astronomy 2017
Simon D M White

Shaw Laureates in Life Science and Medicine 2017
Ian R Gibbons
Ronald D Vale

Shaw Laureates in Mathematical Sciences 2017
János Kollár
Claire Voisin


Date: 28-09-2017 (Thu)
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: English

Free admission by online registration on a first come, first served basis. Details will be available in mid-August.
Jointly organised with The Shaw Prize Foundation, the Education Bureau, and Hong Kong Education City Limited
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)

 

 

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