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Jun 16, 2017

2017 Hong Kong Inter-University Postgraduate Symposium in Biochemical Sciences

Jointly organized by:


CUHK website



Date: Jun 16, 2017 (Fri)

Venue: Seminar Room 3, G/F, Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research, The University of Hong Kong, 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam [Map]

Shuttle bus services for CUHK and HKUST participants:

Pick-up point: University Railway Station HKUST Piazza (sundial)
Time: 08:00 08:00
Programme booklet:
Plenary speakers:
Oral Presentations:
Poster Presentations:

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09:00-09:30 Registration & Poster Posting

Opening Remarks

Professor LEUNG Suet Yi
Associate Dean (Research), Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong


Plenary Talk 1:

Epithelial-mesenchymal transition: from embryology to medicine
Professor SHENG Guojun (Kumamoto University, Japan)


Student Oral Presentation 1:

Molecular characterization of Seipin in Caenorhabditis elegans
CAO Zhe (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Dual regulatory effects of SFTS virus NSs protein on interferon signalling
CHAUDHARY Vidyanath (The University of Hong Kong)

Loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification (LAMP) on a lab-on-a-disc (LOAD) platform for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
LAW Lok Gi Iris (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

11:30-12:00 Tea Break & Student Poster Session

Student Oral Presentation 2:

Differential G protein subunit dissociation mechanisms suggest possible family-wise selective Gβγ signaling
LIU Wen (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Sorting of planar cell polarity signaling receptor, Frizzled6, at the trans Golgi membranes
MA Tianji (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Canonical BMP signaling is crucial to the maintenance of neural stem cells at cerebellar ventricular zone
MA Tsz Ching (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

13:00-14:15 Lunch & Student Poster Session

Student Oral Presentation 3:

An aptamer-mediated DNA nano-switch
SHIU Chi Chin (The University of Hong Kong)

Identification and characterization of the interaction between influenza A nucleoprotein (NP) and host heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein C
TANG Yun-Sang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

The first wave of T lymphopoiesis in zebrafish arises from aorta endothelium independent of hematopoietic stem cells
TIAN Ye (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Essential role of Sox9 in CSF secretion and establishment of the blood-CSF barrier
VONG Keng Ioi (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

The p110α isoform of phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase critically regulates quiescence exit and cell cycle reentry in adult muscle satellite cells
WANG Gang (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Role of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 channels in the regulation of functional properties of embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes
ZHAO Rui (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

16:15-16:45 Tea Break & Student Poster Session

Plenary Talk 2:

Invadosomes: the signature of wandering cells
Professor JONES Gareth (King’s College London, UK)

17:30-17:45 Closing Ceremony & Award Presentation


Supported by:


LKS Faculty of Medicine