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Biomedical Science – the science that transforms the 21st century and beyond!

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Date & time
10Jun 2023 (Sat)11:00 - 12:00
🔷【In-person】: Room 205,2/F, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Admiralty 🔷【Online】: HKU SPACE YouTube Channel
  • Dr Wong Nai Sum (Honorary Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong)

Dr Wong Nai Sum

Dr Wong is an Honorary Associate Professor in School of Biomedical Sciences, HKU. He is very experienced in teaching biomedical science related courses in the University. His research interest is understanding of how cellular stress may eventually result in the alteration or loss of cellular functions.

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Higher Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science B.Sc.(Hons.) in Biological Science MSc in Biomedical Science Diploma in Laboratory Science
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Life has always presented itself as an unresolvable mystery since the beginning of human civilisation. It is not only curiosity that humans want to understand the exact nature of “life”, but the practical needs of unravelling the mysteries of “life” have in fact taken an even higher priority. Longevity, the desire of humans to live forever, and to freeing one from the sufferings of diseases, are amongst the strongest of all the driving forces to delve into the matters of life. Over the past centuries, important contributions were made by philosophers to understanding the “spiritual aspects” of life. However, it is only with the advent of the concept of “molecules” that humans appeared to finally find the key to open the gate into the secrets of biological life, hence marking the beginning of “life” as a science, or more exactly biological science. In this talk, we will see how by viewing “life” as an extremely complicated interplay between molecules, that step by step humans are making progress in putting together the various pieces of a puzzle that gives rise to life, and for the first time we are starting to have good reasons to rewrite “biological science” as “biomedical science”.   

Language – English


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