Symposium: Biodiversity Genomics in the Pacific Rim: Challenges and Future Opportunities


30 Nov 2021


8:00am (HK Time)

  • Harris Lewin, University of California, Davis
  • Carolyn Hogg, The University of Sydney
  • Jerome Hui, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Andrew Jackson Crawford, Universidad de los Andes
  • Hayde Galvez, University of the Philippines
  • Subha Bhassu, Universiti Malaya
  • Herawati Sudoyo, Eijkman Institute, Jakarta
  • Balaji Chattopadhyay, Ashoka University
  • Nathan Lo, The University of Sydney
Event Details:

CUHK has been working with The University of Sydney in a Biodiversity Genomics Programme under the auspices of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) which seeks to enhance cooperation and synergies among its members in the field of biodiversity and related sciences.

Pacific Rim nations harbour a substantial proportion of the Earth’s nine million species, including several biodiversity hotspots. Genome analysis is now recognized as a fundamental tool in understanding this incredible biodiversity and assisting with its preservation. Although genome sequencing at scale is becoming more affordable, significant challenges remain in achieving the goal of sequencing all known species and deriving useful biological information from these data.

An inaugural symposium ‘Biodiversity Genomics in the Pacific Rim: Challenges and Future Opportunities’ will be held on 30 November to mark the launch of this Biodiversity Genomics Programme. The event will bring together leading genomics experts from Pacific Rim nations to discuss progress in this area, the challenges they face, and how collective action can advance biodiversity genomics in the region. Prof. Jerome Hui of the School of Life Sciences is leading this initiative at CUHK and is one of the speakers at the symposium.



Medium: English