18 December 2018

CUHK 55th Anniversary “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series



To celebrate the 55th anniversary of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), the University launches “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series which assembles the wisdom, strength and distinction of CUHK experts from across different disciplines and disseminates these in the community. The eight lectures cover various topics including translational medicine, artificial intelligence, food supply and sustainable agriculture, physics and the universe, history and psychology. Outstanding CUHK professors will present to the public their research experience and achievements and deliver abstruse knowledge in laymen’s terms. To launch the series, Professor Rocky S. TUAN, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK and Lee Quo Wei and Lee Yick Hoi Lun Professor of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, will give the first lecture on 11 January 2019. 

Professor Tuan is an internationally renowned biomedical scientist specialising in tissue engineering and regeneration. His research activities cover basic science and engineering, as well as translational and clinical applications. By integrating “smart” biotechnology with his stem cell research, he has successfully developed translational applications for the repair and regeneration of human tissues. He engineered the first-ever three dimensional joint-on-a-chip, called the “microJoint”, to replicate a human joint using a microbioreactor platform. The microJoint is used to study and screen for potential therapeutic agents for osteoarthritis. Professor Tuan’s significant contributions have been internationally recognised. In 2017, Professor Tuan was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and, in 2018, a Fellow of the Chinese Association of Inventions for his accomplishments in innovation and translational research that have had a significant impact on society. Professor Tuan will speak on the topic “Regenerative Medicine: Promises and Challenges” to explain his achievements in his field and give his views on the prospects for future technological development. The details of the lecture are as follows: 

Date: Friday, 11 January 2019
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK, Shatin
            (Exit B,  MTR University Station)
Speaker: Professor Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and
               President of CUHK
Moderator: Mr Vincent Tsui
Language: Cantonese
Enquiry: 3943 8677 (Tel) / cpr@cuhk.edu.hk (email)
Free admission and all are welcome. Online registration at:
www.55.cuhk.edu.hk/the-pursuit-of-wisdom-lecture-series 

Details of the other seven lectures under “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series are as follows: 

Date (2019)

Speaker

Topic

15 February

Professor Dennis LO

The Joys and Challenges of Scientific Research

1 April

Professor LAM Hon-ming 

Soybean Research: A Journey from Laboratory to Field

24 May

Professor CHU Ming-chung 

Beautiful Asymmetries in the Universe

3 June

Professor Helen MENG 

Artificial Intelligence for Speaking and Listening for Learning and Well-being

9 September

Professor David FAURE

Filial Piety and Business Enterprise: Why is Filial Piety Good for Business ?

23 September

Professor CHIU Chi-yue

Mindset and Success: The Psychology of a Flourished Life

14 October

Professor Tony MOK

Topic to be confirmed

CUHK “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series
CUHK “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series

Professor Rocky S. TUAN
Professor Rocky S. TUAN

Professor Dennis LO
Professor Dennis LO

Professor LAM Hon-ming
Professor LAM Hon-ming

Professor CHU Ming-chung
Professor CHU Ming-chung

Professor Helen MENG
Professor Helen MENG

Professor David FAURE
Professor David FAURE

Professor CHIU Chi-yue
Professor CHIU Chi-yue

Professor Tony MOK
Professor Tony MOK