25 November 2020
15 February 2019
CUHK 55th Anniversary “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series
CUHK Professor Dennis Lo Gives the Second Lecture


Professor Dennis, Lo, Associate Dean (Research) of CUHK Faculty of Medicine, today (15 February 2019) spoke on the topic “The Joys and Challenges of Scientific Research” in the second lecture of “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series. The lecture drew around 200 CUHK staff members and students, alumni, secondary school students and members of the public. Professor Lo talked about the “Non-Invasive Prenatal Test” and the “Plasma DNA Screening Study of Nasopharyngeal Cancer” which he developed, and of his experiences and achievements in his field of scientific research. He had a fruitful discussion with the moderators and also took questions from the audience. 

Invasive methods such as amniocentesis for Down syndrome testing were employed on pregnant women up to a few years ago until a new prenatal test was invented by a Hong Kong scientist which has benefited nearly 10 million pregnant women globally. It is the “Non-Invasive Prenatal Test” developed by Professor Lo. He actually spent 22 years transforming the relevant technologies from laboratory into clinical applications. This technology also led Professor Lo to enjoy the reputation of “Father of Non-Invasive Prenatal Test”. 

CUHK “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series

To celebrate the 55th anniversary of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), the University is conducting “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 are presenting to the public their research experience and achievements and delivering abstruse knowledge in laymen’s terms. 

Free admission and all are welcome. Details of the other six lectures under “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series are as follows:
www.55.cuhk.edu.hk/the-pursuit-of-wisdom-lecture-series

Professor Dennis Lo, Associate Dean (Research) of CUHK Faculty of Medicine, today spoke on the topic “The Joys and Challenges of Scientific Research” in the second lecture of “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series.

Professor Lo had a fruitful discussion with the hosts.

The lecture drew around 200 guests.