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Faculty of Science 60th Anniversary Virtual Distinguished Lecture Series - Deciphering Biology: the Systems Perspective of Health and Disease


15Jun 2021

10:00 – 11:30

  • ZOOM Webinar
  • Guoqiang Bi, University of Science and Technology of China

The Faculty of Science at HKBU, established in 1961, is coming of age, as is systems biology, which began as a new field of science around 2000. The Institute of Computational and Theoretical Studies (ICTS) and the Department of Physics, together with colleagues at the Center for Quantitative Biology, Peking University and the Institute of Synthetic Biology, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, are privileged to host a series of Distinguished Lectures given by six accomplished scientists to showcase the latest discoveries and new insights in the field. The lectures span a broad range of topics in life sciences, from the first steps of fruit fly embryogenesis to the metabolic and transport systems within a cell and inside the human body, and onto the cosmos of the neuronal circuits of the brain revealed by the latest high speed optical imaging technologies. Permeating through the vast spatial and temporal scales are the intricate organization, coorperation and sometimes competition of components that make life tick, or collapse when things go wrong. Four of the six speakers have a Ph.D. in Physics or Biophysics, while Profs. Tim Mitchison and George Weinstock are biochemist and geneticist by training, highlighting the interdisciplinarity of the field. The particular areas of research to be presented have a great deal of overlap with ongoing research projects in the Faculty of Science and the School of Chinese Medicine at HKBU.


The speakers all expressed a keen desire to engage with the academic community at large on the BU campus. We warmly welcome all colleagues and students to join us in the much anticipated scientific and celebratory lectures and have our guests answer any questions you might have during the discussion period.

Date & Time: 15 June 10:00 – 11:30

Speaker: Guoqiang Bi, University of Science and Technology of China

Talk title: Visualizing the Multi-scale Complexity of the Brain

Moderator: Liang Tian

Panelists: XF Fu, Letian Tao

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