Nearly 300 Scholars gather at UM to share new technologies for treating cancer
The Fifth Macau Symposium on
Biomedical Sciences, organised by the University of Macau (UM) Faculty of
Health Sciences (FHS), opened today (8 June) at UM. Nearly 300 experts,
researchers and students in the field of biomedical sciences from at home and
abroad attended the event. The theme of this year’s symposium is ‘Precision’.
The talks covered a wide range of topics in biomedical sciences. Prof Ada
Yonath, the 2009 Nobel laureate in chemistry, was one of the keynote speakers.
The two-day event was held in Anthony
Lau Building, UM. Health Bureau Deputy Director Kuok Cheong U, UM Rector Yonghua
Song, UM Vice Rector Rui Martins, Faculty of Health Sciences Dean Chuxia Deng,
and other guests attended the opening ceremony. Prof Deng said in his speech
that the FHS has made significant progress over the past five years since its
founding, with a steady increase in the scale and number of participants of the
symposiums organised by the faculty. He added that the FHS will continue to
make contributions to society in the field of biomedical sciences.
Many world-renowned scholars and
experts in the field attended the symposium and delivered speeches. The speakers
included Prof Douglas Lowy from National Cancer Institute in the United States,
Prof Kevin Struhl from Harvard Medical School, Prof Chen Huaguang from Tsinghua
University, Prof Zhang Hongquan from Peking University, Prof Nancy Man from the
University of Hong Kong, Prof Merja Heinaniemi from the University of Eastern
Finland, Prof Mikaël Martino from Monash University, and Prof Yu Jun from the
Chinese University of Hong Kong.
June), UM will hold the Ceremony for the Conferment of Honorary Degrees and
UM’s Doctor honoris causa Lecture.
During the event, the university will confer the Doctor of Science honoris causa degree on the Nobel
laureate Prof Ada Yonath, in recognition of her contributions to biomedical
sciences. Prof Yonath will give a talk titled ‘Next Generation Species Specific
Eco Friendly Antibiotics and Thoughts about Origin of Life’. Launched in 2014, the
annual symposium aims to provide a platform for experts and scholars in the
field of biomedical sciences to share their knowledge and latest research findings,
so as to promote research collaboration and innovations in biomedical sciences.
Source: Faculty of Health Sciences
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