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Alumni Series: Crossing Borders, Transcending Disciplines: Prof. Lap-Chee Tsui Looks Back
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Alumni Series: Crossing Borders, Transcending Disciplines: Prof. Lap-Chee Tsui Looks Back

Prof. Lap-Chee Tsui will articulate a very interesting life journey that began when he was a young boy in an obscure part of Hong Kong, developing into a world-renowned scientist in Canada, and then to the helm at The University of Hong Kong.

12/09/2014
When: Friday, September 12, 2014
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
One Pacific Place
88 Queensway
Admiralty
Hong Kong
Contact: Amanda Ho


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Date: Friday, September 12, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Venue:JW Marriott Ballroom

Level 3,One Pacific Place
88 Queensway

Admiralty, Hong Kong

Price:Members $700 /Non-Members $800
(Business lunch included; If you have dietary restrictions, please specify.)

Corporate Table $8,800

If you are interested in purchasing a Corporate Table,please contact
Ms. Amanda Ho atamanda_ho@cancham.orgor 2110-8738.


Dress Code:Business Attire
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About the Event:
Prof. Lap-CheeTsuiwill articulate a very interesting life journey that began when he was a young boy in an obscure part of Hong Kong, developing into a world-renowned scientist in Canada, and then to the helm at The University ofHong Kong. He will describe his early research interests, his ground-breaking work in identifying the gene defect causing cystic fibrosis, as well as the lessons he learned working across scientific disciplines and diverse cultures. What are the secrets to his success? Don't miss this opportunity to hear it straight from the horse's mouth!

Speaker's Bio:
Professor Lap-Chee Tsui
OC, PhD, FRS, FRSC
FormerPresident and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong

Professor Tsui has a distinguished academic career with major discoveries in Genetics and Genomics. He identified the Cystic Fibrosis gene in the late 1980s and in further studies of the human genome, characterized chromosome 7. He contributed significantly to fighting the SARS coronavirus in 2003 and led the Hong Kong consortium in the international effort in completing the first comprehensive catalogue of the human genetic evaluations.

He maintains close ties with the Canadian genomics community as Emeritus University Professor, University of Toronto, and Adjunct Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children, Research Institute.
Professor Tsui has made significant policy and government contributions early on with the Medical Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He was instrumental in the establishment of Genome Canada in its earlier phase and served as Co-Chair of the interim Board. Noteworthy is his leadership in organizations such as the Human Genome Project (HUGO) and his presidency in the University of Hong Kong, a position he took up in 2002. Here he led efforts to open scientific linkages to China through active collaborations with mainland institutions.

Born in Shanghai and raised in Hong Kong, Professor Tsui received his Bachelors degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 1979. He joined the Department of Genetics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in 1983, where his work led to the identification of the defective gene that causes Cystic Fibrosis.

Professor Tsui is the recipient of many national and international prizes, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences USA and a Laureate of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. He received the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario.
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