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Distinguished Lecture Series
Faculty of Science

Distinguished Lecture Series

ZOOM online lecture

Characterising Genetic Basis of Complex Traits Through Integrated Statistical Modelling and Analyses   Professor Hongyu ZHAO June 23 2021 | 10am Professor Hongyu Zhao will introduce a statistical model that is commonly used to characterise the genetic contributions to complex traits and its robustness to model misspecifications. Veridical Data Science: the practice of responsible data analysis and decision-making   Professor Bin YU May 21, 2021 | 10am Professor Bin Yu will illustrate the PCS framework in the modelling stage through the development of DeepTune images for characterisation of neurons in the difficult V4 area of primary visual cortex. New Operando Insights in the Catalytic Chemistry of Small Molecules   Professor Bert WECKHUYSEN May 6, 2021 | 4pm Professor Bert Weckhuysen will discuss the latest developments in operando spectroscopy and microscopy, and thereby aspects of measurements and assessments, etc.  Base Editing and Prime Editing: Genome Editing Without Double-Strand Breaks  Professor David LIU April 13, 2021 | 8pm Professor David Liu will describe the development of precision genome editing technologies that do not require double-strand DNA breaks or donor DNA templates. Conservation Biology of the Giant Panda Professor Fuwen WEI April 1, 2021 | 4pm Professor Fuwen Wei will address the population history, adaptive evolution to the bamboo diet from different aspects. Unveiling the Dark Universe  Professor Priyamvada NATARAJAN  March 17, 2021 | 10am Professor Priyamvada Natarajan will discuss what we know and how we know the significance of the dark entities in the universe, and review our current state of understanding. Copper-dependent Biological Methane Oxidation Professor Amy C ROSENZWEIG March 1, 2021 | 11am Professor Amy Rosenzweig will discuss copper-dependent biological methane oxidation and address issues with retaining enzymatic activity and uncertainties regarding the possible involvement of additional protein components. Enzymes as Electrocatalysts – Investigation, Inspiration and Exploitation Professor Fraser ARMSTRONG February 24, 2021 | 4:30pm Professor Fraser Armstrong will discuss enzymes' role as superb electrocatalysts, and share his investigation on the properties of a vast number of existing and yet-to-emerge enzymes, promoting a new era of discovery. Stacking van der Waals Atomic Layers: Quest for New Quantum Materials Professor Philip KIM February 2, 2021 | 10am Professor Philip Kim will discuss several research efforts to realise unusual quasiparticle pairing mesoscopic devices based on stacked vdW interfaces between 2-dimensional materials. Learning from COVID-19 Data on Transmission, Health Outcomes and Interventions Professor Xihong LIN January 14, 2021 | 10:30am Professor Philip Kim will provide a historical overview of the epidemic in Wuhan, present the transmission regression models for estimating transmission rates and other implications from the COVID-19 data. Structure, Dynamics and Reactivity in Catalytic Systems and Energy Materials Professor Sir Richard CATLOW (MAE, FLSW, FRS) November 11, 2020 | 5pm Professor Sir Richard Catlow will discuss how this powerful combination of the concerted use of synchrotron, neutron and modelling techniques might be applied more widely in catalytic science. The Future of Modern Brain Interface Technology Mr Eberhard SCHOENEBURG November 2, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm Mr Eberhard Schoeneburg, Chairman and CEO of Brain-Net Ltd. will discuss the current state of the art and especially the future of BIT.

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Public Lecture Series
Faculty of Science

Public Lecture Series

ZOOM online lecture

The Magic of Oysters and How They Help Humans Dr Bayden Russell April 21, 2021 | 4:30-5:30pm In this talk the speaker will provide answer about how to bring back our lost oyster reefs The Mathematics of Sharing Dr Ka Ho LAW November 19, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm In this talk the speaker will bring the audience to look at some such problems, and see how mathematics helps (and sometimes fails to help) Origins of the Galápagos Archipelago's Land Animals Dr Jason Richard ALI November 4, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm The lecture will talk about the construction of a pretty complete scenario that explains the origins of the Galápagos Archipelago's Land Animals with the use of DNA sequencing. AI-Driven Diagnosis with COVID-19 Professor Guosheng YIN October 7, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm In this lecture, Professor Yin will discuss how the AI-driven automated system can help in COVID-19 diagnosis.

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Celebration of Life for Professor Brian Morton (1942-2021)
Faculty of Science

Celebration of Life for Professor Brian Morton (1942-2021)

Rayson Huang Theatre, Main Campus, The University of Hong Kong

We mourn with profound sorrow the loss of Professor Brian MORTON who passed away on March 28, 2021 in his sleep, at the age of 78. To honour this pioneer’s paramount contributions to teaching, research and marine conservation in Hong Kong, a Celebration of Life for Professor Morton will be co-organised by HKU Faculty of Science and Professor Morton’s past students in June. At the remembrance event, several generations of Professor Morton’s student lineage will share in celebration of his fruitful life of service and dedication.   Colleagues, friends, students and all whose lives he touched are welcomed to join the event in his remembrance to pay respect to this renowned scholar. Details of the celebration of life are as follows:   Date: June 26, 2021 (Sat) Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm Venue: Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong [map]   To attend the remembrance event in-person, please register here. Due to COVID-19 social distancing measures and limited quota for the in-person event, registration is required. Priority will be given to alumni students of Professor Morton as the registration will initially open exclusive to you until May 16, 2021, after which the invitation will be extended to the HKU community. For those are unable to join in person, a live ZOOM link will be provided here for viewing.   In light of numerous requests, a donation platform has been created. The Morton family would appreciate contributions, in lieu of flowers, made to the platform to support future students pursuing marine sciences.   We welcome you to share your messages of condolences and photos of Professor Morton with us through email at scialum@hku.hk, which will then be consolidated into an online condolences page on his remembrance website later.   View the obituary of Professor Morton  

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