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RGC Public Lectures

The University Grants Committee and Research Grants Council have been supporting the Hong Kong higher education sector to undertake many exciting academic research projects over the years. To let the community know about the importance and values of the work of our researchers and their contribution to society, the Research Grants Council has been organizing regular public lectures to introduce to the public the achievements of our researchers.

Since 2009, leading scholars in their respective fields have been invited to deliver public lectures organized by the Research Grants Council. Relevant details of the lectures are listed below:

Date

Theme

Lecture Topic

Speaker(s)

10 December 2017

Creativity and Innovation of Technology

Will calcium supplement really rescue your bone quality?

Dr Kelvin Yeung (Associate Professor of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of Hong Kong)

Technologies behind the BAT

Professor Wong Kam-fai (Associate Dean (External Affairs) of the Faculty of Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong)

9 September 2017

Food Safety and Health

Genome Sequence Database for the Identification of Foodborne Pathogens in Hong Kong

Professor Kwan Hoi-shan (Research Professor of the School of Life Sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Food Safety and Health: Source and Cause of Foodborne Poisoning

Dr Jennifer Wan Man-fan (Associate Professor of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Hong Kong)

29 July 2017

Genetics, DNA Therapy and Personalized Medicine Novel Cancer Treatments

Rare Diseases and Undiagnosed Diseases Program

Professor Ching-wan Lam (Professor of the Department Pathology of the University of Hong Kong)

Non-invasive Prenatal Testing: from Dream to Reality

Professor Dennis Yuk-ming Lo (Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine and Professor of the Department of Chemical Pathology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong)

7 May 2017

Cyber Security

Cyber Security issues in Internet of Things

Dr Lucas Chi-kwong Hui (Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong)

Beware of Your Location Privacy and Integrity in Social Networks

Dr Haibo Hu (Assistant Professor of the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

18 December 2016

Belt and Road

The Belt and Road Initiative and Free Trade

Mr Kelvin Kwok (Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong)

The Belt and Road Initiative: Viewing Through the Prism of New Economic Geography Theory

Professor Xiangdong Wei (Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor of the Department of Economics, Lingnan University)

25 September 2016

Life Quality of Elders

Life Stories of Wise Elders: Lived Elderly Wisdom in the Hong Kong Chinese Context

Dr Esther Oi Wah Chow (Associate Professor of the Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong

Neuroprotective Traditional Chinese Medicine Relieve the Progression of Parkinson's Disease

Professor Min Li (Professor of the School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University)

30 July 2016

Particle Physics

Studying the Neutrinos - Chasing after Ghost Particles

Dr Jason Chun-shing Pun (Principal Lecturer of the Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong)

The Quest for Fundamental Structures of Matter

Professor Ming-chung Chu (Professor of the Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

30 April 2016

Minorities and Immigrants (Mainland) in Hong Kong Society

Minorities and Immigrants (Mainland) in Hong Kong Society: Challenges and Opportunities

Professor Paul Yip Siu Fai (Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, and Director, Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, The University of Hong Kong)

Engagement with School and Society of Minority and Immigrant Youth in Hong Kong

Dr Celeste Yuen Yuet Mui (Associate Professor and Associate Head, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Hong Kong Institute of Education)

5 December 2015

Social Mobility and Youth Advancement in Hong Kong Society

Identities of Youth in Hong Kong: Values, Well-being and Views

Professor Chui Wing Hong (Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong)

Educational Experiences, Spiritual Health and Life Satisfaction of Hong Kong Secondary Students with Diverse Cultural Backgrounds

Dr Celeste Yuen Yuet Mui (Associate Professor and Associate Head, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, Hong Kong Institute of Education)

12 September 2015

Parent Child Relationship/Education in Hong Kong

Effective Parenting: What matters in Quality Parent Education Programs?

Dr Sandra Tsang, JP (Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong)

Positive Parenting: Building a Harmonious Parent-Child Relationship

Dr Sylvia Kwok (Associate Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong)

18 July 2015

Climate Changes

Impact of Climate Change on Air Quality of Pearl River Delta Region

Dr. K.S. Lam (Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Sea-level Change in the Past, Present and Future: Implications to Hong Kong

Professor Yongqiang Zong (Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong)

9 May 2015

Waste Treatment

Food Waste Management - Waste to Resource

Professor Jonathan Woon-chung WONG (Professor, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University and Director, Sino-Forest Applied Research Centre for Pearl River Delta Environment)

Photocatalytic Technology for Pollution Treatment

Professor Jimmy Chai-mei YU (Professor, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

23 November 2014

Social Considerations for Urban Renewal and Urban Planning

Social Sustainability of Gated Communities in a High Density City: the Case of Hong Kong

Prof Rebecca Lai Har CHIU (Head and Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong)

28 September 2014

Social Considerations for Urban Renewal and Urban Planning

Social Considerations in Planning Public Open Space to Integrate Elderly People in Urban Renewal

Prof Edwin Hon-wan Chan (Associate Head (Research), Professor, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

26 July 2014

Sustainable Built Environment

Pathways towards a Sustainable Built Environment

Prof Mee Kam NG (Department Vice-chairman, Department of Geography and Resources Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Urine holds the key to the cities of the future

Prof Guang-Hao CHEN (Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

26 April 2014

Biomedical Engineering

Gut microflora, human health and Chinese medicines

Prof Wen Luan Wendy Hsiao (Research Professor, Teaching Division, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University)

Hand of Hope

Prof Raymond Kai-yu Tong (Professor, Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

28 September 2013

Green and Renewable Energy

Sustainable Energy in Hong Kong and Worldwide

Prof Daniel Hock Chun Ong (Associate Professor, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Advanced Researches and Worldwide Trend of Biofuels Development

Prof Dennis Y.C. Leung (Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong)

6 July 2013

Confucianism

Confucian Political Philosophy: A Reconstruction for Modern Times

Prof Joseph Cho-wai Chan ( Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, The University of Hong Kong)

From Central Institution to Regional Indoctrination: The Interplay between Ritual Policies and Cultural Assimilation in the Didactic Transformation of Ancient Chinese Etiquette in the Chosun Dynasty of Korea from the 15th to 16th Century

Dr Lo Ming Tung (Associate Professor and Associate Head, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University)

6 April 2013

Obesity

Fighting the Obesity Epidemic: What?s on the Horizon in 2013?

Prof Karen Siu-ling Lam (Chair Professor, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)

Childhood Obesity and Social-physical Environment

Prof Stephen Heung-sang Wong (Professor, Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

8 December 2012

Sustainable Environment and Energy Research

Regional Air Pollution in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta Region

Dr. K.S. Lam (Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Multiple environmental and energy benefits of green roofs in compact cities

Prof C.Y. Jim (Chair Professor, Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong)

15 September 2012

Genomic and Personalized Medicine

Cancer Genomics and Personalized Medicine

Prof Nathalie Wong (Professor, Department of Anatomical and Cellular Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Personalized Medicine for Cardiovascular Diseases

Prof Hung-Fat Tse (William M W Mong Professor in Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)

7 July 2012

Cosmology and Astrophysics

New Developments in Cosmology

Prof Chu Ming-chung (Professor, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Microwave Observations of the Moon

Prof Chan Kwing-lam (Professor, Department of Mathematics; Director, Center for Space Science Research, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

21 April 2012

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing and its Security

Prof David Wai-lok Cheung (Professor, Department of Computer Science; Director, Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development, The University of Hong Kong)

Open Innovation under Cloud Service Environment

Prof W.B. Lee (Chair Professor and Director, Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Center, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

8 October 2011

Nanotechnology

Nanomechanical Behaviour of Materials and Biological Tissues

Prof A.H.W. Ngan (Kingboard Professor in Materials Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong)

Nanotechnology: Science and Application

Prof Aaron Ho-pui Ho (Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

9 July 2011

Areas of Excellence

Chemical Biology: Anti-Cancer Gold Drugs and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Prof Chi-Ming Che (Dr. Hui Wai Haan Chair of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong)

From Neuroscience Discoveries to Promoting Human Health

Prof Nancy Ip (Chair Professor in the Division of Life Science and Dean of Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Director of the State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience)

9 April 2011

Information Technology

Areas of Excellence Project in Information Technology

Prof Victor O. K. Li (Chair Professor of Information Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong) and Prof Soung-Chang Liew (Professor, Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Processing Digital Images and Videos - Basic Principle and Emerging Applications

Prof S. C. Chan (Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong)

29 January 2011

Areas of Excellence

Strategic Issues in the Economic Development of Hong Kong in a Rising Asia

Prof Y C Richard Wong, SBS, JP ( School of Economics and Finance, The University of Hong Kong)

A Field of Hope: The Stories of Hong Kong Plant Scientists

Prof Samuel S.M. Sun (Director, Center for Plant and Agricultural Biotechnology and State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

18 September 2010

Bird Flu

The impact of avian influenza on humans – from history to scientific research

Prof Chan Kay Sheung (Professor, Department of Microbiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

The impact of influenza research from Hong Kong

Dr Poon Lit Man (Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong)

24 April 2010

Science of Financial Analysis

Analysis of Toxic Investment Instruments - Use and Misuse of Mathematics

Prof Wong Po-Shing (Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Investment and the soft budget constraint in China

Prof Wong Kit Pong (Professor, School of Economics and Finance, The University of Hong Kong)

16 January 2010

Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine Research and Further Development

Prof Leung Ping-chung (Director, Institute of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Potential of Chinese Medicine Research in Treatment of Inflammatory and Cancerous Diseases

Prof Liu Liang (Dean and Chair Professor, Centre for Cancer and Inflammation Research, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University)

26 September 2009

Environmental / Energy Research

Bioenergy Production from Wastewater: A Sustainable Environmental Biotechnology

Prof Herbert H P Fang (Chair of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Hong Kong)

Environmental Pollution and Human Health

Dr Chris K C Wong (Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University)

18 April 2009

Cancer Research

Oxidants, Antioxidants and Cancer Preventive Foods

Dr Gilbert Chan Yuk-sing (Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

New Routes to Attack Cancer by Targeting Reverse of Dying-process

Prof Fung Ming-chiu (Professor, Department of Biology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong)