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2018-19 Fall Seminar Series - Friday 4:00pm

Seminars are held in LT-C unless otherwise noted

 

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Guidelines on "Sponsorship of Speakers"  [for internal only]

 

September 07, 2018   Molecular Mechanisms of Microtubule Tip Tracking and Centriole Formation
Prof. Michel O. Steinmetz, Principal Investigator, Laboratory of Biomolecular Research, The Paul Scherrer Institute
September 14, 2018   Orchestration of cell structural components for organ formation
Prof. Yan YAN, HKUST
September 21, 2018   Divide and conquer: the road towards more stratified medicine for colorectal cancer
Prof. Xin Wang, Department of Biological Sciences, The City University of Hong Kong
September 28, 2018   The Mechanisms and Functions of Spontaneous Neurotransmitter Release
Prof. Ege T. Kavalali, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Venue : Padma and Hari Harilela Lecture Theater (LT-C)
October 05, 2018   Title to be informed
Dr. Guojun Sheng, Kumamoto University
October 12, 2018   Title to be informed
Prof. Rebecca Y.M. Chin, Department of Biological Sciences, The City University of Hong Kong
October 19, 2018   Title to be informed
Dr. Dohyn Nam, Samsung Medical Center
October 26, 2018   Title to be informed
Prof. Yu Hu, HKUST
November 02, 2018   Title to be informed
Dr. Iwijn de Vlaminck, Cornell University
November 09, 2018   Title to be informed
Dr. Xiaolan ZHao, Sloan Kettering
November 16, 2018   Title to be informed
Dr. Clemens Cabernard, University of Washington
November 23, 2018   Title to be informed
Dr. Tobias Moser
November 30, 2018   Title to be informed
Prof. Tom Cheung, HKUST
December 07, 2018   Title to be informed
Prof. Richard Ransohoff, Third Rock Ventures
December 14, 2018   Title to be informed
Dr. Seung-Jae Lee, POSTECH
December 21, 2018   Title to be informed
Prof. Juan Bonifacino, NIH
December 28, 2018   Title to be informed


Other Events

04.09.2018
Genomic Analysis of Neurodegenerative Disorders
Speaker: Prof John Hardy, Professor of Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, University College London
Date : 4 Sep 2018 (Tuesday)
Time : 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue : IAS Lecture Theater, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST

05.07.2018
Regulation of Neural Stem Cell Homeostasis
Prof Hongyan WANG
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, National University of Singapore
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: Lecture Theater C

23.06.2018
The Hong Kong Inter-University Postgraduate Symposium in Biochemical Sciences 2018
Lee Wing Tat Lecture Theater (LT-D) Academic Biulding
Registration website

19.06.2018
Regulation of Red Cell Production: Development of Novel Therapies for Anemias
Prof. Harvey F Lodish
Cheung On Tak Lecture Theater (LT-E)
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm
IAS Distinguished Lecture

07.05.2018
Real-time Tracking of Ion Channels Shows Anomalous Diffusion and Compartmentalization on the Surface of Mammalian Cells
Speaker: Prof. Diego Krapf
Assoicate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Colorado State University
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue : Lecture Theater E

20.04.2018
Growth Control by Hippo Signaling
Dr. Zhi-Chun Lai
Pennsylvania State University
Time : 3:00 p.m.
Venue : Lecture Theater E (Lift 25/26)

16.04.2018
Viral Treatment of Acute Microbial Infections via Immunophage Synergy
Prof. Joshua S Weitz
Professor of Biological Sciences, Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Time : 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Venue : Chow Tak Sin Lecture Theater (LT-G), HKUST

16.04.2018
How does bone eating worm Osedax eat whale bones
Dr. Norio MIYAMOTO
Research and Development Center for Marine Biosciences
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology(JAMSTEC)
Time : 2:00 pm
Lecture Theater G (Lift 25/26)

16.04.2018
Complex genomic features analysis and phylogenomic relationships reconstruction by multiple alignment of nanochannel-based optical maps
Dr. Alden King-Yung LEUNG
School of Life Sciences
CUHK
Time : 10:00 am
Room 6573 (6/F., Lift 29/30), HKUST

27.03.2018
Information Session - MPhil and PhD Studies

29.03.2018
Mouse Genetics as a Tool for Discovery in Metabolic Disease
Prof. Karen Reue
Professor of Human Genetics and Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles
Chen Kuan Cheng Forum (LT-H), HKUST

19-23.03.2018
Mechanisms of Gene Transcription and Its Regulation
IAS Focused Program
Lo Ka Chung Building
Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST

23.03.2018
RNA Landscape on Chromatin in 3D Genome
IAS Joint Lecture
Prof. Xiang-Dong Fu,
Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine,
University of California at San Diego

21.03.2018
Structure informs function: What can we learn about DNA replication mechanisms from cryo-EM structures of its machines
Dr. Yuanliang ZHAI
Research Assistant Professor / IAS Junior Fellow
Division of Life Science, HKUST
(Faculty Candidate)
Time: 04:00pm
Venue: Room 1505 (near Lifts 25/26)
Host faculty: Prof. Mingjie Zhang

19.03.2018
Mechanism of RNA Splicing by the Splicesome
IAS Distinguished Lecture
Prof. Yigong Shi, University Professor
Tsinghua University; Founding Dean of Westlake Institute for Advanced Study

09.03.2018
Timing the Juvenile-to-Adult Transition: Role for a Long Non-coding RNA
Prof. David Fitch
Department of Biology
New York University, USA
The Rockefeller University, New York, USA
Time: 12:30pm
Venue: Room 1505 (near Lifts 25/26)
Host faculty: Prof. King CHOW

28.02.2018
Molecule choreography of KATP visualized by cryo-EM <Video> 
Seminar Notice
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Postdoc, Research Associate
Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics
The Rockefeller University, New York, USA
(Faculty Candidate)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Room 4582 (near Lifts 27/28)
Host faculty: Prof. Mingjie Zhang

27.02.2018
Cytokines and Cerebral Malaria
Prof. F.Y. Eddy Liew FRS
University of Glasgow, UK
Time: 3:00pm
Venue: Room 4582 (near Lifts 27/28)
Host faculty: Prof. Karl Herrup

12.02.2018
Single particle cryo EM study of eukaryotic voltage-gated sodium channels <Video>
Seminar Notice
Dr. Qiang ZHOU
Associate Professor in Research track
School of Medicine, Tsinghua University, Beijing
(Faculty Candidate)
Time: 2:30pm
Venue: Room 2304 (near Lifts 17/18)
Host faculty: Prof. Mingjie Zhang

01.02.2018
Transcriptional and epigenetic states of oligodendrocyte lineage cells in the central nervous system: insights from single-cell RNA-Seq
Dr. Gonçalo Castelo-Branco
Associate Professor of Neurobiology
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: Room 2304 (near Lifts 17/18)
Host faculty: Dr. Danny Leung

17.01.2018
Pushing the boundary of CryoEM
Prof. Hongwei Wang
Tsinghua University
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: Lecture Theater F (Lift 25/26)
Host faculty: Prof. Mingjie ZHANG

15.01.2018
High resolution cryoEM: viruses, protein complexes and beyond
Dr. Liang TANG, Principal Scientist, NanoImaging Services Inc, USA (Faculty Candidate)
Time: 3:30pm
Venue: Room 2503 (Lifts 25-26)
Host faculty: Prof. Mingjie ZHANG

12.01.2018
Molecular regulation of neurogenesis and gliogenesis in postnatal subventricular zone stem cells
Prof. Francis Szele , University of Oxford
Time: 11:00am
Venue: Lecture Theater G (Lift 25/26)
Host faculty: Prof. Mingjie ZHANG

10.01.2018
Genetic Basis of Neuronal Subtype Differentiation in Caenorhabditis elegans <Video>
Dr. Chaogu ZHENG, Postdoctoral Research Scientist,
Dept of Biology Sciences, Columbia University, USA
Time: 02:30pm
Venue: Lecture Theater H (Lift 25/26)
Host faculty: Prof. King Chow

08.01.2018
The activation mechanism of dynein-1 and the future of cryo-EM
Dr. Kai ZHANG
Postdoc, Career Development Fellow,
MRC Lab of Molecular Biology, UK
(Faculty Candidate)
Time: 3:30pm
Venue: Rm 4503 (Lifts 25-26)
Host faculty: Prof. Mingjie ZHANG

03.01.2018
Structure, function, and evolution of bacterial contractile injection systems
Dr. Martin PILHOFER
Assistant Professor, Dept of Biology
Institute of Molecular Biology and BioPhysics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
(Faculty Candidate)
Time: 3:30pm
Venue: Rm 4503 (Lifts 25-26)
Host faculty: Prof. Mingjie ZHANG

15.12.2017
Single-Cell Genomics: When Stochasticity Meets Precision
Prof. Xiaoliang Sunney XIE, Harvard University
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Venue: IAS Lecture Theater, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Host faculty: Dr. Angela Wu

12.12.2017
Adhesive and Cytoskeletal Control of Synapse Development and Stability
Prof. Anthony Koleske, Yale University
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: Room 1511 (near Lift 27/28)
(Host faculty: Prof. Ning Li)

11.12.2017
Our Dynamic Microbiomes and Gut Health
Prof. Rob Knight, Professor of Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering, University of California at San Diego
Time : 10:30 am
Venue : Chiang Chen Lecture Theater (LT-J), HKUST

06.12.2017
Developing Novel Therapeutics Inspired by TCM Philosophies
Prof. Tai-Ping Fan, Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Time : 4:00 pm
Venue : Room 6602 (near Lift 31/32)
(Host faculty : Prof. Karl Tsim)

27.11.2017
Molecular Mechanisms of the Circadian Rhythm - 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Prof Yan Yan, Assistant Professor of Life Science, HKUST
Time : 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Venue : IAS Lecture Theater, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST

23.11.2017
Quantitative N-Terminomics and Phosphoproteomics Reveal Distinct Signalling Networks Governing Regulated Necrosis of Neurons
Prof. Heung-Chin Cheng Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne, Australia
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: Room 1504
Host faculty: Prof. Robert QI

22.11.2017 
Developing Cryo-electron Microscopy for the High-resolution Structure Determination of Biomolecules in Solution - 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Prof Bik Kwoon Yeung Tye, Visiting Professor of Life Science, HKUST, and
Dr Yuanliang Zhai, IAS Junior Fellow and Research Assistant Professor of Life Science, HKUST
Time : 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Venue : IAS Lecture Theater, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST

21.11.2017 
Involvement of non-selective channels in several skeletal muscles pathologies
Prof. Juan Carlos Sáez, Department of Physiology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Interdisciplinary Centre for Neuroscience of Valparaíso, University of Valparaíso, Chile
Time : 4pm
Venue : Room 2405

14.11.2017
Information Session - MPhil and PhD Studies

09.11.2017
Cellular responses to the disruption of mitosis: a matter of life or death
Prof. Paul R. CLARKE
Director, University of Queensland Diamantina Institute Australia
Time : 11:00 am
Venue : Room 2304 (Lift No. 17-18)

06.11.2017
Exploring Biological Dynamical Processes using Topological Data Analysis applied to Single Cell Expression Data
Prof. Raul RABADAN
Department of Systems Biology
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Center for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Columbia University
Time : 5:00 - 6:00pm
Venue : Lecture Theatre K
Host : Dr. Jiguang WANG

18.10.2017
Systems Biology of Stem Cells
Prof. Huck Hui NG
Executive Director, Genome Institute of Singapore
Senior Group Leader, Stem Cell & Developmental Biology, GIS, A*STAR
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Lecture Theater C
(Seminar Co-hosted by Dr. Angela Wu and Dr. Danny Leung)

04.10.2017
Discovery of a novel immune pathway with implications to HIV/AIDS and cancer immunotherapy
Prof. Zhiwei Chen
The University of Hong Kong
Time: 10: 30 - 11:30 am
Venue: Lecture Theater C
Host faculty: Prof. Ning Li

26.09.2017
IAS Distinguished Lecture
Single Particle Cryo-EM of Membrane Proteins in Lipid Nanodisc
Prof. Yifan Cheng
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics,
University of California at San Francisco
Time : 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue : IAS Lecture Theater
Host faculty : Prof. Mingjie Zhang

22.09.2017
Workshop on Mitotic Fidelity
Time : 02:00 pm - 05:15 pm
Venue : Room 1505, HKUST

18.08.2017
Activation mechanisms of the Hippo kinase cascade
Prof. Xuelian Luo
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Time : 11:00 am
Venue : Lecture Theater K (Lift 31/32)
Host faculty : Prof. Mingjie Zhang

17.08.2017
Physiology and Metabolic Function of Thermogenic Fat
Dr. Yu-Hua TSENG
Joslin Diabetes Center
Harvard Medical School
Time : 11:00 am
Venue : Room 4502 (Lift No. 25-26)
Host : Prof Zhenguo WU

02-04.08.2017
HKUST Science UG Summer Camp 2017

26.07.2017
How long do animals live - and what does that have to do with the brain?
Prof. Suzana Herculano-Houzel
Departments of Psychology & Biological Sciences
Vanderbilt University, USA
Time : 4 pm
Venue : Lecture Theatre G (near Lifts 25/26)
Host faculty: Prof. Karl Herrup

17-22.07.2017
Climate Change and Marine Ecosystems Five-day Summer Course 2017

14.07.2017
Viruses: Nanobiotic Sculptors of the Planet
Prof Curtis Suttle
Professor of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences; of Microbiology and Immunology; and of Botany, University of British Columbia; Senior Visiting Fellow of HKUST Jockey Institute for Advanced Study
Date : 14 Jul 2017 (Friday)
Time : 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Venue : IAS Lecture Theater, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST

27.06.2017
Mechanisms for glucose sensing and biological implications
Prof. Sheng-cai LIN
School of Life Sciences, Xiamen Univeristy, China
Time: 11:00am
Venue: Room 2302 (Lift No. 17-18)
Host: Prof. Zilong WEN

23-24.06.2017
Symposium: Synaptic Development, Signalling and Neuro-Disorders
Program run down
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre G
Host: Prof. Mingjie ZHANG

21.06.2017
Alterations in age-related circRNA expression associated with brain ageing in primate
Prof. Jiali Li Kunming
Institute of Zoology,
The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, Yunnan, China
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre G
Host: Prof. Karl Herrup

05.06.2017
Interrogating Tumor Immunology by Genomics and Genome Engineering Tools
Le CONG, Ph.D,
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Time: 11:00 am
Venue: Room 4502 (Lift No. 25-26)
Host: Prof. Angela Wu