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Event   [External Event] Crossing Borders, Transcending Disciplines: Professor Lap-Chee Tsui Looks Back
Place   JW Marriott Ballroom, Level 3, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Organiser   The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Dates and Times
Dates   2014/09/12
Start time   PM 12:00
Close time   PM 02:00


[External Event]


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

Former President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong

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 at or 2110-8738.

Dress Code:  Business Attire


Promo code: HKUGAspecial




About the Event

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. 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

Former President 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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