Date Description
June 28, 2016 Second International Advisory Board Meeting
June 21, 2016 Third Annual TRS Progress Meeting
May 25, 2016 Seminar by Prof. Chris Doe (University of Oregon, UK)
"The Development and Function of Locomotor Circuits"
May 19, 2016 IAS Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Muming Poo (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Neural Networks: Natural and Artificial"
May 17, 2016 Thirteenth Members Meeting
May 13, 2016 Seminar by Dr. David Xiang Li (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
"Chemical approaches to examine regulation and function of novel histone posttranslational modifications"
May 12, 2016 Seminar by Dr. Peter Dodd (The University of Queensland, Australia)
"Using Brain Bank Tissue for Alzheimer's Disease Research"
May 6, 2016 Seminar by Prof. Fabio Rossi (The University of British Columbia, Canada)
"Cellular Network in Regeneration and Degeneration"
April 29, 2016 Seminar by Prof. Kenneth Boheler (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
"Pluripotent Stem Cell Surfaceome Analyses and Applications to Regenerative Medicine"
April 22, 2016 Seminar by Prof. Irene Cheng (National Yang-ming University, Taiwan)
"The Role of Familial Mutation and Neuroinflammation in the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease"
April 12, 2016 Seminar by Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier (Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin)
"CRISPR-Cas9 systems: biology, mechanism, evolution and application in genome engineering"
March 23, 2016 Seminar by Dr. Na JI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA)
"Wavefront shaping for in vivo Brain Imaging"
March 23, 2016 Seminar by Dr Eric Betzig (The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014)
"Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution"
March 18, 2016 Seminar by Prof. Mahmoud Pouladi (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
"White matter pathology in neurodegenerative disorders: insights from Huntington disease"
March 14, 2016 Seminar by Dr. Julia Semmelhack (Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany)
"From Behavior to Neural Circuits: Dissecting Visual Perception in Zebrafish"
March 7, 2016 Seminar by Dr. Gregory W. Charville (Stanford University School of Medicine, USA)
"Adult muscle stem cell death and renewal"
February 26, 2016 Seminar by Dr. Hyungju Park (Korea Brain Research Institute, Korea)
"Presynaptic NMDAR-regulated BDNF secretion and long-term synaptic plasticity"
February 12, 2016 Seminar by Dr. Hiroshi Makino (University of California, San Diego, USA)
"Optical Interrogation of Multi-scale Cortical Dynamics"
February 5, 2016 Seminar by Prof. Guo-Qiang Bi (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
"Visualizing synaptic ultrastructure using super-resolution fluorescence microscopy and cryo electron tomography"
January 29, 2016 IAS Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Thomas Rando (Stanford University School of Medicine, USA)
"Epigenetic Mechanisms of Stem Cell Aging and Rejuvenation"
January 21, 2016 IAS Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Muming Poo (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Neural Plasticity: From Synapse to Perception"
January 15, 2016 Seminar by Prof. Raul Rabadan (Columbia University Medical Center, USA)
"Clonal Evolution of Glioblastomas under Therapy"
January 13-15, 2016 Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Focused Program on "Frontiers in Stem Cell Research"
January 8, 2016 Twelfth Members Meeting
January 8, 2016 Seminar by Prof. John Lis (Cornell University, USA)
"Genome-wide Views of the Mechanisms of Transcriptional Regulation"
December 29, 2015 Seminar by Dr. Kunal Ghosh (Inscopix, Inc., USA)
"SpaceX for the Brain: How Inscopix is using the engine of entrepreneurship to revolutionize our understanding of the brain"
December 20, 2015 Hong Kong & Guangzhou International Conference on Stell Cell & Regenerative Medicine
December 17, 2015 Seminar by Prof. Bing Ren (University of California at San Diego, USA)
"3D Chromatin Organization and Long-range control of Gene Expression"
December 14-15, 2015 HKUST and Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (EPFL) Joint Symposia on "Data Science and Neuroscience"
November 23, 2015 Seminar by Prof. Anthony Movshon (New York University, USA)
"Brain mechanisms of visual form perception"
November 6, 2015 Seminar by Prof. Shahragim Tajbakhsh (Institut Pasteur, France)
"Making sense of heterogeneities in stem cells during development and regeneration"
October 30, 2015 Seminar by Prof. Alexandra C. Newton (University of California at San Diego, USA)
"Protein Kinase C in Health and Disease"
October 2, 2015 Seminar by Prof. Karl Herrup (The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong)
"How NOT to study a human disease: Alzheimer's disease 2015"
September 23, 2015 Fourth Management Committee Meeting
September 18, 2015 Seminar by Dr. Wei Xiong (Tsinghua University, China)
"The Orchestra of Molecules Performing Auditory Transduction and Tuning"
September 7, 2015 Eleventh Members Meeting
September 1, 2015 Seminar by Prof. Zhong Yin Zhang (Indiana University School of Medicine, USA)
"Drugging the Undruggable: Targeting Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases for Novel Therapeutic Agents"
August 12, 2015 Second Annual TBRS Progress Meeting
July 31, 2015 Seminar by Prof. Jun-Lin Guan (University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, USA)
"Autophagy in Breast Cancer and Neural Stem Cells"
May 8, 2015 Seminar by Prof. Michael Loy (The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong)
"Optical Microscopy in the 21st Century: What Life Scientists Need to Know"
April 24, 2015 Seminar by Prof. Fuchou Tang (Peking University, China)
"Dissecting gene regulation network in human early embryos at single-cell and single-base resolution"
April 23, 2015 Tenth Members Meeting
April 17, 2015 Seminar by Prof. William Talbot (Stanford University, USA)
"Glial development and myelination in zebrafish"
April 10, 2015 Seminar by Prof. Michael Lin (Stanford University, USA)
"Molecular engineering of new input and output interfaces to the brain"
March 25, 2015 Seminar by Dr. Zu-Hang Sheng (US National Institutes of Health, USA)
"Regulation of mitochondrial transport: Impact on synaptic transmission, mitophagy, and neurodegeneration"
March 3, 2015 Seminar by Prof. Kai Kaila (University of Helsinki, Finland)
"GABAergic signaling and ionic plasticity in neuronal development and disease"
February 25, 2015 Seminar by Dr. Haijiang Cai (California Institute of Technology, USA)
" "To eat or not to eat" -- the central amygdala neural circuits for appetite control"
February 6, 2015 Seminar by Prof. Xiang Yu (Institute of Neuroscience, CAS, China)
"Oxytocin Mediates Early Experience-dependent Crossmodal Plasticity of Excitatory Synaptic Transmission in the Sensory Cortices"
February 2, 2015 Seminar by Dr. Steve Wilton (The University of Western Australia, Australia)
"Induction of therapeutic alternative splicing: from a concept to clinical trials"
January 30, 2015 Seminar by Prof. Gordon Arbuthnott (OIST Graduate University, Japan)
"Single cell studies in the basal ganglia"
January 27, 2015 Seminar by Prof. Rongwen Xi (National Institute of Biological Science, Beijing, China)
"The fly midgut: from stem cell biology to disease modeling"
January 9, 2015 Ninth Members Meeting
January 6, 2015 Seminar by Prof. Thomas Rando (Stanford University, USA)
"Molecular Regulation of Stem Cell Quiescence and Activation"
January 5, 2015 Seminar by Prof. Donna Ferriero (University of California at San Francisco, USA)
"Manipulating Growth Factors for Brain Repair"
December 16, 2014 Seminar by Prof. Ting Xie (Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA)
"The Stem Cell Journey: from the Self-Renewal Niche to the Differentiation Niche"
December 14-15, 2014 HKUST and Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (EPFL) Joint Symposia on "Neuroscience Meets Cell and Molecular Biology"
December 11, 2014 Seminar by Dr. Xiajun Li (New York University, USA)
"ZFP57 links genomic imprinting to stem cells and mammalian development"
December 3, 2014 Seminar by Prof. Richard E. Zigmond (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
"A New Look at Macrophage Involvement in Degeneration and Regeneration in the Nervous System"
October 17, 2014 Third Management Committee Meeting
September 22, 2014 Seminar by Dr. Yun Li (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA)
"Design of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) Based or Aided Studies for Complex Human Traits"
September 19, 2014 Joint HKU and HKUST minisymposium
August 8, 2014 RGC Monitoring and Assessment Panel On-Site Review Visit
August 7, 2014 Third Preparatory Meeting of the “RGC Monitoring and Assessment Panel On-Site Review Visit”
July 28, 2014 Seminar by Dr. Ankur Saxena (California Institute of Technology, USA)
"Olfactory Neurogenesis: A High-Resolution View of Neural Crest Stem Cell Migration and Differentiation"
July 25, 2014 Second Preparatory Meeting of the “RGC Monitoring and Assessment Panel On-Site Review Visit”
July 11, 2014 First Preparatory Meeting of the “RGC Monitoring and Assessment Panel On-Site Review Visit”
July 4, 2014 Seminar by Prof. Thomas Südhof (Stanford University, USA)
"Towards Molecular Definition of Synapse Formation: Neurexins, Neuroligins and More"
July 2, 2014 Meeting with International Collaborators
June 25, 2014 Seminar by Dr. Deqiang Sun (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)
"Epigenomic Analysis of Blood Stem Cell"
June 16, 2014 Seminar by Prof. Min Han (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA)
"Systematic Analysis of the Roles of miRNAs-targets Interaction Networks in Maintaining Robust Gene Expression Patterns for Robust Development and Other Physiological Programs"
June 12, 2014 Eighth Members Meeting
May 30, 2014 Annual TBRS Progress Meeting
May 30, 2014 Seminar by Prof. Junjie Hu (The Institute of Biophysics in Beijing, China)
"Homotypic Membrane Fusion by Dynamin-like GTPases"
May 23, 2014 Seminar by Prof. Margit Burmeister (University of Michigan, USA)
"Integrated Genomic Approach to Understand Brain Disorders"
May 9, 2014 Seminar by Prof. Hang Lu (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
"Microtechnologies for High-throughput High-content Developmental Biology and Neurogenetics"
May 7, 2014 Seventh Members Meeting
April 30, 2014 Seminar by Dr. Y. Geno Shi (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA)
"Histone and DNA Demethylation in Epigenetic Regulation and Diseases"
April 25, 2014 Seminar by Dr. Yanshan Fang (SIOC, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
"New Insights from a Novel Drosophila Model of Neural Injury and Axon Degeneration"
April 4, 2014 Seminar by Prof. Yan Zhang (Peking University, China)
"Selective Filtering Defect at the Axon Initial Segment in Alzheimer’s Disease Mouse Models"
March 24, 2014 Seminar by Prof. Richard Nowakowski (Florida State University College of Medicine, USA)
"Transcriptomic and Proteomic Analysis of the Mouse Hippocampus: What are the Insights?"
March 7, 2014 Seminar by Dr. Kin Ying Mok (University College London, UK)
"Genome-wide Analysis in Neurological Diseases - A Clinician's Perspective"
February 28, 2014 Seminar by Prof. Gary Landreth (Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, USA)
"The Role of Neuroinflammation in Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System"
February 14, 2014 Sixth Members Meeting
January 24, 2014 Seminar by Dr. Kathy Liu (Harvard University, USA)
"The Angiogenic Niche for Heart Regeneration"
January 23, 2014 Seminar by Prof. Didier Stainier (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
"Organ Development and Regeneration in Zebrafish"
January 17, 2014 Seminar by Prof. Xianting Ding (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
"Optimization of Combinatorial Drugs Using an Engineering Feedback System Control Approach"
December 20, 2013 Seminar by Prof. Kay Tye (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Using Optogenetics to Dissect Neural Circuits in Animal Models of Brain Disease"
December 14, 2013 Theme-based Research Scheme Public Symposia 2013
December 6, 2013 Seminar by Prof. Alex Schier (Harvard University, USA)
"Morphogen Gradients: From Establishment to Interpretation"
December 5, 2013 Theme-based Research Scheme Public Symposia (RE: Media Interview)
November 29, 2013 Seminar by Prof. Susan Mango (Harvard University, USA)
"Dynamic Chromatin during Pluripotency and Organogenesis"
November 27, 2013 Seminar by Prof. In-San Kim (Kyungpook National University, Korea)
"Apoptotic Cell Recognition and Clearance"
November 25, 2013 Seminar by Prof. Irving Weissman (Stanford University School of Medicine, USA)
"Normal and Neoplastic Stem Cells"
November 25, 2013 First International Advisory Board Meeting
November 18, 2013 Fifth Members Meeting
September 30, 2013 Second Management Committee Meeting
August 26, 2013 Seminar by Prof. Takaomi C. Saido (RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan)
"Single APP Locus Knockin Mouse Models of Alzheimer's Disease: Distinguishing Facts from Artifacts"
August 26, 2013 Seminar by Prof. Yiu-Kay Lai (Institute of Biotechnology, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
"HerboChip® - A Novel Drug Screening Platform"
August 15, 2013 Seminar by Prof. Juan S. Bonifacino (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, USA)
"Mechanisms of Polarized Sorting in Neurons"
July 15, 2013 Fourth Members Meeting
June 13, 2013 Seminar by Prof. Anning Lin (Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences, CAS, China)
"TNFalpha Signaling: Specificity and Complexity"
June 10, 2013 Seminar by Prof. James Bourne (Monash University, Australia)
"Injury and Repair in the Nonhuman Primate Visual System"
June 10, 2013 Seminar by Dr. Chenqi Xu (Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences, CAS, China)
"Regulation of Membrane Receptor Activation by Phospholipids"
June 6, 2013 Third Members Meeting
May 23, 2013 Seminar by Prof. Dimiter Dimitrov (National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA)
"Therapeutic Human Monoclonal Antibodies against Cancer and Infectious Diseases"
April 16, 2013 Seminar by Dr. Raj Kandpal (Western University of Health Sciences, USA)
"Eph Receptors and Diagnostic Implications for Breast Cancer"
March 28, 2013 Establishment of the Center for Stem Cell Research at HKUST
March 13, 2013 Seminar by Prof. Michael Zigmond (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
"Exercise and Brain Health: Insights from Models of Neurodegenerative Disease"
March 7-8, 2013 Symposium on "Biomedical Research Across the Continents – Insight and Innovation" (co-organized by University of Pittsuburgh, HKUST, CUHK, and Tsinghua University)
February 25, 2013 Second Members Meeting
January 25, 2013 Seminar by Prof. Eric Klann (New York University, USA)
"Dysregulated Translational Control in Autism Spectrum Disorders"
December 10, 2012 Symposium on "Neurodegenerative Disease: Alzheimer's Disease 2012 – New Advances and New Challenges"
October 9, 2012 First Management Committee Meeting
September 24, 2012 Seminar by Prof. Henry Lester (California Institute of Technology, USA)
"Inside Out – Neural Drug Action, from Nicotinic System to Psychiatry"
September 21, 2012 Seminar by Prof. Ralph Adolphs (California Institute of Technology, USA)
"The Human Amygdala and Social Cognition"
September 7, 2012 First Members Meeting
September 1, 2012 "Stem Cell Strategy for Nervous System Disorders" TBRS project kick-started
July 12, 2012 RGC announced the funding result of the Second Round Theme-based Research Scheme (TBRS) [more]