News | LHS Zoom Major Declaration Symposium
Dear students, the wonderful time of freshman is about to finish and you are probably facing the critical life choices. So, have you made up your mind and ready for your future major declaration?
The School of Life and Health Sciences had prepared two ‘Online Academy & Major Declaration Symposium’ for your attention and participation on June 5th(done) and June 17th, 2020 respectively. During the Symposium, you will have close contact with School faculty members, better understanding on their scientific research and three Nobel Institutes’ research focuses with some labs’ walk-in briefing, detailed introduction and demonstration on teaching laboratories, and most importantly, you will have peer sharing- two student representatives from BIM & BME share their experience on major and school.
Our guest speakers are the followings: Richard Ye, Dean of the School of Life and Health Sciences (Presidential Chair Professor); Hsien-Da HUANG, Professor, Assistant Dean(Education) and Program Coordinator for Bioinformatics; Program Coordinator for BME, Associate Professor, Tzong-Yi LEE and Co-program Coordinator, Assistant Professor, Zhenglong SUN (School of Science and Engineering); Research Associate Professor Zheng LIU; Assistant Professor Ruobing REN; Assistant Professor Lizhe ZHU; Research Assistant Professor Yan XU; Dr. Jihang CHEN and two students’ representatives of LHS (Please refer to the following for more details).
We sincerely invite parents to participate!
The Biomedical Science and Engineering (BME) is an interdisciplinary program involving the application of Engineering principles and design concepts on Biology and Medicine for healthcare purposes, such as diagnosis, monitoring, and therapy of diseases. The primary mission of our BME program are to cultivate students with the cross-disciplinary expertise in biology, medicine, and engineering fields and to train them to conduct researches through the knowledge of molecular biology, biochemistry, biomechanics, informatics, nanotechnology, instrumentation, and material engineering. With the well-designed study scheme of this program, students are expected to be well-educated to achieve the forefront of leadership in the fields of biomedical engineering.
The BME program at CUHK-Shenzhen is dedicated to assembling a world-class faculty group for conducting the cutting-edge research in key biomedical areas. With the existing strengths in material engineering, artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, and robotics at CUHK-Shenzhen, this program aims to emphasize on the developments of biomaterials and nanotechnology, biomedical imaging and signal processing, biosensors and bioinstrumentation, biomedical robotics, and biomedical informatics. In the interdisciplinary academic environment, students can interact with multi-disciplinary professors and even with clinicians to gain prospective insights into human healthcare and disease therapy and to translated their innovative ideas or cutting-edge studies to benefit industry, medicine and ultimately patients. This program serves as a solid foundation in cross-disciplinary learning, creative thinking, practical problem-solving skills, and a keen sense of the emerging biotechnologies and their future developments. The primary missions of our BME program are to cultivate students with the cross-disciplinary expertise in biology, medicine as well as engineering fields and to train them to conduct researches through the knowledge of molecular biology, biochemistry, biomechanics, informatics, nanotechnology, instrumentation, and material engineering.
Bioinformatics is a cross-disciplinary discipline, including life sciences, physics, chemistry, statistics, computer science, and data science. Bioinformatics and computational biology have become the cornerstone of modern biology. It can explore the life processes of biological systems, mine novel biological mechanisms from biological big data, and ultimately develop disease diagnosis and treatment options. Recent advancements in this area are reshaping every aspect of biological sciences, agricultural sciences, medical research, health care systems, and biological industries. The biological industries, especially drug development sectors, are also fast-growing in China, especially in the Pearl River Delta. There is thus a rapidly growing demand for talented professionals with specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities in bioinformatics and computational biology.
The Bioinformatics (BIM) programme at CUHK-Shenzhen has assembled a world-class faculty group for conducting cutting-edge research in key bioinformatics areas. Faculty members recruited are active researchers recognized internationally, and most of them have prior experience in supervising graduate students. They will offer elite courses and serve as supervisors for students’ research training. Many of them have secured external funding from government agencies and industry, ready to provide necessary funding support to research students for their studies. The advances in bioinformatics and computational biology are redefining our understanding of biology at the molecular level. With the completion of the Human Genome Project and availability of cost-effective genomic assays, traditional clinical research has expanded into the realm of big data crunching and mining. The advances in structural biology have made computer-aided drug design an indispensable tool in pharmaceutical industries. This program serves as a solid foundation in cross-disciplinary learning, creative thinking, practical problem-solving skills, and a keen sense of life sciences, bioinformatics, the emerging biotechnologies, and their future developments. With the well-designed study scheme of this program, students are expected to be well-educated to achieve the forefront of leadership in the fields of bioinformatics and biomedical sciences.
Pharmaceutical Science is a systematic Pharmaceutical Science is a systematic study of drugs, including their source, preparation, application and management. Like clinical medicine, it originates from the humans’ social practice and the demand for a healthy life. Pharmaceutical Science plays an important role in promoting the development of human health. The launch of the program by our school was a response to the growing demand for pharmaceutical care in the community and pharmaceutical industry. The program not only is developed with reference to well-established pharmacy curricula offered by other renowned universities in China, but also takes the international trends in pharmacist training and the specific demands into account. Upon the completion of the program, students can not only have the basic knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical science, but also master the techniques in drug preparation, quality control evaluation, and the assessment of rational drug use. The aim of the program is to prepare students for undertaking scientific and technological works in the field of drug production, inspection, circulation, use, and research in the future.
Unlike the general pharmacy curriculum, LHS offers a degree in pharmaceutical science that focuses on the application of modern technology in drug discovery and design, including drug design based on human genomics data and known protein structures, the application of clinical big data in drug discovery, and the prospects for the development of nanomaterials for drug delivery and tumor targeted therapy are relatively broad. Besides the knowledge of modern pharmacy, students will also have the opportunity to touch upon traditional Chinese medicine, which is the treasure of our cultural heritage. They will understand the history of the development of traditional Chinese medicine, and the impact of Chinese medicine to the development of pharmacy in the world.