Seminar Talk at Shiu Pong College – The Hidden Biomedical Secrets in our Life
On March 6, 2019, Dr. Li Wang of the Faculty of Health Sciences was invited to deliver a seminar talk on “The Hidden Biomedical Secrets in our Life”. Around 60 SPCers participated in this seminar.
Dr. Wang introduced the topic by mentioning Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), which is the foundation of modern molecular biomedical sciences. PCR is widely used in cloning, forensic science, detection of ancient DNA, detection of viral infection, and identification of transgenic plants, etc. Dr. Li then focused on forensic science, introducing the application of PCR in criminal identification, paternity testing and gender identification of human beings. In addition, she introduced cancer biopsy detection, and how obesity-induced inflammation leads to insulin resistance. During the seminar talk, Dr. Wang explained a lot of interesting biomedical secrets, inspiring students to pursue health living from a scientific perspective. Students have surely benefited from the talk which is so rich in contents.
Aiming to popularize cutting-edge scientific discoveries and technology among students, SPC has organized a seminar-talk series on a vast range of topics which are not yet available in textbooks. These topics include: how Omega-3 prevents cognitive dysfunctions, current research on Alzheimer’s disease, the misconceptions and truth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the development of stem cells and cloning technology, etc.
Dr. Li Wang was introducing the structure of DNA
Around 60 SPCers participated in the seminar
Interaction between teacher and student