Dr. Kitty Yam, Mr. Alan Chow, Prof. Timothy W. Tong, Prof. Randy W. Schekman, Ms. Doris Choi, Mr. Frank Seto, Prof. Kwok-yin Wong, Prof. Wing-tak Wong
Prof. Randy W. Schekman
PolyU 80th Anniversary ‧ The D. H. Chen Foundation Nobel Laureate Lecture Series Kicks Off
Sharing the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s vision and commitment in “Opening Minds ‧ Shaping the Future”, the Foundation is proud to collaborate with PolyU on this unprecedented partnership of hosting the University’s 80th Anniversary Nobel Laureate Lecture Series, bringing six internationally-esteemed Scholars to Hong Kong to share their stimulating thoughts and insights in Physiology or Medicine, Chemistry and Economic Science with the Hong Kong community.
This partnership between the Foundation and PolyU officially kicked off on March 14, 2017 at the first Lecture delivered by Professor Randy W. Schekman, the 2013 winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at University of California, Berkeley. At his inspiring Lecture entitled “RNA sorting and packaging in extracellular vesicles secreted by mammalian cells,” Professor Schekman not only shared his early passion in studying microorganisms as a child, he also reiterated the significant role of basic sciences in leading to groundbreaking and impactful discoveries and inventions. Professor Schekman also encouraged young audiences who aspired to be scientists not to be easily disheartened by the impediments they might encounter, as rejection and failures would make them become more resilient and dedicated.
The Foundation hopes that through this meaningful partnership with PolyU, we will further promote our efforts in advancing education and facilitating high-quality exchanges of knowledge among community members of diversified professions and backgrounds.