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Sylvia and Fai attended the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and presented their work on novel signal transduction for photoreceptor development and using traditional Chinese medicine to treat retinal degeneration. Sylvia received a National Eye Institute Travel Grant and Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award to attend the meeting. Sylvia and Fai also interacted with colleagues all over the world during different events including the SERI reception, ARVO dinner with The Eye Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College, and ARVO CUHK-JSIEC Research Networking Evening.

Sylvia and Fai in front of Sylvia’s poster

Picture opportunity with the hosts of ARVO CUHK-JSIEC Research Networking Evening
From Left to Right: Yuk Fai Leung (Purdue), Prof. Mingzhi Zhang (Joint Shantou International Eye Center), and Prof. Calvin Pang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

We have got an opportunity to share the vision on using zebrafish for screening eye drugs in our JSIEC-Purdue Joint Laboratory with many distinguished guests from all over the world, including Dr. Mansoor Sarfarazi (U Conn), Dr. G Kumaramanickavel (Narayana Nethralaya), Dr. John Prakash (Associate Director, NEI), Dr. Martine Jager (Former ARVO president, Leiden University), Dr. Motokazu Tsujikawa (Osaka), Dr.Vincent Raymond (U Laval) , Dr. Kanxing Zhao (Zhongshan) and many more.

Fai and Sylvia with Dr. Mingzhi Zhang (JSIEC), Dr. Haoyu Chen (JSIEC), Dr. John Prakash (NEI) and Mrs. Prakash.

Getting ready!

Caleb: I saw it I saw it I saw it! Jin: No, you don't.

Zeran: I can work hard even in the dark! I can work hard even without eating! I can work hard even without drinking! I can work hard even without sleeping! I can... I can ... I can... who am I?

Dr. William Mak, a good friend and a great role model, has been devoting his career to improving the biotechnology education for primary and secondary students and teachers over the years. He has established the Hong Kong Biotechnology Education Resource center with Sik Sik Yuen Ho Yu College and built a university-level research laboratory to facilitate the process. He has been working on another interesting project recently – a custom-built coach bus that serves as a mobile laboratory for the community. He made me feel proud to be a Hong Kong scientist.

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Here are a few pictures of my visit…