On July 18th and 19th of 2016, I was invited by Dr. Zi-Bing Jin to visit his research group at the Eye Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University in Wenzhou, China again. They are doing amazing work on various aspects of ophthalmology, from human genetics, stem cells, microRNAs to zebrafish. We have been working together on the zebrafish platform for years, and it is gratifying to see Dr. Jin’s group’s development over the years. When I visited them every time, I was always impressed by how enthusiastic and hard working the Wenzhou students are. Dr. Jin’s group probably has 30 to 40 students. Most of them work at least 12 hours in the lab every day! With this dedication, no wonder many Chinese students are making a big contribution to science these days.

A few pictures of my visit:

Yuk Fai Leung gave a research talk on using zebrafish to discover new drugs for rod degeneration to the students at Wenzhou Medical University.

 

Dr. Zi-Bing Jin at Wenzhou Medical University shared his research vision with Yuk Fai Leung.

Yuk Fai Leung gave a workshop on “Effective Scientific Communication”. In this workshop, I shared with the enthusiastic students many writing tricks and communication skills that I learned through experience over the years. These skills are particularly suitable for those of us who speak English as a second language and want to effectively communicate our findings to the research community.

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