Date: 23 March 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm (HKT)
Speaker: Professor Hagan Bayley, Department of Chemistry University of Oxford
Moderator: Prof. Anderson Shum, Professor & Associate Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
The webinar took place with a supporting organization, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, on 23 March 2021. It attracted a keen audience of over 130. We were proudly featuring a prominent speaker, Professor Hagan Bayley, the Professor of Chemical Biology at the University of Oxford. Prof. Anderson H.C. Shum (Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, HKU) hosted the webinar as a moderator.
The webinar was informative in explaining the new way, which has developed by Prof. Bayley’s research team, to fabricate functional tissues for medical research and clinical applications. He began the talk by sharing the reasons to make tissues. He also introduced his team covering multidisciplinary research.
Upon the conclusion of the webinar, Prof. Bayley set his long-term goal was to lower the technology cost of making tissues so that everyone can benefit from this high-end medical technology to have related therapeutics, organ repair as well as organ fabrication. He finally made the webinar end by thank you to his research group.
In the Q&A session, the audience asked questions enthusiastically. We had enjoyed a much deeper discussion.
Professor Hagan Bayley, Professor of Chemical Biology at the University of Oxford, delivered an informative webinar.
Prof. Anderson H.C. Shum (Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, HKU) hosted the webinar as a moderator.
More about Professor Hagan Bayley
HAGAN BAYLEY is the Professor of Chemical Biology at the University of Oxford. Major interests of his laboratory are the development of engineered pores for stochastic sensing, the study of covalent chemistry at the single molecule level, ultrarapid DNA sequencing and the fabrication of synthetic tissues. In 2005, Professor Bayley founded Oxford Nanopore to exploit the potential of stochastic sensing technology. The company has developed the MinION portable DNA/RNA sequencer. His research and entrepreneurial skills have been recognised several times. Professor Bayley was the 2009 Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2011, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 2012 he was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Interdisciplinary Prize, in 2017 the Menelaus Medal of the Learned Society of Wales and in 2019 the Mullard Award of the Royal Society. In 2018, Professor Bayley held the Kavli Chair at the Delft University of Technology and he is currently a Program Director of the Oxford Martin School.