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Gordon Research Conference
Salt & Water Stress in Plants

Date: 24 – 29 June 2012

Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Event website: http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2012&program=salt

This conference will bring together world class scientists from universities, research institutes, field stations and industries to present and discuss their latest research achievements. Due to the importance of the meeting subject for food safety the conference traditionally attracts participants from all continents, Asia, South and North America, Europe, Africa and Australia. The 2012 Gordon Research Conference on Salt and Water Stress in Plants will focus on new breakthroughs and advances in understanding stress reception, signal transduction, ion and water homeostasis, advanced molecular plant breeding, metabolism, systems level genomic and signaling network mechanisms, quantitative genetics, protein modifications, intracellular trafficking, control of gene expression as well as whole-plant physiology. The conference will further address the key question of how information gained in reference plant model systems, such as Arabidopsis, can be transferred to crop plants, and how fundamental knowledge can be translated into long-term strategies for improved stress tolerance in the field towards providing food and green energy production for the growing world population.

International Congress of Cardiology (ICC) 201

Date: 24 – 26 February 2012

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Event website: http://www.icc-hongkong.com/

Croucher Advanced Study Institute

Date: 4 – 8 January 2012

Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

“It is hoped that the Symposium will promote the research and teaching of cell biology in Hong Kong and spawn opportunities for local and international collaborations; whilst provide concrete training to our participants in the newest cell biology technology”

– Prof. Henry N.C. Wong, Pro-Vice-Chancellor,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Croucher Foundation Advanced Study Institute
Structure-based Screening and Design of Ligands for Protein Targets

Date: 12 – 15 December 2011

Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Event website: http://www.bch.cuhk.edu.hk/croucher11/index.html

The Sixth Cross-Strait Forum on the Humanities and Social Sciences

Date: 19 – 20 November 2011

Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Event website: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/rih/csforum2011/index.html

 

Health, Peace, and Sustainability – Humanities and Social Science Perspectives

In 2006, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Nanjing University and Taiwan Central University entered into an agreement to co-organize the Cross-Strait Forum on the Humanities and Social Sciences (兩岸三地人文社會科學論壇). The Forum strives to facilitate inter-disciplinary dialogue among arts and social sciences scholars and graduate students in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Not only does it serve as a nurturing ground for academic excellence, but it also encourages research collaboration and strengthens academic links between the universities.