Prof. Chi-chung Hui from the Departmental of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, Canada, Visits Xiangya Hospital for Academic Exchanges
2018/4/3 21:03:56
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From March 30 to April 3, Prof. Chi-chung Hui, Expert of China’s “1000 Talents Plan”, Professor and Senior Advisor (International Partnerships), the Departmental of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, Canada, Senior Scientist and Director of International Partnerships, Research Institute, the Hospital for Sick Children, Canada, and Dr. Xi Huang, Assistant Professor of the Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, visited Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, for academic exchanges. They were warmly received by Prof. Sun Hong, President of Xiangya Hospital, and Prof. Li Xuejun, Deputy Director of the Presidents Office and Director of the International Affairs Office.


Prof. Chi-chung Hui from the Departmental of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, Canada, Visits Xiangya Hospital for Academic Exchanges


Prof. Chi-chung Hui Giving a Lecture


President Sun Hong Presenting the Xiangya Culture Inheritance Series to Prof. Chi-chung Hui

During the visit, Prof. Chi-chung Hui met with President Sun Hong and they had preliminary cooperative discussion. Both parties exchanged views on Xiangyas discipline development, scientific research, talent cultivation, the design and distribution of the teaching and scientific research building. After the discussion, President Sun Hong presented the Xiangya Culture Inheritance Series to Prof. Chi-chung Hui and invited him to Xiangya for more guidance and exchanges in the future.

On the afternoon of April 3, Prof. Chi-chung Hui delivered an academic lecture entitled “Hedgehog Signaling in Development and Cancer” in the conference room on the third floor of the Administrative Building. The lecture was chaired by Professor Yuan Kai from Institute of Molecular Precision Medicine (Xiangya Hospital), Entrant of Thousand Talent Program for Young Outstanding Scientists. More than 50 experts, young scholars, postdoctoral and postgraduate students from different clinical departments and scientific research platforms of Xiangya attended the lecture and had heated discussions with Prof. Chi-chung Hui.

In addition, Prof. Chi-chung Hui and Dr. Xi Huang visited Institute of Molecular Precision Medicine (Xiangya Hospital), Center for Molecular Medicine (Xiangya Hospital), Key Lab. of Skin Cancer and Psoriasis, Hunan Province, Center for Kinetic System Damage Repair, Department of Neurosurgery and other scientific research platforms and clinical departments, and had in-depth discussions with Prof. Sun Lunquan, Director of Center for Molecular Medicine, Prof. Xie Hui, Director of Center for Kinetic System Damage Repair and Entrant of Thousand Talent Program for Young Outstanding Scientists, Prof. Peng Cong from the Lab of Dermatology and other department heads about the scientific research directions they were interested in and reached initial cooperation intention.

Profile of the Experts:
Prof. Chi-chung Hui received his bachelors and masters degrees from the Department of Biochemistry, University of Hong Kong, obtained his Ph.D. degree in biology from Nagoya University in 1990 and studied as a post-doctoral fellow at National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan, and Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Toronto, Canada during the period of 1990 to 1994. At present, Prof. Chi-chung Hui is an Expert of the national “1000 Talents Plan”, Professor and Senior Advisor (International Partnerships) at the Departmental of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist and Director of International Partnerships of Research Institute, the Hospital for Sick Children, Canada.

Prof. Chi-chung Hui has been committed to studying the role of the hedgehog signaling and Iroquoishomeobox gene in development and disease. His team has used mice and other experimental methods to study how developmental factors regulate organ formation and disease occurrence and has been committed to establishing a preclinical mouse model to study major human diseases, including cancer, heart failure and obesity. Prof. Chi-chung Hui has published a total of 134 papers in international authoritative journals including Cell, Nature, Nature Genetics, N Engl J Med, J Clin Invest, Genes Dev and Curr Biol.

Dr. Xi Huang is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, Principal Investigator, Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre, Scientist, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Program, The Hospital for Sick Children and Canada Research Chair in Cancer Biophysics.

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